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Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. #1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show

    Maggie Shipstead’s new novel “Great Circle” tracks the lives of Marian Graves and her twin brother Jamie from Prohibition-era Missoula to wartime Britain, from the cold of Alaska to the cap of Antarctica as Marian chases her dream of becoming the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe north-south. ...


  2. #1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show

    Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest and the author of several novels including “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was a finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize. Her latest, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” is an inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things. ...


  3. #1742: Alan Cumming's "Baggage: Tales of a Fully Packed Life" | The Book Show

    Alan Cumming’s new memoir, “Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life,” chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. ...


  4. #1741: Alison Bechdel's "The Secret to Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

    Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back and once again her new graphic memoir is “The Secret to Superhuman Strength.” ...


  5. #1740: Francine Prose's 'Vixen' | The Book Show

    Bestselling author Francine Prose’s latest book “The Vixen,” is set in the glamorous world of New York publishing in the 1950s. It is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice ripper. The novel is based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius ...