Chapter 38 finds me in Crescent, OK at Paper Pages Bookstore talking with owner Karen Payne. Paper Pages is a fantastic store featuring a wide variety of books, as well as gifts and locally-sourced pastries and coffee. In our conversation we talk about the role of the store in the community, Karen's commitment to supporting local vendors and authors, and the joys and challenges of owning a store in a smaller community.
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Check out pictures of the store.
For our review this episode, I'm revisiting one of my favorite reads of 2022 - Oscar Hokeah's Calling for a Blanket Dance - winner of the 2023 Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. You'll hear Oscar talking about his novel from our conversation in Chapter 25 and then a few comments from me from the September edition of Your Next Great Read.
Listen to the full interview with Oscar.
Listen to the September YNGR.
Mentioned on the show:
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The Baptist Bootlegger - Nicholas Lyon
Verity - Colleen Hoover
Finlay Donavan Series - Elle Cosimano
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Calling for a Blanket Dance - Oscar Hokeah
Paper Pages Vendors:
Quincy Bake Shop
Rural Route Coffee Roasters