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Jun 29, 2014

Smith Henderson is the guest. His debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, is now available from Ecco.

Ron Charles of The Washington Post calls it

“The best book I’ve read so far this year...Henderson choreographs these parts so masterfully that the novel is never less than wholly engaging… All week I was looking for...

Jun 25, 2014

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is the guest. Her new novel, Bittersweet, is now available from Crown. It is a New York Times bestseller and the official June selection of The TNB Book Club.

Entertainment Weekly says

“What begins a little like Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep quickly warps into a sickly...

Jun 22, 2014

Mike Sacks is the guest. His new book, Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers, is now available from Penguin.

Bob Odenkirk says

“No one generates more interesting, revealing, or entertaining interviews than Mike Sacks. Poking a Dead Frog is a classic.”

And Will Ferrell says

“This book is...

Jun 18, 2014

Robin Sloan is the guest. His bestselling novel, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, was the May 2014 selection of the TNB Book Club. It is now available in paperback from Picador. 

George Saunders calls it

“A real tour de force [and] a beautiful fable...The reader is swept along by Sloan’s enthusiasm.”

And John...

Jun 15, 2014

Ariel Schrag is the guest. Her new novel Adam is now available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Publishers Weekly says

"Schrag's frisky one of the most original coming-of-age stories of recent years."

And Flavorwire says

"Ariel Schrag’s story about a teenager who goes to spend the summer in New York with...