Saturday, December 27, 2014
Robert Bausch is a winner of the Dos Passos Prize for literature, and he has published a collection of short stories and nine novels.His third novel, Almighty Me was eventually adapted into the film Bruce Almighty. His fourth novel A Hole in the Earth was a New York Times Notable Book. Bloomsbury has recently published number nine, Far as the Eye Can See, a novel of finding humanity in the post-bellum big west.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Eugenia Bone was last on to talk about her last book, Mycophilia, which was a New York Times notable Book of 2011, she returns to to Book Talk to discuss her newest title, The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals, which includes recipes to support her approach in making the most of locally-sourced, fresh ingredients by small utilizing small batch preservation techniques.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Karen Abbott is one of America's most popular historical investigators. She wrote about the prostitution trade of gilded age Chicago in Sin in the Second City and about Gypsy Rose Lee in American Rose. Her newest book is Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War.
James Ellroy is perhaps America's greatest historical crime novelist and one of its most polarizing. Best known for his L.A. Quartet of novels, which included The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential, as well as the Underworld USA Trilogy, as well as the autobiographies My Dark Places and The Hilliker Curse. 2014 finds him launching his second LA Quartet, which is a prequel series, pulling characters from his previous books, and seeing how they had navigated World War II. The first book is Perfidia, and it begins in southern California on December 6, 1941.