From the Front Porch
About This Show
Welcome to "From the Front Porch," a collection of conversations on books, small business, and life in the South. Each week, we share stories from the shop and happenings from our small town in South Georgia, all recorded from the comfort of Annie's front porch settled among the streets of downtown Thomasville. Follow along our adventures in store ownership, and eavesdrop into quirky conversations from our staff's day-to-day behind the counter. We'll introduce you to Thomasville's diverse cast of characters and share our favorite books of the season.Read more »
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Episode 176 || Summer Literary Lineup
3 days ago
It's time for our seasonal look at what's on the horizon in Book World! These are Chris and Annie's picks for summer 2018. Also, not every novel whose title is just a woman's first name was necessarily written in the 18th century. New in June: + There There by Tommy Orange + Florida by Lauren Groff + A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza + Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti + Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton + The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir + Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai + The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz + Dreams of Falling by Karen White + Us Against You by Frederik Backman New in July: + The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon (on sale July 31) + The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (on sale July 3) + The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller (on sale July 17) + Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (on sale July 10) + A Double Life by Flynn Berry (on sale July 31) New in August: + The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis (on sale August 7) + Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (on sale August 14)Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic show for book lovers
What a fantastic show for book lovers! I am not local to Thomasville, but I love hearing about Annie and Chris’s book recommendations and life in the South. Now that the podcast is available on Stitcher, I am enjoying listening to old episodes as well! This show is one of my favorites and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves books and reading. What a gem!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of
Fun to listen to
I tend to listen to this while at work. I'm an accountant and able to listen to podcasts at work. I have a TBR list at work from you guys about all the books I'm missing. I love having a different perspective from a book seller and it's fun to learn more about that business, because who doesn't want to be the book owner in You've Got Mail? As close as I will most likely ever get to being a bookseller. Thank you so much for this podcast from Maine!!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of
Book Recommendations and Virtual Friends
This podcast is one of the few I listen to - it is ideal for booklovers who are wondering if there's anyone else out there that think about what to read, how you read, why you re-read. It has made me feel better about my book-nerdom in adulthood. Plus, Annie and Chris make insightful recommendations. They're always honest but fair.
Date published: 2017-08-08