James Howard Kunstler is a prominent social critic drawing attention through his writing and speaking to the global oil crisis, climate change, and other converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century.
His latest novel is A History of the Future – the third installment of his World Made By Hand series.
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.
Her memoir of that time is called: My Salinger Year.
Publishers Weekly says Kelly Braffet’s new novel, Save Yourself, 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.”
The story is a layered tale of a group of characters each seeking their own warped version of peace.
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 Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she writes about William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt and explains the unique relationship forged with reporters.
This is an Off the Shelf edition of The Book Show in partnership with Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, NY and recorded before a live audience.