The Book Show

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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. #1609 – Anna Quindlen

    Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. In her new book, “Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting,” she offers observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker, but secondary character and support to the parents ...

    05/21/2019

  2. #1608 – Nathan Englander

    Nathan Englander once again tackles the complexities of contemporary Jewish life in his new novel, “kaddish.com.” When an atheist’s Orthodox father dies, he is called upon by his mother and sisters to perform the prayer for the dead – every day for 11 months. Reluctant, he hires someone from the ...

    05/14/2019

  3. #1607 – James Lasdun

    Playing out against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood interview and the months leading up to the 2016 election, James Lasdun’s new novel, “Afternoon of a Faun,” dramatizes one man’s search for truth after his friend is suddenly accused by an old flame – known to both of ...

    05/07/2019

  4. #1606 – Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben, often referred to as “America’s most important environmentalist,” thirty years ago offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change in his book, “The End of Nature.” Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. The new book is “Falter.” ...

    04/30/2019

  5. #1605 – Richard Powers

    Richard Powers spent a year under the redwoods of California. That reflection led to his novel, “The Overstory,” about the world of trees and a band of people determined to change the way it’s perceived. “The Overstory” won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and we will re-air our interview ...

    04/23/2019