This series opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.
Peter Coyote's The Rainman's Third Cure (#418) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
With the guiding metaphor drawn from a line in an early Bob Dylan song, Coyote's new spiritual biography is the tale of a young man's journey that leads him from the privileged halls of power to Greenwich Village bars, jail and the White House. In this energetic, reflective and intelligent memoir, The Rainman's Third Cure is the way out of the box.
Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect (#419) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In the sequel to Simsion's wildly popular The Rosie Project, Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are happily married and living in New York. But - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.
William Gibson's The Peripheral (#420) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
William Ford Gibson is considered one of the best-known science fiction writers in North America, is out with a new novel, The Peripheral. He has written or collaborated on 12 novels and a number of short stories. He has been called the "noir prophet" of cyberpunk and is often credited with coining the word cyberspace. His first novel, Neuromancer, won the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and the Hugo Award after it was published in 1984.
Joyce Carol Oates' The Sacrifice (#421) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism.
Stein's A Sudden Light (#422) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
The author of The Art of Racing in the Rain pens a new novel, this one centering on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with unconventional characters, scenes of transcendent natural beauty, and unforgettable moments of emotional truth that reflect Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation-a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.