Albany, NY – Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante's Inferno and Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. And with that interest in Poe, Pearl mixes history with fiction to detail the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe in his novel: The Poe Shadow.
The Poe Shadow, by Matthew Pearl. Published by Random House.
Albany, NY – Have you come down with a case of "I don't know what to do this week?" It's gonna be alright, because we have just the medicine for you. Our producers Jen Nathan and Andy Clegg have a little too much fun telling us about upcoming events in the listening area.
Albany, NY – The history of the building of the Pentagon is a fascinating one. The project began just before the beginning of the US entry into WWII and was completed right after Pearl Harbor. Washington Post veteran journalist Steve Vogel has written a major new history of the Pentagon--all about it's building and then rebuilding following 9/11.
The Pentagon: A History, by Steve Vogel. Published by Random House.
Albany, NY – Pete Hamill is the author of North River, a love story for grown-ups, set against the backdrop of 1930's New York City gripped tight by the Great Depression. It is the Roundtable Reads Book Pick for July. Pete Hamill speaks about how this is his 10th novel and it never gets easier.
North River, by Pete Hamill. Published by Little Brown.