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Episode #224: Gabriel Urza (“All That Followed”)

Gabriel Urza (“All That Followed”) joins the show. We discuss Gabriel’s powerful debut novel that explores how startling situations unfold from small decisions.   Show Notes You can purchase All That Followed wherever books are sold. Follow Gabriel on Twitter.

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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 #219: Helen Phillips (“The Beautiful Bureaucrat”)

Helen Phillips (Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, “The Beautiful Bureaucrat”) joins the show. We discuss her novel that is an honest look at the disappointing but ultimate pleasure¬†that can be felt when dealing with monotonous forces.  

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Episode #218: Matt Lewis (“Last Man Off”)

Matt Lewis (“Last Man Off:¬†A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas”) joins the show. We discuss how Matt landed his dream job straight out of college, but ended up fighting for his life to survive the

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Episode #215: Judith Viorst (“Wait For Me”)

Judith Viorst (“Wait for Me: And Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage”) joins the show. We discuss how her long-standing marriage translates into poetry as well as our passion for books.   Show Notes You

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Episode #214: Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”)

Michael Golding (“A Poet of the Invisible World”) joins the show. We discuss his thirteenth-century story that is generating comparisons to “Siddhartha” and “The Arabian Nights.”   Show Notes You can purchase A Poet of the Invisible World wherever books

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Episode #212: Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing)

Kieran Mulvaney (HBO Boxing) returns to the show. We discuss how Gennady Golovkin’s meteoric rise continues this weekend as he faces off against David Lemieux on PPV. Additionally, we look at some upcoming matchups on HBO this fall.   Show

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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 #210: Joe Posnanski (“The Secret of Golf”, NBC Sports)

Joe Posnanski (NBC Sports, “The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus”) joins the show. Despite reminding people of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Watson was the rare golfer who never feared Jack Nicklaus. The two went on

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Episode #209: Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game”)

Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy”) joins the show. We discuss how the intense playoff rivals in New York and Kansas City managed to stage

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