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. #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

  2. #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

  3. #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

  4. #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

  5. #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