The Book Show

Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

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November 29, 2022 00:27:23
1793 - John Grisham - The Boys from Biloxi - The Book Show

1793 - John Grisham - The Boys from Biloxi - The Book Show

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham returns to Mississippi for his latest legal thriller “The Boys from Biloxi,” The story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. ...

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November 22, 2022 00:27:29
1792 - Jennifer Egan - The Candy House - The Book Show

1792 - Jennifer Egan - The Candy House - The Book Show

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November 08, 2022 00:27:26
1790 - John Iriving - The Last Chairlift - The Book Show

1790 - John Iriving - The Last Chairlift - The Book Show

John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time, among them: “The World According to Garp,” “A Widow for One Year,” “A Prayer for Owen Meany” and “The Cider House Rules.” He now returns with his first novel in seven years “The Last Chairlift.” ...

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November 01, 2022 00:27:26
1789 - Barbara Kingsolver - Demon Copperhead - The Book Show

1789 - Barbara Kingsolver - Demon Copperhead - The Book Show

Pulitzer Prize-finalist and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, “Demon Copperhead” re-imagines Charles Dicken’s “David Copperfield” set in West Virginian Appalachia at the beginning of the opioid epidemic. ...

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October 25, 2022 00:27:05
#1788 - George Saunders - Liberation Day - The Book Show

#1788 - George Saunders - Liberation Day - The Book Show

George Saunders is an American great, a writer who continues to astound, evolve and get deeper. His new book, “Liberation Day,” is his first collection of stories since his National Book Award finalist “Tenth of December” was published eight years ago.  ...

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October 18, 2022 00:27:17
The Book Show #1787 - Andrea Barrett - Natural History: Stories

The Book Show #1787 - Andrea Barrett - Natural History: Stories

Andrea Barrett, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of the new book Natural History: Stories - a collection of interconnected stories that complete and connect the lives of the family of scientists, teachers and innovators that she has woven into her books. ...

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