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You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.

You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.
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West Chester, PA

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You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.

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@wsbookshop

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English

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549 Wellington Square Eagleview Town Centre Exton, PA, 19341 U.S.A. (610) 458-1144


Episodes

1Q1A Nathan Englander kaddish.com

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Nathan Englander, Author of kaddish.com, published by Knopf, tomorrow the 26th. And also Nathan will be speaking and reading from kaddish.com at the free library on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM. You can visit the free library website to purchase tickets. Nathan is the author of Dinner At The Center Of The Earth, the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, the best-selling...

Duration:00:02:41

Nathan Englander kaddish.com

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Nathan Englander, Author of kaddish.com, published by Knopf, tomorrow the 26th. And also Nathan will be speaking and reading from kaddish.com at the free library on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM. You can visit the free library website to purchase tickets. Nathan is the author of Dinner At The Center Of The Earth, the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, the best-selling...

Duration:00:39:17

Whitney Scharer The Age of Light

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Whitney Scharer, author of her first novel, The Age Of Light, Released in February by Little, Brown and Company. White holds a BA in English Literature form Wesleyan and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals. This, The Age Of Light, as I said, is her first novel. The Age Of Light gives us a unique and, for most of us,...

Duration:00:39:17

1Q1A Whitney Scharer The Age Of Light

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Whitney Scharer, author of her first novel, The Age Of Light, Released in February by Little, Brown and Company. White holds a BA in English Literature form Wesleyan and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals. This, The Age Of Light, as I said, is her first novel. The Age Of Light gives us a unique and, for most of us,...

Duration:00:01:18

H.W. Brands Heirs of The Founders

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. H.W. Brands. Dr. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr.. Chair in history at The University of Texas. An incredibly prolific author of American history and its most evocative and important periods, Dr. Brand has written 25 books, edited at least five others and has published dozens of articles and scores of reviews. He has written for the NYT, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The...

Duration:00:42:22

1Q1A Christopher Brands Heirs of at the Founders

3/17/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. H.W. Brands. Dr. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr.. Chair in history at The University of Texas. An incredibly prolific author of American history and its most evocative and important periods, Dr. Brand has written 25 books, edited at least five others and has published dozens of articles and scores of reviews. He has written for the NYT, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The...

Duration:00:00:21

Valeria Louiselli

2/22/2019
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Lost Children Archive documents a cross country trip that is goal oriented for both a husband and wife whose marriage is disintegrating. Accompanying them are their two nameless children, one of whom becomes our narrator for a bit. As they travel, they document in many ways, their travel much as each of them have documented for much of their lives. The archive that is carried with them and accumulated anew as they journey gives the reader insight into both relationships and I guess I could...

Duration:00:37:33

1Q1A Valeria Louiselli Lost Children Archive

2/22/2019
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Lost Children Archive documents a cross country trip that is goal oriented for both a husband and wife whose marriage is disintegrating. Accompanying them are their two nameless children, one of whom becomes our narrator for a bit. As they travel, they document in many ways, their travel much as each of them have documented for much of their lives. The archive that is carried with them and accumulated anew as they journey gives the reader insight into both relationships and I guess I could...

Duration:00:01:34

Chris Cander The Weight of a Piano

2/21/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Chris Cander, author The Weight Of A Piano, published by Knopf in January. Chris is the writer in residence at Houston-based Writers in the Schools, an organization which works with children—in reading and in writing. She has also written the novels Whisper Hollow and 11 Stories. _______________________ In The Weight Of A Piano, our protagonist, surrounded by a fine cast of characters is a Bluethner...

Duration:00:39:34

Pitchaya Sudbanthad

2/21/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Pitchaya (pitch eye a) Sudbanthad (soot banth odd) author of Bangkok Wakes To Rain, published this month by Riverhead. Bangkok Wakes To Rain is Pitchaya’s first novel. He has received Fellowships in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the McDowell Colony and is the fiction editor for The Conundrum Engine Literary Review. He spends time in both Bangkok and Brooklyn....

