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April 27, 2021 00:27:34
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#1710: Amity Gaige "Sea Wife" | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Amity Gaige discusses her book, Sea Wife. A transporting novel about marriage, family, and love in a time of turmoil. (more…) ...

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April 20, 2021 00:27:40
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#1709: Sarah Conley "Landslide" | The Book Show

This week, in Susan Conley’s new novel Landslide, a mother is caring for her two teenage sons while everything else, her marriage and the fishing industry her New England community relies on, threatens to crumble around her. (more…) ...

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April 13, 2021 00:27:41
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#1708: Russell Banks "Foregone" | The Book Show

This week, Russell Banks discusses his new book, Foregone. In the book, we meet leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife. Fife is one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Now, in his late seventies, he is dying of cancer and has agreed to a final interview in which he is determined to bear all his secrets at last. (more…) ...

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April 06, 2021 00:27:42
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#1707: Donna Leon "Transient Desires" | The Book Show

This week, Donna Leon discusses her latest installment of the Guido Brunetti mystery novels, “Transient Desires.” The series explores myriad social issues facing the city of Venice, Italy. (more…) ...

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March 30, 2021 00:27:53
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#1706: Imbolo Mbue "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

This week, New York Times best-selling novelist Imbolo Mbue discusses his new novel, How Beautiful We Were. The book is a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. (more…) ...

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March 23, 2021 00:27:40
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#1705: Anne Lamott "Dusk, Night, Dawn" | The Book Show

This week, in Dusk, Night, Dawn, best-selling author Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity. (more…) ...

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