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"

Book Talk 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 -  Martin Clark "The Jezebel Remedy"
Thu, July 30 - Rick Gavin "Ranchero"
Fri, July 31  - Daniel Friedman "Don't Ever Get Old"

Saturday, August 1

6:00 p.m. -  Susan Crandall "The Flying Circus"
6:30 p.m. -  Jenny Wingfield "The Homecoming of Samuel Lake"

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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Monday, April 6, 2015

Rebroadcasts for the Week of April 6, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Tom Franklin "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"
                                    - Tavis Smiley "Death of a King"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Michael Kardos "Before He Finds Her"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Scott Blackwood "See How Small"

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Laura Lippman "I'd Know You Anywhere"

Friday, April 10, 2015 - Haven Kimmel "Something Rising, Light and Swift"

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Podcast - Michael Kardos


Michael Kardos was last on to talk about his debut novel, The Three Day Affair, which was named an Esquire Best Book of The Year. The Mysterious Press has just published his second novel, and it's called Before He Finds Her.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Podcast - Bill Loehfelm





Bill Loehfelm made a splash with two stand-alone crime novels, Blood Root and Fresh Kills. 2011 saw character Maureen Coughlin debut in The Devil She Knows, 2013 brought us The Devil in Her Way, and Sarah Chrichton books has just published the third installment of the series, Doing the Devil's Work.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Podcast - Alan Lightman





Dr. Alan Lightman has taught astrophysics at Harvard and MIT and writing at MIT. Best known to literary audiences for his novel Einstein's Dreams, Lightman's new book is Screening Room, a memoir about growing up in in a family known for running one of the largest movie theater chains in the South.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Podcast - Moriah McStay




Moriah McStay recently stopped by the Book Talk studio to chat about her debut young adult novel, Everything That Makes You, which is available from Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. It's two stories about Fiona Doyle and the very different paths her life could have taken based on if an accident had scarred her face when she was young or not.

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