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The Book Show

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    William Morrow
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    In her new novel of psychological suspense "The Collective," Alison Gaylin explores just how far a grieving mother will go to right a tragic wrong. It looks at female rage and retribution, the role privilege can play in protection, and the fine line between justice and vigilantism.
  • Book cover artwork for "Our Country Friends" by Gary Shteyngart
    Random House
    Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation. Gary Shteyngart's latest Our Country Friends is a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal hailed as a "virtuoso performance" (USA Today) and "an homage to Chekhov with four romances and a finale that will break your heart." (The Washington Post)
  • Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest and the author of several novels including “A Tale for the Time Being,” which was a finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize. Her latest, “The Book of Form and Emptiness,” is an inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things.
  • Actor and author Alan Cumming's new memoir, “Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life,” chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world.
  • Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel is back and once again she has reinvented memoir, as she did with “Fun Home”, this time by telling her life story decade by decade through the lens of her lifelong obsession with exercise. Her new graphic memoir is “The Secret to Superhuman Strength.”
  • Bestselling author Francine Prose’s latest “The Vixen,” (Harper Collins) set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, is the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg - an assignment that will reveal the true cost of entering such a world.
  • “Cloud Cuckoo Land” is the highly anticipated new novel from Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “All the Light We Cannot See.” In his latest, Doerr uses one of humanity’s oldest technologies: the book. to illuminate our abiding opportunities for connection and empathy.
  • Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich’s new book is a ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors. “The Sentence” asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book.
  • Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies. His new book is “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.”
  • Lauren Groff is a two time National Book Award finalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest "Matrix," her first since the groundbreaking "Fates and Furies," brings us to a 12th century nunnery where she tells an engrossing tale of female desire, passion, creativity, and power.
  • Author Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Overstory.” His latest novel, “Bewilderment,” has already been shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction.
  • Thirty years ago, Anita Hill faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joe Biden, to testify that her boss, Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, had sexually harassed her. Her new book is: "Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence."