Special Episode: All The Crooked Saints

Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: All The Crooked Saints

Episode Summary:

Shannon and Nievita sit down and review Maggie Stiefvater’s new release, All The Crooked Saints! Join us for an informal discussion of saints, family, darkness, symbolism, metaphors, music, love, and how sometimes prose just begs to be read out loud.

 

NOTE: Spoiler section begins AFTER the sign-off at timestamp 46:20 (approx. depending on your player) so stick around for the second portion if you’ve already read ATCS, OR if you don’t care about being spoiled. Bonus: you will learn which “character” Nievita identified with most strongly!

 

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Next Episodes:

11/2/17– Ravin’ Girls Episode 3, covering chaps. 9-11 of TRB

11/16/17 — Ravin’ Girls Episode 4, covering chaps. 12-14 of TRB

 

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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

 

Publishing Reviews:

Excerpt on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/05/19/maggie-stiefvater-all-the-crooked-saints/#um_TFNi8.qqk

Kirkus Reviews: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-stiefvater/all-the-crooked-saints/

Tor Review (SPOILERS): https://www.tor.com/2017/10/12/book-reviews-all-the-crooked-saints-by-maggie-stiefvater/

 

Genre:

Magical Realism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism

Tall Tales: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_tale

Fabulism: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fabulism

 

Research:

Holy Infant Painting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Infant_of_Atocha

Strange happenings in San Luis Valley, CO: https://www.ourstrangeplanet.com/the-san-luis-valley-monitoring-a-hot-spot/

Lechuza, or the women who turn into owls: http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/156Lechuza.htm

 

Controversy:

Original EW article: http://ew.com/books/2017/03/21/maggie-stiefvater-all-the-crooked-saints-cover-reveal/amp/

Responses:

https://www.twitter.com/bookwormwanders/status/844276996490346496

https://onlybylaura.com/2017/03/23/staying-in-your-lane-and-other-publishing-woes/

 

Review by Francisco X. Storm, one of the sensitivity readers and author of Marcelo In The Real World: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2158613746

 

Diversity in YA: http://www.diversityinya.com (written by the amazing Anna-Marie McLemore. I highly recommend her book When The Moon Was Ours as an example of contemporary Magical Realism. I can’t believe I forgot about it during the episode. -N)

 

Recommendations for Contemporary Magical Realism: https://www.twitter.com/Bookwormwanders/status/844280445122625536

 

Latinx Reviews (limited to folks who have read the book):

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=1949787674

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1894031167

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1909378479

http://abookandacupofcoffee.blogspot.rs/2017/09/arc-review-all-crooked-saints-by-maggie.html?m=1

 

Maggie talks about her husband: http://maggiestiefvater.blogspot.com/2010/04/on-young-love-all-that-jazz.html?m=1

 

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Acknowledgements:
All The Crooked Saints and all affiliated properties are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Tags:
special episode, ravin’ girls, raven cycle podcast, ya lit, literary analysis, trc, the raven cycle, maggie stiefvater, all the crooked saints, atcs

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