Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the
proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own
bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and
sharing. Starting with Hodson’s own work exper...
Host Ken Jones talks with Poe Ballantine, author of the new book Whirlaway:
The Great American Loony Bin, Horseplaying & Record-Collecting Novel,
published by Portland’s Hawthorne Press.
Poe has published seven books and hundreds of stories and essays, many of
which have a...
“In TO THE BRIDGE, Nancy Rommelmann takes what many consider the most
unforgivable of crimes—a mother set on murdering her own children—and
delivers something thoughtful and provocative: a deeply reported, sensitively
told, all-too-relevant tragedy of addiction and codep...
A revelatory and necessary read on one of the most destructive wars of our
time . . . In great personal detail, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
poignantly capture the tumultuous life in Syria before, after, and during the
war—from inside one young man’s consciousness.”...
In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman
becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood
with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international
acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? re...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Amy P. Knight, author of the new book Lost,
Almost. This genre-bending story revolves around renowned physicist Adam
Brooks and his nuclear weapons work in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Reflections of
his relationships come from generations of ...
"Splendidly eccentric...Hearken ye fellow misfits, migrants, outcasts,
squint-eyed bibliophiles, library-haunters and book stall-stalkers: Here is a
novel for you.” —Wall Street Journal
"Ferociously intelligent...A tragicomic picaresque whose fervid logic and