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Lydia Kiesling tricked herself into writing a novel by starting with small vignettes about her feelings as a new parent and setting them in a northern California that's rarely explored in literature. The result of tying those scenes together is her excellent debut, THE GOLDEN STATE. She and James talk about her work as editor of THE MILLIONS, spreadsheets, local newspapers, present tense, and barfing toddlers. Plus, Shuchi Saraswat from Brookline Booksmith talks about the Transnational Literature Series and book sales. 

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Lydia Kiesling: http://www.lydiakiesling.com/

Lydia and James Discuss: 

CAL SUNDAY MAGAZINE 

Sarah Smarsh 

Hamilton College 

OFF COURSE by Michelle Huneven 

MODOC COUNTY RECORD 

David Lodge 

Sarah Blackwood 

LUCKY JIM by Kingsley Amis 

Tobias Wolff 

Brandon Taylor 

THE MILLIONS 

Laura van den Berg 

Emily Bell 

Charles Dickens 

THE GRADUATE dir by Mike Nichols 

C. Max Magee 

THE LAST SAMURAI by Helen DeWitt 

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Shuchi Saraswat: https://www.shuchisaraswat.com/

Shuchi and James discuss: 

Brookline Booksmith 

The Transnational Literature Series 

KINGDOM OF OLIVE AND ASH ed by Chabon & Waldman 

THIS IS NOT A BORDER ed by Soueif & Hamilton 

Ru Freeman 

Khury Petersen-Smith

BEACON PRESS 

Tom Hallock 

HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance 

VISITATION by Jenny Erpenbeck 

GO WENT GONE by Jenny Erpenbeck 

Laura van den Berg 

DISORIENTAL by Negar Djavadi

POSO WELLS by Gabriela Aleman

Coolidge Corner Theatre 

PERSEPOLIS dir by Marjane Satrapi 

Words Without Borders 

The Forum Network 

Bob Woodward 

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid 

HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie 

PACHINCO by Min Jin Lee 

THE INCENDIARIES by R.O. Kwon 

THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner 

CIRCE by Madeline Miller 

SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller 

BookScan  

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