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March 26, 2020 00:29:58
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#1653: Jenny Offill’s “Weather” | The Book Show

Jenny Offill’s new novel, “Weather,” is about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree, but this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling. Benson is a fake shrink which sees her advice grow increasingly apocalyptic and unhinged. ...

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March 18, 2020 00:30:00
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#1652: Paul Krugman’s “Arguing With Zombies” | The Book Show

Nobel Prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman, is one of the most recognizable and trusted voices on economics and policy today. In his new book “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future,” Krugman explains the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform and Social Security. ...

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March 11, 2020 00:30:00
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#1651: Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” | The Book Show

Patrick Radden Keefe, a staff writer for the New Yorker, is the author the best-selling: “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland.” In the book, Keefe explores the disappearance of Jean McConville (a widowed young mother of ten children) and explores the broader context of the terrorism and counterterrorism campaigns […] ...

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March 03, 2020 00:30:00
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#1650: Diane Rehm’s “When My Time Comes” | The Book Show

Renowned radio host Diane Rehm joins us this week to discuss her new book, “When My Time Comes,” which addresses the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of the most inspiring champions. ...

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February 27, 2020 00:30:00
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#1648: Tom Shachtman’s “The Founding Fortunes” | The Book Show

In the new book, “The Founding Fortunes,” historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes. ...

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February 27, 2020 00:30:00
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#1649: Erik Larson’s “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” | The Book Show

Erik Larson is known for expertly transporting readers to past worlds. Even stories we think we know come to life in a different way once in his hands. His latest, “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” takes us into the heart of war-torn England for the […] ...

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