#1735: Richard Powers "Bewilderment" | The Book Show

Author Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Overstory." His latest novel, "Bewilderment," has already been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Photo courtesy of W.W. Norton.

#1734: Anita Hill "Believing" | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show: Thirty years ago, Anita Hill faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joe Biden, to testify that her boss, Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her. Her new book is: "Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence." Photo courtesy of Viking.

#1733: Amitava Kumar "A Time Outside This Time" | The Book Show

This week, author Amitava Kumar's new novel, "A Time Outside This Time," is set at a writer's retreat and reflects on the issues of fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. Kumar has crafted his fiction so seamlessly from real life that the reader is forced to reckon with what is "real." Photo courtesy of Knopf.

#1733: Amitava Kumar "A Time Outside This Time" | The Book Show

#1732: Maggie Smith "Goldenrod" | The Book Show

Pushcart Prizewinning poet Maggie Smith gained star status with her breakout bestseller "Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change." Now with "Goldenrod," Smith returns to her original craft with a powerful collection of poems that explore parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Photo courtesy of Atria/One Signal Publishers.

#1731: Peter Heller "The Guide" | The Book Show

This week, Peter Heller's new novel, "The Guide," takes place against the backdrop of his home state of Colorado. It follows a young man, Jack, who accepts a job as a fishing guide at an elite resort in the wilds of Colorado. What begins as an idyllic experience soon takes a dark turn. Photo courtesy of Knopf.

#1730: Paula Hawkins "A Slow Fire Burning" | The Book Show

This week, with one of the longest-running bestselling adult hardcovers in publishing history, "The Girl on the Train," Paula Hawkins became an international publishing phenomenon. She now unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge in her latest novel, "A Slow Fire Burning." Photo courtesy of Riverhead Books.

#1729: Lisa Napoli "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie" | The Book Show

This week, we discuss the new book "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR" by journalist Lisa Napoli. The book is a group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism; covered decades of American news; and whose voices defined NPR. Photo courtesy of Abrams Press.

#1728: Patricia Engel "Infinite Country" | The Book Show

This week, in her new novel "Infinite Country," acclaimed author Patricia Engel gives voice to five family members as they navigate the particular challenges of family life in two countries. In the book, Engel shows immigration as an ongoing process and a constant flow of people across borders. Photo courtesy of Avid Reader Press/ Simon & Schuster.

#1727: Christopher Cox "The Deadline Effect" | The Book Show

This week, Editor, journalist and writer Christopher Cox explores his experiences with looming deadlines and how he became determined to learn the secret of managing them in his new book, "The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like it's the Last Minute Before the Last Minute." Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster/ Avid Reader Press.

#1726: Fannie Flagg "The Wonder Boy Of Whistle Stop" | The Book Show

This week on The Book Show, Fannie Flagg discusses her sequel to the New York Times bestseller "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café." The novel, "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop," traces what happened to the beloved characters in Fried Green Tomatoes. This episode originally aired in Dec. 2020. Photo courtesy of Random House.

#1725: Francine Prose "The Vixen" | The Book Show

This week, bestselling author Francine Prose discusses her latest, "The Vixen." Set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the novel is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Photo courtesy of Harper.

#1724: Jim Shepard "Phase Six" | The Book Show

This week, Jim Shepard discusses his latest book "Phase Six." The novel is about the next pandemic that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis. Shepard is also the author of seven previous novels including, "The Book of Aron." Photo courtesy of Random House.

#1723: James Ellroy "Widespread Panic" | The Book Show

This week, from the modern master of noir James Ellroy, comes the new novel "Widespread Panic;" about the malevolent monarch of the 1950s Hollywood Underground. The novel is a tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows. Photo courtesy of Knopf.

#1722: T.J. Newman "Falling" | The Book Show

This week, Former flight attendant T. J. Newman wrote much of her new novel, "Falling," on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. "Falling" follows pilot Bill Hoffman after he's been given an impossible choice: crash the plane he's currently flying, or let his kidnapped family die. Photo courtesy of Avid Reader Press.

#1721: Elizabeth Brundage "The Vanishing Point" | The Book Show

This week, Elizabeth Brundage discusses her new book "The Vanishing Point," which takes a close look at relationships; the mistakes we make early on that inform our destinies and the troubling things we sometimes do in the name of love. Photo courtesy of Little, Brown, and Company.

#1720: Megha Majumdar "A Burning" | The Book Show

This week, Megha Majumdar discusses her book, "A Burning." The novel centers around three characters following a terrorist attack in India. This episode originally aired in June 2020. Photo courtesy of Knopf.

#1718: Chris Matthews "This Country" | The Book Show

This week, host Joe Donahue speaks with New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews. The pair discuss Matthews' new book; "This Country: My Life in Politics and History," which offers a panoramic portrait of post–World War II America through the story of his life and career. Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

#1717: Maggie Shipstead "Great Circle" | The Book Show

This week, Maggie Shipstead discusses her new book "Great Circle." The novel tracks the lives of Marian Graves and her twin brother; as she chases her dream of becoming the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe north-south. (more...)

#1716: Jake Tapper "The Devil May Dance" | The Book Show

This week, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent and New York Times best-selling author Jake Tapper discusses his new thriller, "The Devil May Dance." (more...)

#1715: Michael Lewis "The Premonition" | The Book Show

This week, bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses his new book, "The Premonition: A Pandemic Story." The non-fiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the COVID-19 outbreak. (more...)

#1714: Andrew McCarthy "Brat: An 80's Story"|The Book Show

This week, Andrew McCarthy's movie roles in "Pretty in Pink," "St. Elmo's Fire," "Weekend at Bernie's," and "Less Than Zero" made him a star. He's considered one of the so-called "Brat Pack" – which has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. He writes about that decade of his life in "Brat: An '80s Story." (more...)

#1713: Viet Thanh Nguyen "The Committed" | The Book Show

This week, Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his new novel, "The Committed." The book is the long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Sympathizer." It tells the story of a communist double agent and his blood brother, Bon, as they try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures. (more...)

#1712 Alison Bechdel "The Secret To Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

This week, comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back with a new graphic novel. Once again she has reinvented memoir, as she did with "Fun Home", this time by telling her life story decade by decade through the lens of her lifelong obsession with exercise. Her new graphic memoir is "The Secret to Superhuman Strength." (more...)

#1712 Alison Bechdel "The Secret To Superhuman Strength" | The Book Show

#1711: Flynn Berry "Northern Spy" | The Book Show

This week, we speak with Edgar Award-winning author Flynn Berry. Berry discusses her latest, Northern Spy, a thriller about the contemporary IRA, and two sisters who find themselves caught in the middle of the re-escalating sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. (more...)