Summary: Acting MCPL Director Anita Vassallo and Outreach Associate Sarah Mecklenburg share their love of historical fiction and recommended books they've enjoyed.
Recording Date: July 11, 2018
Guests: Anita Vassallo is the Acting Director of MCPL. Sarah Mecklenburg is a member of MCPL's Outreach team. Both are enthusiastic readers of historical fiction.
Hosts: Julie Dina and David Payne
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Anita Vassallo: A Column of Fire by Ken Follett, third book in the Kingsbridge series. The first book in the series is Pillars of the Earth, the second is World Without End. Circe by Madeline Miller. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.
Books, Movies, and Authors Mentioned During This Episode:
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
American Girls series by various authors
Aubrey- Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
Blackout by Connie Willis
Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters
Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Dear America series by various authors
Doomsday by Connie Willis
The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Jalna series by Mazo De La Roche
Killer Angels by Michael Sharra
Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Maisie Dobbs mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear
March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Laurie R. King
Medicus mysteries by Ruth Downie
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell
Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood
Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks
Other Items of Interest:
The Dreamer by Laura Innes. A webcomic about a 17 year old high school student who has intense, realistic dreams about a Revolutionary War soldier.
"Game of Thrones Fandom Fun". An episode of the Library Matters podcast in which Game of Thrones fans Anita Vassallo Angelica Rengifo, and Susan Moritz share their love of the books and television series.
Lackadaisy Cats by Tracy J. Butler. A webcomic about anthropomorphic cats set in St. Louis during Prohibition.
Little House controversy. A division of the American Library Association voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award.