Thursday, December 24, 2015
Linda Lloyd interviews Ashton Lee about his latest installment in the Cherry Cola Book Club series, A Cherry Cola Christmas, in which business opportunities to help save the town, as well as a country superstar are considering coming to Cherico, Mississippi to help the struggling town.
Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, won many prizes including the Story Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. In this episode, we discuss her debut novel, Gold Fame Citrus, in which the southwest United States has been devastated by a long term drought and those who stayed behind are struggling to survive.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I'm honored to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. to the program. In addition to his award-winning syndicated columns, which originate with the Miami Herald, he also writes acclaimed novels like Freeman and Before I Forget. In this episode we discuss his latest novel, Grant Park, in which a newspaper columnist and his editor are already having a horrible day when they become entangled with two white-supremacist, wannabe terrorists.
Stephan Pastis is best known for his award-winning daily comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, which has a new treasury available, entitled, Pearls Gets Sacrificed. But today, we'll begin the conversation talking about Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection, the fourth entry in his series about the less-than-great, grade-school detective.