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August 09, 2022 00:27:26
The Book Show #1777 - Elisa Albert - Human Blues

The Book Show #1777 - Elisa Albert - Human Blues

In Elisa Albert’s highly-anticipated new novel, “Human Blues,” musician Aviva Rosner’s course cracks and crumbles the harder she pounds the pavement. Aviva wants to have a child. But, she wants to conceive on her own terms – though those terms become increasingly irrelevant with each missed opportunity. ...

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August 02, 2022 00:27:25
#1776  – Séamas O'Reilly - Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? | The Book Show

#1776  – Séamas O'Reilly - Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? | The Book Show

Writer Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble. He tells the story in his memoir: “Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?”  ...

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July 26, 2022 00:27:15
#1775 Ottessa Moshfegh - Lapvona | The Book Show

#1775 Ottessa Moshfegh - Lapvona | The Book Show

Ottessa Moshfegh’s new novel “Lapvona” brings us to a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters where a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test. ...

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July 19, 2022 00:26:27
#1774 Emma Straub “This Time Tomorrow” | The Book Show

#1774 Emma Straub “This Time Tomorrow” | The Book Show

What if you could take a vacation to your past? With her humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes and a different kind of love story in her new novel “This Time Tomorrow.” ...

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July 12, 2022 00:27:25
#1773 Tom Perotta - Tracy Flick Can't Win | The Book Show

#1773 Tom Perotta - Tracy Flick Can't Win | The Book Show

Tracy Flick, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s novel “Election,” is back and determined to, once again, take high school politics by storm. Tom Perrotta’s new sequel is “Tracy Flick Can’t Win.” ...

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July 05, 2022 00:27:13
#1772 Geraldine Brooks

#1772 Geraldine Brooks "Horse" | The Book Show

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history. In her new novel, "Horse," Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. ...

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