Sunday, October 30, 2016

Podcast - Candice Millard

Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic Magazine. Her first book The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey was published in 2005. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of A President, which won an Edgar for best fact crime book, followed in 2011. Doubleday has recently published her third book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, which has already spent several weeks in the top ten of the New York Times Best Sellers list.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Podcast - Thomas Mullen

Thomas Mullen has published four novels, The Last Town on Earth, which won the James Fenimore Cooper prize, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, The Revisionists, and Atria has recently published his latest, Darktown, set in the dawning of the Civil Rights era in Atlanta. Eight African-American men are the first hired onto the police force, and two of them Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith are tested as they investigate an African-American woman's murder, complicated by the fact she was seen last with a disgraced, white ex-cop who still has friends on the force.

Podcast - Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill has worked as a journalist and is currently on leave from his job as an associate professor of creative writing. He's just published his debut novel The Nix to much critical acclaim, including starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. And it was recently announced that Meryl Streep and J.J. Abrams plan on adapting The Nix for television.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Podcast - Kerri Maniscalco

Kerri Maniscalco is a debut novelist who has the honor of being the first author published by James Patterson's new young adult imprint called Jimmy Patterson Books and is distributed by Little, Brown. Stalking Jack the Ripper is the story of a 17-year-old girl named Audrey Rose Wadsworth who is fascinated by the Jack the Ripper case and is then terrified to learn that Jack might be closer to her than she suspects. Also, Stalking Jack the Ripper debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list for young adult hardcover! Congratulations Kerri!

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Book Talk - Daniel Connolly

Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter Daniel Connolly worked as an embedded reporter in Memphis Kingsbury High School investigating how children of immigrants, those who are here both legally and undocumented, navigate their difficult high school years and figure out how to pursue careers and higher education. The resulting book is The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America.

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