Tales from the Trunk


Book Tour 17: Sarah Gailey - Just Like Home

June 3, 2022

This episode carries content warnings for mentions of parental death, terminal illness, serial killers, and feelings of powerlessness. Additionally, the reading from this episode contains an overall sense of tension and dread. If you would like to skip the reading, you can skip forward 18 minutes from the beginning of the reading to bypass it.

This time around, we’re joined once again by the incomparable Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey) to talk about their incredible (and incredibly terrifying) new book, Just Like Home, available July 19th wherever fine books are sold! Sarah tells us about the staggering number of rewrites that this book went through and what was learned along the way.


Things we mention this episode:

The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling

The Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff VanderMeer

Flowers for the Sea, by Zin E. Rocklyn

Queen Amidala

Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey

And then a skeleton popped out

The Death of Jane Lawrence, by Caitlin Starling


Eat the Rich, by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak

The Echo Wife, by Sarah Gailey

The Foundations of Decay,” by My Chemical Romance

The Great (TV)

Veep (TV)

Number One Fan, by Meg Elison


Empire of the Wild, by Cherie Dimaline

Sarah’s website and Insta

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