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KGNU Community Radio and the Boulder Bookstore are partners for a radio book club. Every month we'll select a book from a Colorado author to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion. This podcast also features "After Hours" editions with additional conversations with more authors.

KGNU & Boulder Bookstore Radio Book Club KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore

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KGNU Community Radio and the Boulder Bookstore are partners for a radio book club. Every month we'll select a book from a Colorado author to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion. This podcast also features "After Hours" editions with additional conversations with more authors.

    Radio Bookclub: Cheap Land Colorado

    Radio Bookclub: Cheap Land Colorado

    The November selection for the Radio Bookclub is Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America's Edge, by Ted Conover.



    In May 2017, best-selling author and immersive journalist Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that is about living cheaply, on your own land—and keeping clear of the mainstream.



    The failed subdivisions of the enormous San Luis Valley make this possible. Five-acre lots on the high prairie can be had for five thousand dollars, sometimes less. Conover bought his own five acres and immersed himself for parts of four years in the often contentious culture of the far margins.



    The interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on November 2, 2022.



    This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, November 24 at 9 am.



    Listen to more of Ted Conover as he answers audience questions in our podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub.



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    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.



    The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.

    • 28 min
    Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub – Less is Lost

    Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub – Less is Lost

    Author Andrew Sean Greer speaks more about the beloved character Arthur Less, the protagonist in his latest novel Less is Lost. Andrew joined the Radio Bookclub for a conversation in front of a live audience at the Boulder Public Library on September 22. In this podcast-only episode of the Radio Bookclub, Andrew answers questions from the audience and talks about what it's like to win the Pulitzer prize.



    Listen to the broadcast interview with Andrew Sean Greer where he talks about his novel Less is Lost. That interview was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, October 27 at 9 am.



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    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs on the fourth Thursday of every month at 9 am.

    • 21 min
    Radio Bookclub: Less is Lost – Andrew Sean Greer

    Radio Bookclub: Less is Lost – Andrew Sean Greer

    The October selection for the Radio Bookclub is Less is Lost, by Pulitizer prize-winning writer Andrew Sean Greer.



    The novel marks the return of the beloved Arthur Less, whose life is going surprisingly well. But nothing lasts: the death of an old lover and a sudden financial crisis has Less running away from his problems yet again as he accepts a series of literary gigs that send him on a zigzagging adventure across the US a rusty camper van nicknamed Rosina.



    The interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Public Library on September 22, 2022.



    This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, October 27, at 9 am.



    Listen to more of Andrew Sean Greer as he answers audience questions in our podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub.



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    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.



    The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.

    • 29 min
    Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub – Alexandra Kleeman

    Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub – Alexandra Kleeman

    Author Alexandra Kleeman joined the Radio Bookclub for a conversation in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on August 3. In this podcast-only episode of the Radio Bookclub, Alexandra answers questions from the audience and talks about how to write about the climate crisis.



    Listen to the broadcast interview with Alexandra Kleeman where she talks about her novel Something New Under the Sun. That interview was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, September 22 at 9 am.



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    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs on the fourth Thursday of every month at 9 am.

    • 21 min
    Radio Bookclub: Something New Under the Sun

    Radio Bookclub: Something New Under the Sun

    The September selection for the Radio Bookclub is Something New Under the Sun, by Alexandra Kleeman.



    tells the story of Patrick Hamlin, a novelist who has come to Los Angeles to oversee the film adaptation of one of his books. He finds an unlikely partner in Cassidy Carter—the cynical starlet of his film—and the two investigate the sun-scorched city, where they discover the darker side of all that glitters in Hollywood.



    The interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on August 3, 2022.



    This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, September 22 at 9 am.



    Listen to more of Alexandra Kleeman's interview in our podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub.



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    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.



    The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.

    • 28 min
    Radio Bookclub: Woman of Light

    Radio Bookclub: Woman of Light

    The August selection for the Radio Bookclub is Woman of Light, the latest novel by Denver author Kali Fajardo-Anstine.



    The book tells the tale of Luz “Little Light” Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, who is left to fend for herself. As Luz navigates 1930s Denver, she begins to have visions that transport her to her Indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory. Luz recollects her ancestors’ origins, how her family flourished, and how they were threatened. In the end, it is up to Luz to save her family stories from disappearing into oblivion.



    The interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on July 11, 2022.



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    Fajardo-Anstine previously visited us at the Radio Bookclub to talk about her collection of short stories, the National Book Award finalist, Sabrina and Corina.



    This episode was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday, August 25 at 9 am.



    Listen to more of our conversation with Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and hear her answer audience questions at the Boulder Bookstore, in the podcast-only edition Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub.



    Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.



    The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.

    • 28 min

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