76 minutes | Apr 3, 2014

Pages Podcast 02: Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

This month Kate picked another winner! Rebecca Lee's short stories are intimate and multifaceted case studies on desire and loss. The collection includes an American dinner party that foretells the doom of several of the guest's marriages, a student that unwittingly plagiarized a paper that is personally significant to her politically exiled professor, and an architectural artists' colony where the students lives are deeply entwined and impacted by their genius but unstable mentor.  We both really liked this book overall, finding it beautifully written and thought-provoking. Listen to us discuss our individual interpretations, as well as our likes and dislikes about the individual stories. Listen to the audio version above, on iTunes or via Stitcher Radio or watch the video version on YouTube. SHOW NOTES: April Pick: Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn. Follow along and discuss with us on our Goodreads Group! World Book Night (April 23). Bobcat is Kate's WBN book to give away, Bleu's is the Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (read and recommended! -b). Vaginal Fantasy Hangout Bite Me by Shelley Laurenston (Honey Badger shapeshifter, not read just thought it was funny -b) Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter (not recommended, although the Vaginal Fantasy ladies really liked it - b) What Else We're Reading: Kate: Maus by Art Spiegelman (reread), Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar, Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert Also mentioned: American Splendor by Harvey Pekar and How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden Bleu: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas (if you like audio, Bleu recommends the audiobook narrated by Kristen Bell), Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson for the Close Reads Cafe Book Club, Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (as mentioned above -- previously read but listening to the audio), Sandman Vol. 2: Doll's House for the Sandman Book Club (I'm woefully behind -b) Other Stuff Edward Gorey Exhibit The Bobcat quote Bleu was trying to reference: "Of all the books I've read since childhood, of all the civilizations risen and fallen, none of them described the futility and fun of life so accurately as The Jumblies, by the great epileptic and depressive Edward Lear, the twentieth child of his parents." (This was an Edward Gorey reference because he co-wrote the book with Lear! -b) --- Intro Music: Song of Sixpence by 4 and 20 Blackbirds
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