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The Book Show #1235 - Anne Rice
Anne Rice is back. From the creator of The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim - she returns to gothic motifs - an old dark house, a mysterious death, the promise of family secrets, and the...
The Book Show #1234 - Naomi Benaron
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron is a coming-of-age tale set on the cusp of the Rwandan civil war of the 1990s. The book follows Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life.
The Book Show #1233 - Howard Frank Mosher
Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments, Mosher set out alone in his twenty-year-old Chevy Celebrity on a road trip and book tour...
The Book Show #1232 - Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is the author of 19 novels including Sing You Home, My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart and Handle with Care. She has won wide praise for her compelling works, which combine huge readability with thought-provoking...
The Book Show #1231 - Adam Johnson
To write his first novel, Adam Johnson, immersed himself for years in information about the secretive totalitarian state of North Korea and visited the capital, fascinated and saddened by its brutal absurdities. Adam Johnson is the author The Orphan...
The Book Show #1230 - Alan Lightman
Alan Lightman, theoretical physicist, bestselling author, and leading explorer of the intersection between the sciences and the humanities, is renowned for accessible works of fiction and nonfiction that explain the "grand ideas" of physics. His most...
The Book Show #1229 - Alex Gilvarry and Suzzy Roche
On this week's episode of The Book Show we are going to focus on two very talented authors who are making their debut. They have penned two very different books - but what they have in common is that they add their names to a list of fresh, new...
The Book Show #1228 - Margot Livesey
Livesey, who grew up in the Scottish Highlands where her father taught at a private school for boys, has released her seventh novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. The book echoes some of Livesey's experiences. Gemma, orphaned young, is sent to a boarding...
The Book Show #1227 - Stewart O'Nan
Stewart O'Nan's thirteenth novel, The Odds, is another original, bittersweet snapshot, like his celebrated "Last Night at the Lobster." Valentine's weekend, Art and Marion Fowler flee their Cleveland suburb for Niagara Falls, desperate to recoup their...
The Book Show #1226 - William Gibson
William Gibson has long been recognized as a literary pioneer with an eye for technological movements and social change. His most recent New York Times-bestselling trilogy, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History, earned international...
The Book Show #1225 - Sara Paretsky
Thirty years ago, mystery writer Sara Paretsky published her first novel starring intrepid Chicago P.I. V.I. Warshawski. Her latest in the popular series is: Breakdown. The plot mixes the mania for vampire and supernatural novels, especially among...
The Book Show #1222 - David Pietrusza
Called one "of the best historians in the United States" and "the undisputed champion of chronicling American Presidential campaigns," David Pietrusza has produced a number of critically-acclaimed works concerning 20th century American history. In his...
The Book Show #1221 - Tom Perrotta
In Tom Perrotta's new novel, The Leftovers, he asks the question: What if a Rapture-like event actually happened and millions of people around the globe simply vanished in one quick unexplained moment? Perrotta is the author of The Abstinence Teacher,...
The Book Show #1220 - Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead won a following with stories that explore a world that's both familiar and a little skewed - or a lot. His new book, Zone One, is, Whitehead says, "about a guy just trying to make it to the next day without being killed. So it's about...
The Book Show #1219 - Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco is an accomplished medieval scholar and author who is best known for his bestselling novel, The Name of the Rose. Now comes his latest, The Prague Cemetery , already a bestselling novel in 40 other countries around the world.
The Book Show #1218 - Hillary Jordan
Best-selling author Hillary Jordan discusses her new novel When She Woke.
The Book Show #1217 - Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman is a culture guru - whose new novel is The Visible Man - which explores the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy.
The Book Show #1216 - Jeffrey Eugenides
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides joins us on The Book Show this week, to discuss his new book The Marriage Plot.
The Book Show #1215 - Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen, one of America's most famous and feted literary novelists joins us on The Book Show this week.
The Book Show #1214 - Ruth Rendell
Baroness Ruth Rendell has written an astounding 59 novels. All are reason to rejoice, but her 60th, The Vault, starring Reginald Wexford, is simply brilliant. The now retired Chief Inspector Wexford is called upon to aid the police in an investigation...
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