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September 07, 2021 00:27:41
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#1729: Lisa Napoli “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie" | The Book Show

This week, we discuss the new book “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR” by journalist Lisa Napoli. The book is a group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism; covered decades of American news; and whose voices defined NPR. Photo courtesy of Abrams Press. ...

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August 31, 2021 00:27:36
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#1728: Patricia Engel "Infinite Country" | The Book Show

This week, in her new novel “Infinite Country,” acclaimed author Patricia Engel gives voice to five family members as they navigate the particular challenges of family life in two countries. In the book, Engel shows immigration as an ongoing process and a constant flow of people across borders. Photo courtesy of Avid Reader Press/ Simon & Schuster. ...

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August 24, 2021 00:26:44
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#1727: Christopher Cox "The Deadline Effect" | The Book Show

This week, Editor, journalist and writer Christopher Cox explores his experiences with looming deadlines and how he became determined to learn the secret of managing them in his new book, “The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like it’s the Last Minute Before the Last Minute.” Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster/ Avid Reader Press. ...

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August 17, 2021 00:27:40
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#1726: Fannie Flagg "The Wonder Boy Of Whistle Stop" | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Fannie Flagg discusses her sequel to the New York Times bestseller “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.” The novel, “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop,” traces what happened to the beloved characters in Fried Green Tomatoes. This episode originally aired in Dec. 2020. Photo courtesy of Random House. ...

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August 10, 2021 00:27:34
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#1725: Francine Prose "The Vixen" | The Book Show

This week, bestselling author Francine Prose discusses her latest, “The Vixen.” Set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the novel is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Photo courtesy of Harper. ...

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August 03, 2021 00:27:40
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#1724: Jim Shepard "Phase Six" | The Book Show

This week, Jim Shepard discusses his latest book “Phase Six.” The novel is about the next pandemic that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis. Shepard is also the author of seven previous novels including, “The Book of Aron.” Photo courtesy of Random House. ...

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