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


Episodes

Ceridwen Dovey In the Garden of the Fugitives

6/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Ceridwen Dovey, (KER EH DWIN DOUGH VEE) author of In The Garden Of The Fugitives, published, in America, in May by FSG. Ceridwen’s previous work includes her debut novel Blood Kin which has been published in fifteen countries and was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 honors list. She next gave us Only The Animals, a collection of short stories. She will publish Writers on...

Duration:00:29:12

1Q1A Ceridwen Dovey In the Garden of the Fugitives

6/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Ceridwen Dovey, (KER EH DWIN DOUGH VEE) author of In The Garden Of The Fugitives, published, in America, in May by FSG. Ceridwen’s previous work includes her debut novel Blood Kin which has been published in fifteen countries and was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 honors list. She next gave us Only The Animals, a collection of short stories. She will publish Writers on...

Duration:00:31:50

Abdi Nor Iftin

6/13/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition go The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Abdi Nor Iftin, author of Call Me American: A Memoir published just last week by Alfred Knopf. This book is the story of a miracle, a series of miracles, set against a backdrop of pain, suffering and horror. Abdi fell in love with America as a child. He learned English from Arnold Shwarzeneger and Michael Jackson, from Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. When the first waves of U.S. Marines landed,...

Duration:00:41:37

1Q1A Abdi Nor Iftin

6/13/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition go The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Abdi Nor Iftin, author of Call Me American: A Memoir published just last week by Alfred Knopf. This book is the story of a miracle, a series of miracles, set against a backdrop of pain, suffering and horror. Abdi fell in love with America as a child. He learned English from Arnold Shwarzeneger and Michael Jackson, from Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone. When the first waves of U.S. Marines landed,...

Duration:00:02:51

Tommy Orange There There

6/13/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Tommy Orange author of There There published just last week by Knopf. Tommy is a recent graduate of the MFA program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 Macdowell Colony Fellow and a 2016 writing by writers fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. There There is an ensemble book, in some ways, reminding me of movies like Robert Altman’s...

Duration:00:21:44

1Q1A Tommy Orange There There

6/13/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Tommy Orange author of There There published just last week by Knopf. Tommy is a recent graduate of the MFA program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 Macdowell Colony Fellow and a 2016 writing by writers fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. There There is an ensemble book, in some ways, reminding me of movies like Robert Altman’s...

Duration:00:01:26

Will Mackin Bring Out The Dog

6/1/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Will Mackin, author of Bring Out The Dog. His first novel published by Random House in March. Will is a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, NYT Magazine and Tin House and has been anthologized in The Best Short Stories of 2014. Bring Out The Dog allows us to peer through the lens of someone who was there and to...

Duration:00:33:00

Will Mackin Bring Out the Dog

6/1/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Will Mackin, author of Bring Out The Dog. His first novel published by Random House in March. Will is a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, NYT Magazine and Tin House and has been anthologized in The Best Short Stories of 2014. Bring Out The Dog allows us to peer through the lens of someone who was there and to...

Duration:00:01:13

Curtis Sittenfeld You Think It, I'll Say it

6/1/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Read. Today our guys it Curtis Sittenfeld, author of You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories published in April by Random House. Curtis is the bestselling author of five novels. Those books have been selected by the NYT, Time, EW and People for many Ten Best lists, optioned for TV and film and translated into 30 languages. Her short stories have appeared in the WP, Esquire and her non-fiction has appeared in the NYT, Time, Vanity...

Duration:00:46:33

Fran Leadon Broadway

4/30/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Fran Leadon, author of Broadway: A History of New York City in 13 Miles published in April by Norton. Mr. Leadon is an Associate Professor at City College and worked with Norval White and Eliott Willensky in publishing the AIA Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010) And he is from my home town of Gainesville Florida. Broadway is not just a street or an Avenue or a...

