novel 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 "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, <em>Me Before You</em>.</p><p>Now, with <em>One Plus One</em>, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. <em>One Plus One</em> tells the tale of Jess Thomas, a single mother and housecleaner in a southern England seaside town, and the thrown-together relationship she develops with one of her clients, the wealthy, hopelessly geeky Ed Nicholls.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94243 at "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes "Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot" - A Spenser Novel By Ace Atkins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ace Atkins has taken over writing Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels.</p><p>His latest is <em>Cheap Shot</em> about a mystery surrounding a New England Patriots linebacker.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93763 at "Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot" - A Spenser Novel By Ace Atkins Shirley Jackson Day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It is Shirley Jackson Day – commemorating the day her famous story, "The Lottery," was published in <em>The New Yorker</em>. We welcome <a href="">Susan Scarf Merrell</a> whose new novel is <em>Shirley</em> - a psychological thriller set at Bennington College in the 1960s.</p><p>A young woman who moves with her professor husband into the home of novelist Shirley Jackson and Jackson’s husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, narrate the book. She uncovers a chilling connection between the celebrated couple and the disappearance of a young co-ed on campus years before.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93511 at Shirley Jackson Day "The Preservationist" By Justin Kramon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Justin Kramon</a> is a Philadelphia-based writer whose first novel was <em>Finny</em> and who’s latest is <em>The Preservationist</em>. The popular novel is about a thrilling love triangle that takes place between three college students.</p><p><em>The Preservationist</em> stars Julia, a damaged young woman who finds herself in the sights of two men, one a fellow college student, the other older and an employee of a restaurant she frequents. So, the big question – which one is the psycho.</p><p>Kramon has also taught at several universities, including Haverford and Arcadia.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93411 at "The Preservationist" By Justin Kramon "Magnificent Vibration" By Rick Springfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rick Springfield has been writing and performing music for more than four decades. An accomplished actor, he has starred on Broadway, headlined in Las Vegas, and starred in numerous movies and TV series.</p><p>His debut novel is <em>Magnificent Vibration</em>, in the book, Bobby steals a mysterious self-help book called <em>Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose</em> from a bookstore and calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93311 at "Magnificent Vibration" By Rick Springfield "Casebook: A Novel" By Mona Simpson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Mona Simpson</a> is the acclaimed and award-winning author of <em>Anywhere But Here</em> and <em>My Hollywood</em>.</p><p>Miles Adler-Hart starts eavesdropping to find out what his mother is planning for his life. When he learns instead that his parents are separating, his investigation deepens, and he enlists his best friend, Hector, to help. Both boys are in thrall to Miles’s unsuspecting mother, Irene, who is “pretty for a mathematician.” They rifle through her dresser drawers, bug her telephone lines, and strip-mine her computer, only to find that all clues lead them to her bedroom, and put them on the trail of a mysterious stranger from Washington, D.C.</p><p>Their amateur detective work starts innocently but quickly takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy as they acquire knowledge that will affect the family’s well-being, prosperity, and sanity.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92135 at "Casebook: A Novel" By Mona Simpson "Worst. Person. Ever." By Douglas Coupland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Worst. Person. Ever.</em> is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value.</p><p>Raymond Gunt is a B-unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90811 at "Worst. Person. Ever." By Douglas Coupland Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, <em>House of Cards</em> reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. More than twenty years since its first publication it is still considered to be the definitive political thriller.</p><p>Michael Dobbs' novel - both its 1989 and 2014 incarnations - is a delicious wallow in British bad behavior, both public and private.</p><p>Michael Dobbs is also Lord Dobbs of Wylye, a member of the British House of Lords. He is Britain's leading political novelist and has been a senior adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. <em>House of Cards</em> was made into an award winning TV series in the UK and for Netflix in the USA, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and directed by David Fincher.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90350 at Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards 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