Book Public Book Public is a Texas Public Radio podcast about books. At Book Public we believe books have the power to enlighten and entertain us. Listen in as we talk to authors about their books and why and how they wrote them. At Book Public we're committed to connecting listeners to books that help us understand today's world—and each other—a little bit better.
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Book Public is a Texas Public Radio podcast about books. At Book Public we believe books have the power to enlighten and entertain us. Listen in as we talk to authors about their books and why and how they wrote them. At Book Public we're committed to connecting listeners to books that help us understand today's world—and each other—a little bit better.

Most Recent Episodes

Book Public: 'Longing for Connection' by Andrew Burstein

What is an emotional history? What of the "emotional history" of the United States? This is what historian Andrew Burstein investigates—and answers— in his latest book, Longing for Connection: Entangled Memories and Emotional Loss in Early America. The book covers the period from America's founding through the Civil War.

Book Public: 'Sipsworth' by Simon Van Booy

On this episode of Book Public, Simon Van Booy discusses his latest novel, Sipsworth.

Book Public: 'Truth is the Arrow, Mercy is the Bow' by Steve Almond

In his latest book, Truth is the Arrow, Mercy is the Bow, Steve Almond explores the trials and myths that influence our writing lives.

Book Public: San Antonio Book Festival has something for everyone

Lilly Gonzalez is the executive director of the San Antonio Book Festival. She discusses this year's exciting author line-up at the April 13 all-day event.

Book Public: 'Half-Lives' by Lynn Schmeidler

Book Public: Lynn Schmeidler discusses her story collection, Half-Lives, with Book Public host, Yvette Benavides.

Book Public: 'The Divorcées' by Rowan Beaird

Rowan Beaird discusses her novel The Divorcées. It's set in the 1950s on a divorce ranch, a place where women could live for six weeks to establish residency in order to be able to file for divorce in a Nevada court.

Book Public: 'Wandering Stars' by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange discusses Wandering Stars. The novel traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family.

Book Public: 'Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story' by Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison discusses her memoir, 'Splinters: A Kind of Love Story' with Yvette Benavides.

Book Public: 'The Road from Belhaven' by Margot Livesey

Book Public podcast host Yvette Benavides interviews Margot Livesey about her latest novel, 'The Road from Belhaven.'

Book Public: 'The Women' by Kristin Hannah

Book Public host Yvette Benavides interviews Kristin Hannah about her latest novel, "The Women."