The Foxed Page

By Kimberly Ford

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Episodes: 106

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If you love to read, The Foxed Page is for you. With these deep dives into the best books, you’ll gain a richer understanding of the title at hand, all while learning to read everything better. Choose from long-form lectures, quick recommendations, talks on old favorites and plenty of episodes from the archives. Listen to The Foxed Page--with Kimberly Ford, best-selling author, former adjunct professor and Ph.D.

Episode Date
Lecture 63b: Akbar's MARTYR! (the ENDING) >> If you think you fully understood the nuance of Kaveh Akbar's (possible double) ending, you might be crazy.
Jul 11, 2024
Lecture 63: Kaveh Akbar's MARTYR! >> Anyone who thinks they've comprehended this masterpiece in one read is insane. Allow Kimberly to help you appreciate why it deserves extensive further thought!
Jul 08, 2024
Lecture 62: Elin Hilderbrand's SWAN SONG >> Have an extra good time with the queen of the beach read's LAST NANTUCKET NOVEL.
Jul 05, 2024
Lecture 61: F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY >> Did you love this classic in sophomore English? Allow Kimberly to lead you down literary memory lane with this 4th-of-July meditation on the AMERICAN DREAM!
Jul 01, 2024
Lecture 60: Miranda July's ALL FOURS >> Have you heard? ALL FOURS is creating a revolution!
Jun 24, 2024
REPOST: Arthur Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD >> Kimberly hates to self-aggrandize, but this might be some of her finest work.
Jun 21, 2024
Enriched Read 6: LORD BYRON and BILLY (collins)! >> Explore POETRY with a close reading of Byron to more appreciate our uber-popular former-poet-laureate, Billy Collins
Jun 17, 2024
Lecture 59: Nicholson Baker's THE ANTHOLOGIST >> Do you love poetry? Do you WISH you loved poetry?? This hilarious, inspirational novel will hook you up!
Jun 13, 2024
Episode 58: Alice Munro's LIVES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN >> Allow Kimberly to deepen your appreciation of this NOBEL-WINNER's only novel!
Jun 10, 2024
REPOST: Daniel Mason's NORTH WOODS >> Is this sitting on your nightstand?? Dust it off! Kimberly's about to tell you all the reasons you'll LOVE this book.
Jun 07, 2024
Lecture 57: Hernán Díaz's TRUST >> Is it possible you missed some of the genius nuance in this four-books-in-one novel?? Whether you've read it or are gearing up to--Kimberly will make sure you get the MOST out of it.
Jun 03, 2024
Lecture 56: Anita Brookner's HOTEL DU LAC >> Kimberly's pretty sure this will be her GO TO RECOMMENDATION for the summer. Hotel is THAT GOOD.
May 31, 2024
Lecture 55: Alice Munro part 1: the PROSE >> Have you heard of the Canadian legend and never read her? Or maybe she's your favorite writer? Listen in to hear what makes her hilarious, incisive, mold-breaking stories deserve a NOBEL.
May 28, 2024
REPOST: Cormac McCarthy's The Passenger and Stella Maris >> Buckle up, readers. Kimberly's finally indulging herself (and YOU) in an extra-deep-dive lecture on one of her favorite writers of all time.
May 24, 2024
Lecture 54: Joan Didion's DEMOCRACY >> Want to save democracy?? Just kidding. You'd have to do more than listen to this. But this Didion is incredibly timely--and RIVETING.
May 20, 2024
Lecture 53: Curtis Sittenfeld's ROMANTIC COMEDY >> Could you use a super-smart, hilarious, uplifting novel right about now? This is it!
May 17, 2024
Lecture 52: André Aciman's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and ENIGMA VARIATIONS >> Did you love the movie? Do you want to more fully comprehend the idea of the atmospheric novel before summer's upon us?? Listen in!
May 13, 2024
Lecture 51: Nicholson Baker's FINDING A LIKENESS: HOW I GOT SOMEWHAT BETTER AT ART >> Are you an intelligent, creative person--maybe contemplating a next chapter or new endeavor? Baker's about the provide ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED
May 10, 2024
Lecture 50: John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN >> Want to see Kimberly conjure John Steinbeck from the dead?? Ever wondered why so many people LOVE EAST OF EDEN? Allow Kimberly to explain why it deserves to be such a perennial favorite. NO RE-READING REQUIRED!
