Marlon James


Marlon James and The Giver of Stars

January 8, 2020 — Abbe chats with Marlon James about his novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and his new podcast, Marlon and Jake Read Dead People. She also recommends books for fans of His Dark Materials series and reviews The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

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Holly Whitaker and Green

December 31, 2019 — Abbe talks sobriety with Quit Like a Woman author Holly Whitaker, and the importance of movement with psychologist and The Joy of Movement author Kelly McGonigal.

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Isabel Allende and Saints for All Occasions

December 24, 2019 — Abbe sits down with the legendary author Isabel Allende to discuss the Spanish Civil War, the current refugee crisis, the heroism of Greta Thunberg, and her latest novel, The Long Petal of the Sea.

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Abbe and Penguin Random House’s CEO, Madeline McIntosh, Share Their Favorite Books of 2019

December 18, 2019 — Abbe Wright, Read it Forward’s Senior Editor, and Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House, talk about their favorite books of 2019.

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Jeff Gordinier and The Glass Hotel

November 26, 2019 — Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic and memoirist Jeff Gordinier, reviews Emily St. John Mandel's forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, and plays everyone's favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator!

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Elissa Altman and The Editor

November 20, 2019 — Author Elissa Altman discusses her memoir, Motherland, Abbe chats with fellow podcast host Alli Hoff Kosik about re-reading books from childhood and shares what she's reading.

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Tiffany Jenkins and The Nickel Boys

November 12, 2019 — Abbe reviews The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and chats with blogger Tiffany Jenkins about her harrowing and inspiring memoir, High Achiever.

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Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by Senior Editor, Abbe Wright. She sits down every week to chat about favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. Abbe shares what she’s reading, asks authors about their books and what titles are in their TBR pile and, above all, gives book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. Abbe’s busy combing her shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.