Episode 236

#236 - Author Chat w/ Aisha Saeed

On this episode, we're excited to finally get to chat with author (and one of the founding members of #WeNeedDiverseBooks) Aisha Saeed about her latest novel, Forty Words for Love, a story of childhood friends on the verge of adulthood who find themselves at a crossroads as Moonlight Bay, the small magical town they grew up in, faces an economic crisis when the magical pink waters it's known for fades away. Caught between chasing their dreams and their obligations to their families, this is a magical contemporary stories that addresses real life issues such as how economic tensions manifest in anti-immigrant sentiment.

Follow Aisha on instagram at @aishacs and check out her novel, Forty Words for Love, available now on the Books & Boba bookshop!

*Support the podcast by supporting our new Patreon*

Follow our hosts:

Follow us:

The Books & Boba August 2023 pick is Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

Mentioned in this episode:

Check out the Read with Jenna Podcast!

In this podcast, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager brings you intimate, entertaining, and revealing conversations with her favorite writers. Hear from authors as they share their creative process, their love of books, and what inspires them to share their stories with the world. Join Jenna as she continues her mission to connect readers, create conversations and share her love of reading. Follow ‘Read with Jenna’ for new episodes every week.

Read with Jenna

About the Podcast

Show artwork for Books and Boba
Books and Boba
A book club podcast for books by Asian authors