May 06, 2024
Lecture 38: R. F. Kuang's YELLOWFACE
May 03, 2024
Lecture 49: Stephen King's CARRIE >> Find out why King is worth serious literary respect, especially on the FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of this iconic novel.
Apr 29, 2024
Lecture 48: Megan Nolan's ORDINARY HUMAN FAILINGS >> Looking for a thriller that's incredibly well written? Look no further!
Apr 15, 2024
REPOST: Lecture 7: Joan Didion’s The White Album Part 1 > Learn why Didion is such an icon and why her inimitable prose means so much to so many people!
Apr 12, 2024
Enriched Read 5: Percival Everett's JAMES in light of Twain's HUCK FINN >> Find out why Everett's incredible re-imagining is a HUGE IMPROVEMENT on the source material.
Apr 08, 2024
REPOST: Dorothy Baker’s CASSANDRA AT THE WEDDING > Find out why literally NO ONE to whom Kimberly recommends this 1962 novel about identical 21-year-old twins in California is disappointed.
Apr 01, 2024
Lecture 45: Jo Baker's LONGBOURN > Have you always wanted Downton Abbey in the form of a REALLY WELL WRITTEN novel?? PLUS JANE AUSTEN ELEMENTS??!! This is it, people!
Mar 29, 2024
Lecture 46: Janice Hadlow's THE OTHER BENNET SISTER > Ever wondered what MARY Bennet was up to?? Wonder no more!
Mar 28, 2024
Lecture 44: Melinda Taub's THE SCANDALOUS CONFESSIONS OF LYDIA BENNET, WITCH > Let Kimberly (and Taub) answer all the questions about Pride and Prejudice that you didn't even know you had!
Mar 27, 2024
Enriched Read 4: History and satire in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE >> Dive into Jane's historical period--while seeing her as a true SATIRIST--to more FULLY appreciate her genius!
Mar 25, 2024
Lecture 43: Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO>> This fantastical ROMP--what with Orlando living 400 years, and both as a man and a woman--has never been more crucial!
Mar 18, 2024
REPOST: Judy Blume's ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET>> Seriously, who needs a reason to revisit this touchstone?? Find out why this classic is such a literary feat!
Mar 15, 2024
Lecture 42: Rebecca Yarros's FOURTH WING>> Two burning questions: Why is so much fantasy set in the medieval era? and Why is so much written by mormon writers??
Mar 11, 2024
Episode 41: Jesmyn Ward's LET US DESCEND > Readers, Kimberly LOVED this rewriting of Dante's Divine Comedy. Listen to why this best seller DESERVES its place on all those BEST OF 2023 lists!
Mar 04, 2024
Lecture 40: POOR THINGS! Readers! AHHHHH!!! The movie streams today--and Alasdair Gray's 1992 novel (the source material) is SOOO GOOD! You MUST LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AND READ THIS BOOK!
Feb 27, 2024
REPOST: Sally Rooney's BEAUTIFUL WORLD WHERE ARE YOU >> Honestly? Kimberly did not love Conversations with Friends. She dove into this to figure out why Rooney left her a tad cold. She ended up with serious appreciation–while also discovering the thing!
Feb 23, 2024
Lecture 39: Virginia Woolf's LIBERTY (A Room of One's Own)
Feb 16, 2024
REPOST: Gustave Flaubert's MADAME BOVARY
Feb 12, 2024
Old Favorite 5: Sendak's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Feb 09, 2024
REPOST: Gabrielle Zevin’s TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW
Feb 02, 2024
Lecture 37: Margaret Kennedy's THE FEAST
Jan 29, 2024
Lecture 36: Madeline Miller’s CIRCE
Jan 19, 2024
Lecture 35: Madeline Miller's GALATEA
Jan 16, 2024
Lecture 34: Gayl Jones's Corregidora
Jan 15, 2024
Enriched Read 1: Demon Copperhead and David Copperfield
Jan 08, 2024
Lecture 33: Claire Keegan's So Late in the Day
Jan 07, 2024
How to Read 3: Why reading is NECESSARY NOT INDULGENT!
