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On the Podcast: Monica C. Parker, Daniel Nayeri, and Brenda Shaughnessy

In this episode, meet Hatch consultancy founder Monica C. Parker, author of The Power of Wonder, Printz Medal winner Daniel Nayeri, author of The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams, and award-winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy, author of Tanya. Tune in to hear about the curiosities that inspired their work, from unlikely mentors, to imagining what it was like to be a merchant on The Silk Road, to why maintaining a sense of wonder leads to more resiliency.

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller. From the first tickle of curiosity to an unexpected shift in how we perceive the world, there isn’t a person who hasn’t experienced wonder, and yet the why and how of this profoundly beneficial emotion is only just beginning to be scientifically examined. The Power of Wonder is an inspiring audiobook from thought leader Monica Parker that explores how our sense of wonder can ultimately make us better humans.

For fans of all-ages stories like The Little Prince and Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams is the tale of an exciting journey along the Silk Road with a young Monk and his newfound guardian, Samir, a larger than life character and the so-called “Seller of Dreams.”

In Tanya, a powerful gathering of poems, Brenda Shaughnessy reflects on the women who set her on her artistic path. In flowing stair-step tercets, Shaughnessy leads listeners down into her generative core, exposing moments of spiritual and intellectual awakening, her love of art and the written word, and her sense of the life force itself.

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