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. #1599 – Susan Orlean

    Susan Orlean’s latest bestseller, “The Library Book,” is an investigation into a 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library that consumed 400,000 volumes and damaged another 700,000. In addition to shedding light on what happened, it is a celebration for an institution she’s cherished since she was a kid. ...

    03/12/2019

  2. #1598 – Akiko Busch

    In our increasingly networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been both more enchanting. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Akiko Busch, set out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement. Her new book, “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time ...

    03/05/2019

  3. #1597 – Christopher Castellani

    Christopher Castellani’s new novel, “Leading Men,” is a story of desire, artistic ambition, and the consequences of unspoken words. We meet playwright Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo when they take a mysterious Swedish actress under their wing, setting in motion a chain of events that will alter ...

    02/26/2019

  4. #1596 – Madeleine Kunin

    Madeleine Kunin is the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her new book, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” the topic is aging but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores ...

    02/19/2019

  5. #1595 – Chloe Benjamin

    If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It is the question at the center of Chloe Benjamin’s new novel, “The Immortalists.” Four siblings find out and keep the dates secret from one another, but their prophecies inform their next five decades. Originally aired ...

    02/12/2019