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AOT #373: Taiye Selasi Podcasts Ghana Must Go
Taiye Selasi reads from and discusses her critically acclaimed debut novel Ghana Must Go. Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Selasi’s book is a testament to the... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #372: Hugh Howey Podcasts Wool
Former bookseller Hugh Howey reads from and discusses his debut science fiction novel Wool. In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Now, the Silo’s inhabitants are about to learn just how badly their world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #371: Dan Baum Podcasts Gun Guys: A Road Trip
Colorado author Dan Baum, a former staff writer for The New Yorker, reads from and discusses his new book Gun Guys: A Road Trip. In his book, Baum, both a lifelong gun guy and a Jewish Democrat, grabs his licensed concealed handgun and hits the road to meet some of the 40 percent of Americans who own guns. Written equally for avid shooters and those who would never touch a firearm, Gun Guys is more than a travelogue. It gives a fresh assessment of... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #370: Kent Haruf Podcasts Benediction
Kent Haruf, the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide, reads from and discusses his new novel Benediction, a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way. In his new... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #369: David Burstein Podcasts Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World
David Burstein is the founder and executive director of Generation18 and director of the documentary 18 in ’08. A frequent contributor to Fast Company, Burstein has appeared as a commentator on youth and politics for a range of publications and media outlets, including CNN, ABC, NPR, and the New York Times. Burstein discusses his new book Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World.
($25.95) Beacon Press ISBN # 9780807044698.... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #368: Margot Berwin Podcasts Scent of Darkness
Margot Berwin, author of the bestselling debut Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, reads from and discusses her new novel Scent of Darkness. In this eagerly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes readers deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs. Scent of Darkness is a magical, seductive story about the power of scent, and about what happens when a perfume renders a young woman irresistible.
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AOT #367: Deb Perelman Podcasts The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of SmittenKitchen.com, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. Perelman discusses her bestselling new book The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
($35.00) Knopf ISBN # 9780307595652. You can visit Deb Perelman‘s official web site as well.
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AOT #366: Gretel Ehrlich Podcasts Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Gretel Ehrlich, the author of This Cold Heaven, The Future of Ice, and The Solace of Open Spaces, discusses and reads from her new book Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami. A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience the terror and exhilaration in villages... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #365: Susan Cain Podcasts Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Susan Cain, whose record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 3 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks, discusses the new paperback edition of her acclaimed book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically... [Listen to this podcast]
AOT #364: Mike Bond Podcasts Saving Paradise
Bestselling novelist, war and human rights journalist, and international energy expert Mike Bond lives on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Based on his experiences in dangerous, remote and war-torn regions of the world, his critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister vagaries of international politics and multinational corporations, and the... [Listen to this podcast]
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