Summer’s Over ~ Show September 19 and 20

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman
“Tiny Little Thing” by Beatriz Williams
“The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler
“Saint Maizie” by Jami Attenberg
“Among the Ten Thousand Things” by Julia Pierpont
“In the Country” by Mia Alvar
“Who Do You Love?” by Jennifer Weiner

INTERVIEW
Beatriz Williams, Author

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With autumn just days away, Elaine previews new titles that offer an escape from fall’s frantic pace. These stories offer up a literary romp back to the beach and the lazy days of summer. Beatriz Williams introduces us to her new book, “Tiny Little Thing.”

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Family At The Heart Of The Story ~ Show July 25 and 26

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight
“Accidents of Marriage” by Randy Susan Meyers
“The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father One Day at a Time” by Jonathan Kozol
“Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf
“Eight Hundred Grapes” by Laura Dave
“All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank
“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

INTERVIEW
Randy Susan Meyers, Author

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A look of new titles – thrillers, comedies and nonfiction – with family at the heart of the story. Elaine speaks with Randy Susan Meyers about her thought-provoking book, “Accidents of Marriage.”

Family ~ Show March 28 and 29

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler
“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
“Yellow Crocus” by Laila Ibrahim
“Ruby” by Cynthia Bond
“Nora Webster” by Colm Tóibín
“Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar
“Live Right and Find Happiness” by Dave Barry
“Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby

INTERVIEW
Dave Barry, Author

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Family is at the core of all of our stories…yet how different they are. Today we focus on new fiction with families at the heart of the story. My guest, Dave Barry, is famous for his unique worldview of family interactions. We’ll speak with him about his new title.

SOPHIE KINSELLA TO PUBLISH FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

SOPHIE KINSELLA TO PUBLISH FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Finding Audrey will be the first young adult novel from the author of the bestselling “Shopaholic” series, Sophie Kinsella. The book will go on sale this coming June.

The novel features a 14-year-old girl recovering from an anxiety disorder, and blends “family comedy, romance, and personal discovery,” according to the publisher.

“Finding Audrey is my first YA novel, and I loved writing it,” said Kinsella. “Audrey has already become a best friend to me, and I hope you will enjoy meeting her and her crazy family.”

Kinsella’s books have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide. Her most recent novel, Shopaholic to the Stars, was released on October 21.

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A New Look For The New York Times Bestseller Lists

A NEW LOOK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTS

The New York Times Book Review announced a redesign to its bestsellers lists that will see the introduction of 12 new monthly charts.

The new lists include Travel, Humor, Family, Relationships, and Animals. In addition, on a rotating basis, the Book Review will also publish in print lists that were previously online exclusives. A newly designed print page will highlight four niche lists, also on a weekly rotating basis, from among the following categories: Humor; Travel; Relationships; Business; Family; Celebrities; Science; Animals; Sports; Religion, Spirituality and Faith. The new layout will increase space for print editorial content including reviews, essays and features.

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“Push and Pull” Of Family ~ Show Sept 20 and 21

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“The Good House” by Ann Leary
“The Vacationers” by Emma Straub
“The Lemon Grove” by Helen Walsh
“Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom
“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
“The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
“Invisible Ellen” by Shari Shattuck

INTERVIEW
Emma Straub, Author

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An escape into tales that drop you into the inevitable “push and pull” of family. When it comes to parents and siblings, expect the unexpected. My guest today, Emma Straub introduces us to her new chart-topper, “The Vacationers.”

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Judy Blume Coming Out With New Adult Novel

JUDY BLUME COMING OUT WITH NEW ADULT NOVEL

Judy Blume’s first novel for adults since 1998’s “Summer Sisters” will be released in summer 2015.

The book is yet to be titled, and plot details are sparse. In speaking about the novel, her editor commented, “It’s pure Judy Blume, writing about family and about friendships, about love, about betrayal.” Ms. Blume said, “I’m both thrilled and terrified, my usual feelings at this point. I’ll be hiding out this summer revising, my favorite part of the process.”