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February 22, 2022 00:30:00
#1753: Brendan Slocumb’s “The Violin Conspiracy” | The Book Show

#1753: Brendan Slocumb’s “The Violin Conspiracy” | The Book Show

Brendan Slocumb’s debut thriller, “The Violin Conspiracy,” is a page-turner about a Black classical musician’s desperate quest to recover his lost family heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. ...

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February 15, 2022 00:28:30
#1752: Noah Hawley’s “Anthem” | The Book Show

#1752: Noah Hawley’s “Anthem” | The Book Show

Noah Hawley is the award-winning creator of shows like “Fargo” and “Legion” and the bestselling author of “Before the Fall.” His new novel, “Anthem,” is a thriller set where America is right now in which a band of unlikely heroes set out on a quest to save one innocent life and might end up saving us all. ...

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February 08, 2022 00:29:55
#1751: Jason Mott’s "Hell of a Book" | The Book Show

#1751: Jason Mott’s "Hell of a Book" | The Book Show

Jason Mott’s “Hell of a Book” won The National Book Award in 2021. It is an astounding work of fiction where a Black author sets out on a publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. The book – always deeply honest, at times electrically funny — goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole. ...

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February 01, 2022 00:27:43
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#1750: Lisa Napoli's "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie" | The Book Show

“Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR” by journalist Lisa Napoli is a group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism; covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR. Originally aired as episode #1729. Photo courtesy of Abrams Press. ...

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January 25, 2022 00:27:46
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#1749: Anne Tyler's "Redhead by the Side of the Road" | The Book Show

Anne Tyler discusses her novel “Redhead by the Side of the Road,” about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.  ...

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January 18, 2022 00:27:28
#1748: Alison Gaylin's "The Collective" | The Book Show

#1748: Alison Gaylin's "The Collective" | The Book Show

In her new novel of psychological suspense “The Collective,” Alison Gaylin explores just how far a grieving mother will go to right a tragic wrong. ...

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