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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

Nov 5, 2008

Maybe we were feeling a little lonely, I don't know. In any event, today's show is all about orphans in literature. Why are orphans so often the main characters in beloved novels? We've pondered this question for over a year, and we're happy to see that others have, too. Ann and Michael discuss, and then weigh in on some of their favorite novels featuring orphans.

Also, we announce plans for a special project that we are rolling out on the blog beginning November 16th, and we give you a sneak preview of that project by discussing two books, The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein and Stephen G. Bloom and The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford

The Oxford Project is an incredible book that grabbed me the minute I heard about it. Take a look at the short video on our blog to see what I mean.

Full details of the episode including books discussed is available at