Authors

Ali Eteraz: "Children of Dust" (HarperOne)

November 12, 2009

A Pakistani American searches for his Islamic identity. From servant of Islam to Islamic reformer, a journey of self discovery that goes through the madrassas of Pakistan to the American Bible Belt and beyond.

America's Wars Observed

November 11, 2009

On the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan: A journalist and a photographer document, in unflinching detail, the complex, contradictory and often tragic experiences of U-S troops at war.

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

Kati Marton: "Enemies of the People" (Simon & Schuster)

November 9, 2009

A daughter delves into secret police files in Hungary to discover the truth about her parents, how they were spied on and betrayed during the Cold War.

Diana Welch and Liz Welch: "The Kids Are All Right" (Harmony Books) (Rebroadcast)

November 8, 2009

Four siblings tell their versions of becoming orphans, being separated, and finally coming back together.

Barbara Kingsolver: "The Lacuna" (Harper Collins)

November 5, 2009

Bestselling writer Barbara Kingsolver on her latest novel which explores how history and public opinion can shape a life.

A U.S. Ambassador's views on Romania

November 4, 2009

It may be best known as the land of Olympic gymnasts, bleak orphanages, and Dracula, but Romania today is a flourishing democracy. A former U-S ambassador on why Romania thrived after the fall of communism and lessons for other budding...

Audrey Niffenegger: "Her Fearful Symmetry" (Scribner)

November 2, 2009

The author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" returns with a new novel set near a famed London cemetery. It's a mystery, a ghost story, and a love story rolled into one.

Audrey Niffenegger stayed after the show to answer [a few questions...

Darrin Nordahl: "Public Produce" (Island Press)

October 21, 2009

Urban agriculture: A city designer explains how growing food in urban, public spaces can help feed the hungry, supplement the existing agribusiness model, and promote good health for all.

Mike Farrell: "Of Mule and Man" (Akashic Books)

October 12, 2009

Former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell on the spirit of America. The actor recounts his cross-country travels in a Prius and the conversations he had with activists, friends, and family to promote social justice in every neighborhood.

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