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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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A Mind At Play Soni-Goodman

8/7/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guests are Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman. Jimmy has served as an editor at the New York Observer and the Washington Examiner and as managing editor of the Huffington Post. His work has appeared in Slate, the Atlantic and CNN. Rob has written for Slate, the Atlantic and his scholarly works have appeared in History of Politcal Thought and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Together the two have co-authored...

Duration: 00:36:54


1Q1A A Mind at Play

8/7/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guests are Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman. Jimmy has served as an editor at the New York Observer and the Washington Examiner and as managing editor of the Huffington Post. His work has appeared in Slate, the Atlantic and CNN. Rob has written for Slate, the Atlantic and his scholarly works have appeared in History of Politcal Thought and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Together the two have co-authored...

Duration: 00:01:09


Alex Gilvarry Eastman Was Here

8/7/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are happy to have as our guest for the second time, Alex Gilvarry. Alex’s first book was From The Memoirs Of a Non-Enemy Combatant. Alex has been a Norman Mailer fellow and has taught at Wesleyan and Manhattanville College. His first book won numerous awards. Eastman Was Here is the story of an author whose fading reputation, failing marriage and less than stellar character have led him to a crisis in his...

Duration: 00:28:12


1Q1A Alex Gilvarry Eastman Was Here

8/7/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are happy to have as our guest for the second time, Alex Gilvarry. Alex’s first book was From The Memoirs Of a Non-Enemy Combatant. Alex has been a Norman Mailer fellow and has taught at Wesleyan and Manhattanville College. His first book won numerous awards. Eastman Was Here is the story of an author whose fading reputation, failing marriage and less than stellar character have led him to a crisis in his...

Duration: 00:00:44


Katherine Heiny Standard Deviation

7/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are happy to have as our guest Katherine Hein author of this her first novel Standard Deviation, published in May by Knopf. We talked to Katherine last time about her short story collection Single, Carefree Mellow. Which was delightful, both the book and the conversation. Katherine writes for the New Yorker and the Atlantic as well as well as other periodicals. Standard Deviation. I have often wondered...

Duration: 00:45:48


1Q1A Katherine Heiny Standard Deviation

7/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are happy to have as our guest Katherine Hein author of this her first novel Standard Deviation, published in May by Knopf. We talked to Katherine last time about her short story collection Single, Carefree Mellow. Which was delightful, both the book and the conversation. Katherine writes for the New Yorker and the Atlantic as well as well as other periodicals. Standard Deviation. I have often wondered...

Duration: 00:00:20


Matthew Klamm Who Is Rich

7/19/2017
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____________________________________Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Matthew Klam whose new book and first novel Who is Rich was just released this month by Random House. Matthew’s first book was Sam The Cat and Other Stories. His work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, GQ and the Times Magazine. He’s taught at Johns Hopkins, St Albans, American and Stockholm University. And numerous workshops! Who is Rich? I...

Duration: 00:40:31


1Q1A Matthew Klam Who Is Rich

7/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Matthew Klam whose new book and first novel Who is Rich was just released this month by Random House. Matthew’s first book was Sam The Cat and Other Stories. His work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, GQ and the Times Magazine. He’s taught at Johns Hopkins, St Albans, American and Stockholm University. And numerous workshops! Who is Rich? I don’t know whether I can really...

Duration: 00:00:53


Akhil Sharma A Life of Adventure and Delight

7/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid reader. Today our guest is Akhil Sharma, author of A Life Of Adventure and Delight, just released by Norton this month. Akhil’s first novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, for which I interviewed him a couple of years ago, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. He is an assistant professor in the creative writing MFA program at...

Duration: 00:28:00


1Q1A Akhil Sharma Life of Adventure and Delight

7/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid reader. Today our guest is Akhil Sharma, author of A Life Of Adventure and Delight, just released by Norton this month. Akhil’s first novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, for which I interviewed him a couple of years ago, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. He is an assistant professor in the creative writing MFA program at...

