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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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Latest Episodes…

  1. #1741: Alison Bechdel's "The Secret to Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

    Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back and once again her new graphic memoir is “The Secret to Superhuman Strength.” ...


  2. #1740: Francine Prose's 'Vixen' | The Book Show

    Bestselling author Francine Prose’s latest book “The Vixen,” is set in the glamorous world of New York publishing in the 1950s. It is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice ripper. The novel is based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius ...


  3. #1739: Anthony Doerr - Cloud Cuckoo Land | The Book Show

    “Cloud Cuckoo Land” is the highly anticipated new novel from Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “All the Light We Cannot See.” In his latest novel, Doerr uses one of humanity’s oldest technologies, a book, to illuminate our abiding opportunities for connection and empathy. ...


  4. #1738: Louise Erdrich's "The Sentence" | The Book Show

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich’s new book is a ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman’s relentless errors. “The Sentence” asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. ...


  5. #1737: Nathaniel Philbrick 'Travels with George' | The Book Show

    Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington’s unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies. His new book is “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.” Photo courtesy of Viking. ...