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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

Russell: A Thread of Grace (made with Spreaker)

9/23/2017
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In "A Thread of Grace," Author Mary Doria Russell writes an historical fiction novel based in Italy during the conclusion of World War II depicting a true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews. The story is told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old girl and her father, who are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy. This discussion with the author aired on a 2005 episode of "Conversations On The...

Duration: 00:18:46


McLain: The Paris Wife (made with Spreaker)

9/16/2017
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In "The Paris Wife," Author Paula McLain tells the story of a young Ernest Hemingway in 1920's Paris from the point of view of his first wife, Hadley Richardson, whom Hemingway wrote about saying he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but her. This discussion with the author aired on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:21:33


Ehrlich: Facing the Wave (made with Spreaker)

9/9/2017
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In "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami," Author Gretel Ehrlich gives us a glimpse into the world of northeastern Japan following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, sharing stories from survivors and raising questions about coastal disasters, global warming, and nuclear power. This discussion with the author aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:23:18


Yee: Absolutely Maybe (made with Spreaker)

9/1/2017
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In "Absolutely Maybe," Author Lisa Yee writes a coming-of-age story that follows a woman named Maybe, and all the characters she encounters along the way in her journey. This discussion with the author aired on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:18:50


Barnes: A Country Called Home (made with Spreaker)

8/26/2017
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In "A Country Called Home," Author Kim Barnes writes a novel about a young husband and wife couple who venture out to create their own farm in rural Idaho while at the same time suddenly welcoming a new daughter into the world. This discussion with the author aired on a 2008 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:18:49


Selznick: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (made with Spreaker)

8/19/2017
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In "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Author & Illustrator Brian Selznick tells the story of Hugo, an orphan, clock keeper, and thief, who lives within the walls of a busy Paris train station. The award-winning children's book was later adapted as a film, Hugo, by director Martin Scorsese and released in 2011. This discussion with Author Brian Selznick aired on a 2007 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:18:59


Kiernan: The Girls of Atomic City (made with Spreaker)

8/11/2017
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In "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II," Author Denise Kiernan tells the true untold story about a secret city in Tennessee and what really happened there during the World War 2 years, and why young women were brought there. This discussion about the incredible true story aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:21:49


Jastrow: The Trial of Prisoner 043 (made with Spreaker)

8/5/2017
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Author Terry Jastrow blends fact and fiction in his novel entitled "The Trial of Prisoner 043," where former US president George W. Bush is made to stand trial in the International Criminal Court for war crimes in connection with the Iraq war. Jastrow and his wife, actress Anne Archer, stop by Conversations On The Coast to discuss this unique realistic fiction with host Jim Foster.

Duration: 00:31:52