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June 16, 2020 00:27:30
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#1665: Lydia Millet “A Children’s Bible” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, Lydia Millet discusses her new book A Children’s Bible. Her novel follows a group of children on a forced vacation with their families. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex. The children feel neglected, and suffocated at the same time. When […] ...

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June 09, 2020 00:27:34
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#1664: Ibram X. Kendi “How to Be An Antiracist” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book How To Be An Antiracist. Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, and author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which […] ...

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June 02, 2020 00:27:30
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#1663: Curtis Sittenfeld “Rodham” | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, from the New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Eligible, a novel that imagines a deeply compelling what-might-have-been: What if Hillary Rodham hadn’t married Bill Clinton? In real life, Bill Clinton proposed to Hillary Rodham twice and she said no, until the third time. In author Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel, Rodham, she says no the […] ...

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May 27, 2020 00:27:30
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#1662: Lawrence Wright “The End Of October” | The Book Show

On this week’s Book Show, Lawrence Wright discusses his new thriller: The End of October. Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is also a fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. The End Of October follows Dr. […] ...

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May 26, 2020 00:29:55
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#1661: Glennon Doyle’s “Untamed” | The Book Show

Glennon Doyle is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller “Love Warrior,” an Oprah’s Book Club selection and another New York Times bestseller “Carry On, Warrior.” Doyle is an activist, speaker, and thought leader. She is also the founder and president of Together Rising, which has raised over $20 million for women, […] ...

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May 14, 2020 00:29:55
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#1660: Emily St. John Mandel’s “The Glass Hotel” | The Book Show

Emily St. John Mandel is the award winning author of “Station 11.” Her new novel “The Glass Hotel” is set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events; a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. In the story Mandel highlights crisis and survival. Readers […] ...

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