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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. #1726: Fannie Flagg "The Wonder Boy Of Whistle Stop" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Fannie Flagg discusses her sequel to the New York Times bestseller “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.” The novel, “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop,” traces what happened to the beloved characters in Fried Green Tomatoes. This episode originally aired in Dec. 2020. Photo ...


  2. #1725: Francine Prose "The Vixen" | The Book Show

    This week, bestselling author Francine Prose discusses her latest, “The Vixen.” Set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the novel is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Photo courtesy ...


  3. #1724: Jim Shepard "Phase Six" | The Book Show

    This week, Jim Shepard discusses his latest book “Phase Six.” The novel is about the next pandemic that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis. Shepard is also the author of seven previous novels including, “The Book of Aron.” Photo courtesy of Random House. ...


  4. #1723: James Ellroy "Widespread Panic" | The Book Show

    This week, from the modern master of noir James Ellroy, comes the new novel “Widespread Panic;” about the malevolent monarch of the 1950s Hollywood Underground. The novel is a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows. Photo courtesy of Knopf. ...


  5. #1722: T.J. Newman "Falling" | The Book Show

    This week, Former flight attendant T. J. Newman wrote much of her new novel, “Falling,” on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. “Falling” follows pilot Bill Hoffman after he’s been given an impossible choice: crash the plane he’s currently flying, or let his kidnapped family die. Photo courtesy of Avid Reader Press. ...