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WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 2 – Memoir with Deb

Latest Episode: Episode 2
Guest Librarian: Debra Berenbaum

Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Debra Berenbaum: Anne Patchett’s These Precious Days.

Interview Notes In today’s episode, Deb and I discuss Anne Patchett and how her work can be found throughout the library. Deb also mentions some other works by Anne Patchett: This is the story of a happy marriage and The Dutch House.

Already read today’s book? If you like Anne Patchett, Deb recommends some other authors to try:

Anne Tyler, Celeste Ng, Alice McDermott, Kent Haruf, Larry Watson


Wellesley Reader’s Report


  1. The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
  2. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo : a novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. People we meet on vacation by Emily Henry
  4. Apples never fall : a novel by Liane Moriarty
  5. The last thing he told me : a novel by Laura Dave



  1. The Hebrew Bible : a translation with commentary
  2. Invisible child : poverty, survival, and hope in an American city by Andrea Elliott
  3. Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
  4. The secret life of groceries : the dark miracle of the American supermarket by Benjamin Lorr
  5. Borges and me : an encounter by Jay Parini



  1. The dark heart of Florence by Tasha Alexander
  2. A great reckoning by Louise Penny
  3. Partners in crime : a Tommy and Tuppence collection by Agatha Christie
  4. The cruelest month : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny
  5. The mysterious Mr. Quin : a Harley Quin collection by Agatha Christie



  1. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. A game of thrones by George R. R. Martin
  4. Black water sister by Zen Cho
  5. A master of djinn by P. Djèlí Clark



  1. Death on the Nile
  2. No time to die
  3. The Batman
  4. House of Gucci
  5. Licorice pizza



  1. Lab girl by Hope Jahren
  2. Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
  3. My life in full : work, family, and our future by Indra Nooyi
  4. Unstoppable : Siggi B. Wilzig’s astonishing journey from Auschwitz survivor and penniless immigrant to Wall Street legend by Joshua Greene
  5. Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love by Dani Shapiro



  1. Left on Tenth : a second chance at life by Delia Ephron
  2. The lioness : a novel by Chris Bohjalian
  3. Run, Rose, run : a novel by Dolly Parton
  4. French braid : a novel by Anne Tyler
  5. Freezing order : a true story of money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin’s wrath by Bill Browder



  1. The weekday vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach
  2. Canal house cooking 
  3. Tuesday nights Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball
  4. Eat better, feel better : my recipes for wellness and healing, inside and out by Giada De Laurentiis
  5. Cook this book : techniques that teach & recipes to repeat by Molly Baz



  1. Splatoon. Squid kids comedy show. by Hideki Goto
  2. Class act by Jerry Craft
  3. Nat enough by Maria Scrivan
  4. Sunny rolls the dice by Jennifer L. Holm
  5. Sheets by Brenna Thummler



  1. The ancient magus’ bride by Kore Yamazaki
  2. The way of the house husband by Kousuke Oono
  3. Jujutsu kaisen. 3, Young fish and reverse punishment by Gege Akutami
  4. Our work is everywhere : an illustrated oral history of queer & trans resistance by Syan Rose
  5. Monstress. Volume five, Warchild by Marjorie M. Liu

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