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June 28, 2022 00:27:19
#1771 Dan Chaon “Sleepwalk” | The Book Show

#1771 Dan Chaon “Sleepwalk” | The Book Show

Dan Chaon’s latest thriller, “Sleepwalk,” is a high speed and darkly comic road trip through a near future America with a big-hearted mercenary. The novel examines where we’ve been and where we’re going and the connections that bind us, no matter how far we travel to dodge them or how cleverly we hide. ...

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June 21, 2022 00:27:29
#1770 Jennifer Egan

#1770 Jennifer Egan "The Candy House" | The Book Show

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June 14, 2022 00:27:30
#1769 Bill McKibben “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon” | The Book Show

#1769 Bill McKibben “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon” | The Book Show

Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, which was the first book to warn the general public about the climate crisis. Bill McKibben’s latest is “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.” ...

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June 07, 2022 00:27:26
#1768 Nathaniel Philbrick “Travels with George” | The Book Show

#1768 Nathaniel Philbrick “Travels with George” | The Book Show

Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies. His book is "Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy." ...

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May 31, 2022 00:27:27
#1767 Emily St. John Mandel “Sea of Tranquility” | The Book Show

#1767 Emily St. John Mandel “Sea of Tranquility” | The Book Show

Emily St. John Mandel is the award-winning, best-selling author of “Station Eleven” and “The Glass Hotel.” She returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 500-years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. Her new book is “Sea of Tranquility.” ...

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May 24, 2022 00:27:30
#1766 Julianna Margulies “Sunshine Girl” | The Book Show

#1766 Julianna Margulies “Sunshine Girl” | The Book Show

Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theater, and film and starred in two classic series: “ER” and “The Good Wife.” As a bubbly child, Julianna was bestowed with the family nickname “Sunshine Girl,” also the title of her new memoir. ...

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