Jan 02, 2024
Old favorite 4: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (and its SEQUEL??)
Dec 18, 2023
Lecture 32: Lessons in Chemistry
Dec 11, 2023
Lecture 31: Agatha Christie!!!
Dec 04, 2023
Old Favorite 3: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Nov 18, 2023
Lecture 29: Why Nicholson Baker MUST be your new mindfulness guru
Nov 14, 2023
Lecture 28: Like Water for Chocolate (now in English!)
Nov 09, 2023
Lecture 27: the foxed page EN ESPANOL: Como aqua para chocolate
Nov 06, 2023
Lecture 26: the foxed page talks TELEVISION; David Milch, Pete Dexter and SHAKESPEARE: Deadwood, the TV series.
Nov 01, 2023
Episode 14: DEADWOOD (the novel):
Oct 28, 2023
LECTURE 14: Claire Keegan's Small Things Like These
Oct 20, 2023
LECTURE 13: What we all need to learn from Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN
Oct 12, 2023
LECTURE 12: Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton
Sep 25, 2023
Enriched Read II: The Covenant of Water
Sep 18, 2023
How to Read II: PLOT (feat. Virginia Woolf, Eve Babitz, Gustave Flaubert and others)
Sep 11, 2023
Episode 11: Didion, Babitz . . . and Cline?
Sep 05, 2023
Lecture 10: Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think about Abortion
Aug 28, 2023
Lecture 9: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita
Aug 21, 2023
Lecture 8: Claire Dederer’s Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma
Aug 14, 2023
Lecture 7: Joan Didion’s The White Album Part 2
Aug 07, 2023
Lecture 7: Joan Didion’s The White Album Part 3
Aug 07, 2023
Lecture 6: Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter Part 3
Jul 31, 2023
Lecture 6: Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter Part 2
Jul 31, 2023
Lecture 6: Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter Part 1
Jul 31, 2023
Enriched Read 1: Demon Copperhead, David Copperfield and Dickens
Jul 28, 2023
Lecture 5: Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love Part 2
Jul 24, 2023
Lecture 5: Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love Part 3
Jul 24, 2023
Lecture 4: Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin Part 1
Jul 17, 2023
Lecture 4: Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin Part 2
Jul 17, 2023
Lecture 4: Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin Part 3
Jul 17, 2023
Lecture 3: Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of ‘69 Part 1
Jul 11, 2023
Lecture 3: Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of ‘69 Part 2
Jul 11, 2023
Lecture 3: Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of ‘69 Part 3
Jul 11, 2023
How to Read 1: Narrative Stance
Jul 11, 2023
Lecture 2: Claire Keegan’s Foster Part 1
Jul 03, 2023
Lecture 2: Claire Keegan’s Foster Part 3
Jul 03, 2023
Lecture 2: Claire Keegan’s Foster Part 2
Jul 03, 2023
Lecture 1: Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H-Mart Part 3
Jun 26, 2023
Lecture 1: Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H-Mart Part 2
Jun 26, 2023
Lecture 1: Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H-Mart Part 1
Jun 26, 2023
Welcome to the Foxed Page with Kimberly Ford
Jun 21, 2023
From the Archives: James Joyce’s Dubliners parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 20, 2023
From the Archives: Annie Ernaux’s The Years parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 20, 2023
From The Archives: Jeannette Haiens' The All of It parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 20, 2023
From the Archives: Louise Erdrich's The Sentence parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 20, 2023
From the Archives: Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Anna Burn's Milkman parts 1, 2 & 3
Jun 19, 2023
Five-Minute Recommendation: Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Jeanette Winterson and Jeanette Haien’s The All of It
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Eve Babitz’s Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A.
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Elin Hilderbrand’s Summer of 69
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Anna Burns’s Milkman
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Annie Ernaux’s The Years.
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Jeannette Winterson’s Frankisstein
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation for Claire Keegan’s Foster
Jun 19, 2023
From the Archives: Five-Minute Recommendation of James Joyce’s Dubliners
Jun 19, 2023
5-Minute Recommendation: Dorothy Baker’s CASSANDRA AT THE WEDDING
Jun 19, 2023
5-Minute Recommendation: Michelle Zauner’s CRYING IN H-MART
Jun 14, 2023