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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  1. #1700: Robert Jones Jr. "The Prophets" | The Book Show

    This week, we speak with the creator of the Son of Baldwin online community, Robert Jones, Jr. He discusses his debut novel The Prophets, which showcases the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation; the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal ...

    02/16/2021

  2. #1699: Sam Winchester "Land" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, Author Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing – and have done – with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. His new book is Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern ...

    02/09/2021

  3. #1698: Colum McCann "Apeirogon" | The Book Show

    This week on The Book Show, National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann discusses his latest book, Apeirogon. The novel highlights the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers, united by the loss of their daughters. (more…) ...

    02/02/2021

  4. #1697: George Saunders "A Swim In A Pond In The Rain" | The Book Show

    This week, George Saunders discusses his new work, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. He pairs iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, with essays intended for anyone interested in how fiction works. He also discusses why the Russian short story is more relevant than ...

    01/26/2021

  5. #1696: Jill McCorkle "Hieroglyphics" | The Book Show

    This week, Jill McCorkle discusses her latest novel; Hieroglyphics, which reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions, dreams, and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered novel, McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what ...

    01/19/2021