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Author Debra Jo Immergut and More!

The author Debra Jo Immergut, an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel, joins us for a talk about her book The Captives, selecting cover art and Goodreads!  We also recommend: The Murderer’s Maid by Erika MailmanThe Trilisk Ruins by Michael McCloskey, and The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell. Audiobook of the week is Slayground by Richard Stark read by the exceptionally talented Joe Barrett.

 

 

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An Interview with Paula Munier and More!

We have an entertaining chat with Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee Paula Munier about her book A Borrowing of Bones, baseball, decorating, dogs and happiness.  We also recommend: The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky, We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor, and Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. Audiobook of the week is Ararat by Christopher Golden read by the skilled Robert Fass.

 

 

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An Interview with author Thomas Mullen and More!

We have a fascinating talk with author Thomas Mullen about his Darktown book series.  We also recommend:  Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen,  When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon and The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle.  Audiobook of the week is When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson read by Ellen Archer.

In “Library Corner” we talk to Amy about African American crime writers.  She recommends the authors Walter Mosely and  Chester Himes.

 

 

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An Interview with Kathleen Kent!

An excellent conversation with author Kathleen Kent about her Edgar nominated book, The Dime!  We also recommend:  The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent, The Bonesetter by Laurence Dahners. and All the Rage by F. Paul Wilson.  Audiobook of the week is Out by Natsuo Karino read by the beautiful Emily Woo Zeller.

In “Library Corner” Amy, inspired by Alma Katsu’s The Hunger, recommends a non-fiction book about the Donner Party and a few novels about the American West .  She recommends: The Best Land Under Heaven by Michael Wallis, True Grit by Charles Portis, Doc by Mary Doria Russell, Canada by Richard Ford.  We also talk a little bit about “Weird Westerns.”

 

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An Interview with Joshua Gaylord and More!

A fun conversation with Joshua Gaylord about his books!  We recommend:  Hummingbirds by Joshua GaylordThe Second Ship by Phillip RichardsThe Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. William “Billy” Faulkner pops in the studio. Audiobook of the week is Darktown by Thomas Mullen read by Andre Holland.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends novels about teachers  inspired by Joshua Gaylord and his book Hummingbirds. She recommends Teacher Man by Frank McCourt, Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference by Mark Edmundson, The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, Spare Parts by Joshua Davis.

 

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The Traveler, The Teacher, His Wife and Her Librarian

This week Dave tells an eye opening story about drug use and high school students.  Andrew is stuck in a hotel room in Austin, Texas and we dive into author photos on Goodreads.  We also debut a new segment with a Denver Public Librarian!

Books recommended this week are: Bearskin  by James A. McLaughlin, Thomas by Michael G. Manning and The Birdwatcher by William Shaw.  Our Audiobook of the week is a series –  The Charles Paris books by the hilarious Simon Brett.

In “Librarian’s Corner” Amy mentions Scott Westerfeld’s fun book Afterworlds, Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday and the fantastic Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon.
Other sources for lists of books with writers as main characters:  from Barnes and Noble, and from Book Riot.

 

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