In this rainy day episode, Peggy discusses a “Delicious” memoir by Ruth Reichl, goes back to a simpler time with the L.M. Montgomery classic, Anne of Green Gables, and talks about The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
Erik also headed back in publishing time, to the future with Ursula Le Guin’s 1968 classic, A Wizard of Earthsea and the Coretta Scott King honor book, Black Hands, White Sails by Pat and Frederick McKissack which details the bravery of black sailors who were desperate to escape slavery and became whalers. They also discuss the connection between whaling and the abolitionist movement.
Correction: In this podcast, Erik refers to Ged, the protagonist of A Wizard of Earthsea, as black. The character’s skin color is described as “red-brown” in the book. The importance of diverse characters in fiction was championed by Le Guin. We offer this correction in support of the text and in continuing to challenge our assumptions.”