the book show http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1357 - Joanna Rakoff http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1357-joanna-rakoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moved to New York City and took a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She was tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail.</p><p>Her memoir of that time is called: <em>My Salinger Year</em>.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95080 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1357 - Joanna Rakoff The Book Show #1356 - Alexi Zentner http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1356-alexi-zentner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Set on a small, fictional island off the coast of Maine, <a href="http://www.alexizentner.com/">Alexi Zentner's</a> second novel, <em>The Lobster Kings</em>, is a nod to Shakespeare’s King Lear.</p><p>It introduces a fiery and unforgettable heroine, Cordelia Kings. <em>The Lobster Kings</em> is the story of Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94884 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1356 - Alexi Zentner The Book Show #1355 - Owen King http://wamc.org/post/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="http://www.owen-king.com">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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1355 - Owen King The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis http://wamc.org/post/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="http://www.josephellishistorian.com/Home.html">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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis The Book Show #1353 - Francine Prose http://wamc.org/post/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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1353 - Francine Prose The Book Show #1352 - Garrison Keillor http://wamc.org/post/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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1352 - Garrison Keillor The Book Show #1351 - Kelly Braffet http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1351-kelly-braffet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Publishers Weekly says <a href="http://www.kellybraffet.com/">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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1351 - Kelly Braffet The Book Show #1350 - Doris Kearns Goodwin http://wamc.org/post/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="http://www.doriskearnsgoodwin.com">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="http://www.northshire.com/‎">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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1350 - Doris Kearns Goodwin The Book Show #1349 - Greg Iles http://wamc.org/post/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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1349 - Greg Iles The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff http://wamc.org/post/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 http://wamc.org The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff