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October 19, 2021 00:27:40
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#1735: Richard Powers "Bewilderment" | The Book Show

Author Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Overstory.” His latest novel, “Bewilderment,” has already been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Photo courtesy of W.W. Norton. ...

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October 12, 2021 00:27:46
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#1734: Anita Hill "Believing" | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show: Thirty years ago, Anita Hill faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joe Biden, to testify that her boss, Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her. Her new book is: “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.” Photo courtesy of Viking. ...

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October 05, 2021 00:27:39
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#1733: Amitava Kumar "A Time Outside This Time" | The Book Show

This week, author Amitava Kumar’s new novel, “A Time Outside This Time,” is set at a writer’s retreat and reflects on the issues of fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. Kumar has crafted his fiction so seamlessly from real life that the reader is forced to reckon with what is “real.” Photo courtesy of Knopf. ...

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September 28, 2021 00:27:41
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#1732: Maggie Smith "Goldenrod" | The Book Show

Pushcart Prizewinning poet Maggie Smith gained star status with her breakout bestseller “Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change.” Now with “Goldenrod,” Smith returns to her original craft with a powerful collection of poems that explore parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Photo courtesy of Atria/One Signal Publishers. ...

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September 21, 2021 00:27:41
#1731: Peter Heller "The Guide" | The Book Show

#1731: Peter Heller "The Guide" | The Book Show

This week, Peter Heller’s new novel, “The Guide,” takes place against the backdrop of his home state of Colorado. It follows a young man, Jack, who accepts a job as a fishing guide at an elite resort in the wilds of Colorado. What begins as an idyllic experience soon takes a dark turn. Photo courtesy of Knopf. ...

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September 14, 2021 00:27:34
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#1730: Paula Hawkins "A Slow Fire Burning" | The Book Show

This week, with one of the longest-running bestselling adult hardcovers in publishing history, “The Girl on the Train,” Paula Hawkins became an international publishing phenomenon. She now unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge in her latest novel, “A Slow Fire Burning.” Photo courtesy of Riverhead Books. ...

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