Duration:00:47:48

1Q1A Fran Leadon Broadway

4/30/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Fran Leadon, author of Broadway: A History of New York City in 13 Miles published in April by Norton. Mr. Leadon is an Associate Professor at City College and worked with Norval White and Eliott Willensky in publishing the AIA Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010) And he is from my home town of Gainesville Florida. Broadway is not just a street or an Avenue or a...

Duration:00:00:31

1Q1A Matt Young Eat The Apple

4/25/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Matt Young, author of Eat The Apple, published in February by Bloomsbury. I have interviewed so many people from the Clegg agency and have interviewed Bill himself. He is an amazing agent. [insert books?] Eat The Apple is not a novel and it is not a diary and it is not a standard narrative of war or of being a soldier. It is not stream of consciousness nor is it a dialogue on war. It’s more a...

Duration:00:00:25

Gregory Pardlo Air Traffic

4/23/2018
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Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Our guest today is Gregory Pardlo, author of Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America just published on April 10th by Knopf. Gregory, before his incarnation as an author and memoir-ist wrote, and still writes, poetry. In 2015 Gregory won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Digest. He has also held fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for...

Duration:00:34:14

1Q1A Gregory Pardlo Air Traffic

4/23/2018
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Good afternoon and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Our guest today is Gregory Pardlo, author of Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America just published on April 10th by Knopf. Gregory, before his incarnation as an author and memoir-ist wrote, and still writes, poetry. In 2015 Gregory won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Digest. He has also held fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for...

Duration:00:01:02

Christopher Moore Noir

4/12/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Christopher Moore, Author of Noir published just last week by William Morrow. Christopher is the author of over fifteen novels including Lamb, A Dirty Job and You Suck. He has been called “A very sick man, in the best sense of the word” and “The greatest satirist since Jonathan Swift”. Noir is a tough book to describe. Our protagonist is Sammy “two-toes” Tiffin a bartender with a past and then a...

Duration:00:46:36

1Q1A Christopher Moore Noir

4/12/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Christopher Moore, Author of Noir published just last week by William Morrow. Christopher is the author of over fifteen novels including Lamb, A Dirty Job and You Suck. He has been called “A very sick man, in the best sense of the word” and “The greatest satirist since Jonathan Swift”. Noir is a tough book to describe. Our protagonist is Sammy “two-toes” Tiffin a bartender with a past and then a...

Duration:00:00:47

Andrew Santella Soon

4/11/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Andrew Santella, author of Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me, published by Del Rey books just last month. Andrew has written for GQ, the NYT Book Review, Slate and Atlantic. He probably could have written more. Soon is a book that will resonate with the vast majority of us. Because most of us are procrastinators. I know Andrew is one because he tells...

Duration:00:24:43

Andrew Santella Soon

4/11/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Andrew Santella, author of Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me, published by Del Rey books just last month. Andrew has written for GQ, the NYT Book Review, Slate and Atlantic. He probably could have written more. Soon is a book that will resonate with the vast majority of us. Because most of us are procrastinators. I know Andrew is one because he tells...

Duration:00:01:01

Jody Shields The Winter Station

4/9/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Jody Fields, author of The Winter Station published in January by Little Brown. Jody has Also written The Crimson Portrait and the very popular The Fig Eater. She is also a screenwriter and has edited for NYT Magazine and American Vogue. So, The Winter Station is set in Kharbin in about 1910. Kharbin is a kind of wasteland city in a freezing climate, sharing a culture that interweaves Russians and...

Duration:00:22:53

1Q1A Frances Mayes Women in Sunlight

4/9/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Frances Mayes, author of Women in Sunlight, published just last week by Crown. Most of you already know Francis from her book Under the Tuscan Sun, on the NYT bestseller list for 142 weeks! And was a great movie, but she has written so many more, from Every Day in Tuscany, Bella Tuscany, In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, The Tuscan Sun cookbook, and others NOT dealing with Tuscany. Her books have...

Duration:00:00:33