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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Alison Bechdel, Ronlyn Domingue and Betsy Charron

  

This week on The Reading Life, cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother? as well as novelist Ronlyn Domingue, whose new book is The Mapmaker’s War.

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The Sound of Books
2:13 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women.

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The Reading Life
1:45 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Schools, Cities and Artists in Love

This week on The Reading Life: former Times-Picayune education reporter Sarah Carr discusses Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children.

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Arts & Culture
11:47 am
Tue February 26, 2013

LA Entertainment's Chris Stelly, Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:20 pm

Chris Stelly, from the Louisiana Entertainment office of the Department of Economic Development, talks with Jim about the Bayou State's film & TV industry and controversial film tax credits.

Novelist and storyteller Stephen Maitland-Lewis discusses his latest book, "Ambition".


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First Reads
9:30 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Exclusive First Read: 'Wave' By Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali Deraniyagala was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She now lives in New York and North London.
Ann Billingsley

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 7:28 am

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Economist Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, parents and two young sons in the terrifying Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. They had been vacationing on the southern coast of her home country Sri Lanka when the wave struck. Wave is her brutal but lyrically written account of the awful moment and the grief-crazed months after, as she learned to live with her almost unbearable losses — and allow herself to remember details of her previous life.

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Cory Doctorow and Christine Wiltz

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Cory Doctorow, blogger at BoingBoing.net, whose new young adult novel is Homeland.

And we’ll talk with New Orleans favorite Christine Wiltz, whose post-Katrina caper is Shoot the Money.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Ruta Sepetys and Eloisa James

The Reading Life has two bestselling authors this week: Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, whose new young adult book is Out of the Easy, and bestselling author Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love, whose new romance is The Lady Most Willing, written with Julia Quinn and Connie Brockway

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The Sound of Books
11:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baby Dolls and Shoe Stories

The Sound of Books
1:18 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir.

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