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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Fruit Geode

Airs at: Thu, 02/14/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  How does a body do what it does: make love, mistakes, create life, exist after life; how does a body evolve, celebrate, regret, reconsider its big and small moments: these are the passionate concerns of Alicia Rabins’ Fruit Geode, a book that I could not stop reading onc... Read more

Pretend We Live Here: Stories

Airs at: Thu, 01/31/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  “In Pretend We Live Here, characters bleed and breathe with a caustic energy that dares the reader to keep pace as they are taken from the Deep South to Western Europe and back again. Genevieve Hudson is a new, coming-of-age voice that spotlights rural America, injecting... Read more

Hey, Marfa

Airs at: Thu, 01/17/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  “Yang rebuilds for the reader a town that is notable for its many stark contrasts: restored & ruined buildings, wealth & poverty, international art & border enforcement. Hey, Marfa makes a remarkable poetic accounting of the ways imagination is currently working with & a... Read more

Between the Covers on 01/10/19

Airs at: Thu, 01/10/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hannah Versus the Tree by Leland de la Durantaye

Airs at: Thu, 01/03/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Host Ken Jones talks with Leland de la Durantaye, author of the new novel Hannah Versus the Tree from McSweeney’s Press. Leland is a critic, translator, and professor of comparative literature at the Claremont Colleges. His journalism and criticism have appeared in The New ... Read more

White Dancing Elephants

Airs at: Thu, 12/27/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  In luminous, vivid, searingly honest prose, the stories in White Dancing Elephants center on the experiences of diverse women of color—cunning, bold, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, as well as the violence women inflict upon each other. Combini... Read more

Whereas

Airs at: Thu, 12/20/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of s... Read more

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Airs at: Thu, 12/06/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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On today’s show, our guest is Edward Lee, author of the book Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine, in conversation with Liz Crain, author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland. In Buttermilk Graffiti, Edward reports back from two y... Read more

The Collected Stories

Airs at: Thu, 11/29/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  The Collected Stories of Diane Williams brings together over three hundred new and previously published short fictions—distilled works of “unsettling brilliance” (Vanity Fair) that have rewritten the rules of the American short story.  “Diane Williams has spent her long... Read more

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

Airs at: Thu, 11/22/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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  Bethany Grabow welcomes author Whitney Gardner to the KBOO studio to talk about her new graphic novel FAKE BLOOD. A middle schooler comes head-to-head with his vampire slayer crush in this laugh-out-loud funny graphic novel that’s a perfect coming-of-age story for anyon... Read more