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 ...
“Ayşe Papatya Bucak's stories are wide-ranging and capacious, formally
playful, and moving. They speak on behalf of women who are subject to fate
and the tides of history. They speak of overcoming, of falling prey, of
overcoming again. They convey history's full force,...
"In this memoir, Brandon Shimoda, an American poet of Japanese descent, tells
the story of his family, starting with his grandfather, who was transformed
into an 'enemy alien' by World War II; and in doing so, tells a universal
story of the horrors of war both physical a...
Michelle Peñaloza’s ambitious and remarkable debut searches for a place to
anchor in spite of a rancorous world where we might have “began as crumbs
ferried in the beak of waxwings.” These poems read mythic yet contemporary
in their burst of bloom-song and bright blood stro...