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This week's episodes are:

SKYLIT: Dahlia Schweitzer, “Haunted Homes”

Haunted Homes is a short but groundbreaking study of homes in horror film and television. While haunted houses can be fun and thrilling, Hollywood horror tends to focus on haunted homes, places where the suburban American dream of safety and comfort has turned into a nightmare. From classic movies like The Old Dark House to contemporary works like Hereditary and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, Dahlia Schweitzer explores why haunted homes have become a prime stage for dramatizing anxieties about family, gender, race, and economic collapse. She traces how the haunted home film was intertwined with the expansion of American suburbia, but also explores works like The Witch and The Babadook, which transport the genre to different times and places. This lively and readable study reveals how and why an increasing number of films imagine that home is where the horror is.

SKYLIT: Illana Masad, “All My Mother's Lovers” + Jean Kyoung Frazier, “Pizza Girl”

Join Illana Masad (All My Mother's Lovers) and Jean Kyoung Frazier (Pizza Girl) as they discuss their respective books.

SKYLIT: Anjali Enjeti, “The Parted Earth”

The story begins in August 1947. Unrest plagues the streets of New Delhi leading up to the birth of the Muslim majority nation of Pakistan, and the Hindu majority nation of India. Sixteen-year-old Deepa navigates the changing politics of her home, finding solace in messages of intricate origami from her secret boyfriend Amir. Soon Amir flees with his family to Pakistan and a tragedy forces Deepa to leave the subcontinent forever.

The story also begins sixty years later and half a world away, in Atlanta. While grieving both a pregnancy loss and the implosion of her marriage, Deepa's granddaughter Shan begins the search for her estranged grandmother, a prickly woman who had little interest in knowing her. As she pieces together her family history shattered by the Partition, Shan discovers how little she actually knows about the women in her family and what they endured.

Join us as author Anjali Enjeti discusses her debut The Parted Earth.

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Haunted Homes (Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978807730
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Published: Rutgers University Press - June 18th, 2021

All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524745981
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Published: Dutton - May 25th, 2021

Pizza Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984899002
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Published: Anchor Books - May 4th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781938235771
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Published: Hub City Press - May 4th, 2021

X LA Poets Cover Image
By Linda Ravenswood (Editor), Autumn Anglin (Illustrator), Yago S. Cura (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781732484832
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Published: Hinchas Press, DBA Yago Cura - April 19th, 2021

Take Me Apart: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250787415
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Published: Picador - May 4th, 2021

The Marks Left on Her Cover Image
ISBN: 9781913872007
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Published: Not Avail - May 18th, 2021

The Spring Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634050180
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Published: Chin Music - May 11th, 2021

Blood Memory: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996991193
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Published: Marsh Hawk Press - May 1st, 2020

Your Story, Well Told: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories That Wow an Audience (How to Sell Yourself) Cover Image
By Corey Rosen, Patrick Combs (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781642504651
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Published: Mango - March 30th, 2021

Crystal Clear: Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683692034
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Published: Quirk Books - December 29th, 2020