Friday, June 7, 2024

E131: Cronelit with Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Today I welcome back Sarah Wendell from the beloved Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog and podcast. We talk about CRONELIT, in other words, why books that center women of a certain age are having a moment. We also discuss books that address aging within a youth obsessed culture. 

At the time of recording, I didn't yet realize THE UNDERMINING OF TWYLA AND FRANK (by Megan Bannen) centers a widowed woman with grown children finding love with her long-time best friend in weird western zombie fantasy book. It’s glorious and definitely falls in this catagory. Stay tuned for interview with Megan Bannen on that story. 

We mention the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Bookfinder" at the top of the episode, so follow the link if you're interested in trying it out for yourself!

Books discussed in my episode are all in the CroneLit Bookshop link for the show, but here is a graphic for some of the titles: