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October 27, 2020 00:27:33
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#1684: Sue Miller “Monogamy” | The Book Show.

This week on The Book Show, New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller’s insightful new novel focuses on marriage, love, family, happiness, and sorrow. Monogamy is the story of Annie and Graham, happily married for 30 years. But after Graham dies suddenly, Annie discovers he was having an affair.   ...

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October 20, 2020 00:27:41
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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 an epic story of longing […] ...

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October 06, 2020 00:27:28
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#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.   ...

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September 29, 2020 00:27:35
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#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. ...

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September 22, 2020 00:27:41
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#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.” ...

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September 15, 2020 00:27:30
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#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 in the world they belong. ...

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