Host Ken Jones talks with Leland Cheuk, author of the new novel No Good Very
Bad Asian, from C&R Press.
No Good Very Bad Asian is Leland’s third work of fiction, following his
novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, and a collection of short stories,
Letters from Dinosa...
The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping,
impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation
of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back
to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel ...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Nadene LeCheminant, author of the book The
Gates of Eden. This historical fiction tells the story of Josephine Bell, a
seventeen-year-old girl who leaves the slums of Liverpool for a Mormon
settlement in Utah Territory in the 1850s, only to fi...
Rob Schlegel has a voice you’d follow into the dark woods, knowing full
well it’s hard, awful, daily, plain, living truth you’re running toward.
The speaker in this book is a heartbreaker of a storyteller—a synesthesiac
of mixed feelings, bad news, and wordsmithery. I fe...
On this episode of Between the Covers, we'll hear Jackie Shannon Hollis,
author of the new memoir This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story,
from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with Liz Scott, author
of the memoir This Never Happened.
Host Ken Jones talks with Rene Denfeld, author of the new novel The Butterfly
Girl, from Harper Collins.
The Butterfly Girl is Rene’s second novel featuring private investigator
Naomi Cottle, aka The Child Finder. The first book is aptly titled The Child
Finder, and Rene a...
Xuan Juliana Wang’s remarkable debut introduces us to the new and
changing face of Chinese youth. From fuerdai (second-generation rich kids)
to a glass-swallowing qigong grandmaster, her dazzling, formally inventive
stories upend the immigrant narrative to reveal a new e...
Host Ken Jones talks with Lawrence Shainberg, author of the new book Four Men
Shaking: Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My
Favorite Zen Teacher from Shambhala Publications.
Lawrence is author of the memoir Ambivalent Zen: One Man's Adventures on ...