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December 08, 2020 00:27:32
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#1690: Jo Nesbo “The Kingdom” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Jo Nesbo’s discusses his dark, gripping new standalone thriller, The Kingdom. Nesbo tells the story of two brothers, and a homecoming that turns deadly bringing long-buried family secrets to the surface.   ...

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December 01, 2020 00:27:35
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#1689: Fannie Flagg “The Wonder Boy Of Whistle Stop” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Fannie Flagg discusses her sequel to the New York Times bestseller Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. The new novel, The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop; traces what happened to the beloved characters in Fried Green Tomatoes.     ...

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November 24, 2020 00:27:31
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#1688: Lydia Davis “Essays One” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, we speak with Lydia Davis about her new work Essays One. Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In Essays One, Davis has for the first time gathered […] ...

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November 17, 2020 00:27:33
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#1687: Roddy Doyle “Love” | The Book Show

In Roddy Doyle’s latest novel Love, Joe and Davy are two old friends who meet at a Dublin pub for a night of reconnecting and hard-drinking. Joe has a burning secret; Davy has a concealed sorrow. Doyle is the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Commitments. ...

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November 10, 2020 00:27:34
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#1686: Janis – Her Life And Music | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, we dive into the life and legacy of Janis Joplin. Holly George-Warren discusses her book, Janis: Her Life and Music. This episode originally aired in November 2019. ...

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November 03, 2020 00:27:29
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#1685: Tana French “The Searcher” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Tana French discusses her book The Searcher. This is her first novel to feature an American protagonist and brings all of French’s atmospherics and characterization to a story that plays with the traditions of suspense fiction and does not fail to keep readers guessing. The New York Times has […] ...

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