9. Augustown & Home Cooking

9. Augustown & Home Cooking

By Pandora Sykes

After last month’s crowd-pleasers, Bobby and Pandora sink their teeth into two very different, equally meaty books. In Augustown by Kei Miller, a “dismal little valley” in Jamaica becomes a boiling pot of tension when a young boy’s dreadlocks are cut off. And in Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin, the boiling pots are a little more literal – and Pandora shares an all-timer of a kitchen horror story.

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Books/articles mentioned:

Augustown by Kei Miller

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

The Pisces and Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

When I Sing, Mountains Dance by Irene Solà

Good Material and Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The Bread The Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

Takeaway by Angela Hui


Augustown by Kei Miller Review by Natasha Tripney for The Observer

“Augustown”: A Novel of the Sacred and the Profane in Jamaica by Laura Miller for The New Yorker

Scalding oil, racist prank calls and endless ‘lid duty’: growing up in a Chinese restaurant by Angela Hui for The Guardian

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Books for episode 10:

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

Sound by Joel Grove and production by Pandora Sykes

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