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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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  1. #1739: Anthony Doerr - Cloud Cuckoo Land | The Book Show

    “Cloud Cuckoo Land” is the highly anticipated new novel from Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “All the Light We Cannot See.” In his latest novel, Doerr uses one of humanity’s oldest technologies, a book, to illuminate our abiding opportunities for connection and empathy. ...


  2. #1738: Louise Erdrich's "The Sentence" | The Book Show

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich’s new book is a ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman’s relentless errors. “The Sentence” asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. ...


  3. #1737: Nathaniel Philbrick 'Travels with George' | The Book Show

    Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington’s unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies. His new book is “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.” Photo courtesy of Viking. ...


  4. #1736: Lauren Groff 'Matrix' | The Book Show

    Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest “Matrix,” her first since the groundbreaking “Fates and Furies,” brings us to a 12th-century nunnery where she tells an engrossing tale of female desire, passion, creativity, and power. Photo courtesy of Riverhead ...


  5. #1735: Richard Powers "Bewilderment" | The Book Show

    Author Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Overstory.” His latest novel, “Bewilderment,” has already been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Photo courtesy of W.W. Norton. ...