In Nick and Jake: An Epistolary Novel, it’s 1953 and Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises begin a correspondence that leads to a close friendship, and widens to include a bizarre cast of characters.
The book by Tad and Jonathan Richards, has been recorded as a theatrical audio books featuring the talents of Alan Arkin, Ali McGraw, Ambassador Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame and many others.
Tad Richards in addition to being an author, is the artistic director and former president of Opus 40. He joins us in studio now and by phone we have Ambassador Joe Wilson - former United States diplomat best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium.
B.A. Shapiro has written a page-turning thriller about stolen art and masterful fakes in her debut novel The Art Forger, using one of the world's most notorious unsolved art crimes as a backdrop.
Two robbers in 1990 got away with 13 masterworks from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tying up guards and escaping with works by artists that included Vermeer, Rembrandt and Degas. More than 20 years later: No arrests, no art.
Da Chen’s debut novel, Brothers - set during the Chinese cultural revolution - received tremendous praise for its insight into the period. His new book, My Last Empress: A Novel, is a mystical and poetic story of romance and palace intrigue set in 19th Century China.