The Book Show en The Book Show #1355 - Owen King <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Owen King’s</a> new novel, Double Feature, is about a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film.</p><p>Owen King joins us to talk about his novel, writing in the shadow of his father, Stephen King and the knack of being moving AND funny.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94347 at The Book Show #1355 - Owen King The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Joseph Ellis</a> is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <em>Founding Brothers</em>. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, <em>American Sphinx</em>, won the National Book Award.</p><p>His new book, <em>Revolutionary Summer</em>, tells an old story in a new way about the summer months of 1776 and how they witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69250 at The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis The Book Show #1353 - Francine Prose <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Francine Prose's new novel is about a cross-dressing French racecar driver who collaborates with the Nazis and is recounted by various alternating voices.</p><p>Prose has written more than a dozen novels dating back to 1973 to her latest opus, <em>Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932</em>.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92985 at The Book Show #1353 - Francine Prose The Book Show #1352 - Garrison Keillor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Garrison Keillor is a storyteller, humorist, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet and broadcaster.</p><p>Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: essays, stories, excerpts from novels and newspaper columns.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92403 at The Book Show #1352 - Garrison Keillor The Book Show #1351 - Kelly Braffet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Publishers Weekly says <a href="">Kelly Braffet’s</a> new novel, <em>Save Yourself</em>, is “Captivating and realistically creepy,” adding that “she uses graceful prose, astute dialog, and vivid characters to carry the plot to an unexpected and believable finale.”</p><p>The story is a layered tale of a group of characters each seeking their own warped version of peace.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71344 at The Book Show #1351 - Kelly Braffet The Book Show #1350 - Doris Kearns Goodwin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Teddy Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as “The Bully Pulpit”. That's also the title of the new book from presidential historian <a href="">Doris Kearns Goodwin</a>, in which she writes about William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt and explains the unique relationship forged with reporters.</p><p>This is an Off the Shelf edition of The Book Show in partnership with <a href="‎">Northshire Bookstore</a> in Saratoga Springs, NY and recorded before a live audience.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79819 at The Book Show #1350 - Doris Kearns Goodwin The Book Show #1349 - Greg Iles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 2011, Greg Iles suffered life-threatening injuries in an automobile accident that took his right leg and made him question his return to writing.</p><p>It ultimately became his path to recovery. He poured himself into an epic trilogy about the Civil Right abuses in the South that begins with the new Natchez Burning.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90996 at The Book Show #1349 - Greg Iles The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine and he has the best job in the world. At least, that’s what everyone tells him.</p><p>In his new memoir, <em>How About Never – Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons</em>, Mankoff illustrates that in fact he has two amazing jobs. Editor and is also one of the magazine foremost cartoonists himself.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90636 at The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff The Book Show #1347 - Emma Donoghue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her bestseller <em>Room</em>, writer <a href="">Emma Donoghue</a> imagined what life would be like for a little boy born into captivity, to a mother who'd been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.</p><p>And in her new novel, <em>Frog Music</em>, she's imagined a possible solution to a very real murder, one that took place in California in 1876. That crime was never solved. But Emma Donoghue has gone through historical records to write what might have happened.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90080 at The Book Show #1347 - Emma Donoghue The Book Show #1346 - Ishmael Beah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his 2007 memoir, <em>A Long Way Gone</em>, <a href="">Ishmael Beah</a> wrote of being a teenager when his town became engulfed in Sierra Leone's civil war in the mid-1990s.</p><p>He has now written a novel, <em>Radiance of Tomorrow</em>, in which he imagines a shattered community struggling to rebuild itself after war.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89573 at The Book Show #1346 - Ishmael Beah