Season 4, Episode 1: Bill, Richard and Kostis talk their favorite books of 2021

After a “short” hiatus, Caraheard is back, and Bill Caraher (University of North Dakota), Richard Rothaus (Central Michigan University), and Kostis Kourelis (Franklin and Marshall College) chat about some of their favorite books of 2021. We also reminiscence a bit about what happened in the podcast hiatus, and a few meandering miscellaneous topics. Our assignment was for each of us to bring three books, two of relatively recent publication date, and one that may not be newly published but was at least newly discovered by us. Kostis, typically, totally Trojan-horsed us and snuck in many, many books.

Something new for Caraheard, is we also have a video version of the podcast. I’m not sure why you would want to look at us, but if you do, enjoy:

Bill’s Books:
Renee Gladman’s Ravicka series. You can read more of his thoughts at his blog.
Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future (and the blog).
Sun Ra, Corbett vs. Dempsey Poetry collection (and the Blog)

Richard’s Books:
Kayla Chenault, These Bones.
Rachel Marie Crane Williams, Run Home if You Don’t Want to Be Killed.
Don Carpenter, Hard Rain Falling.

Kostis’ Books

Kostis had many books, so I may have missed some….
Yasmin Khan, Ripe Figs.
Jonathon Franzen, Crossroads.
Marcia Chatelain, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.
Will O. Rigby, Rigby’s Reliable Candy Teacher.
Warren Ellis, Nina Simone’s Gum.
Kerem Tinaz and Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, Sephardic Trajectories.
Devi Mays, Forging Ties, Forging Passports.
Devin Naar, Jewish Salonica.
Sylvie Dumond, Vrysaki.
Ann Flesor Beck, Sweet Greeks: First Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland.


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