S4 E3: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Italian landscape and the warmth of friendship. “The Enchanted April”, a novel written by Elizabeth von Arnim, tells the story of four women from different walks of life who rent a villa in Italy for a month in an attempt to escape their mundane lives. The novel follows the women as they explore the beautyContinue reading “S4 E3: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim”

S4 E1: Welcome to Season 4 of The Book Dialogue

Happy New Year from The Book Dialogue As we enter 2023, we are grateful for all the amazing books we have had the chance to share and discuss with you, our listeners. We thank you for adding to the conversations of 2022 and look forward to many more coming in the new year. Reading booksContinue reading “S4 E1: Welcome to Season 4 of The Book Dialogue”

S3 E13: Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas DayTheir old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come,The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken songOf peace on earth, good-will to men!Continue reading “S3 E13: Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”

S3 E12: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Sarah shares her thoughts on “Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. “Silent Spring inspired the modern environmental movement, which began in earnest a decade later. It is recognized as the environmental text that “changed the world.” She aimed at igniting a democratic activist movement that would not only question the direction of science and technology but wouldContinue reading “S3 E12: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson”

S3 E11 Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels of All Time: The Book Lover’s Guide to Literary Trivia

Rebecca shares her thoughts on, “Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels of All Time: The Book Lover’s Guide to Literary Trivia” by Dave Astor “Literature can send our minds to another time and place, allowing us to forget our lives and troubles for a few precious hours. It can educate usContinue reading “S3 E11 Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels of All Time: The Book Lover’s Guide to Literary Trivia”

S3 E10: The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine’s Daughters

Sarah shares her thoughts on “The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine’s Daughters” by Rachel Trethewey. As complex in their own way as their Mitford cousins, Winston and Clementine Churchill’s daughters each had a unique relationship with their famous father. Rachel Trethewey’s biography, The Churchill Sisters, tells their story. Drawing on previously unpublishedContinue reading “S3 E10: The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine’s Daughters”