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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. #1703: Elizabeth Kolbert "Under A White Sky" | The Book Show

    This week, Elizabeth Kolbert is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction. In her new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Kolbert again writes about humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time ...


  2. #1702: Russell Shorto "Smalltime" | The Book Show

    This week, best-selling author Russell Shorto never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: “You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?” ...


  3. #1701: Kristin Hannah "The Four Winds" | The Book Show

    This week, Kristin Hannah discusses her latest book, The Four Winds. The novel is an American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression. Hannah is the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone. ...


  4. #1700: Robert Jones Jr. "The Prophets" | The Book Show

    This week, we speak with the creator of the Son of Baldwin online community, Robert Jones, Jr. He discusses his debut novel The Prophets, which showcases the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation; the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal ...


  5. #1699: Sam Winchester "Land" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Author Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing – and have done – with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. His new book is Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern ...