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. #1594 – Brendan Mathews

    When marriages, friendships, and families come undone — to what lengths do we go to keep it all together? That question lies at the heart of Brendan Mathews‘ debut story collection, “This is Not a Love Song.” These stories are packed with vivid detail, emotional precision, and deft, redemptive humor. Brendan ...

    02/05/2019

  2. #1593 – Jon Ward

    Told in full for the first time, “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party” is a carefully threaded narrative of Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter leading up to a brutal primary in 1980 that forever altered American politics. Jon Ward, a 20+ year D.C. political journalist, ...

    01/29/2019

  3. #1591 – Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s first short story collection, “Friday Black,” is a satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America, offering surreal tales and dystopian satire about American consumerism and race. ...

    01/15/2019

  4. #1592 – Helen Klein Ross

    Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose new novel, “The Latecomers,” tells the story of an Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and the dark secrets hidden in its walls for generations. Interweaving timelines span an American century, from 1899 to present day. ...

    01/15/2019

  5. #1590 – Anne Lamott

    What does hope look like? How do we find and hold onto it in the midst of personal turmoil, communal suffering, global chaos and the everyday challenges of being alive in this world? Best-selling author Anne Lamott looks to answer these questions and more in her new book, “Almost Everything: ...

    01/08/2019