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Episode #221: Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”)

Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”) joins the show. We welcome Jonathan back to the program to discuss his novel about New York’s past. 1975 was a year when the sprawling city felt completely helpless and residents felt trapped with

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Episode #216: J.S. Law (“Tenacity”)

J.S. Law (“Tenacity”) joins the show. We discuss his debut novel about a recently reassigned female investigator trying to solve a case despite so many forces working against her.   Show Notes You can purchase Tenacity wherever books are sold.

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Episode #211: Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”)

Gwendolyn Womack (“The Memory Painter”) joins the show. We discuss her fascinating novel that features a love story spanning thousands of years across the globe.   Show Notes You can purchase The Memory Painter wherever books are sold. More information

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Episode #200: Maggie Mitchell (“Pretty Is”)

Maggie Mitchell (“Pretty Is”) joins the show. We discuss her debut novel that takes readers on an extremely suspenseful ride and harrowing journey.     Show Notes You can purchase Pretty Is wherever books are sold. Follow Maggie on Twitter.

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Episode #192: Jeffrey Rotter (Writer, “The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering”)

Jeffrey Rotter (“The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering”) joins the show. We discuss his new novel that is wildly original and creates a very unique portrayal of a futuristic America.       Show Notes You can purchase┬áThe Only

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Episode #186: Matt Sumell (Writer, “Making Nice”)

Matt Sumell (“Making Nice”) joins the show. We discuss his new novel featuring a protagonist as hilarious as he is heartbreaking.   Show Notes You can purchase Making Nice wherever books are sold. More information about Matt is available on

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Episode #183: Sharma Shields (Writer, “The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac”)

Sharma Shields (“The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac”) joins the show. We discuss her new novel that introduces readers to a fresh and unique world spanning many decades.   Show Notes You can purchase The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac wherever books are sold.

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Episode #165: Kim Zupan

Kim Zupan (“The Ploughmen”) joins the show. We discuss his debut novel that weaves together a great story of the American West.     Show Notes You can purchase The Ploughmen wherever books are sold. More information available about Kim

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Episode #138: Andy Weir

Andy Weir (“The Martian”) joins the show. We discuss his critically acclaimed new novel that features an astronaut on Mars. Stranded and completely alone.   Show Notes You can purchase The Martian wherever books are sold. More information about Andy

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