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This week, we're looking at books from smaller publishing companies that specialize in pushing boundaries and telling amazing stories.
Along the way, we talk about how Amy equates turning an ankle with the apocalypse, the drawbacks of having hologram friends, and how we should all use the term "ragamuffin" more.
Fun fact: starting a podcast with a friend is the best way to learn about all their weirdnesses. And love them even more.
Our picks this week:
Amy: The Empress and the Cake, Linda Stift (Translated by Jamie Bulloch)
Erin: Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Amy: Northwood, Maryse Meijer (Novella, Poetry)
Erin: If I'd Known You Were Coming, Kate Milliken (Short story collection)
Amy: Gay Future (Podcast)
Erin: I, Tonya (Movie)
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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're one of the best podcasts. Each week Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste.
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