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Friday Frolic with Patti


Frolic Newsletter



Welcome to the Friday Frolic!



Happy Friday! It's finally Halloween, and I couldn't be more excited. If you have little ones, I hope they get all the candy they could ever want. And I hope YOU get all the candy you could ever want, too! Remember, it'll all be on sale starting November 1. Happy, happy Halloween!!

Today, we have some amazing book recs from author Patti Callahan. Take it away, Patti!




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Hi! I’m Patti Callahan the NYT bestselling author of sixteen novels, including both contemporary and historical novels. My last four works have been inspired by true events. I am obsessed with finding a bit of lost history and shifting the perspective of events you thought you knew. I am also the co-founder and host of the weekly live web show and podcast Friends and Fiction. I’ve hosted podcasts for two of my novels — Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah — and love the audio format to dive deeper into stories!


I was once a pediatric nurse but have been writing full time for the past twenty years! My newest novel, Once Upon a Wardrobe was sparked by my never-ending interest in the origins of our most beloved stories.


I have a daughter and two sons, and I live in Birmingham, AL with my husband where I am trying to find my way into another novel.




Four Recommendations:



The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

This historical fiction novel set in the depths of Poland’s forests during WWII was inspired by true events. It is a story of a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis — until a secret from her past threatens everything. This is a portrait of courage and yet also one of vulnerability and beauty.


When the Stars go Dark by Paula McLain

This historical fiction novel set in the depths of Poland’s forests during WWII was inspired by true events. It is a story of a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis — until a secret from her past threatens everything. This is a portrait of courage and yet also one of vulnerability and beauty.


When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash

A tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory all set in the lush landscape of North Carolina that Cash writes about so well. The word unputdownable was invented for this book.


The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

A powerful and emotionally resonant novel that captures the hardship oppression, opportunity and hope for four women’s intertwined lives — three English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl in 19th century Australia.





ROCK YOUR WEEKEND


WATCH THIS

Heathers

I would be very remiss if I didn't recommend my favorite spooky-adjacent movie for Halloween weekend! Catch it on Hulu or Tubi.


JAM OUT

Lose my Number by Nightly

Nightly's latest! Don't walk, run.


READ THIS

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca

Jen DeLuca's latest is here!!!! "An accidentally in-love rom-com filled with Renaissance Faire flower crowns, kilts, corsets, and sword fights." I am SO IN.


TREAT YOURSELF

Song Keychain- $10

As a huge music nerd, I need like 20 of these.





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