The Detroit Book Review is a new monthly podcast series produced by local author and poet Kim Hunter. In this first group of reviews he talks with staff from Pages and Pages,Source Books and Book Beat. Happy Book Store Day!
This inaugural episode features Janet Webster Jones of Source Booksellers discussing essays by Rebecca Solnit and Toni Morrison as well as James Baldwin’s influence on nonfiction. Colleen Kammer of the Book Beat talks about the effect of reading aloud to older and younger children, and Susan Murphy of Pages Bookshop dives into two works of fiction, one where people living in homes from the Sears catalogue come up against gentrifiers and the other where a village of women come up against abusers who happen to be their relatives.