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January 11, 2022 00:30:00
#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show

Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation.  Gary Shteyngart’s latest “Our Country Friends” is a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal hailed as a “virtuoso performance” (USA Today) and “an homage to Chekhov with four romances and a finale that will break your heart” (The Washington Post). ...

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January 04, 2022 00:27:26
#1746: Jodi Picoult's "Wish You Were Here" | The Book Show

#1746: Jodi Picoult's "Wish You Were Here" | The Book Show

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-five internationally bestselling novels. Her latest, “Wish You Were Here,” begins in New York City in March 2020 as young art professional Diana O’Toole is about to embark on a trip to the Galapagos with her surgical resident boyfriend-soon-to-be-fiancé. But then a virus that felt worlds away appears in the city. ...

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December 28, 2021 00:29:09
#1745: Imbolo Mbue's "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

#1745: Imbolo Mbue's "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

New York Times best-selling novelist Imbolo Mbue’s “How Beautiful We Were,” is a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. ...

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December 21, 2021 00:27:33
#1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show

#1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show

Maggie Shipstead’s new novel “Great Circle” tracks the lives of Marian Graves and her twin brother Jamie from Prohibition-era Missoula to wartime Britain, from the cold of Alaska to the cap of Antarctica as Marian chases her dream of becoming the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe north-south. ...

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December 14, 2021 00:27:41
#1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show

#1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show

Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest and the author of several novels including “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was a finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize. Her latest, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” is an inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things. ...

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December 07, 2021 00:27:35
#1742: Alan Cumming's "Baggage: Tales of a Fully Packed Life" | The Book Show

#1742: Alan Cumming's "Baggage: Tales of a Fully Packed Life" | The Book Show

Alan Cumming’s new memoir, “Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life,” chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. ...

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