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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

Atkinson: One Good Turn (made with Spreaker)

7/7/2018
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In "One Good Turn," Author Kate Atkinson writes a mystery novel that all started on a summer day, where an ex-private detective comes out of retirement after being among the bystanders to a crime of road rage. This discussion with the author aired on a 2006 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:57

Harwood: Jack Wakes Up: A Novel (made with Spreaker)

6/30/2018
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In "Jack Wakes Up: A Novel," Author Seth Harwood writes a story of a former movie star who tries to earn money by showing high rollers from out of town around San Francisco's club scene. This discussion with the author aired on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:12

Strub: Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex, and Survival (made with Spreaker)

6/23/2018
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In "Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex, and Survival," Author Sean Strub chronicles his life in politics as a gay man starting in the 1970s and provides an eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic when it hit during the 1980s. This discussion with the author aired on a 2014 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:20

Marlantes: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (made with Spreaker)

6/16/2018
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In "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War," Author and decorated Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes writes about his experiences during the war in his debut novel. The book is widely hailed by many as one of the best-ever depictions of what war is like. This discussion with the author aired on a 2010 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:58

Kirp: The Sandbox Investment (made with Spreaker)

6/9/2018
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In "The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics," Author David L. Kirp writes about his studies showing the importance of early education for children. This discussion with the author aired on a 2007 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:54

Zercoe: A Kick-Ass Fairy (made with Spreaker)

6/2/2018
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In "A Kick-Ass Fairy: A Memoir," Author Linda Zercoe writes about her battles with cancer and how important attitude can be against many forms of very challenging times. This discussion with the author aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:25

Colton: No Ordinary Joes (made with Spreaker)

5/26/2018
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In "No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in World War II," Author Larry Colton tells the story of four young men who were captured by the Japanese in April of 1943 after their submarine was sunk. It is a revealing look at war and what can happen when individuals in combat return home. This discussion with the author aired on a 2010 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:58

Morris & Court: The Lost Mother (made with Spreaker)

5/19/2018
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In "The Lost Mother," Author Mary McGarry Morris writes a novel about a family in rural Vermont during the Great Depression. The story is told through the eyes of the two young children as they cope with being abandoned by their mother. In Part 2 here, Editor Kathyrn Court joins the discussion as the relationship between Author & Editor is explored. This discussion with the author and editor aired on a 2006 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San...

Duration:00:18:42