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Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady

Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
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Aug 31, 2018

Senator John McCain recorded the last chapter of his book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations earlier this year and all of us at Just the Right Book thought the finest tribute would be to honor the true American patriot in his own words. 

 

Aug 29, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker who is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw is also a producer, designer, and now a publisher, recently launching her own imprint, SJP for Hogarth. In a rare and revealing interview, the Sex and the City star opens up to Roxanne on several hot topics. They discuss not only the imprint, but the series’ impact on the role of women in society, the importance of pay equality for working mothers, and recent movements #MeToo and #TimesUp.

Roxanne and SJP were delighted to discover that they had several book interests in common, even swapping book recommendations. Parker says her mother instilled in her the valuable habit of reading at a young age. “You couldn’t leave the house without something to read,” she tells Roxanne. SJP continues the routine to this very day, never walking onto a set without a book.

Sarah Jessica further encourages everyone to pick up a copy of the first book on her imprint, “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza, which is the story of a traditional Indian-American family in California torn between traditional and modern values. 

To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers

A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza

His Favorites: A Novel by Kate Walbert

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Jamie Bernstein

The World as It Is: A Memoir of The Obama White House by Ben Rhodes

Aug 23, 2018

In part two of Roxanne’s powerful sit-down with Mark Salter, the two dive further into The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations, the latest collaboration between Senator John McCain and his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend, Mark.

Salter shares his first-hand story of McCain's 2008 run for president, including his VP choice, and we hear Senator McCain himself read the last chapter of the memoir. 

Purchase The Restless Wave on audio here! 

Aug 22, 2018

Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and their latest, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. Mark served as Senator McCain’s Chief of Staff, and is often described as McCain's adviser, confidant and alter ego.

Salter recently joined Roxanne for an intimate conversation in the historic town of Castine, Maine to discuss his thoughts on the Trump presidency, foreign policy, his latest collaborative memoir with the Arizona Republican, and more. 

Roxanne says, "...We are given a front seat perspective on the most critical issues of our time... and the story of a man, restless, idealistic, heroic, patriotic, and fiercely committed to our country and its citizens."

In Part 2 of this exclusive conversation, Mark Salter shares his first-hand story of McCain’s 2008 run for president. Plus, we hear Senator McCain himself read the last chapter of the memoir. Check it out here!

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Aug 17, 2018

This summer we have been introduced to a bunch of new and exciting literary voices and with the dog days finally winding down there's a handful you won't want to miss!

We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favorite debuts. Chances are at least one of them will wind up being a author you choose to follow for many years to come. 

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Books in the episode:

There There: A Novel by Tommy Orange 

The Incendiaries: A Novel by R.O. Kwan 

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein

Cherry: A Novel by Nico Walker 

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras 

Aug 15, 2018

This episode was originally released in April 2017. Look for a NEW episode of JTRB Podcast next week!

Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from “Books on the Nightstand” joined Roxanne in the “Just the Right Book” studios last Spring to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR list!

Books in this episode:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne

The Hearts Invisible Furies By John Boyne

Endurance By Scott Kelly

Exit West By Mosin Hamid

The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House  By John Mechum

American War By Omar El Akkad

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do By Sarah Knight

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley By Hannah Tinti

The Good Thief By Hannah Tinti

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit By Michael Finkel

50 Days of Solitude By Doris Gumbach

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship By Michelle Kuo

Standard Deviation By Katherine Heiny

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. By Judy Blume

Aug 9, 2018

Hang on to that sunscreen, summer's not over yet! Whether you are planning an end of summer getaway, or need ideas on where to go, Buzzfeed's Books Newsletter Editor, Ciera Velarde has five books to inspire your next vacay! 

Follow Ciera on Twitter!

More books that make you want to book a trip ASAP! 

Books in this episode:

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah 

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri 

No Baggage: A Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen

Aug 8, 2018

“What is the book that changed your life?” That is the question Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests. “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.”

On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories from past episodes. Looking for a new book recommendation? We have 17 suggestions for you to choose from!

What is the book that changed your life? Write to us at info@justtherightbookpodcast.com or message us on our Facebook or Twitter page.

To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Aleph-Bet Story Book by Deborah Pessin

The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem by Deborah Meier

The Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The World Book Encyclopedia

Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays by Eula Biss

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Pippi Longstalking by Astrid Lindgren

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck

The Tiffany Aching Series by Terry Pratchett

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference by William Macaskill

 

 

Aug 3, 2018

Grab your backpack, pencils, and books, it's time to head back to school!

We enlisted elementary school librarian and Book Riot contributor Ashlie Swicker to help you and your family get ready for the new school year!

Check out Ashlie's website Be Your Own Lady and follow her on Twitter & Instagram!

Books in this episode:

Mae's First Day of School by Kate Berube

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson 

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold 

What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

School's First Day of School by Adam Rex

 

Aug 1, 2018

Romance is one of the most successful genres in publishing despite often being overlooked by both the mainstream media and the publishing world.

Jaime Green is a writer, editor and teacher who has has written about books for Slate, Vulture, Thrillist, BuzzFeed and many others. She now joins The Gray Lady as the new romance columnist for The New York Times Book Review

Roxanne says "Jamie's column shows that romance novels can be smart and fun and explores how they fit into today's world culturally and politically." 

So, whether you favor Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy or prefer the modern day rom-com hunk, you are sure to find the perfect romance recommendation in Jaime's new column!

Check out Jaime's Column! 

Books in this episode:

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 

Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays by Eula Biss 

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