Episode 51: The BXC Review of ”The Candy House” by Jennifer Egan


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The great and unclassifiable American novelist and journalist JENNIFER EGAN takes center stage in Episode 51 of the Book XChange podcast, and this is an episode co-hosts Jude and John Lovell had been looking forward to for a long time. Her 2010 novel 'A Visit to the Goon Squad' won the Pulitzer Prize, and now 12 years later Egan returns to some of the same characters in this follow-up she terms a 'sibling novel' to that earlier effort. This fascinating novel of interlocking stories riffs on social media, technology, human psychology, memory and identity, and yet somehow manages to be a page-turning and surprisingly funny read that digs into some truly compelling questions. Egan is a writer of great intelligence and curiosity, but does it all add up to a novel we'd recommend? Gotta stream, download or save for later to find out! Thanks for everyone's patience on this one, and continued support of the BXC!


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What John is currently reading/plans to read next:

'All Men Are Brothers: Stories,' Jude Joseph Lovell -

'Leadership in Turbulent Times,' Doris Kearns Goodwin -

What Jude is currently reading/plans to read next:

An undisclosed novel -

'Cujo,' Stephen King -

Books/Writers discussed in this episode:

'The Candy House,' 'A Visit to the Goon Squad,' and various other books by Jennifer Egan -

Planned next episode of the Book XChange podcast:

For episode 52, John and Jude will be looking down the tunnel at the rest of the year 2022 and talking about the books still to come this year that we are most looking forward to. If we do our jobs right, you'll have some new titles and writers on your reading radar for the rest of your summer and heading into the Fall!

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