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Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

1/17/2019
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Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories, Your Duck Is My Duck.

Duration:00:29:28

John Wray: Godsend

1/10/2019
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John Wray discusses writing about the extremes of subjectivity, and breaking the reader of expectations in his new novel, Godsend.

Duration:00:30:09

Jeff Jackson: Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel

1/3/2019
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Jeff Jackson’s Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel comes at the same story from radically different angles that echo and rewrite each other.

Duration:00:30:07

Edward M. Burns and Jim Gauer: Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner

12/20/2018
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A voluminous correspondence of an intellectual friendship between two literary geniuses, Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner, edited by Edward M. Burns.

Duration:00:30:36

Katharine Weber: Still Life with Monkey

12/13/2018
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Dramatic, emotional, and philosophical, Katherine Weber’s, Still Life with Monkey, is a profound book written in the old style, with depths orchestrated by the author.

Duration:00:30:43

Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered

12/6/2018
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In Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered, characters feel as if they did what was right in life, but get a bad deal at the end of their lives.

Duration:00:30:12

Leland de la Durantaye: Hannah Versus the Tree

11/29/2018
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Mythical and lyrical, written in love, Leland de la Durantaye’s debut novel Hannah Versus the Tree is original work that speaks to our moment.

Duration:00:28:59

Brian Phillips: Impossible Owls

11/15/2018
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The restless imagination of Brian Phillips brings lyrical essays to a narrative border in his debut book, Impossible Owls.

Duration:00:29:12

Eileen Myles: Evolution

11/8/2018
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Evolution is a collection of all-new material by Eileen Myles, whose inspired poetry is a form of communication.

Duration:00:29:58

Ben Fountain: Beautiful Country Burn Again

11/1/2018
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Ben Fountain writes with equal opportunity vexation, trying to make sense of what we’re doing in our lives, in his new book Beautiful Country Burn Again.

Duration:00:29:57

Susan Orlean: The Library Book

10/25/2018
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Susan Orlean’s The Library Book is about the cultural institution of libraries, with each chapter a source of its own excitement.

Duration:00:29:27

Tommy Orange: There There

10/18/2018
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Beauty and despair woven into their history, twelve multigenerational urban Native Americans find ways to live in Tommy Orange’s There There.

Duration:00:29:09

Gary Shteyngart: Lake Success

10/11/2018
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Gary Shteyngart’s Lake Success is about a hedge-fund manager billionaire who has lost track of what he once cared about and loved.

Duration:00:29:11

Patrick deWitt: French Exit

10/4/2018
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French Exit by Patrick deWitt, a vastly amusing novel about a spider woman.

Duration:00:29:55

Edward St. Aubyn: The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels

9/27/2018
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Edward St. Aubyn’s Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk, and At Last: The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels, recently adapted into a five-episode limited series on Showtime.

Duration:00:29:55

Joshua Cohen and Samuel Nicholson: ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction

9/20/2018
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Samuel Nicholson edited three of Joshua Cohen’s books at Random House, including his recent collection of nonfiction, ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction.

Duration:00:29:13

Joshua Cohen: ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction

9/13/2018
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Joshua Cohen’s collection of nonfiction, ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction, examines the effect of the internet and technology on the human mind.

Duration:00:28:58

Mary Cappello, James Morrison, Jean Walton Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration

9/6/2018
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Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration, by Mary Cappello, James Morrison, and Jean Walton, is a trio of novella-length autographical essays about graduate school students who love to read.

Duration:00:28:57

Joshua Mattson: A Short Film About Disappointment

8/30/2018
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Joshua Mattson’s experimental debut novel, A Short Film About Disappointment, pulls the rug out from under the reader.

Duration:00:28:57

B. Catling: The Vorhh Trilogy (Part II)

8/23/2018
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B. Catling further discusses learning to write The Vorhh Trilogy by being within it.

Duration:00:28:56