Saturday, April 28, 2012

Podcast - Ron Rash "The Cove"

Stephen Usery interviews Ron Rash about his new novel, The Cove. Coming on the heels of winning the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Rash's novel is set in rural North Carolina during World War I, as an adult brother and sister deal with distrust of the people who live in town and a curious, mute stranger who has appeared in this seemingly-cursed area known as The Cove.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Podcast - Lauren Groff "Arcadia"

Stephen Usery welcomes Lauren Groff back to the program. Following up on the success of her New York Times best-selling debut, Groff has just published her second novel, Arcadia. It's the story of the littlest hippie named Bit Stone who grew up on a utopian commune in upstate New York and his life beyond the idealistic community known as Arcadia.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Podcast - Noah Hawley "The Good Father"

Stephen Usery interviews Noah Hawley about his new novel, The Good Father. A veteran TV writer, producer and creator, Hawley's fourth book is about Dr. Paul Allen, a successful New York rheumatologist who comes home one evening to hear his his son's name on the network news, named as a suspect in the shooting of a presidential candidate. Dr. Allen tirelessly fights to prove his son's innocence as he tracks his movements over the year prior to the shooting. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Podcast - Amy Franklin-Willis "The Lost Saints of Tennesee"

Stephen Usery interviews Amy Franklin-Willis about her debut novel, The Lost Saints of Tennessee. Zeke Cooper is a Hardeman County, Tennessee native who is having a hard time in the mid-1980s. His marriage has fallen apart, much as he did after his twin brother died ten years earlier. Desperate, he drives east looking for a way out of the regret for a tough past and a life of unfulfilled potential. Plus, a live performance by Andrew Castro, who wrote an album based on the book!