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In Katie Crouch's thrilling novel ‘Embassy Wife,’ two women abroad search for the truth about their husbands—and their country.
In the uneasy peace following World War I, nurse Bess Crawford runs into trouble and treachery in Ireland—in this twelfth book in the ‘New York Times’ bestselling mystery series.
Thoughts, books, and writing on the sordid legacy of the Canadian Indigenous Residential School System.
The incredible World War II saga of the Jewish refugees who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now.
A lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow.
A clear assessment from a Washington insider on how democracy works, why it doesn’t, and why fixing it is easier than we think.
What is happening in Tulsa? A renaissance perhaps? Great books podcast, a surging music scene, and re-telling history with honesty.
A list of books to read around Memorial Day. Plus a list of archived Book Talk Interviews to listen to on Memorial Day Weekend.
A frustratingly sentimental depiction of adolescence and American counterculture.
Brownholtz is someone who has worked & created within a DIY music scene & now she's written an epic story inspired by it.
What if you gave birth to someone else’s child? An emotional family drama about two couples, one baby, and an unimaginable choice. Inspired by a real-life case of an IVF laboratory mix-up.
A dark narrative and brutal account of opiate addiction and inquisition into the pursuit of happiness.
A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, ‘Yes, Daddy’ follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
Listen in as I talk to a decade-long friend of mine about his fascinating first-hand, raw account of what it is like to battle Depression and come out the other side.
A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people―from the best-selling author of ‘Londoners.’
The renowned biographer’s definitive portrait of a literary titan.
Inspired by the true World War II history of the few bookshops to survive the Blitz, ‘The Last Bookshop in London’ is a timeless story of wartime loss, love and the enduring power of literature.
Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, & the Perilous Birth of the British Empire.
After a visit to Nigeria, Nigel learned about the country’s rich culture and appreciated how it differed from the U.S. He shares how traveling can broaden one’s outlook, foster empathy, and lead one to appreciate things that are often taken for granted.
“To remove them from the market, however distasteful they may be, is censorship, pure and simple,” one says. Another opines, “The guardians of Dr. Seuss’s literary legacy made the right call.”
A heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.
I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country.
The Butcher Shop Girl’ is a compelling memoir of resilience and persistence that captures the vivacious spirit of a small-town girl determined to succeed by any means necessary.
From acclaimed spy novelist Paul Vidich comes a taut new thriller following the attempted exfiltration of a KGB officer from the ever-changing—and always dangerous—USSR in the mid-1980s.
A brilliant and novel examination of how Abraham Lincoln mastered the art of leadership.
A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent, a vivid portrayal of the men and women of modern China and its diaspora.
Pike Logan must divert two world powers from engaging in a major conflict that could ignite a war in this pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces officer Brad Taylor.
This spare, graceful narrative chronicles the flux of parenthood, marriage, and the day-to-day practice of love. As challenging as it is vulnerable, as furious as it is tender, as touching as it is darkly comic, Peter Ho Davies’ new novel is an unprecedented depiction of fatherhood.
"There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission."
I’m not giving anything away. You need to tune in to listen to clips from my Top Five interviews of 2020!