Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that you’ve enjoyed feasting on your turkey, or tofurkey, or whatever you choose to feast on to celebrate this day of counting our blessings. As it happens, our discussion of Amanda Leduc’s wonderful novel, The Miracles of Ordinary Men, deals heavily with the topic of blessings, and the difficulty, sometimes, of telling a blessing from a curse. We discuss a lot of other things too (this may be one of our most meandering podcasts to date), and we hope you’ll enjoy joining us. Please let us know if you have something you want to contribute to the discussion.
We’ve also chosen our pick for October. It was a tough choice, and there were a couple of ties, but we ultimately decided to do Flagged Victor by Keith Hollihan. We hope you’re pleased with our selection, and we thank you for your input and support.
Also, the deadline for the new logo contest is November 1st, so we’d love to start seeing some submissions.
Other books discussed in the podcast: Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The Son by Philipp Meyer The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (Book 2 in the Kingkiller Chronicle)
*Kirt would like to apologise if this episode sounds kind of like an obscene phone call at times. One of his microphones obviously needs to be replaced*