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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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  1. #1734: Anita Hill "Believing" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show: Thirty years ago, Anita Hill faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joe Biden, to testify that her boss, Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her. Her new book is: “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End ...

    10/12/2021

  2. #1733: Amitava Kumar "A Time Outside This Time" | The Book Show

    This week, author Amitava Kumar’s new novel, “A Time Outside This Time,” is set at a writer’s retreat and reflects on the issues of fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. Kumar has crafted his fiction so seamlessly from real life that the reader ...

    10/05/2021

  3. #1732: Maggie Smith "Goldenrod" | The Book Show

    Pushcart Prizewinning poet Maggie Smith gained star status with her breakout bestseller “Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change.” Now with “Goldenrod,” Smith returns to her original craft with a powerful collection of poems that explore parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Photo courtesy of Atria/One Signal Publishers. ...

    09/28/2021

  4. #1731: Peter Heller "The Guide" | The Book Show

    This week, Peter Heller’s new 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 ...

    09/21/2021

  5. #1730: Paula Hawkins "A Slow Fire Burning" | The Book Show

    This week, with one of the longest-running bestselling adult hardcovers in publishing history, “The Girl on the Train,” Paula Hawkins became an international publishing phenomenon. She now unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge in her latest novel, “A Slow Fire Burning.” Photo courtesy of Riverhead Books. ...

    09/14/2021