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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. #1715: Michael Lewis "The Premonition" | The Book Show

    This week, bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses his new book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” The non-fiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

    06/01/2021

  2. #1714: Andrew McCarthy "Brat: An 80's Story"|The Book Show

    This week, Andrew McCarthy’s movie roles in “Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Weekend at Bernie’s,” and “Less Than Zero” made him a star.  He’s considered one of the so-called “Brat Pack” – which has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. He writes about that decade of ...

    05/25/2021

  3. #1713: Viet Thanh Nguyen "The Committed" | The Book Show

    This week, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new novel, “The Committed.” The book is the long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer.” It tells the story of a communist double agent and his blood brother, Bon, as they try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures. ...

    05/18/2021

  4. #1712 Alison Bechdel "The Secret To Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

    This week, comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back with a new graphic novel. Once again she has reinvented memoir, as she did with “Fun Home”, this time by telling her life story decade by decade through the lens of her lifelong obsession with exercise. Her new graphic memoir is ...

    05/11/2021

  5. #1711: Flynn Berry "Northern Spy" | The Book Show

    This week, we speak with Edgar Award-winning author Flynn Berry. Berry discusses her latest, Northern Spy, a thriller about the contemporary IRA, and two sisters who find themselves caught in the middle of the re-escalating sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. ...

    05/04/2021