361 posts categorized Literature

3/22/18 // Hiding Out by Tina Alexis Allen

A riveting and cinematic true tale stranger and twistier than fiction, ‘Hiding Out’ is an astonishing story of self-discovery, family, secrets, and the power of the truth to set us free. | listen

3/15/18 // One-2-One Series by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Lorna Shultz Nicholson joins me on the phone from Edmonton, Alberta Canada to talk about her award-nominated ‘One-2-One’ Series based on a real buddy program in Canada; writing for Young Adults in the 21st Century; and of course—hockey | listen

3/8/18 // Running: A Love Story by Jen A. Miller

‘Running: A Love Story’ is Jen A. Miller’s witty, brutally honest account of her lifelong relationship with running, and an exploration of the many ways that the sport carves a path to empowerment | listen

3/1/18 // Literary Agency - Caron Knauer

For the first time ever on Book Talk, we have a Literary Agent on the show to talk our listeners through the process of writing to becoming the novelist, playwright, or screenwriter they have always dreamed of | listen

2/22/18 // Broken Bananah by Ross Asdourian

A (painfully) true story about love, life, and sex... without a penis | listen

2/15/18 // Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself | listen

2/8/18 // The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

A pioneering physician reveals just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted for life by childhood adversity–and what we can do to break the cycle. | listen

2/1/18 // Folly Cove by Kermit “Kim” Schweidel

Once-errant stoners score the biggest load of Colombian pot that had yet to reach our shores. And this all really happened. | listen

1/25/18 // Brooklyn In Love: A Delicious Memoir of Food, Family, and Finding Yourself by Amy Thomas

From the author of Paris, My Sweet comes the story of a modern woman embracing love, motherhood and all the courses life has to offer | listen

1/24/18 // Drag Queen Story Hour

Rev. Yolanda shares stories and music with children at Park Church Co-op for Drag Queen Story Hour. | read

1/19/18 // It’s ‘Back to Brooklyn’ for ‘My Cousin Vinny’

Lawrence Kelter’s sequel brings the 1992 classic back to life. | read

1/18/18 // Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride by David DeSteno

A pioneering psychologist reveals how three emotions can provide the surest, quickest route to success in any realm | listen

1/12/18 // The Poetry Brothel 10-Year Anniversary

Poetry reading "whores" celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their brothel at Brooklyn's House of Yes. | read

1/11/18 // Improv Nation: How We Made A Great American Art by Sam Wasson

From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate—and often hilarious—history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular. | listen

1/4/18 // The Accidental Presidents: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A.J. Baime

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. | listen

12/28/17 // Book Talk with Kory 2017 - A Year in Review

A look back at some of the best of books and interviews of 2017. | listen

12/21/17 // The Holiday Episode 2017 - A Look at the History of Christmas and Santa Claus through publications

It’s holiday season and this week on Book Talk, Host Kory French takes a historical and cultural look at the history and structure of Christmas and Santa Clause through historical publications. | listen

12/14/17 // Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell

A book proposing a new and startling solution to the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder, one of the most notorious in American history | listen

12/7/17 // Retrograde by Peter Cawdron

NASA prepared us for every eventuality on Mars, but they never prepared us for what could go wrong on Earth. | listen

11/30/17 // The Last Cigarette on Earth: A Book of Poems by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A major Latino writer’s intimate but healing journey through addiction, human desire and broken love. | listen

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