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Welcome to Five or Flop, a podcast for the best (and worst) historical fiction has to offer! Each week, we'll be reading and reviewing a different historical fiction book on a scale from flop to five. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @fiveorflop_pod for all the latest updates! Have a book you want us to read? Send us a recommendation: https://forms.gle/1JroxLkK157zpa9N8 Read along with us on StoryGraph! Join the Five or Flop: Season One Reading Challenge and track you ...
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In today's episode, we're discussing The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, repeat pod authors, and (unfortunately) horses. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The theme for Season Two is Booktok and Bestselle…
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In today's episode, we're discussing The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The theme for Season Two is Booktok and Bestsellers. Leave us a review and give us a follow on Twit…
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In today's episode, we're discussing Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. AND we're back with another special guest to provide a dissenting opinion! Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The t…
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In today's episode, we're discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah of Booktok fame (and also well-deserved real world fame). Are we finally back on the same page of agreeing with each other? Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of…
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In today's episode, we're discussing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and we get into some conflicts and controversies with this one! Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The theme for Season …
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In honor of the Bridgerton Season 3 premiere, this author invites you to a discussion of Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Catch up on all things Polin, Whistledown, and more before watching the latest season on Netflix! Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a…
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In this week's episode, we discuss Min Jin Lee's Pachinko, the Japanese colonization of Korea, intergenerational trauma, and just how many side characters is too many. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The …
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In this episode, we welcome special guest Ashley Bell onto the pod to discuss Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, queer lit, and the ultimate question of topping or flopping. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or fi…
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In the Season Two premiere of the podcast, we're trekking to Europe to read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, start a series-long discourse on time jumps in books, and listen to Erin's thoughts on the Netflix adaptation. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading…
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In this special bonus episode, we discuss two pretty niche controversies within the book and library space. We've mentioned these both in previous episodes, so it's time for a deep dive! Read up on RWA: https://www.vox.com/2020/1/10/21055125/rwa-what-happened-resignations-courtney-milan-damon-suede-backstory-2020-ritas-conference https://www.vox.co…
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In this special bonus episode, we invite special guest and astrology expert Nohely to discuss the birth charts of some of our favorite (and least favorite) characters. Did the stars truly align to give them such awful qualities? (Nohely called in all the way from Texas, so we recorded this episode over Zoom instead of in the studio! We did our best…
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In this special bonus episode, Grace and Erin review the movie version of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and ask a very important question: why was Hugh Jackman necessary in this movie? Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, f…
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*DISCLAIMER: Apologies if the audio sounds a bit quieter here! We had some technical difficulties in production!* In the Season One finale of the podcast, we're headed down to New Zealand to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, star signs, and how deeply Grace and Erin are willing to read into a novel. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to th…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to 1850s Mexico to discuss Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, an argument over People We Meet on Vacation, and Erin's career in parapsychology. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're going to Uganda to discuss Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and the questions "what even is history and what even is truth?" Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The th…
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*DISCLAIMER: Apologies for the fuzzy audio portion! We had some technical difficulties while recording and also had to cut some of the intro/author bio as a result. Some other notes about Isabel Allende that we had to cut: she received a Presidential Medal of Honor and is an active philanthropist, having started a foundation after her daughter pass…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to Jaipur, India in the 1950s to discuss The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi, a fabulous main character, and flop secondary characters. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or fi…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to Paris (and several other countries in Europe) to discuss the Spy by Paulo Coelho, the life of Mata Hari, and crimes against writing. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, …
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*DISCLAIMER: Apologies if the audio sounds a bit quieter here! We had some technical difficulties in production!* In this episode of the podcast, we're headed down under to Australia to discuss The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper, stereotypes in pop historical fiction, and the death of our childhood pet fish. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to Erin's home state of Florida to talk about A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith, the merits of traditionalism vs. modernization, and Grace's unwillingness to live off the land. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new …
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EDIT: In this episode, we discuss the nature of the title, Homegoing. We were unaware this is an established African-American cultural term. We promise to do more research and be better in the future! In this episode of the podcast, we're covering centuries of Ghana and North America while we discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, our love for generationa…
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to 1990s Colombia to discuss Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, the (almost) kidnapping of (real) children, and what the tree actually symbolizes. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating …
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to 1800s China to discuss Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, the lost art of nu shu, and why Lily is kinda the worst. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. …
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In this episode of the podcast, we're headed to 1500s England to discuss Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, sickly children of the Elizabethan era, and whether or not Shakespeare is a bad father. Five or Flop is a podcast dedicated to the best and worst historical fiction has to offer. Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop…
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Welcome to Five or Flop, a podcast for the best and worst historical fiction has to offer! Each week we'll be reading a new book and rating it on a scale of flop, fine, or five. The theme for Season One is Reading Around the World, and we'll be reading two books per continent. Leave us a review and give us a follow on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok…
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