Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.
#1748: Alison Gaylin's "The Collective" | The Book Show
In her new novel of psychological suspense “The Collective,” Alison Gaylin explores just how far a grieving mother will go to right a tragic wrong.
#1747: Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends" | The Book Show
Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation. Gary Shteyngart’s latest “Our Country Friends” is a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal hailed as a “virtuoso performance” (USA Today) and “an homage to Chekhov with four romances and a finale that will break your heart” (The Washington Post).
#1746: Jodi Picoult's "Wish You Were Here" | The Book Show
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-five internationally bestselling novels. Her latest, “Wish You Were Here,” begins in New York City in March 2020 as young art professional Diana O’Toole is about to embark on a trip to the Galapagos with her surgical resident boyfriend-soon-to-be-fiancé. But then a virus that felt worlds away appears in the city.
#1745: Imbolo Mbue's "How Beautiful We Were" | The Book Show
New York Times best-selling novelist Imbolo Mbue’s “How Beautiful We Were,” is a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company.
#1744: Maggie Shipstead's "Great Circle" | The Book Show
Maggie Shipstead’s new novel “Great Circle” tracks the lives of Marian Graves and her twin brother Jamie from Prohibition-era Missoula to wartime Britain, from the cold of Alaska to the cap of Antarctica as Marian chases her dream of becoming the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe north-south.
#1743: Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"|The Book Show
Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest and the author of several novels including “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was a finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize. Her latest, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” is an inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things.