Monday, July 27, 2015

Schedule for the Week of July 27, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, July 27 -  Sophie Littlefield "A Bad Day for Mercy"
Tue, July 28 - Stuart Dill "Murder on Music Row"
Wed, July 29 -  Ace Atkins "The Redeemers"
Thu, July 30 - Rick Gavin "Ranchero"
Fri, July 31  - Daniel Friedman "Don't Ever Get Old"

Saturday, August 1

6:00 p.m. - Martin Clark "The Jezebel Remedy"
6:30 p.m. -  Matthew Guinn "The Resurrectionist"

Podcast - Ace Atkins


Ace Atkins is a former newspaper journalist and current writer of crime fiction. He started off with a series about the New Orleans private eye Nick Travers. Then he moved on to a quartet of critically acclaimed novels based on historic true crimes. Currently, he is continuing the Spenser series for the Robert B Parker estate, as well as writing his own series based in the northern Mississippi county of Tibbeha, the newest of which is 
The Redeemers.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of July 20, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, July 20 -  Karin Slaughter "Fractured"
Tue, July 21 - Michael Connelly "The Brass Verdict"
Wed, July 22 -  Jefferson Bass "The Breaking Point"
Thu, July 23 - Tess Gerritsen "Ice Cold"
Fri, July 24  - Joseph Kanon "Istanbul Passage"


Saturday, July 26

6:00 p.m. -  Ace Atkins "The Redeemers"
6:30 p.m. -  Stuart Dill "Murder on Music Row"

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Podcast - Jefferson Bass





Our guest for this edition is Jon Jefferson, one half of the Jefferson Bass writing team. Together with Dr. Bill Bass, who founded the famous Body Farm forensic research facility at the University of Tennessee, Jon has published two works of nonfiction, and nine novels featuring forensic genius Dr. Bill Brockton. The newest of which is The Breaking Point.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Podcast - Harrison Scott Key





Harrison Scott Key is a humorist whose writings have appeared in The New York Times, Reader's Digest, and The Oxford American. Harper has recently published his memoir, The World's Largest Man.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of July 13, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, July 13 -  Bruce Campbell "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way"
Tue, July 14 - Jill Conner Brown "American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queen's Guide to Preserving Your Assets"
Wed, July 15 -  Harrison Scott Key "The World's Largest Man"
Thu, July 16 - Chuck Klosterman "Killing Yourself to Live"
Fri, July 17  - Donna Johnson "Holy Ghost Girl"


Saturday, July 18

6:00 p.m. -  Jefferson Bass "The Breaking Point"
6:30 p.m. -  Michael Connelly "The Brass Verdict"

Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of July 6, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, July 6 -  Lauretta Hannon "The Cracker Queen"
Tue, July 7 -  Alexis Coe "Alice and Freda Forever"
Wed, July 8 -  Sonja Livingston "Queen of the Fall"
Thu, July 9 - Jeanette Walls "Half-Broke Horses"
Fri, July 10  - Rheta Grimsley Johnson "Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming"


Saturday, July 11

6:00 p.m. -  Harrison Scott Key "The World's Largest Man"
6:30 p.m. -  Jill Conner Brown "American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queen's Guide to Preserving Your Assets"

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Podcast - Sonja Livingston


Sonja Livingston was last on Book Talk to talk about her memoir, Ghostbread, which won the AWP award for non-fiction. Today we'll be discussing her new collection of essays entitled, Queen of the Fall.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of June 29, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, June 29 - Laurie Notaro "The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death"
Tue, June 30 - David Rees "How to Sharpen Pencils"
Wed, July 1 - Mary Laura Philpott "Penguins with People Problems"
Thu, July 2 - Diana Joseph "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way"
Fri, July 3  - Lawrence Norfolk "John Saturnall's Feast"
                    - Roy Blount, Jr. "Alphabet Juice"


Saturday, July 4

6:00 p.m. -  Sonja Livingston "Queen of the Fall"
6:30 p.m. -  Alexis Coe "Alice and Freda Forever"

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Podcast - Mary Laura Philpott


Humorist Mary Laura Philpott handles social media duties for Ann Patchett's Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and USA Today. Perigee Books recently published a collection of her cartoons, Penguins with People Problems.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Podcast - Dolen Perkins-Valdez


After reading This Republic of Suffering by Harvard president and historian Drew Gilpin-Faust, a book which chronicles the Civil War’s legacy of death and destruction, New York Times-bestselling novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez decided her next novel should investigate the possibilities of healing the personal and national trauma caused by the war. Balm looks not at the soldiers’ suffering but at the very real pain of widows, former slaves, and others.

