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Fiction

Conversations: David Barclay Moore, "The Stars Beneath Our Feet"

David Barclay Moore was born and raised in Missouri. After completing his education in film and language studies, he moved to New York, where he has served as communications coordinator for Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone and communications manager for Quality Services for the Autism Community. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about his debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.


 

Conversations: Mary Higgins Clark, "Every Breath You Take"

Mary Higgins Clark is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 million books in print. She’s written books in several genres, but is best known for her 37 suspense novels. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Every Breath You Take, which she co-authored with the best-selling author of 12 novels, Alafair Burke. (Unfortunately, the phone connection was not great, so she may be hard to understand at times.)


 

Conversations: Jennifer Egan, "Manhattan Beach"

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.


Conversations: Adriana Mather, "Haunting the Deep"

Adriana Mather has an interesting family history, to say the least. Her ancestor Cotton Mather was an instigator of the Salem Witch Trials, her family members survived the Titanic, and they also lived in Sleepy Hollow. Mather has used her family history as a starting point for young adult novels including the best selling How to Hang a Witch. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Haunting the Deep which draws upon the history of the Titanic.


Conversations: Kate Hamer, "The Doll Funeral"

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.


Conversations: Ladee Hubbard, "The Talented Ribkins"

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. 


Conversations: Michelle Gable, "Book of Summer"

On this edition of Conversations, bestselling author, Michelle Gable joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Book of Summer. It blends fact and fiction; and past and present; to tell the story of those who, over time, inhabited a century old house in Nantucket. The house is now facing destruction due to erosion of the shoreline and the matriarch of the family is fighting to save it. Gable’s previous novels include A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris.


 

Conversations: Benjamin Ludwig, "Ginny Moon"

The title character of the novel Ginny Moon, is an autistic teenaged girl and the story that unfolds is told from her perspective. Recently adopted, Ginny plots her own kidnapping in order to retrieve an item that was left behind when she was removed from her birth mother's custody. She tries to explain why the item is important, but do people understand what she is really saying?

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