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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. #1698: Colum McCann "Apeirogon" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann discusses his latest book, Apeirogon. The novel highlights the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers, united by the loss of their daughters. (more…) ...


  2. #1697: George Saunders "A Swim In A Pond In The Rain" | The Book Show

    This week, George Saunders discusses his new work, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. He pairs iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, with essays intended for anyone interested in how fiction works. He also discusses why the Russian short story is more relevant than ...


  3. #1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show

    This week, Jill McCorkle discusses her latest novel; Hieroglyphics, which reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions, dreams, and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered novel, McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what ...


  4. #1693: Glennon Doyle “Untamed” | The Book Show

    This week, Glennon Doyle is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection and another New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. Doyle is an activist, speaker, and thought leader. She is also the founder and president of Together Rising, which ...


  5. #1692: Anne Tyler “Redhead By The Side Of The Road” | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Anne Tyler discusses her book Redhead by the Side of the Road. The novel focuses on routine-obsessed Micah Mortimer; a story about misperception, second chances, and the elusive power of human connection. This episode of The Book Show originally aired in April 2020. Photo ...