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of June 22, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, June 22 - Robert Hicks "A Separate Country"
Tue, June 23 - Taylor Polites "The Rebel Wife"
Wed, June 24 - Dolen Perkins Valdez "Balm"
Thu, June 25 - Cary Holladay "The Deer in the Mirror"
Fri, June 26 - Mark Grisham and Scott Donaldson "Bedlam South"


Saturday, June 27

6:00 p.m. -  Mary Laura Philpot "Penguins with People Problems"
6:30 p.m. -  David Rees "How to Sharpen Pencils"

Friday, June 19, 2015

Podcast - William Boyle



William Boyle is originally from New York but now calls Oxford, Mississippi home. His first novel, Gravesend, was published in 2013, and his collection of short stories, Death Don't Have No Mercy, was recently released by Broken River Books.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Podcast- Lyndsay Faye


Actor and novelist Lyndsay Faye's first novel was a continuation of the Sherlock Homes and John Watson universe called Dust and Shadow. She then moved her efforts to New York in the 1840s with The Gods of Gotham, Seven for a Secret, and the newest one featuring copper star policeman Timothy Wilde, The Fatal Flame.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Podcast - Chantel Acevedo




Chantel Acevedo's first novel Love and Ghost Letters won the Latino International Book Award. Her third novel A Falling Star won the Doris Bakwin Award. And today we'll be talking about her new novel, The Distant Marvels, which is published by Europa Editions.

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Podcast - Richard Lange



Richard Lange is a former magazine editor and currently a writer of literary crime fiction. His novels are This Wicked World and Angel Baby, which won the Hammett Prize, and he's published two collections of short stories Dead Boys, and the book we'll talk about today, Sweet Nothing, which is available from Mullholland Books.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of June 15, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, June 15 - Eric Barnes "Something Pretty, Something Beautiful"
Tue, June 16 - Scott Phillips "Rake"
Wed, June 17 - William Boyle "Death Don't Have No Mercy"
Thu, June 18 - Hampton Sides "In the Kingdom of Ice"
Fri, June 19 - Joel Harrington "The Faithful Executioner"


Saturday, June 20

6:00 p.m. - Dolen Perkins Valdez "Balm"
6:30 p.m. - Taylor Polites "The Rebel Wife"

Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of June 8, 2015

M-F, 12:30 p.m.

Mon, June 8 - Natalie Bakopoulos "The Green Shore"
Tue, June 9 - Geraldine Brooks "Caleb's Crossing"
Wed, June 10 - Lyndsay Faye "The Fatal Flame"
Thu, June 11 - Molly Caldwell Crosby  "The Great Pearl Heist"
Fri, June 12 - Julie Cantrell "When Mountains Move"


Saturday, June 13

6:00 p.m. - William Boyle "Death Don't Have No Mercy"
6:30 p.m. - Scott Phillips "Rake"

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Talk Schedule for the Week of June 1, 2015

M-F at 12:30 p.m.

Mon, June 1 - Soledad O'Brien "The Next Big Story"
Tue, June 2 - Oscar Hijuelos "Thoughts without Cigarettes"
Wed, June 3 - Chantel Acevedo "The Distant Marvels"
Thu, June 4 - Laura Lane McNeil "Doll Baby"
Fri, June 5 - Lisa Turner "Gone Dead Train"

Saturday, June 6

6:00 p.m. - Lyndsay Faye "The Fatal Flame"
6:30 p.m. - Geraldine Brooks "Caleb's Crossing"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Podcast - Kimberly Willis Holt


Kimberly Willis Holt won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 1999 for her novel, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Henry Holt and Company recently released her novel, Dear Hank Williams, which set in Louisiana in the late 1940s.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Podcast - Preston Lauterbach




Preston Lauterbach was last on to talk about his debut, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'n'Roll. This time we discuss his newest non-fiction title,Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis, which is published by W.W. Norton.


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Podcast - Jacob Rubin


Jacob Rubin's writing has appeared in Best New American Voices, The New Republic, and Slate. Viking recently published his debut novel, and it is entitled, The Poser.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Podcast - Jason Miller



Jason Miller has written for graphic novels, Rifftrax, the spin off of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was recently named one of the funniest people on Twitter.This debut novel was recent published, and it's entitled Down Don't Bother Me. It's the story of a coal miner in southern Illinois who gets dragged into investigating a missing person case which threatens to bring the ceiling down on everyone.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Podcast - David Joy


David Joy is the author of the memoir, Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey, and Putnam has recently published his debut novel, Were All Light Tends to Go, which paints a vivid picture of a meth dealing family in the Appalachians in western North Carolina.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Podcast - Jamie Kornegay


Jamie Kornegay owns Turnrow Books down in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood, but his debut novel is set in the hill country of Northern Mississippi. It's entitled Soil and is published by Simon and Schuster.

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