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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September 20, 2022 00:27:27
The Book Show #1783 - Joyce Carol Oates - Babysitter

The Book Show #1783 - Joyce Carol Oates - Babysitter

Legendary author Joyce Carol Oates’ latest book, "Babysitter" is an engrossing thriller, with a bit of true crime, set against a backdrop of child murders in the affluent suburbs of 1970s Detroit. Oates rooted the novel in the real, unsolved case of the “Babysitter Killer,” who struck in Oakland County, Michigan. ...

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September 13, 2022 00:26:34
The Book Show #1782 - Dan Brown

The Book Show #1782 - Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels including “The Da Vinci Code” which has become one of the best-selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. “The Da Vinci Code” is one of five novels featuring his symbology professor protagonist, Robert Langdon. ...

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September 06, 2022 00:27:25
The Book Show #1782 - Abdulrazak Gurnah - Afterlives

The Book Show #1782 - Abdulrazak Gurnah - Afterlives

Abdulrazak Gurnah attained a new level of global prominence last year when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Gurnah’s new novel “Afterlives” spotlights the devastating German colonial rule of early 20th century East Africa and its aftermath. ...

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August 30, 2022 00:27:30
#1780 - The Book Show - Susan Orlean - On Animals

#1780 - The Book Show - Susan Orlean - On Animals

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals in her new collection, “On Animals.” Orlean has been hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Library Book.” ...

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August 23, 2022 00:27:25
#1779 - The Book Show - Stephen Lloyd - Friend of the Devil

#1779 - The Book Show - Stephen Lloyd - Friend of the Devil

Acclaimed TV writer and the executive producer of award-winning shows such as “Modern Family” and “How I Met Your Mother,” Stephen Lloyd’s new novel debut, “Friend of the Devil,” is a horror/noir mash-up set at an elite boarding school harboring secrets. ...

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August 16, 2022 00:27:25
The Book Show #1778 - Sarah Pearse - The Retreat

The Book Show #1778 - Sarah Pearse - The Retreat

With the publication of “The Sanatorium” last year, Sarah Pearse had one of the most stunning crime-fiction debuts in recent memory. It was an instant New York Times and international bestseller as well as a Reese's Book Club selection. Now, detective Elin Warner is back in Pearse's second novel, “The Retreat.” ...

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