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Author: Kory French

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Book Talk features discussions with up and coming authors who have recently published new work. Topics range from 1960s Jimi Hendrix roadie biographies to modern political commentary to crime-fiction from a recovered heroin addict. What is never featured is the boring or mundane. If the last thing you read was featured by Oprah's Book Club, or you are a fan of Eat, Pray, Love, then this show isn't for you. However, if you like Henry Miller and Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner is what you like to soak your mind in, then check out new episodes of Book Talk every Thursday with host Kory French.
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An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history—those years after the war that were filled with the unknown—‘The Poppy Wife’ tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins in battle-scarred France; and the even greater number of men and women hoping to find them again.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Young Lovers - City and Colour01:09 - Episode Intro02:18 - Young Lovers (Cont’d) - Jeremy Ivey05:07 - Interview with Caroline Scott, Part 115:16 - Living in Lightening - City and Colour18:17 - Interview with Caroline Scott, Part 229:33 - The War Years - City and Colour32:42 - Episode Outro34:26 - The War Years (Cont’d) - City and Colour36:29 - Finish
Full title: ‘Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Managers, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream’ In ‘Homewreckers,’ Aaron vividly reveals how a group of Wall Street bankers and private equity titans including Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, as well as the president’s confidants and funders Steve Schwarzman, Tom Barrack — exploited a system in which billions of dollars in wealth was transferred to them from millions of individual homeowners after the real estate bust of the Great Recession. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Three - The Good Graces01:11 - Episode Intro02:43 - Three (Cont’d) - The Good Graces05:10 - Interview with Aaron Glantz, Part 115:22 - Wants + Needs - The Good Graces18:02 - Interview with Aaron Glantz, Part 235:18 - His Name Was the Color That I Loved - The Good Graces37:07 - Episode Outro38:30 - His Name Was the Color That I Loved (Cont’d) - The Good Graces39:39 - Finish
A timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to—maybe, hopefully—break free. With her signature “sparkling prose” and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:08 - Getting By - Long Beard01:23 - Episode Intro03:16 - Getting By (Cont’d) - Long Beard04:43 - Interview with Jami Attenberg, Part 118:18 - Snow Globe - Long Beard22:20 - Interview with Jami Attenberg, Part 236:33 - Sweetheart - Long Beard36:41 - Episode Outro38:39 - Sweetheart (Cont’d) - Long Beard42:29 - Finish
On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother’s confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life—and her mother—on her own terms.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Falling Man - Jeremy Ivey01:37 - Episode Intro02:45 - Falling Man (Cont’d) - Jeremy Ivey03:51 - Interview with Adrienne Brodeur, Part 115:22 - Ahead, Behind - Jeremy Ivey18:10 - Interview with Adrienne Brodeur, Part 234:27 - Worry Doll - Jeremy Ivey35:00 - Episode Outro37:12 - Worry Doll (Cont’d) - Jeremy Ivey38:57 - Finish
In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, Dad.” Maybe a word of advice.Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Prey For Rain - Andrew Deadman01:16 - Episode Intro and Remarks02:25 - Prey For Rain (Cont’d) - Andrew Deadman05:15 - Interview with Tim O'Brien Part 116:41 - Barely There - Andrew Deadman19:36 - Interview with Tim O'Brien Part 228:12 - Jan Paul Belmondo - Andrew Deadman28:20 - Episode Outro30:20 - Jan Paul Belmondo (Cont’d) - Andrew Deadman32:41 - Finish
The pigs are beautiful, but fierce, with sharp teeth and insatiable appetites, and they eat anything. When a boy washes ashore in a barrel, the children must decide what to do with him—is he more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or is he one of them? The novel explores questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.00:00 - Show Opening01:08 - “Let It Change U” - Chk Chk Chk (!!!)01:10 - Episode Intro02:21 - “Let It Change U” (Cont’d) - Chk Chk Chk (!!!)04:24 - Interview with Johanna Stoberock, Part 118:31 - “Out The Grid - Chk Chk Chk (!!!)19:38 - Interview with Johanna Stoberock, Part 233:11 - “My Fault” - Chk Chk Chk (!!!)33:34 - Episode Outro34:37 - “My Fault” (Cont’d) - Chk Chk Chk (!!!)37:13 - End
The astonishing true story of the Berlin Tunnel, one of the West’s greatest espionage operations of the Cold War—and the dangerous Soviet mole who betrayed it.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Gravity - Versus01:19 - Episode Intro02:33 - Gravity (Cont’d) - Versus04:39 - Interview with Steve Vogel, Part 114:23 - Nothing But U - Versus16:23 - Interview with Steve Vogel, Part 232:04 - Baby green - Versus33:39 - Episode Outro34:31 - Baby Green (Cont’d) - Versus37:03 - Finish
The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can still be taken back from Donald Trump.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Episode Intro03:16 - Cut It - Boy Scouts06:15 - Interview with Robert Kuttner22:53 - In Ya Too - Boy Scouts25:35 - Final Thoughts27:49 - Get Well Soon - Boy Scouts28:25 - Music Reference
28:49 - Get Well Soon (Cont’d) - Boy Scouts31:28 - Episode Outro32:01 - Finish
‘The Years That Matter Most’ tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates.Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative.00:00 - Show Opening01:08 - It’s Yours - H. Kink01:12 - Episode Intro03:13 - It’s Yours (Cont’d) - H. Kink04:00 - Interview with Paul Tough, Part 116:11 - Nice Like That - H. Kink18:26 - Interview with Paul Tough, Part 234:22 - Kill All the Rats - H. Kink35:49 - Episode Outro37:05 - Kill All the Rats (Cont’d) - H. Kink38:39 - Finish
Summer and Fall 2019

Summer and Fall 2019

2019-09-05--:--:--

It’s an interview dead-zone right now. Plenty of books coming out this week and through September. Interviews that can’t be released until they do. So this week on Book Talk I look at some of the most talked about books you may have missed from this Summer, the shortlist of the Booker Prize 2019, and the most anticipated reads for Fall ’19. 00:00 - Show Opening01:07 - Episode Intro05:00 - Braindrops - Tropical Fuck Storm11:33 - Books You May Have Missed So Far in 201918:50 - Who’s My Eugene? - Tropical Fuck Storm23:24 - The 2019 Booker Prize: Shortlist27:23 - The Happiest Guy Around - Tropical Fuck Storm30:21 - Books to Look Out For in the Fall of 201934:28 - Maria 62 - Tropical Fuck Storm38:06 - Episode Outro38:36 - Finish
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