Set in Spain in the late 70s, Gabrielle’s debut novel, THE SLEEPING WORLD, represents something deeply personal to her. She tells James about writing through grief, how the novel grew from a short story inspired by a song, as well as world building, dirt, and ‘the spaghetti mind.’ Plus Janet Geddis, the owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA, shares exciting news and she and James geek out over upcoming fall titles.

James and Gabrielle Discuss: 

Keith Waldrop

LADY AND THE TRAMP

Jamaica Kincaid

“Runaway”, THE NATIONAL

SOY CUBA dir by Mikhail Kalatozov

PEPI, LUCI, BOM AND OTHER GIRLS LIKE MOM dir. by Pedro Almodovar

Alberto Garcia-Alix (photographer)

NADA by Carmen Laforet

Elena Ferrante

RAY OF THE STAR by Laird Hunt

Toni Morrison

Audre Lorde

Alice Walker

WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell

 

James and Janet Discuss:

Deirdre Sugiuchi

Al Dixon

WE SHOW WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED by Clare Beams (10/25)*

THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio (10/4)#

HOW TO SHAKE THE OTHER MAN by Derek Palacio

Nouvella Books

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett (9/13)*

LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver (9/13)#

THE REACTIVES by Masande Ntshanga*

MERCURY by Margot Livesey (9/27)#

BOWIE by Simon Critchley (9/13)#

REPUTATIONS by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (9/20)#

THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY written by Sara O’Leary, ill. by Qin Leng*

THE SLEEPING WORLD by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes*#

*Janet Recommends

#James Recommends

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