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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January 11, 2022 00:30:00
#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation.  Gary Shteyngart’s latest “Our Country Friends” is a novel about love, friendship, family, and...

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January 04, 2022 00:27:26
#1746: Jodi Picoult's "Wish You Were Here" | The Book Show

#1746: Jodi Picoult's "Wish You Were Here" | The Book Show

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-five internationally bestselling novels. Her latest, “Wish You Were Here,” begins in New York City in March 2020...

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December 28, 2021 00:29:09
#1745: Imbolo Mbue's "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

#1745: Imbolo Mbue's "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

New York Times best-selling novelist Imbolo Mbue’s “How Beautiful We Were,” is a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village...

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December 21, 2021 00:27:33
#1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show

#1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show

Maggie Shipstead’s new novel “Great Circle” tracks the lives of Marian Graves and her twin brother Jamie from Prohibition-era Missoula to wartime Britain, from...

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December 14, 2021 00:27:41
#1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show

#1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show

Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest and the author of several novels including “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was a...

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December 07, 2021 00:27:35
#1742: Alan Cumming's "Baggage: Tales of a Fully Packed Life" | The Book Show

#1742: Alan Cumming's "Baggage: Tales of a Fully Packed Life" | The Book Show

Alan Cumming’s new memoir, “Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life,” chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has...

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