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  1. #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. ...


  2. #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. ...


  3. #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 ...


  4. #1647: Gish Jen’s “The Resisters” | The Book Show

    In Gish Jen’s latest “The Resisters,” we meet Gwen who has a Golden Arm and finds herself happily playing in an underground baseball league in her teens. It is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value as ...


  5. #1646: Lydia Davis’ “Essays One” | The Book Show

    Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’ gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In “Essays One” Davis has, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, and lectures composed over the past ...