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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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April 05, 2022 00:27:29
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#1759 Stewart O'Nan "Ocean State"| The Book Show

Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel “Ocean State” is a compelling story about sisters, mothers, and daughters, and the terrible things love makes us do. ...

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March 30, 2022 00:27:26
#1758 Colm Tóibín "The Magician" | The Book Show

#1758 Colm Tóibín "The Magician" | The Book Show

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Colm Tóibín's "The Magician" is an intimate portrait of one of the 20th century's most intriguing literary figures, Thomas Mann. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section] ...

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March 22, 2022 00:27:30
#1757: Susan Orlean “On Animals” | The Book Show

#1757: Susan Orlean “On Animals” | The Book Show

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals in her new collection, “On Animals.” Orlean has been hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Library Book.” ...

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March 15, 2022 00:27:30
#1756: Roddy Doyle "Life Without Children" | The Book Show

#1756: Roddy Doyle "Life Without Children" | The Book Show

Booker Prize–winning author Roddy Doyle’s latest is "Life Without Children." The book is a warm and witty portrait of our pandemic lives told in ten heartrending short stories. Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown? That changes us alone. ...

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March 08, 2022 00:27:29
#1755: Isabel Allende "Violeta" | The Book Show

#1755: Isabel Allende "Violeta" | The Book Show

Isabel Allende’s new novel “Violeta” is a sweeping epic that tells the story of a woman whose life spans one hundred years from 1920–2020 as she bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century. Allende won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, “The House of the Spirits.” ...

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March 01, 2022 00:27:23
#1754: Elizabeth George's “Something to Hide” | The Book Show

#1754: Elizabeth George's “Something to Hide” | The Book Show

1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George and Thomas Lynley, the protagonist in her Lynley mystery series, have a long history together. The publication of George’s new novel, "Something to Hide," marks the twenty-first novel in the series. ...

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