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July 28, 2020 00:27:07
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#1671: Scott Spencer “An Ocean Without A Shore” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, critically acclaimed author Scott Spencer discusses his new novel An Ocean Without a Shore. A story of frustrated longing, and the lengths we will go for those we love—even if they don’t love us in return. Spencer is known for Endless Love and Man in the Woods. ...

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July 21, 2020 00:27:33
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#1670: Kelly Braffet “The Unwilling” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Kelly Braffet discusses her latest novel – The Unwilling, which is a high stakes coming-of-age tale full of enchantment and political turmoil. Additionally, Braffet has written: Save Yourself, Last Seen Leaving and Josie & Jack. ...

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July 14, 2020 00:27:31
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#1669: Adam Goodman “The Deportation Machine” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Adam Goodman discusses his new book The Deportation Machine. Goodman traces the long and troubling history of the US government’s systematic efforts to terrorize and expel immigrants over the past 140 years. Adam Goodman is a Professor of History and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of […] ...

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July 07, 2020 00:27:30
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#1668: Amity Gaige “Sea Wife” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Amity Gaige discusses her book, Sea Wife. A transporting novel about marriage, family and love in a time of turmoil. Sea Wife is about a young family who takes a yearlong sailing trip, which alters their lives. Gaige writes with dual perspectives: Juliet’s first-person narration, and Michael’s captain’s log, […] ...

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June 30, 2020 00:27:31
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#1667: John Dickerson “The Hardest Job In The World: The American Presidency” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, John Dickerson discusses his new book The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency. He takes a deep dive into the history, evolution and current state of the American presidency. Dickerson is a veteran political journalist, and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He is the author of Whistlestop: My […] ...

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June 23, 2020 00:27:30
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#1666: Megha Majumdar “A Burning” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, Joe Donahue speaks with author Megha Majumdar. Her debut novel, A Burning, centers around three characters whose lives become intertwined after a terrorist attack in India. Majumdar’s novel discusses themes of class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams throughout […] ...

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