Episode 10, The bookstore owners attempt to answer our good friend Shari Altman's (from a great book resource Literary North) question -- "I am looking for strange and beautiful novels about middle age." We note that Shari is nowhere near approaching middle age; we then debate what defines middle age. Allie, Sam, Emma, and Kari recommend a few books in response to her query, including House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune; Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette; So Lucky by Nicola Griffith; One DOA, One on the Way by Mary Robison; and The Swimmers by Julia Otsuka.
Welcome to Shelf Help a podcast where booksellers help you answer one of life's trickier - and we’d argue extremely important - questions: what should you read next? If you've got a reading dilemma, you can email us a question or voice memo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help your shelves.
Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV Upper Valley media community; three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.