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Kory French
A look back at the full year of Book Talk with 5 of the best bits, and 5 more honorable mentions
In this episode, I took a detailed look at some of the best books out there to explain this magical time of year.
The world of ragtime is the backdrop for a remarkable story about the price of freedom, the longing …
Reimagining Our Tomorrows is for all the doers and dreamers anxious to ensure our best days are still …
Inspired by true events, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter’ is a sweeping historical novel that …
A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams—how they work, what they’re for, and how …
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables...before Anne
What We Owe is a novel of love, guilt and dreams for a better future, vibrating with both sorrow and …
‘No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer’ tells the story, in words …
In 'An Uncivil War,' Greg Sargent sounds an urgent alarm about the deeper roots of our democratic backsliding—and…
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously …
In 1928, less than a dozen American women had a pilot's license, making the few women who flew …
Inspired by the story of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” Wray explores the circumstances …
“Deeply moving...beautifully written...It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong …
A Southern Town, a country legend, and the last days of a mountaintop Honky-Tonk
A bold, page-turning novel that follows how a childhood abduction sets two sisters on very different …
When the husband of a Queen’s Park aide runs off to escape his gambling debts, private investigator …
Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, …
In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers…
An epic novel—based on true events—of wealth, race, grief, and love, charting one sweltering summer …
In a near future in which plummeting birth rates have ominous political and personal implications for …
This is the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a …
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s death on June 6th, RFK: His Words for Our Times…
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, …
From the author of Bond Girl and Lost Along the Way, comes a fiercely funny, insightful story of …
A vibrant, propulsive literary thriller that charts the high-stakes journey of a young man trying to …
"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the …
‘Can’t Help Myself’ is the extraordinary (and often hilarious) story of a single woman navigating …
Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight …
Death Doesn’t Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author …
In the glittering hotbed of turn-of-the-twentieth century Vienna, one woman’s life would define and defy …
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into …
A coming-of-age story set in modern day China centering on the friendship between an American and a …
From the author of the internationally bestselling ‘The Lake of Dead Languages’ comes a gripping novel about…
Emma Gray, Executive Women's Editor of The Huffington Post, releases a ‘How To’ guide to joining the resistance
“What you see here, what you hear here, what you do here, let it stay here.”
"If not you, then who? If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women…
An expert financial reporter says China’s economic growth isn’t what it seems. What does that mean for China—and…
China is poised to overtake the United States, and the rest of the developed world, economically by the year 2030. Or is…
If the history of America is the story of organized crime, how should we view immigration?
A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America’s top chronicler of…
A riveting and cinematic true tale stranger and twistier than fiction, ‘Hiding Out’ is an astonishing story of…
Lorna Shultz Nicholson joins me on the phone from Edmonton, Alberta Canada to talk about her award-nominated…
‘Running: A Love Story’ is Jen A. Miller’s witty, brutally honest account of her lifelong relationship with…
For the first time ever on Book Talk, we have a Literary Agent on the show to talk our listeners through the process of…
A (painfully) true story about love, life, and sex... without a penis
A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises—and…
A pioneering physician reveals just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted for life by childhood adversity–and what we…
Once-errant stoners score the biggest load of Colombian pot that had yet to reach our shores. And this all really…
From the author of Paris, My Sweet comes the story of a modern woman embracing love, motherhood and all the courses life…
A pioneering psychologist reveals how three emotions can provide the surest, quickest route to success in any realm
From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate—and often hilarious—history of a uniquely American…
The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to…

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