Just The Right Book With Roxanne Coady

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Synopsis

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 whats happening in the literary world.

Episodes

  • Billy Collins on the Small Poem

    26/01/2023 Duration: 54min

    Poet Billy Collins joins Roxanne Coady to discuss his new collection, Musical Tables: Poems and the power and pleasure of the small poem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Looking back at Paul Newman and The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

    12/01/2023 Duration: 55min

    Clea Newman Soderlund and editor, David Rosenthal talk with Roxanne on the process of finding and compiling a series of interviews conducted over a period of time and writings from Paul Newman to create the posthumous memoir of an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. Listen in as we discover the celebrated actor, husband and father, Paul Newman who does not hold back in this intimate and candid memoir.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jacques Pepin and The Art of the Chicken

    29/12/2022 Duration: 56min

    Legendary chef and painter, Jacques Pepin shares the story of his life with Roxanne Coady. The award-winning chef looks at life through the essence of the bird - the chicken, the most democratic food in the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Episode!

    15/12/2022 Duration: 46min

    Join Roxanne Coady and the staff of RJ Julia Booksellers as we explore the best books of the year to give as gifts to the readers in your life. See the full list of books discussed here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why Is Samuel Adams the Forgotten Founding Father?

    01/12/2022 Duration: 44min

    Thomas Jefferson considered Samuel Adams the earliest, most active, and most persevering of the revolution. Yet when we think of the founders, his name is often missing, submerged by other founders, his cousin John Adams or John Hancock, or obviously Washington and Jefferson himself. Now, Stacy Schiff does what she does brilliantly in The Revolutionary: Samuel Adam, using her Pulitzer Prize0winning skills as a biographer to bring to life the revolution, the politics, the propaganda, and the man who insidiously and deliberately became a revolutionary of the first order. Resurrecting a man history has almost forgotten, a man without whom our history might have taken a different course. ________________________________ Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner

  • How the Injustices of Racism and Inequality Continue to Reverberate Through the Generations

    18/11/2022 Duration: 01h19min

    It is not often that you read a book that is both heartbreaking, infuriating, inspiring, eye-opening, and riveting. Nicholas Dawidoff’s new book, The Other Side of Prospect, brilliantly uses the particular story of the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, and a young black man wrongly convicted of murder to tell the universal story of the violence, poverty, and injustice that exists in too many of our American cities. There is a reason Nicholas has been a finalist for the Pulitzer, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the recipient of a slew of other honors and fellowships. He wraps his compassion and journalistic devotion to research and details into a story that takes us into his grip, leaving us more informed, more understanding, and hopefully more committed to being part of a solution. As James Baldwin said, “If one wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprote

  • Dani Shapiro: How Writing Fiction Can Expose More of Yourself Than Writing Memoir

    03/11/2022 Duration: 51min

    Signal Fires is Dani Shapiro’s first novels in fifteen years, and has everything most of us want in fiction: indelible characters, a book we can’t put down, and the ability to provoke how we think about our lives by understanding of their lives. She joins Roxanne Coady for a live conversation held at RJ Julia Booksellers. Dani Shapiro is a best-selling novelist and memoirist and host of the podcast Family Secrets (now in its seventh season). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time. She has taught at Columbia and New York University and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from b

  • How Much Has Changed—And Not Changed—Since the First Rape Trial in American History

    20/10/2022 Duration: 49min

    John Wood Sweet is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the former director of UNC’s Program in Sexuality Studies. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC, and the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale, among others. His first book, Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730–1830, was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize. He was named a Top Young Historian by the History News Network and has served as an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. He lives in Chapel Hill with his husband, son, and daughter. Related Episodes: Richard Haass on Why History Matters Has Our Thinking About Regret Been All Wrong? Elizabeth Strout Knows "Anything Is Possible" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • David Dennis, Jr.: Why American Civil Rights Activists Should Be Treated as War Veterans

    06/10/2022 Duration: 51min

    Many of us may know the broad outline of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. But for most of us, the details, the headline names, the level of malevolent violence and the horrific sacrifices were, at best, vague. But David Dennis, Jr., in his new book, The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride, poignantly and vividly gives us an intimate portrait of the personal side of the civil rights movement. David wrote this book in collaboration with his father, David Dennis, Sr. His father had a pivotal role in the civil rights movement as an organizer and hero of the Freedom Rides, lunch counter sit-ins, and voter registration drives, as well as an official of the Congress of Racial Equity. Dennis, Sr.’s story exposes the risk, the relationships, and repercussions on families and lives that brings the movement to life for us. Dennis David, Jr. is an award -winning journalist and educator creates the stories of his father and the movement that has lingered in my mind and forced me to r

  • Tina Brown: While the Monarchy Will Not End, It Will Shrink Nevertheless

    22/09/2022 Duration: 01h07min

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, she is joined by Tina Brown to discuss her new book, The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—the Truth and the Turmoil, out now from Crown. Please note: This episode was recorded before the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II. Tina Brown is an award-winning writer, the former editor in chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, and the founder of The Daily Beast and of the live event platform Women in the World. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Diana Chronicles, and in 2017 she published The Vanity Fair Diaries, chosen as one of the best books of the year by Time, People, The Guardian, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, and Vogue. In 2000 she was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to journalism. She lives in New York City. More to listen: Senator John McCain In His Own Words: A Tribute How Can We Stay Human in a F*cked Up World? Sheryl Turkle on Why Some S

  • Anthony T. Kronman on How to Find God in a World Full of Disappointment and Disenchantment

    08/09/2022 Duration: 01h05min

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, she is joined by Anthony T. Kronman to discuss his new book, After Disbelief: On Disenchantment, Disappointment, Eternity, and Joy, out now from Yale University Press. ________________________________ Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law and a former dean at Yale Law School. He is the author of Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan and Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life. He lives on Block Island, Rhode Island. Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Do We Eradicate the Great Challenge of Our Age: Unconscious Bias and Discrimination?

