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November 30, 2021 00:29:56
#1741: Alison Bechdel's "The Secret to Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

#1741: Alison Bechdel's "The Secret to Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back and once again her new graphic memoir is “The Secret to Superhuman Strength.” ...

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November 23, 2021 00:30:00
#1740: Francine Prose's 'Vixen' | The Book Show

#1740: Francine Prose's 'Vixen' | The Book Show

Bestselling author Francine Prose’s latest book “The Vixen,” is set in the glamorous world of New York publishing in the 1950s. It is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice ripper. The novel is based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The assignment reveals the true cost of entering such a world. ...

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November 10, 2021 00:27:40
#1739: Anthony Doerr - Cloud Cuckoo Land | The Book Show

#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. ...

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November 09, 2021 00:30:00
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#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. ...

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November 02, 2021 00:27:40
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#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. ...

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October 26, 2021 00:27:40
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#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 Books. ...

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