The Book Show

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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August 10, 2021 00:27:34
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#1725: Francine Prose "The Vixen" | The Book Show

This week, bestselling author Francine Prose discusses her latest, “The Vixen.” Set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the novel is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Photo courtesy of Harper. ...

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August 03, 2021 00:27:40
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#1724: Jim Shepard "Phase Six" | The Book Show

This week, Jim Shepard discusses his latest book “Phase Six.” The novel is about the next pandemic that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis. Shepard is also the author of seven previous novels including, “The Book of Aron.” Photo courtesy of Random House. ...

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July 27, 2021 00:27:40
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#1723: James Ellroy "Widespread Panic" | The Book Show

This week, from the modern master of noir James Ellroy, comes the new novel “Widespread Panic;” about the malevolent monarch of the 1950s Hollywood Underground. The novel is a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows. Photo courtesy of Knopf. ...

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July 20, 2021 00:27:34
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#1722: T.J. Newman "Falling" | The Book Show

This week, Former flight attendant T. J. Newman wrote much of her new novel, “Falling,” on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. “Falling” follows pilot Bill Hoffman after he’s been given an impossible choice: crash the plane he’s currently flying, or let his kidnapped family die. Photo courtesy of Avid Reader Press. ...

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July 13, 2021 00:27:40
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#1721: Elizabeth Brundage "The Vanishing Point" | The Book Show

This week, Elizabeth Brundage discusses her new book “The Vanishing Point,” which takes a close look at relationships; the mistakes we make early on that inform our destinies and the troubling things we sometimes do in the name of love. Photo courtesy of Little, Brown, and Company. ...

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July 06, 2021 00:27:36
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#1720: Megha Majumdar "A Burning" | The Book Show

This week, Megha Majumdar discusses her book, “A Burning.” The novel centers around three characters following a terrorist attack in India. This episode originally aired in June 2020. Photo courtesy of Knopf. ...

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