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June 04, 2019 00:30:00
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#1611: Author Dave Eggers’ Latest “The Parade: A Novel”

From the bestselling author of “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” “The Circle,” “A Hologram for the King,” and “What Is the What” comes a taut, suspenseful story of two visitors’ role in a nation’s fragile peace. Dave Eggers’ latest is “The Parade: A Novel.” ...

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May 28, 2019 00:30:00
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#1610: New York Times Bestselling Author David McCullough’s “The Pioneers”

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times Bestselling author, and master historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story with his latest, “The Pioneers.” In it he tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers. ...

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May 21, 2019 00:30:00
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#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 of her grandchildren. ...

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May 14, 2019 00:29:59
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#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 title website to recite the […] ...

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May 07, 2019 00:30:00
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#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 them – of sexual assault […] ...

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April 30, 2019 00:30:00
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#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.” This is an Off the […] ...

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