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Novel Pairings

Jan 12, 2021

Today in Short Story Club, Chelsey and Sara are discussing “The Hunter’s Wife”  by Anthony Doerr. This wintry, atmospheric story is absolutely absorbing and highly discussable. We talk about the beautiful writing, the unique structure, and some problematic aspects of the characters and plot. We do discuss spoilers in our Short Story Club episodes; you can find a copy of the story to read online from The Atlantic to join in and read before listening. Plus, as always, we’re recommending a few pairings that fit the atmosphere, themes, and setting of today’s short story.


The short story:


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Books Mentioned:

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Amazon)

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams (Amazon)

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne (Amazon)

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May (Amazon)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Amazon)

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr (Amazon)

My Antonia by Willa Cather (Amazon)

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (Amazon)


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Chelsey’s Pairings:

A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter (Amazon)

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (Amazon)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Amazon)


Sara’s Pairings:

Devotions by Mary Oliver (Amazon)

The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Amazon)

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (Amazon)