Hit the open road with these books about road trips. Hop in the getaway car and learn what it takes to write a great Thelma & Louise story with Colleen Oakley.
Do you love road trip books? We will go on a wildly entertaining road trip with a college dropout and an eighty-four-year-old woman on the run from the law in today’s show.
Today’s Book Gang podcast features an interview with Colleen Oakley discussing her feisty new novel, The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise, which pays tribute to the iconic movie Thelma & Louise.
Colleen shares how she aimed to capture various aspects of the film in her story and how her research on police work and investigations informed the development of the missing person case and jewelry heist in the book.
We also discuss what it takes to write about two very different generations and why she included Tanner’s struggles with chronic pain in her story.
Don’t miss Colleen’s favorite books in today’s bonus book list with books about road trips for the perfect escape!
Meet Colleen Oakley
Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch, Before I Go, and The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise. Colleen’s novels have been longlisted for the Southern Book Prize twice, and Close Enough to Touch won the French Reader’s Prize. Her books have been translated into more than 21 languages.
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The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley
Normal Family by Chrysta Bilton
MomAdvice Book Club
Normal Family Book Chat
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
Thelma and Louise
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
The Last Of Us
Rose the Prude – Golden Girls
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
The Long Way Back by Nicole Baart
Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale
Rebecca’s Book Reviews
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
A Day in the Life of a Book Publicist
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
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