The Book Show

Series produced by WAMC

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Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

As the son of a librarian, Joe has been part of the book world since childhood. His first job was as a library assistant, during college he was a clerk at an independent book store and for the past 25 years he has been interviewing authors about their books on the radio.


9 Pieces

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Told in full for the first time, “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party” is a carefully threaded narrativ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 25:00
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Tara Westover’s memoir, “Educated,” has made its way to the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. She tells her story of being a...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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Andre Dubus III’s first novel in a decade, “Gone So Long,” is a story filled with thrilling tension and heartrending empathy. It tells about a fat...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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Political, social and natural landscapes are all in peril. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up. Is it really worth lear...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 25:24
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National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman’s new novel, “Waiting for Eden,” tells the devastating story of a husband and wife who cannot communic...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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A new, single volume of history sets out to explore the experiment in government that is the United States. Award-winning Harvard historian Jill Le...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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Broadway actor, musician and writer Andy Mientus has just written his debut novel, “The Backstagers and the Ghost Light,” the first book in a middl...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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It was 1987 when the “Doonesbury” comic strip first imagined a Donald Trump presidential run. Since then, Trump has been a recurring character in c...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 25:00
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Walter Mosley’s latest novel is the result of nearly 20-years of incubation, it is a dazzling and convention-defying novel of ideas about the sexua...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 25:24