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Conversations

Manhattan Beach
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:00

Jennifer Egan is the author of five books of fiction, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. She work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeny’s and other publications. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about Manhattan Beach. Influenced by the Noir story telling tradition, the novel is set in New York during the 1930's and 1940's.

Haunting the Deep
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:00

Adriana Mather has an interesting family history, to say the least.

Girls Who Code
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:00

Reshma Saujani is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. She is the founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization with chapters in all 50 states. On this edition of Conversations, she joins me to talk about her organization and two new books for girls, Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and the novel The Friendship Code #1.

The Doll Funeral
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:00

Do we have the power to chose our own family? That's one of the questions Kate Hamer asks in her latest novel, The Doll Funeral. The story centers on 13-year-old Ruby, who finds out she is adopted and runs away from home in search of her real parents. What she experience along her journey leaves her uncertain about what is real and what is not. On this edition of Conversations, Hamer talks about how The Doll Funeral crosses genres and has been referred to as a modern fairytale by reviewers.

The Talented Ribkins
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Ladee Hubbard joins me to talk about her debut novel, The Talented Ribkins. Hubbard weaves the tale of the Ribkins family, who are each blessed with a special, but peculiar talent. The story centers on 72-year-old Johnny Ribkin and the road trip he takes with Eloise, the 13-year-old daughter of his deceased half-brother. Along the way she learns about her family heritage, and Johnny reevaluates his past. 

Peregrine Island
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 06:00

As a journalist, Diane Saxton wrote for Vanity Fair and the Huffington Post, among publications, before turning her storytelling skills to creating fiction.

Book of Summer
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, bestselling author, Michelle Gable joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Book of Summ

Blackout
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 06:00

Cyber Warfare is a growing concern. How vulnerable are we? On this edition of Conversations, I talk with novelist Marc Elsberg about his international bestselling thriller, Blackout, which explores what happens when a cyber attack turns off the power in Europe, the United States and beyond.

Ginny Moon
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 06:00

The title character of the novel Ginny Moon, is an autistic teenaged girl and the story that unfolds is told from her perspective.

The Night She Won Miss America
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Michael Callahan about his latest novel, The Night She Won Miss America.

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