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July 30, 2019 00:30:00
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#1619: Karen Russell’s “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”

Karen Russell is the author of the New York Times best sellers Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Swamplandia!, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She now presents a new collection of short fiction that showcases her gifts of language and imagination entitled “Orange World and Other Stories.” ...

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July 23, 2019 00:30:00
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#1618: T. C. Boyle’s “Outside Looking In”

T.C. Boyle’s novel, “Outside Looking In,” takes readers back to the 1960s and to the early days of LSD. The book tells the story of Harvard Ph.D. students whose lives veer out of control after they are drawn into the orbit of renowned psychologist and LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary. ...

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July 16, 2019 00:30:00
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#1617: Courtney Maum’s latest, “Costalegre”

Acclaimed author Courtney Maum’s latest, “Costalegre,” is the striking, heartbreaking and strange story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for except for a mother who loves her back – heavily inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter. ...

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July 09, 2019 00:30:00
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#1616: Casey Cep’s “Furious Hours”

Casey Cep’s “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee,” looks at the dual mysteries of a notorious crime and a famous novelist’s attempt to write about it. Cep brings the story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the […] ...

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June 25, 2019 00:30:00
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#1614: Journalist Ruth Reichl Discusses Latest Book “Save Me the Plums”

Ruth Reichl is an award-winning journalist, honored with six James Beard Awards for her journalism, magazine feature writing, and criticism. Her latest book, “Save Me the Plums,” chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine. The book is also a commentary on the revolutionary world of food from 1999 to 2009. ...

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June 18, 2019 00:30:00
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#1613: Rick Atkinson’s “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777”

Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson, who wrote the best-selling “Liberation” trilogy about the American effort in Europe during the Second World War, has now written the first book in a new trilogy to tell the story of the war that made America. It’s called “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, […] ...

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