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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mary Gordon's Tales about Cross-Cultural Encounters

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Her new book The Liar's Wife is a collection of four novellas about characters in transition.

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Amy Bloom's Lucky Us: A Small Town Girl Living in a Lonely World

Friday, August 15, 2014

Amy Bloom talks about her new novel, Lucky Us. It’s set in 1940s America and tells the story of Iris and Eva, two women in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair from small-town Ohio to sensuous Hollywood and to the jazz ...

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On Being

Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Paulo Coelho with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Jo Nesbø, Master of the Crime Thriller

Friday, August 08, 2014

Crime thriller master Jo Nesbø discusses his latest novel, The Son, which is set inside Oslo’s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. It tells the story of Sonny Lofthus, who has been in prison for a dozen years, nurturing a serious heroin habit, serving time ...

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The Kills, a Crime and Conspiracy Novel

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Richard House discusses his four-book novel.

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Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis

Monday, August 04, 2014

Stephen L. Carter's historical thriller imagines the secret communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev.

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Guest Picks: Rivka Galchen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rivka Galchen tells us what she's eating, reading, and listening to!

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Reinventing Classic Short Stories by Gogol, Thurber, Borges

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Riva Galchen talks about her book of new short stories, American Innovations.

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Seán Hemingway on The Sun Also Rises

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ernest Hemingway’s grandson discusses the quintessential story of the Lost Generation.

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California: A Dystopian Novel by Edan Lepucki

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The writer talks about her debut novel, which got the Colbert bump.

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Tribute: Nadine Gordimer

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South African novelist won a Nobel Prize in honor of her work. She died at the age of 90 in Johannesburg.

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Land of Love and Drowning, a Novel by Tiphanie Yanique

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A chronicle of three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s.

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Nobody Is Ever Missing, a Novel

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Catherine Lacey talks about her novel about a young woman who takes off for New Zealand, leaving her stable but boring life in New York.

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Song of the Shank, a Novel by Jeffery Renard Allen

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Jeffery Renard Allen talks about his new novel, Song of the Shank, a contemporary American story about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era. At the heart of this novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom.

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The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, a Novel by Mira Jacob

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Mira Jacob discusses her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which moves from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot com boom. The story about the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties.

 

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Studio 360

Aleksandar Hemon: The Accordion

Friday, June 27, 2014

Novelist Aleksandar Hemon, a native of Sarajevo, reimagines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through the lens of family history: one of his relatives was watching the motorcade, standing on the sidelines holding his new accordion.

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Reality into Fiction: Akhil Sharma on Family Life

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The author says the tension between light and dark themes in his book was deliberate.

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, a Novel by Joshua Ferris

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Joshua Ferris discusses his new novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. It’s about Paul O'Rourke, a dentist made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it and he’s an atheist not quite willing to let go of God. When someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name, he realizes that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing.

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Tom Rachman's New Novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tom Rachman talks about his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly Zylberberg found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want?

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