Duration: 00:00:53


Sycamore Bryn Chancellor

6/12/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Bryn Chancellor author of Sycamore, her debut novel published in May by Harper. Bryn’s short story collection is When Are You Coming Home? and her short fiction has also appeared in Gulf Coast, Blackbird, The Colorado Review and other magazines and reviews. Sycamore is a novel with a piece missing. The funny thing is, that missing piece drives the force of the entire narrative. In a little town, a...

Duration: 00:21:44


1Q1A Sycamore Bryn Chancellor

6/12/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Bryn Chancellor author of Sycamore, her debut novel published in May by Harper. Bryn’s short story collection is When Are You Coming Home? and her short fiction has also appeared in Gulf Coast, Blackbird, The Colorado Review and other magazines and reviews. Sycamore is a novel with a piece missing. The funny thing is, that missing piece drives the force of the entire narrative. In a little town, a...

Duration: 00:00:49


1Q1A Exile Osama Bin Laden

5/31/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Catherine Scott-Clark co-author with Adrian Levy of The Exiles: The Stunning Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda In Flight. Catherine is an award winning investigative journalist who worked as a staff writer and foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times in London then joined The Guardian as senior correspondent. She and Adrian have published The Amber Room: The Fate of the World’s Greatest Lost...

Duration: 00:01:13


1Q1A Weike Wang Chemistry

5/31/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are pleased to have with us Weike Wang author of Chemistry, her first novel, published in May by Knopf. Weike is a graduate of Harvard where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. She received her MFA from Boston University and her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train and Redivider. Chemistry is an academic novel of sorts. It’s a love story...

Duration: 00:01:08


Weike Wang Chemistry

5/31/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today we are pleased to have with us Weike Wang author of Chemistry, her first novel, published in May by Knopf. Weike is a graduate of Harvard where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. She received her MFA from Boston University and her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train and Redivider. Chemistry is an academic novel of sorts. It’s a love story...

Duration: 00:30:11


Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark The Exile

5/28/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Catherine Scott-Clark co-author with Adrian Levy of The Exiles: The Stunning Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda In Flight. Catherine is an award winning investigative journalist who worked as a staff writer and foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times in London then joined The Guardian as senior correspondent. She and Adrian have published The Amber Room: The Fate of the World’s Greatest Lost...

Duration: 00:44:03


Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer

5/22/2017
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Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Jonathan Safran Foer author of Here I Am, published last year but just being released in paperback tomorrow by Picador. As most of you know Jonathan’s previous works include Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Tree of Codes and his non-fiction work Eating Animals. The title Here I Am ostensibly refers to Abraham’s response to God when the Lord calls out to him. The Lord...

Duration: 00:27:56


1Q1A Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer

5/22/2017
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Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Jonathan Safran Foer author of Here I Am, published last year but just being released in paperback tomorrow by Picador. As most of you know Jonathan’s previous works include Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Tree of Codes and his non-fiction work Eating Animals. The title Here I Am ostensibly refers to Abraham’s response to God when the Lord calls out to him. The Lord...

Duration: 00:01:20


Joshua Ferris The Dinner Party

5/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Joshua Ferris author of The Dinner Party and Other Stories, published this month by Little Brown and Company. This is Joshua’s first collection of short stories. His debut novel was Then We Came To An End, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next came The Unnamed in 2010 and Joshua’s third novel in 2014 is To Rise Again At A Decent Hour shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. The...

Duration: 00:51:43


1Q1A Joshua Ferris The Dinner Party

5/19/2017
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of the Avid Reader. Today our guest is Joshua Ferris author of The Dinner Party and Other Stories, published this month by Little Brown and Company. This is Joshua’s first collection of short stories. His debut novel was Then We Came To An End, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next came The Unnamed in 2010 and Joshua’s third novel in 2014 is To Rise Again At A Decent Hour shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. The...

Duration: 00:00:07

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