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February 02, 2021 00:27:40
#1698: Colum McCann "Apeirogon" | The Book Show

#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…) ...

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January 26, 2021 00:27:40
#1697: George Saunders "A Swim In A Pond In The Rain" | The Book Show

#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 ever in these turbulent times. (more…) ...

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January 19, 2021 00:27:34
#1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show

#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 it means to be a child piecing together the world around us. (more…) ...

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December 29, 2020 00:27:30
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#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 has raised over $20 million […] ...

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December 22, 2020 00:27:36
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#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 Courtesy of Knopf.   ...

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December 15, 2020 00:27:22
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#1691: Off-The-Shelf With James Patterson | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, we present an off-the-shelf conversation with James Patterson.  Patterson is a bestselling author and joins us to discuss his three latest books: The Last Days of John Lennon, Deadly Cross, and NYPD Red 6. This off-the-shelf conversation was recorded via zoom and was presented by Northshire Bookstore. ...

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