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Each week the Kirkwood Public Library Podcast delves into in depth conversations with bestselling authors, provides book and film recommendations, engage in lively conversation, and so much more! Our librarian hosts of the KPL Podcast bring their love of reading and lifelong learning directly to their listeners.
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This week on the podcast we have bestselling author Steven Rowley. He has a new book out, title The Guncle Abroad and its the sequel to The Guncle. Patrick is back to impart more of life wisdom to his niece and nephew as they grapple with their father's upcoming marriage. Author RecommendationsHello Beautiful by Ann NapolitanoCome and Get It by Kiley Reid
Welcome back to another episode of the KPL Podcast. This week we spoke with bestselling author Lisa Barr about her latest novel, The Goddess of Warsaw. This is an exciting novel about a Jewish Holocaust survivor turned actress and assassin. An enthralling novel about survival and revenge. Listen to learn more, Author recommendationsFinding Margaret Fuller by Allison PatakiThe Puzzle Master by Danielle Trussoni
This week on the KPL Podcast we have New York Times bestselling author Emiko Jean telling us all about her new book The Return of Ellie Black. A fast paced thriller about a young girl who returns two years after her disappearance. Annie bot by Sierra Greer
This week on the KPL Podcast we have author and book lover Shannon Reed. Her latest book is, Why We Read, On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One More Page Before Lights Out. This a collection of laugh-out-loud-funny stories from her life as a reader and the poignant ways in which books have impacted her students. Author Recommendations1. Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo2. Plainsong by Kent Haruf3. Egg A Dozen Ovatures by Lizzie Stark4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
This week on the podcast we have award winning author Jessie Rosen. We discussed her debut adult novel, The Heirloom. If you have superstitions about engagement rings then this is the book. The main character sets on a mission to find the ring's previous owners and the fate of those marriages. This is a light-hearted book about self-discovery, Listen to learn more. Author recommendations:The Sicilian Inheritance by Jo PiazzaExpiration Dates by Rebecca Serle Burno...
Welcome back to another episode of the KPL Podcast. This week we spoke with environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb about road ecology. Ben is an award winning author and his latest book, Crossing: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet was named one of the best books of 2023 by the New York Times.Author RecommendationsFire weather: A True Story from a Hotter World by John VaillantTrust by Hernan DiazDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverThe Morningside by Tea ObrehtNe...
This week on the KPL podcast, we have bestselling author Ramona Ausubel. She tells us all about her new book, The Last Animal. The novel covers a range of topics from, mother-daughter relationships, careers in science, wooly mammoths, and climate change. All the various topics are woven together into a fun exciting story.Author RecommendationsMartyr by Kaveh AkbarBeautyland by Marie-Helene Bertino
This week on the KPL Podcast we have bestselling author Abbi Waxman. We spoke to her about her new novel Christa Comes Out of Her Shell. This is a light hearted rom com about a woman happily studying snails in the Indian Ocean and she learns that her father is supposedly died 25 years ago is actually still alive. Listen to learn more.
This week on the podcast we have Professor Marion Gibson as our guest to discuss her new book, Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials. This is a nonfiction account of what happened during witch trials during 17 to 19 centuries throughout the world. Listen to learn more.
We are back with another great episode. This week we have Jennifer Belle as our author guest. She tells us all about her new novel, Swanna in Love. It's been about 13 years since her last novel was released. Swanna in Love is a coming of age story, set in the early 80's, about a young girl in love with a much older man. Author RecommendationsTrue Grit by Charles PortisKramer vs Kraver by Avery Cormen
This week on the KPL podcast, we have our first ever cookbook author, Bri McKoy. We had a wonderful time discussing her new book, The Cook's Book, favorite recipes, and essential items for every pantry and kitchen. Listen to learn more.
This week on the podcast, we have Bram Stoker award winning author, Gwendolyn Kiste. We discuss her latest novel, The Haunting of Velkwood. It is a story of an entire neighborhood turns into ghosts except for the three young women who left the night before. Listen to learn more,Other books by the author and recommendationsThe Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn KisteReluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn KisteDaughters of Block Island by Christa CarmenGrackle by AC Wise
The Kirkwood Library's One Author One Kirkwood event featured bestselling author Brendan Slocumb. This week's podcast contains clips from the evening. Alvin Reid was the moderator. He and Brendan discussed the two titles, The Violin Conspiracy and The Symphony of Secrets. It was a wonderful, fun-filled night. Listen to learn more about Brendan and his two novels.
Welcome back to another episode of the KPL podcast. Ellen Baker author of The Hidden Life of Cecily Larson is on the podcast. We spoke about the circus, DNA and ancestry, family and so much more. Listen to learn more.Author RecommendationsSignal Fires by Dani ShapiroInheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani ShapiroThe Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir by Jami Nakamura Lin
This week on the KPL Podcast we have author Tiana Smith. Her novel, The Spy and I is her first adult book. She's written YA novels and now brings her amazing skills to a fun, fast paced rom-com. Her main character Dove is an introverted hacker, who prefers her computer to people. She is mistaken for a spy and nearly killed. Dove joins forces with an actual spy to bring down the bad guys. Listen to learn more. Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle...
The week on the KPL Podcast we have bestselling and award winning author Heather Webb. She tells us about an all-female crime syndicate called the Forty Elephants during 1925 in London. The Queens of London is a page turning historical novel about strong women pushing boundaries in the 1920's. Author Recommendations1. The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd2. Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin3. Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers
This week on the KPL Podcast I have author and evolutionary biologist Noah Whiteman. His book, Most Delicious Poisons: The Story of Nature's Toxins From Spices to Vices, tells the story of chemicals derived from nature and why we are attracted and addicted to them. Listen to learn more.
The KPL Podcast is back with another great book discussion. This week we spoke with Shubnum Khan about her new novel, The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years. A wonderful gothic love story that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Author RecommendationsThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyBabel by RF Kuang
Imagine a category 5 hurricane, a single mom and her son having to evacuate from their home. Then imagine taking shelter in a large home with several other family members but one is murdered and one of them is the murderer. That is framework of Nishita Parekh's debut novel, The Night of the Storm. Listen to learn more Author RecommendationsRabbit Hole by Kate Brody
Welcome back to the KPL podcast 2024. We begin the new year with author and fellow librarian Julie Chavez and talk about her memoir, Everyone But Myself. An elementary school librarian and mother of two boys, shines a light on motherhood and mental health by sharing an unflinchingly honest account of her experiences with panic and anxiety—and her path to finding her way back from the edge.Author Recommendations1. Shark Heart by Emily Habeck2. If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianc...
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Cynthia Filiberto

This makes me so happy, I absolutely adore Clint! Thank you for sharing this.

Jul 30th
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