Books

Chris Bohjalian: "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands"

Chris Bohjalian: "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands"

July 9, 2014

Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian's latest novel is narrated by Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living on the streets of Burlington, Vermont. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in rural Vermont experienced a meltdown that killed both of Emily's parents. Her father was in charge of the plant and there are rumors that the meltdown may have been his fault. Diane and Chris Bohjalian discuss "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands" and what he believes are his greatest challenges as a writer.

Akhil Sharma: "Family Life" (Rebroadcast)

Akhil Sharma: "Family Life" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2014

The author of the best-seller "An Obedient Father" speaks with Diane about his latest novel , which tells the story of the Mishra family as it moves from Delhi to Queens in the late 1970s.

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

July 3, 2014

For the Fourth of July: A fresh reading of the Declaration of Independence and how ideas of freedom and equality have been interpreted over the years.

Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

June 25, 2014

Hazel and Augustus, the main characters in the young adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars,” are not your average teens: They both have cancer. For this month’s Readers’ Review guest host Katty Kay discusses the best seller “The Fault In Our Stars” with our panel of experts.

Tom Rachman: "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers"

Tom Rachman: "The Rise & Fall of Great Powers"

June 23, 2014

A new novel by the author of "The Imperfectionists" tells the story of a woman who searches from Bangkok to Brooklyn to discover the long-buried secrets of her childhood. In the process, she learns how to make her own place in the world. Guest host Susan Page talks with journalist-turned-novelist Tom Rachman about his latest work of fiction.

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

June 17, 2014

The dramatic and little-known story of the publication of "Dr. Zhivago" and how the epic novel about the 1917 Russian Revolution became a secret CIA weapon between East and West during the Cold War.

A Conversation with Rob Lowe

A Conversation with Rob Lowe

June 12, 2014

Diane talks with Rob Lowe about his latest autobiography titled, "Love Life," and his career in film and television.

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

June 11, 2014

An historian recounts the story of the Dress Doctors, a group of women who taught America how to dress in the first half of the twentieth century.

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

June 9, 2014

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

June 5, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the dispute between Amazon and publishers over e-book pricing.

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