Between the Covers

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Every third and fifth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every first, second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

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One Hundred Hungers by Lauren Camp

Airs at: Thu, 08/24/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Jake Vermaas speaks to poet Lauren Camp about her collection One Hundred Hungers. In her new collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual... Read more

Uncountry: A Mythology

Airs at: Thu, 08/17/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  "As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the reader entryway into a “mirror [that] becomes an open door,” a door through which we hear the echo of Ana Mendieta telling u... Read more

Jamie Harrison on "The Widow Nash"

Airs at: Thu, 08/10/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Jamie Harrison, author of the new book The Widow Nash. A young woman is called in to uncover the missing profits after her dying father returns from a business deal empty-handed. Her father’s business partner, who also happens to be her ex-... Read more

Julie Israel on "Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index"

Airs at: Thu, 08/03/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Julie Israel, author of the new book Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. It is the story of a teen girl struggling to look on the bright side while dealing with the loss of her charismatic older sister and navigating the perils of high school.... Read more

My Private Property

Airs at: Thu, 07/27/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  "Mary Ruefle is, in this humble bookseller’s opinion, the best prose-writing poet in America. (And one of our best poets, too.) My Private Property, her latest collection of stories, essays, and asides, is as joyous and singular a book as you’ll read... "--Stephen Sparks... Read more

American War by Omar El Akkad

Airs at: Thu, 07/20/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born... Read more

Kingdom Cons by Yuri Herrera

Airs at: Thu, 07/13/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  "Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist." —Francisco Goldman "The relationship between art and violence is at the core of Herrera’s slim yet powerful novel about the various members of a drug-trafficking ring in an unnamed territory allegorically aligned with northern Mex... Read more

Announcements from the Planetarium by Judith Arcana

Airs at: Thu, 07/06/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Host Ken Jones talks with Judith Arcana, author of the new book of poems Announcements from the Planetarium, published by Oregon’s own Flowstone Press. Judith writes poems, stories, essays, and books. Her work includes a biography of Grace Paley – titled Grace Paley’s Life... Read more

Digest by Gregory Pardlo

Airs at: Thu, 06/29/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gregory Pardlo's Digest, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry "He explores what is American, what is African American, what is the Other, what is city, what is suburban, what is personal and what is persona. Digest offers a changing, rich landscape of verse, both haunting... Read more

Victoria Stoppiello on "This Side of Sand Island"

Airs at: Thu, 06/22/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Former KBOO Station Manager Victoria Stoppiello discusses her collection of essays, This Side of Sand Island: Reflections on Fish, Finns and Finding out about Family on the Lower Columbia with host Kathleen Stephenson. Victoria originally wrote the essays for the coastal... Read more