The Book Show

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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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Latest Episodes…

  1. #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 ...


  2. #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.  ...


  3. #1703: Elizabeth Kolbert "Under A White Sky" | The Book Show

    This week, Elizabeth Kolbert is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction. In her new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Kolbert again writes about humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time ...


  4. #1702: Russell Shorto "Smalltime" | The Book Show

    This week, best-selling author Russell Shorto never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: “You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?” ...


  5. #1701: Kristin Hannah "The Four Winds" | The Book Show

    This week, Kristin Hannah discusses her latest book, The Four Winds. The novel is an American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression. Hannah is the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone. ...