Fiction

Teju Cole: "Every Day Is For The Thief"

March 25, 2014

The story of a Nigerian-American doctor who returns to his native Lagos and rediscovers what he loves and hates about the city. The author of "Open City" on his new book and his experiments with photography and social media.

Susan Minot: "Thirty Girls"

Susan Minot: "Thirty Girls"

March 6, 2014

A novel based on the real account of 30 girls who were abducted from a boarding school in Uganda by rebels working for Joseph Kony.

Nancy Horan: "Under The Wide And Starry Sky"

Nancy Horan: "Under The Wide And Starry Sky"

January 29, 2014

The author of “Loving Frank” has turned the life of Robert Louis Stevenson into a work of historical fiction. The unexpected love affair that saved Stevenson’s life.

Isabel Allende: "Ripper"

January 27, 2014

Best-selling author Isabel Allende is known for her historical fiction and magic realism. But her new novel is a thriller about a brilliant teenage sleuth who tracks a serial killer in San Francisco.

E.L. Doctorow: "Andrew's Brain"

January 21, 2014

In his latest novel, the celebrated author takes us into the mind of a man who has inadvertently caused great harm to people he loves. An exploration of memory versus imagination and what defines consciousness.

Chang-Rae Lee: "On Such A Full Sea"

January 13, 2014

Award-winning author Chang-rae Lee talks about the genesis for his new dystopian novel. It is a cautionary tale of income inequality, class divisions and environmental decline.

Wally Lamb: "We Are Water" (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2014

The latest novel by the best-selling author of "She's Come Undone." It’s the story of how a family is changed forever after a flood kills a young mother in a small Connecticut town.

John Grisham: "Sycamore Row" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2013

John Grisham's latest novel is the long-awaited sequel to "A Time to Kill." It's a story about race and inheritance in a rural Mississippi town.

Readers' Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" By Ben Fountain (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2013

This month's Readers’ Review is a novel about eight American soldiers returning to Iraq. The men are media stars at home, but their painful reality is obscured as they are honored at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" (Rebroadcast)

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2013

Diane talks with author, actor and comedian Fannie Flag about her latest book. It's a comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are.

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