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  1. 1683: Ayad Akhtar “Homeland Elegies” | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar. Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His latest work is Homeland Elegies, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams. It blends fact and fiction to tell ...


  2. #1681: Jonathan Alter “His Very Best” | The Book Show

    On this week’s Book Show, Journalist Jonathan Alter discusses his new book His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life. This is the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian.   ...


  3. #1680: Ken Follett “The Evening And The Morning” | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Ken Follett. Follett has sold more than 170 million books, including the acclaimed novel The Pillars of Earth. Now, Follett is out with a prequel titled The Evening and the Morning, a historical epic about the world emerging from the Dark Ages. ...


  4. #1679: Sigrid Nunez “What You Are Going Through” | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Sigrid Nunez, looks back to a precarious, pre-pandemic world. In her new book What You Are Going Through, she tells the story of death and companionship, loneliness, and obligation, and as she writes: “Messy life. Unfair life. Life that must be dealt with.” ...


  5. #1678: Vanessa Veselka “The Great Offshore Grounds” | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Vanessa Veselka’s new novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, tells the story of sisters Livy and Cheyenne as they set out to claim an unusual inheritance from their estranged father. The book explores how individuals begin to navigate ethics and emotions until they find where ...