Hispanic Authors ~ Show September 5 and 6

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“Ripper” by Isabel Allende
“The Water Museum” by Luis Alberto Urrea
“Rag and Bone” by Michael Nava
“It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris” by Patricia Engel
“At Night We Walk in Circles” by Daniel Alarcon
“Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass” by Meg Medina
“The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho” by Anjanette Delgado

INTERVIEW
Michael Nava, Author

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New works by Hispanic authors, tales told with atmospheric prose, carefully crafted characters and old fashioned storytelling. Michael Nava stops by to speak about his new title, “The City of Palaces.”

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Perfect For Summer Reading ~ Show August 8 and 9

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George
“The Position” by Meg Wolitzer
“Down the Rabbit Hole” by Holly Madison
“I Take You” by Eliza Kennedy
“My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry” by Frederik Backman
“Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan
“Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain

INTERVIEW
Mandy Smith, Author

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A light, lively and easy to pack selection of titles perfect for your summer reading repertoire. Elaine speaks with Mandy Smith about “Cabin Fever,” her memoir chronicling her years as a Virgin Atlantic flight attendant.

Summer Reading ~ Show June 27 and 28

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“In The Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume
“Solitude Creek” by Jeffery Deaver
“The Rumor” by Elin Hilderbrand
“On The Move” by Oliver Sacks
“A God In Ruins” by Kate Atkinson
“Missoula” by Jon Krakauer
“The Knockoff” by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

INTERVIEW
Jeffery Deaver, Author

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A look at new titles from favorite authors –just in time for our summer reading pleasure. We wanted more…and here they are! Elaine speaks with Jeffery Deaver about his new Kathryn Dance thriller – a story that grabs you from Page One.

EL James’ Husband To Write Movie Sequel Script

EL JAMES’ HUSBAND TO WRITE MOVIE SEQUEL SCRIPT

EL James, the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, has enlisted her husband to write the script for the sequel. Niall Leonard, who is married and has two sons with the British author, is an author himself, in addition to being a screenwriter. He’s written for the British TV shows Air Force One Is Down and Wire in the Blood, among others. He’s also the author of the Crusher book series. He worked on the script for the first Fifty Shades, but was not credited.

“Niall is an outstanding writer in his own right, with multiple established credits, and we are lucky to have him join Team Fifty,” says producer Michael De Luca.

James, whose real name is Erika Leonard, has been credited with keeping a strong amount of creative control when it comes to Universal’s adaptations of her books. On the first film, she clashed with director Sam Taylor-Johnson about many aspects of the film, including the ending. Neither Taylor-Johnson nor screenwriter Kelly Marcel are returning for the sequel. Due to the exit of Taylor-Johnson and Marcel, and the fact that stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, are negotiating for more money for the sequel, there hasn’t been much news on the follow-up. The first film earned a massive $568.8 million worldwide.

There have been rumors circling that James wanted to write the screenplay herself. But having her husband work on it may be a happy compromise since he has screenwriting experience that James lacks.

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Celebrity Bios ~ show May 30 and 31

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“A Fine Romance” by Candice Bergen
“Part Swan, Part Goose” by Swoosie Kurtz
“Watch Me” by Anjelica Huston
“There Was A Little Girl” by Brooke Shields
“When the Balls Drop” by Brad Garrett
“So That Happened” by Jon Cryer
“Uganda Be Kidding Me” by Chelsea Handler

INTERVIEW
Swoosie Kurtz, Author

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A look at the new crop of celebrity bios, written by the men and women frequently in the Hollywood headlines. To add to your enjoyment, each of these titles is performed by the author. Elaine speaks with Swoosie Kurtz about her memoir, “Part Swan, Part Goose.”

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Khloe Kardashian Is Writing A New Book

KHLOE KARDASHIAN IS WRITING A NEW BOOK

Khloe Kardashian’s upcoming book will teach readers “how to create strength and true beauty in every area of their lives by building a strong body, mind, heart, and spirit.”

“I am so excited about sharing my philosophy on how I live and the power of strength,” said Kardashian. “I hope to be an inspiration to readers everywhere on how they can create their own true strength and beauty inside and out.” The book will be out this fall.

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Paula Deen Gets New Publisher

Celebrity chef Paula Deen–who was dropped, amid scandal, by Random House in 2013–has struck a sales and distribution agreement with Hachette Book Group for distribution of all of the culinary star’s titles, released under her Paula Deen Ventures label, throughout the globe.

Deen fell out with Random House after she suffered an onslaught of negative press a few years ago which led to, among other things, Deen’s products being dropped by major chains like Target and Wal-Mart. The stream of negative publicity came after Deen admitted to using a racial slur in a deposition.

The new titles on the PDV list will, according to Hachette, lean towards “healthier recipes.” In September PDV will release the new book Paula Deen Cuts the Fat; PDV will also be reissuing some of Deen’s backlist titles, such as The Lady & Sons and A Savanna Country Cookbook.

While questions may linger about Deen’s appeal, post-scandal, Hachette feels the star may have weathered the storm, and commented, that Deen’s “trademark warmth and culinary flair are as appealing as ever” and that her “dedicated fan base is eager for more from her.”

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