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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. #1708: Russell Banks "Foregone" | The Book Show

    This week, Russell Banks discusses his new book, Foregone. In the book, we meet leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife. Fife is one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Now, in his late seventies, he is dying of cancer and ...


  2. #1707: Donna Leon "Transient Desires" | The Book Show

    This week, Donna Leon discusses her latest installment of the Guido Brunetti mystery novels, “Transient Desires.” The series explores myriad social issues facing the city of Venice, Italy. (more…) ...


  3. #1706: Imbolo Mbue "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show

    This week, New York Times best-selling novelist Imbolo Mbue discusses his new novel, How Beautiful We Were. The book is a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. ...


  4. #1705: Anne Lamott "Dusk, Night, Dawn" | The Book Show

    This week, in Dusk, Night, Dawn, best-selling author Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and ...


  5. #1704: Chang-rae Lee "My Year Abroad" | The Book Show

    This week, author Chang-rae Lee discusses his new book: My Year Abroad. The novel follows a young American whose life is transformed by an unusual Asian adventure. Lee examines the human capacity for pleasure, pain, and connection.  ...