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There, There by Tommy Orange

Book · 11/7/19

 There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful…white-hot…devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding Read more…

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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo

Book · 10/25/19

Host Rich Fahle talks with Kate DiCamillo about her latest book, “Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon,” at the 2015 National Book Festival. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line of Animal Control Officers. She’s battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down Read more…

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Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson

Book · 10/25/19

Guest host Kwame Alexander and host Rich Fahle talk with Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson about their new collaboration, “Leo: A Ghost Story,” at the 2015 National Book Festival. FROM THE PUBLISHER: You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can’t even see him. Because Read more…

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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Book · 10/25/19

Host Rich Fahle talks with Stacy Schiff about her book, “The Witches: Salem, 1692” at the 2015 Miami Book Fair. FROM THE PUBLISHER: It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and Read more…

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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Book · 10/25/19

DAVID GRANN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. His latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, will be released in April. Based on years of research, it explores one of the most sinister crimes Read more…

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Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

Book · 10/25/19

Laura Kasischke talks with Rich Fahle about her latest literary work, Mind of Winter and The Infinitesimals at the 2016 AWP Conference & Book Fair. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Laura Kasischke, the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling poet and author ofThe Raising, returns Mind of Winter, a dark and chilling thriller that combines domestic drama with Read more…

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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Book · 10/25/19

 Author Paul Tremblay sits down with guest host Anthony Breznican to discuss his latest work, “A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel” at the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books. FROM THE PUBLISHER: The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs Read more…

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Book · 10/11/19

PBS Books welcomes author David Treuer, talking about his latest work, ‘The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,’ an illuminating look at the 130 years of overlooked history of Native American Civilization after the infamous 1890 massacre. Treuer grew up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, and with ‘Heartbeat’ he combines journalistic reporting with personal memoir.

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The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Book · 10/11/19

Author Laila Lalami’s ‘The Moor’s Account’ won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lalami joins PBS Books in D.C. at the National Book Festival to talk about her writing, which includes the most recent 2019 novel ‘The Other Americans,’ a hybrid of family saga, Read more…

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Vegetables Unleashed by José Andrés

Book · 9/4/19

 From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding, Vegetables Unleashed is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables.