Hiya, book club besties!
This month, we read the New York Times Number One Best Seller: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. The story’s protagonist is Elle Bishop, a 50-something woman in love with two men - her husband, and her childhood best friend. As the blurb tells us, “so begins a story that unfolds over twenty four hours and across fifty years.” What is Elle’s big secret - the one that has kept her tethered to, but arms distance from, her best friend Jonas? And which man will she choose in the end?
Today on the show, Mich, Zara, and Annabelle go everywhere: from standout characters, to the theme of intergenerational trauma, before a big chat about that ending.
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