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May 17, 2022 00:27:29
#1765 Stephen Harrigan "The Leopard is Loose" | The Book Show

#1765 Stephen Harrigan "The Leopard is Loose" | The Book Show

The fragile, 1952 postwar tranquility of a young boy’s world explodes one summer day when a leopard escapes from the Oklahoma City Zoo, throwing all the local residents into dangerous excitement, in Stephen Harrigan’s story of a child’s confrontation with his deepest fears. His new novel is “The Leopard is Loose.” ...

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May 10, 2022 00:27:26
#1764 Douglas Stuart "Young Mungo | The Book Show

#1764 Douglas Stuart "Young Mungo | The Book Show

Douglas Stuart’s debut novel "Shuggie Bain" was awarded the 2020 Booker Prize and his new second novel, "Young Mungo" is a portrayal of working-class life and a moving and suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James - who should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all. ...

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May 03, 2022 00:27:26
#1763 Gregory Maguire "Cress Watercress"|The Book Show

#1763 Gregory Maguire "Cress Watercress"|The Book Show

Gregory Maguire, the imagination behind "Wicked," turns his trademark wit and wisdom to an animal adventure about growing up, moving on, and finding community. "Cress Watercress" is a lavishly illustrated woodland tale with a classic sensibility and modern flair.  ...

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April 26, 2022 00:27:27
#1762 Amy Bloom “In Love”| The Book Show

#1762 Amy Bloom “In Love”| The Book Show

Amy Bloom’s memoir, "In Love," asks: what are you willing to do for the one you love? And what is our own right to die? Bloom describes the events that took place from the time of her husband’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, until his death by “accompanied suicide” with Dignitas in Zurich. ...

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April 19, 2022 00:27:25
#1761 Sheila Heti “Pure Colour”| The Book Show

#1761 Sheila Heti “Pure Colour”| The Book Show

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April 12, 2022 00:27:47
#1760: Peter Heller's "The Guide" | The Book Show

#1760: Peter Heller's "The Guide" | The Book Show

Peter Heller’s novel, “The Guide,” takes place against the backdrop of his home state of Colorado. It follows a young man, Jack, who accepts a job as a fishing guide at an elite resort in the wilds of Colorado. What begins as an idyllic experience soon takes a dark turn. Photo courtesy of Knopf. This episode originally aired as episode #1731. ...

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