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. #1621: Author Louis Bayard’s “Courting Mr. Lincoln”

    Louis Bayard’s new novel, “Courting Mr. Lincoln,” is an intimately drawn evocation of the love between the brilliant, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his charming confidante Joshua Speed and his spirited future wife, Mary Todd. ...


  2. #1620: Ocean Vuong’s “On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous”

    Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, “On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling written as a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. ...


  3. #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.” ...


  4. #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. ...


  5. #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. ...