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Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Where’d You Go, Bernadette  by Maria Semple, published in 2014 by Little And Brown; cover design and illustrations by Keith Hayes; cover © 2014 Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, published in 2014 by Little And Brown; cover design and illustrations by Keith Hayes; cover © 2014 Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Joining Charles Adrian for the 113th Second-Hand Book Factory is writer, reader, traveller and compulsive singer Lisa Findley. They talk about the throw and catch of friendship, telling by not telling, and a runaway best-seller. There is also mention of a shower of related writers, including Ann Patchett, Lucy Grealy, Alice Munro, Claire Messud and Hilary Mantell. Ann Patchett’s Truth And Beauty is given particular attention.

Stand-Up Tragedy, which is mentioned towards the beginning of the episode, is a storytelling and performance night hosted by Dave Pickering. More information about the night is here. Dave Pickering is featured in Page One 82, which can be found here.

Episode released: 22nd August, 2017.

 

Book listing:

Let’s Take The Long Way Home (A Memoir Of Friendship) by Gail Caldwell

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

 

Links:

Stand-Up Tragedy

Page One 82

Lisa Findley

Charles Adrian