    25/08/2022 Duration: 01h09min

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, we revisit our conversation with Jessica Nordell discussing her book, The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias, out now from Metropolitan Books. Subscribe and download the episode, wherever you get your podcasts! ________________________________ Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist whose writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the New Republic, and many other publications. A former writer for public radio and producer for American Public Media, she graduated from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The End of Bias is her first book. Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children

  • Elizabeth Alexander: How Do You Keep Yourself Safe But Not Live in Fear?

    11/08/2022 Duration: 01h08min

    When we think of racism, we often think of actions, obstacles, systems. What we often overlook is the power of images, movement, art, and words. They represent the power of both harm and hope. Elizabeth Alexander in her new book, The Trayvon Generation, uses this prism to share poetry, art, and film. And along with her exquisite, evocative language, we find ourselves educated, provoked and challenged. Elizabeth is singularly equipped to tell us this story. She is a poet. Many were introduced to her when she read her poem “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s inauguration. She is a bestselling, award-winning author and is now the president of the Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in the arts, culture, and humanities. But at her core, she is an educator, having had that role as chair of African-American studies at Yale University. In her new book, that is just what she does. She educates us, and the poet in her delivers the education with lyrical beauty. Elizabeth Alexander is a prize-win

  • Julie Orringer and Rebecca Frankel: Why We Still Need to Tell the Stories of the Holocaust

    28/07/2022 Duration: 58min

    This week on Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Julie Orringer and Rebecca Frankel joins Roxanne to discuss their books, The Invisible Bridge and Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love as well as Mala Kacenberg’s new book Mala’s Cat: A Memoir of Survival in World War II. Julie Orringer is the author of the award-winning short-story collection How to Breathe Underwater, which was a New York Times Notable Book. She is the winner of The Paris Review’s Discovery Prize and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford University, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is researching a new novel. Rebecca Frankel is a longtime editor and journalist. She is the author of New York Times best-selling book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love and Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love, which was named one of "The Ten Be

  • Zain Asher: Never Let the Perception of Yourself Hold You Back

    15/07/2022 Duration: 59min

    Zain Ejiofor Asher was born to first-generation Nigerian parents in South London. She was raised by her mother after losing her father in a tragic car accident when she was just 5. A graduate of Oxford University and Columbia University, she is currently the anchor of One World with Zain Asher on CNN International. Ejiofor Asher’s brothers are Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, successful entrepreneur Obinze. Her sister Kandibe is a medical doctor. She is passionate about her family, career, and being of service. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Buy the book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Should You Read This Summer?

    30/06/2022 Duration: 50min

    Whether you’re traveling or not this summer, right now is the perfect time to catch up on all the great books that have recently been published. In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Roxanne talks with critic and book reviewer Bill Goldstein to guide you through which books you want to read, have read, are thinking about reading, or you should know about. Books discussed include: Geraldine Brooks, Horse (Viking) Margot Jefferson, Constructing a Nervous System (Pantheon) Ann Hood, Fly Girl (W.W. Norton) Meredith Hall, Beneficence (David R. Godine Publisher) Claire Keegan, Small Things Like These (Grove Press) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Linda Greenhouse on When the Republican Party Was the Party of Reproductive Choice

    16/06/2022 Duration: 36min

    This week on Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Linda Greenhouse returns to discuss the recent Roe v. Wade investigation leak and her book, Before Roe V. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling. Listen to our prior conversation with Linda here. ________________________________ Linda Greenhouse, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and other major journalism awards, covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for nearly thirty years. Since 2009, she has taught at Yale Law School and written a biweekly op-ed column on the Court as a contributing writer for the Times. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College, Harvard, and earned a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School. * Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and e

  • Senator Chris Murphy: How Do We Solve the Violence Inside Us

    02/06/2022 Duration: 01h19min

    This week on Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, we revisit our conversation with Senator Chris Murphy where he discussed his book The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy. Elected in 2012 as the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy has earned a reputation as a serious legislator who is willing to stand up for his principles and reach across the aisle. Since the Newtown school shooting in December 2012, he has also become the best-known leader in Congress in confronting the plague of gun violence in America. Now in his second term representing Connecticut, he and his wife, Cathy, an attorney, have two young sons, Owen and Rider. Related Episodes: Senator Will Haskell John McCain in His Own Words Discover more books at RJ Julia Booksellers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Sunita Puri: Why a Life Well Lived Is a Good Death

    19/05/2022 Duration: 01h11min

    A lot of times there’s an interview that just sticks in your brain and stays there and pops up periodically. And one of those interviews for us was with Dr. Sunita Puri, who’s an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California and medical director of the Palliative Medicine Unit at Keck Hospital, and the author of That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, out now in paperback from Penguin Press. The reason we’re revisiting this conversation this week on Just the Right Book is because we hear too many times about somebody who was diagnosed with cancer or some other life-threatening disease, and a lot of times medical doctors goal is to cure you, even if it kills you. However, what these palliative care doctors do is become your advocate for the notion that a life well-lived is a good death. Dr. Sunita Puri is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California, and medical director of palliative medicine at the Keck Hospital and

  • Anna Quindlen: You're Never Alone When You Read Great Novels

    05/05/2022 Duration: 59min

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Anna Quindlen joins Roxanne Coady to discuss her latest book, Write For Your Life, out now from Random House. Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of many novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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