Duration:00:34:05

1Q1A Pitchaya Sudbanthad Bangkok Wakes to Rain

2/21/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Pitchaya (pitch eye a) Sudbanthad (soot banth odd) author of Bangkok Wakes To Rain, published this month by Riverhead. Bangkok Wakes To Rain is Pitchaya’s first novel. He has received Fellowships in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the McDowell Colony and is the fiction editor for The Conundrum Engine Literary Review. He spends time in both Bangkok and Brooklyn....

Duration:00:01:06

Stephanie Land Maid

2/4/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Stephanie Land, author of Maid, published just this month by Hachette. Stephanie HAS been a maid, a single parent, a free lance writer, and no offense a part of America’s underclass. And now she has written her memoir of her struggles and her overcoming of those struggles. Stephanie’s work has appeared in the NYT, The New York Review of Books, the WP, The Guardian, Salon, The Nation and many other...

Duration:00:47:05

Madhuri Vijay The Far Field

2/4/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our gust is Madhuri Vijay, author of The Far Field published by Grove Atlantic on January 15th. The Far Field is a book of travel, almost in a picaresque manner, the journey of a woman who is an admixture of the good and bad qualities, we all posses but one with who we can emphasize and whose mistakes are mistakes we have all made, sometimes with unfortunate or even tragic consequences. Shalini, our protagonist...

Duration:00:37:44

1Q1A Madhuri Vijay The Far Field

2/4/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our gust is Madhuri Vijay, author of The Far Field published by Grove Atlantic on January 15th. The Far Field is a book of travel, almost in a picaresque manner, the journey of a woman who is an admixture of the good and bad qualities, we all posses but one with who we can emphasize and whose mistakes are mistakes we have all made, sometimes with unfortunate or even tragic consequences. Shalini, our protagonist...

Duration:00:01:31

Radiant Shimmering Light Sarah Selecky

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light, her latest work, published by Bloomsbury late last year. Sarah’s previous work included This Cake Is For The Party. She has been teaching people how to write receptively since 2001 in a small workshop that developed into a writing school that now boasts an international celebration. She has since opened The Story Incentive, a creative writing and...

Duration:00:52:21

1Q1A Radiant Shimmering Light Karen Selecky

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light, her latest work, published by Bloomsbury late last year. Sarah’s previous work included This Cake Is For The Party. She has been teaching people how to write receptively since 2001 in a small workshop that developed into a writing school that now boasts an international celebration. She has since opened The Story Incentive, a creative writing and...

Duration:00:00:42

Karen Thompson The Dreamers

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Karen Thompson Walker. She is the author of The Age of Miracles, which we had a discussion about a couple of years ago. (at my age everything is a couple of years ago). Her new nook is The Dreamers, and the title describes perfectly what goes on in the book, which was just published last week by Random house. An epidemic, which starts very slowly, but accelerates at an alarming rate, begins with a...

Duration:00:30:53

1Q1A Karen Thomas Walker The Dreamers

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Karen Thompson Walker. She is the author of The Age of Miracles, which we had a discussion about a couple of years ago. (at my age everything is a couple of years ago). Her new nook is The Dreamers, and the title describes perfectly what goes on in the book, which was just published last week by Random house. An epidemic, which starts very slowly, but accelerates at an alarming rate, begins with a...

Duration:00:01:38

Greer Henricks and Sarah Pekaren

12/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guests are Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen authors of An Anonymous Girl, published January 8th by St. Martin’s Press. Greer Hendricks ,before she wrote novels, was an editor at Simon and Schuster. and her writing has appeared in the NYT, Allure and Publishers Weekly. Sarah Pekkanen has worked for Gannett covering Capital Hill, has written for The Baltimore Sun and has written several novels. The first...

Duration:00:29:25

Ryder Carroll The Bullet Journal Method

12/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Ryder Carroll, author of The Bullet Journal Method:Track The Past, Order The Present, Design The Future, published in October by Portfolio. Ryder is a digital product designer and author, who focuses on helping others in learning what the bullet journal (what we will be talking about today) is truly about. If you have lived in a cave for the past couple of years, let me tell you what bullet...

Duration:00:22:10