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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January 24, 2023 00:26:05
1801 - Emma Donoghue - Haven

1801 - Emma Donoghue - Haven

In bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s novel “Haven,” three men vow to leave the world behind them as they set out in a small boat for an island their leader has seen in a dream. ...

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January 17, 2023 00:27:26
1800 - Andrew Sean Greer - Less is Lost

1800 - Andrew Sean Greer - Less is Lost

In the follow-up to the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning "Less: A Novel," the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip in Andrew Sean Greer’s new novel, "Less is Lost," where he accepts a series of literary gigs that sends him on a zigzagging adventure across the U.S. ...

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January 10, 2023 00:27:24
1799 - Billy Collins - Musical Tables | The Book Show

1799 - Billy Collins - Musical Tables | The Book Show

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins has taken up the unique poetic style of the “small poem” and has gathered more than 125 of his own into a beautiful new collection entitled “Musical Tables.” ...

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January 03, 2023 00:27:13
1798 - Geraldine Brooks - Horse: A Novel

1798 - Geraldine Brooks - Horse: A Novel

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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December 27, 2022 00:27:27
1797 - Emily St. John Mandel - Sea of Tranquility | The Book Show

1797 - Emily St. John Mandel - Sea of Tranquility | The Book Show

Emily St. John Mandel is the award-winning, best-selling author of “Station Eleven” and “The Glass Hotel” She returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 500-years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. Her new book is “Sea of Tranquility.” ...

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December 20, 2022 00:27:07
1796 - Nick Hornby - Dickens and Prince | The Book Show

1796 - Nick Hornby - Dickens and Prince | The Book Show

Bestselling author Nick Hornby is an icon in American pop culture and his latest brings his signature wit and appeal to his first nonfiction book in many years, "Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius" where he studies the cosmic link between these two unlikely creative geniuses. ...

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