Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 29, 2013

Jonathan Lethem is the guest. His latest novel, Dissident Gardens, is now available from Doubleday. 

The Los Angeles Times raves

"Lethem is as ambitious as Mailer, as funny as Philip Roth and as stinging as Bob Dylan...Dissident Gardens shows Lethem in full possession of his powers as a novelist, as he smoothly...

Sep 25, 2013

Edwidge Danticat is the guest. Her new novel Claire of the Sea Light (Knopf), is the official September selection of The TNB Book Club.

Kirkus says

Claire of the Sea Light reads like the work of a writer eager to create another world . . . A sense of the possibilities is tangible, where Danticat delves into...

Sep 22, 2013

Curtis Sittenfeld is the guest. She is the bestselling author of the novels Prep and American Wife, and her new book, Sisterland, is now available in hardcover and ebook from Random House. The paperback edition is due out in Spring 2014.

The Boston Globe raves

“The power of [Sittenfeld’s] writing and the force of...

Sep 18, 2013

Tom Perrotta is the guest. He is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Election, Little Children, The Abstinence Teacher, and The Leftovers. His new story collection, Nine Inches, is now available from St. Martin's.

Kirkus, in a starred review, says

"The acclaimed novelist displays perfect tonal...

Sep 15, 2013

Mitchell S. Jackson is the guest. His debut novel, The Residue Years, is now available from Bloomsbury.

Jesmyn Ward says

"I know these characters well: Champ with his swagger and invincibility, doing all he can to protect his fiercely beating heart. Grace, held together with polish and a prayer, trying to make a way...