novel http://wamc.org en "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark http://wamc.org/post/ive-got-you-under-my-skin-mary-higgins-clark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, has written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges.</p><p>In her latest novel, <em>I've Got You Under My Skin</em>, Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered and only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87601 at http://wamc.org "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Mary Higgins Clark The Book Show #1339 - Roddy Doyle http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1339-roddy-doyle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>More than 20 years after his debut as a fiction writer, Booker Prize winning author, <a href="http://www.roddydoyle.ie/">Roddy Doyle</a>, returns to the man who started it all: Jimmy Rabbit.</p><p>His new novel, <em>The Guts</em>, is a follow up to his first novel, <em>The Commitments</em> – which opened this past October as a musical on London’s West End.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85849 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1339 - Roddy Doyle "The Finisher" By David Baldacci http://wamc.org/post/finisher-david-baldacci <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawyer-turned-novelist David </span>Baldacci<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is best-known for his best-selling page-turners. Since the 1996 publication of his debut novel, Absolute Power, </span>Baldacci<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has published 27 books for adults, plus three for young readers.</span></p><p>His latest is the YA novel, The Finisher. In the book, we meet “Vega Jane.” We are also introduced to Baldacci’s mythical world of Wormwood, where townsfolk, known as Wugmorts, live in constant fear of the dense and mysterious “Quag” that surrounds them.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85161 at http://wamc.org "The Finisher" By David Baldacci The Book Show #1335 - Amy Tan http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1335-amy-tan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.amytan.net">Amy Tan</a> has a new novel for the first time in seven years. Her newest is <em>The Valley of Amazement</em>.</p><p>Like many of works by the author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em>, it deals with China's history and also tense mother-daughter relationships.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83652 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1335 - Amy Tan "I Always Loved You" By Robin Oliveira http://wamc.org/post/i-always-loved-you-robin-oliveira <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.</p><p>In<em> I Always Loved You</em>, <a href="http://www.robinoliveira.com/">Robin Oliveira</a> brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83735 at http://wamc.org "I Always Loved You" By Robin Oliveira "The Kept" By James Scott http://wamc.org/post/kept-james-scott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with <em>The Kept</em> - a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje, Cormac McCarthy, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, in which a mother and her young son embark on a quest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded family.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84168 at http://wamc.org "The Kept" By James Scott The Book Show #1333 - Paul Harding http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1333-paul-harding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding returns with a follow-up to 2009's <em>Tinkers</em>. This time, Harding builds his story around the grandson of <em>Tinkers</em>&nbsp;protagonist, George Crosby.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069432/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069432&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Enon: A Novel</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069432" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72975 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1333 - Paul Harding The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1332-kevin-baker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on one of the great unsolved murders in mob history, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Crowd</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the sweeping story of Charlie </span>O’Kane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He is the American dream come to life, a poor Irish immigrant who worked his way up from beat cop to mayor of New York at the city’s dazzling, post-war zenith. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82115 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1331-jamie-ford <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jamieford.com/">Jamie Ford's</a> first novel, <em>Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet</em>, was a surprise New York Times bestseller. His second book, <em>Songs of Willow Frost</em> is the story of a Chinese-American orphan in Seattle during The Great Depression.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82002 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford "On Such A Full Sea" By Chang-Rae Lee http://wamc.org/post/such-full-sea-chang-rae-lee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Novelist </span>Chang-rae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lee is known for his sober depictions of the world as we know it - family, immigration, war - and that makes his newest novel, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">On Such A Full Sea</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, something of a departure.</span></p><p>The new novel takes place in a chilling dystopia, a century or so beyond the present, where abandoned post-industrial cities like Baltimore have been converted into forced labor colonies and populated with immigrant workers. China is a distant, mythical memory.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82189 at http://wamc.org "On Such A Full Sea" By Chang-Rae Lee