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It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.
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Location:

Modesto, CA

Description:

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

Language:

English

Contact:

415-283-4786


Episodes

Vann: Caribou Island

8/10/2019
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In "Caribou Island," Author David Vann writes a noir novel that explores marriage within the backdrop of the Alaska landscape. This discussion with the author took place on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:45

Magee: The Change of Life Diet and Cookbook

8/3/2019
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In "The Change of Life Diet and Cookbook," Author Elaine Magee talks about recipes that can naturally relieve the symptoms of menopause, and also includes practical ways to manage without hormone replacement therapy and drugs. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:57

Parkhurst: The Nobodies Album

7/27/2019
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In "The Nobodies Album," Author Carolyn Parkhurst presents a story about Octavia, a novelist who learns that her son has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. This discussion with the author took place on a 2010 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:14

Wright: God's Silence

7/20/2019
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In "God's Silence," the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Poet Franz Wright presents a collection of poems that celebrates what poetry and its silences can do for us. This discussion with the author took place on a 2006 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:53

Schaffer: Misdemeanor Man: A Novel

7/13/2019
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In "Misdemeanor Man: A Novel," Author Dylan Schaffer writes a novel about a public defender who chases corruption around his city's most prominent citizens. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:11

Kanfer: Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

7/6/2019
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In "Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando," the late Author Stefan Kanfer provided the first complete examination of Marlon Brando, from his iconic career to who he was in life. This discussion with the author took place on a 2008 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:42

Fiala: Letters from a Distant Shore

6/28/2019
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In "Letters from a Distant Shore," Author Marie Lawson Fiala writes a memoir about a tragedy involving her 13-year old son, and how her family was uplifted by the trauma in the end. This discussion with the author took place on a 2010 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:44

Collins: Lost Souls

6/22/2019
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In "Lost Souls," Author Michael Collins presents a thoughtful examination of American life, exploring the imminent failure we experience economically and psychologically. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:08

Hawley: The Good Father

6/14/2019
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In "The Good Father," Author Noah Hawley writes about a doctor's journey to find out if a son from his first marriage could really have assassinated a candidate for president. The book explores the larger themes of being a parent and the capacity to give unconditional love to children under extreme circumstances. This discussion with the author took place on a 2012 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:27

Balliett: Chasing Vermeer

6/8/2019
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In "Chasing Vermeer," Author Blue Balliett writes a children's book that follows characters Petra and Calder as they try to find out what happened to a Vermeer painting that mysteriously disappeared. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:07

Thomas: What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

6/1/2019
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In "What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir," Author Abigail Thomas writes an impactful memoir about aging and the changes it brings us, and how unbreakable connections with the people we love shape our lives. This discussion with the author took place on a 2016 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:26:24

McConnon: Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

5/25/2019
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In "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation," Co Author Aili McConnon documents the journey of cyclist Gino Bartali, who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and participated in dangerous activities during World War Two in Italy. This discussion with the co author took place on a 2012 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:26

Carroll: Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War (made with Spreaker)

5/18/2019
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In "Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War," Author and former Boston Globe columnist James Carroll presents a collection of his columns as a collective critique on the "war on terror" that defined the presidency of George W. Bush. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:22

Gordon: Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (made with Spreaker)

5/11/2019
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In "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits," Author and American historian Linda Gordon documents the life of Dorothea Lange, one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers. This discussion with the author took place on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:20

Mankoff: The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (made with Spreaker)

5/4/2019
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In "The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker," Editor Robert Mankoff presents a collection of cartoons that appeared in The New Yorker across many eras, from the Depression to the Internet. This discussion with the editor took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:12:37

Sachar: Small Steps (Holes Series) (made with Spreaker)

4/27/2019
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In "Small Steps," Author Louis Sachar writes a young adult novel following the main character, Armpit, who is the process of turning his life around when a friend gets him involved in a get-rich-quick scheme. The novel focuses around issues including race, celebrity, and the connections that can shape a person's life. This discussion with the author took place on a 2006 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:38

Armstrong: The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) (made with Spreaker)

4/20/2019
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In "The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)," Author and Historian Karen Armstrong traces the origins of The Bible, how it transformed over generations, and how it eventually became accepted as Christianity's most important document. This discussion with the author took place on a 2008 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:46

Ali: In the Kitchen (made with Spreaker)

4/13/2019
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In "In the Kitchen," Author Monica Ali writes a novel about an executive chef who oversees an eclectic kitchen staff, giving an inside look at how a big hotel kitchen works. This discussion with the author took place on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:50

Huckelbridge: Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit (made with Spreaker)

4/5/2019
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In "Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit," Author Dane Huckelbridge writes a biography of Bourbon whiskey that also weaves in the history of America. This discussion with the author took place on a 2014 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:02

Veitch: Without a Backward Glance (made with Spreaker)

3/30/2019
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In "Without a Backward Glance," Author Kate Veitch writes a novel about children who were suddenly abandoned by their mother, and how they dealt with it throughout their lives. This discussion with the author took place on a 2008 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:40