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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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Mar 26, 2019

You may have read (or at least heard of) “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley, “Seriously, I'm Kidding” by Ellen Degenerous, or “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee. Or perhaps you have picked up a book by Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, or Al Franken.

If so, you can thank Jamie Rabb, former President & Publisher of Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group and Deb Futter, the former publisher of Twelve and Vice President & Editor-in-Chief of Grand Publishing.

The publishing powerhouses have now joined forces to launch Celadon Books, a new Macmillan imprint that publishes a highly curated list of 20-25 fiction and nonfiction titles a year, reflecting the eclectic taste of its founders. Roxanne recently sat down with Jamie and Deb in NYC to talk about just what it takes to launch an imprint, what we have to look forward to from Celadon and more.

Also in this episode we hear from recurring guest and friend of the show Dan Sheehan, the editor of the Bookmarks section of Literary Hub! We caught up with the Restless Souls author in NYC where he gave us some terrific book recommendations and got into a pretty interesting conversation about book reviews. 

Check out Celadon's Books Here!

Books in this episode:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona

The Bird King by Willow Wilson

A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal 

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson

Gingerbread: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi

Stay Up With Hugo Best: A Novel by Erin Somers

America Was Hard to Find by Kathleeen Alcott

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado 

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison 

Mar 14, 2019

Rooted in common sense, Robert Reich explains what he believes is the common good and how it constitutes the very essence of our nation. 

The former Secretary of Commerce, political commentator, and college professor joined Roxanne to talk about his latest book The Common Good. Roxanne and Professor Reich had a far-ranging conversation that included the intersection between capitalism and progressivism, the possibility that if we didn't have Trump we would have someone just like him, and what the 2020 election might look like.

Mar 8, 2019

TGIF! All of us at Just the Right Book thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite fiction writers from the past two seasons. Hear what inspired their stories and characters in this special episode.

If you haven't yet picked up any of these novels, this weekend might be the perfect time! Just head over to your favorite local independent bookstore, curl up with a glass or wine or a cup of tea, and enjoy the pleasure of a great read. 

Books in this episode:

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

Listen to our entire conversation with Sarah here!

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Listen to our entire conversation with Gail here!

 

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Listen to our entire conversation with Alice here!

 

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

Listen to our entire conversation with Dean here!

 

Bonus New Release: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 

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Mar 1, 2019

Roxanne hit the Big Apple last week to sit down with Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius, the hosts of the New York Public Library's popular podcast The Librarian Is In, a show all about books, culture, and what to read next. 

The bibliophile BFFs talked about how they got their start (one was a political journalist), what books they are loving right now, and even debate e-books vs book books showing us why librarians truly have the most novel ideas. 

"Check out" The Librarian Is In here!

Click here to Listen to Roxanne on The Librarian Is In 

Books in this episode:

Black Out by Connie Willis

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Foe by Iain Reid

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Why Read the Classics by Italo Calvino

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Blubber by Judy Blume

 

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