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January 29, 2019 00:25:00
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#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, will join us on this […] ...

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January 15, 2019 00:25:24
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#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. ...

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January 15, 2019 00:25:24
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#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. ...

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January 08, 2019 00:25:24
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#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: Notes on Hope.” ...

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January 01, 2019 00:25:24
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#1589 – Tara Westover

Tara Westover’s memoir, “Educated,” has made its way to the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. She tells her story of being a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Originally aired as The Book Show #1552. ...

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December 25, 2018 00:25:24
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#1588 – Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange’s powerful and urgent Native American voice has exploded onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. His debut novel, “There There,” interweaves the experiences of twelve people who gather in Oakland for a pow wow. It is a multigenerational story about violence, recovery, hope, and loss. Originally aired as The Book Show #1561. ...

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