Top Shelf at the Merrick Library

Top Shelf at the Merrick Library


Latest Episodes

Episode 97 : Interview with Marilyn Simon Rothstein author of Crazy to Leave You
June 27, 2022

“Poignant and funny, Crazy To Leave You is chock full of Rothstein’s signature fast-paced, smart dialogue and brimming with wit. A heartfelt, delicious story.” —Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling

Episode 96 : Interview with Geraldine Brooks author of Horse
June 13, 2022

“Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from t

Episode 95 : Interview with Nina LaCour, author of Yerba Buena
June 07, 2022

Here’s what’s being said about the debut adult fiction novel, Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour: “A love story for our time.” ―Tara Conklin, bestselling author of The Last Romantics “This book is a precious

Episode 94: Interview with May Cobb author of My Summer Darlings
June 02, 2022

“My Summer Darlings is spicy enough to make you sweat – until the suspense chills you to your core.” ~ Riley Sager, bestselling author of Survive the Night. Named A Most Anticipated Novel of 2022 by C

Episode 93: Interview with Peter Farris author of The Devil Himself
May 24, 2022

“The Devil Himself thunders off the page with beautiful writing and a killer sense of place. It’s urgent, triumphant, and unflinching.” — William Boyle, author of Shoot the Moonlight Out and City of M

Episode 92: Interview with Emma Straub author of This Time Tomorrow
May 17, 2022

“Libraries and bookstores are the most important spaces in the world to me.” ~ Emma Straub For this wonderful episode I had the pleasure of hosting author Emma Straub for her latest book, This Time To

Episode 91: Interview with Adriana Trigiani author of The Good Left Undone
April 25, 2022

“This book is layered like a napolean…there’s no chuffa in The Good Left Undone!” ~ Adriana Trigiani  There is just something special about the latest from Adriana Trigiani that sets it apart from her

Episode 90: Interview with Annie Hartnett author of Unlikely Animals
April 22, 2022

“Unlikely Animals is a wondrous and wonderful story filled with unforgettable characters…an instant classic.”  – Jeff Vandermeer, author of The Southern Reach Trilogy An instant classic indeed! Unlike

Episode 89: Interview with Cadwell Turnbull – No Gods, No Monsters
April 13, 2022

What a thrill to welcome back Cadwell Turnbull to the podcast! Cadwell was here for E41 and his debut THE LESSON. Now he’s back to talk about the first book in his brand new and very exciting Converge

Episode 88: Kathleen West author of Home or Away
March 29, 2022

HOME OR AWAY is the latest from Kathleen West and for this episode we talked about ice hockey, the #metoo movement, balancing careers, motherhood and more.  HOME OR AWAY is about two friends, one Olym