Joining us is Very Special Guest Lilliam Rivera to talk her new book, Dealing in Dreams, plus hot literary tips, Bad Bunny, World Cup, and Ritzy’s Yelp adventures.

Recorded remotely via Skype = Palm Springs, LA + Southern OR on 7.13.19

You can find the AMAZING Lilliam on her site, Twitter, and Instagram. We discuss Dealing in Dreams, her latest novel. Nylon says the book, “exposes a world filled with exquisite, unflinching brutality, but also offers a real tenderness toward its young characters, many of whom are doing the best they can as they rapidly lose faith in the people and institutions they thought were supposed to protect them. It’s a perfect coming-of-age novel in that way, demonstrating all the different ways there are to lose faith, but figure out a way to continue on anyway.” (We also love Lilliam’s first book, The Education of Margot Sanchez!) Lilliam is also writing a middle-grade novel series based on Goldie Vance which we can’t wait to check out.

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What else we’re reading:

  • The Mount by Carol Emshwiller
  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  • I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Fruit of Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

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