A “luminous novel” set in corrupt, war-torn, violent Pakistan guides us through a story of love, hope and beauty by a recently widowed Muslim architect and her Christian neighbors. That’s the latest story line from author Nadeem Aslam, who joins Just the Right Book Podcast to talk about his fifth novel, The Golden Legend. Aslam was born in Pakistan, fled to the UK with his family as a teenager and published his first short story at 13.
And later in this episode, we hear from Mary Williams, General Manager for Skylight Books in Los Angeles, who gives us some recommendations for the Dads and Grads in your life!
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Books in this episode:
The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam
The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering by Wendy Lesser
1984 by George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray D. Bradbury
Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami
Are You Anybody?: A Memoir by Jeffrey Tambor
Books for Grads:
Make Trouble by John Waters
Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths about Being Creative by Danielle Krysa
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
Books for Dads:
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris
My Dad Used to Be So Cool by Keith Negley
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen