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Book Talk

Kory French, BTRtoday

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Book Talk features discussions with up and coming authors who have recently published new work. Topics range from 1960s Jimi Hendrix roadie biographies to modern political commentary to crime-fiction from a recovered heroin addict. What is never featured is the boring or mundane. If the last thing you read was featured by Oprah's Book Club, or you are a fan of Eat, Pray, Love, then this show isn't for you. However, if you like Henry Miller and Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner is what you like to soak your mind in, then check out new episodes of Book Talk every Thursday with host Kory French.

Latest Episodes

‘Unrestricted Access’ by James Rollins

"Experience the exciting breadth of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins’s wild imagination and adventurous spirit in this anthology of his short masterworks, including a new full-length novella featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane, as well as nine previously published short stories, gathered together for the first time. Publisher: William Morrow Press (Harper Collins) Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Lonely Listener - Rae Fitzgerald 01:11 - Episode Intro 02:37 - Lonely Listener (Cont’d) - Rae Fitzgerald 04:10 - Interview with James Rollins, Part 1 20:49 - Sunset Moonrise - Rae Fitzgerald 22:18 - Interview with James Rollins, Part 2 39:50 - Everlast - Rae Fitzgerald 39:57 - Episode Outro 41:33 - Everlast (Cont’d) - Rae Fitzgerald 42:52 - Outro 43:23 - Finish "

43 min1 d ago
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‘Unrestricted Access’ by James Rollins

‘The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns’ by Mitzi Szereto

"A collection of non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts on small town true crime shows readers that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods, they’re inside our towns. Publisher: Mango Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:08 - Let’s Move to the Country - Bill Callahan 01:09 - Episode Intro 04:31 - Let’s Move to the Country (Cont’d) - Bill Callahan 05:32 - Interview with Mitzi Szereto, Part 1 24:22 - Breakfast - Bill Callahan 26:49 - Interview with Mitzi Szereto, Part 2 43:56 - 35 - Bill Callahan 44:03 - Episode Outro 46:27 - 35 (Cont’d) - Bill Callahan 47:41 - Outro 48:13 - Finish "

48 min1 w ago
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‘The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns’ by Mitzi Szereto

‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

"Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other,‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’is a powerful and exquisitely exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong. Publisher: Harper Collins Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - (un)knowing - Young Jesus 01:16 - Episode Intro 02:55 - (un)knowing (Cont’d) - Young Jesus 03:19 - Interview with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Part 1 18:14 - Magicians - Young Jesus 21:07 - Interview with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Part 2 37:33 - Pattern Doubt - Young Jesus 37:43 - Episode Outro 39:12 - Pattern Doubt (Cont’d) - Young Jesus 41:00 - Outro 41:31 - Finish "

41 min2 w ago
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‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

‘The Woman in the Moonlight’ by Patricia Morrisroe

"Vienna, 1800. Countess Julie Guicciardi is about to take piano lessons with Ludwig van Beethoven, the most talented piano virtuoso in the musical capital of Europe. The spirited 18-year old is captivated by his volatile genius, while he is drawn to her curiosity and disarming candor. Between them, a unique romance blossoms. But Beethoven has a secret he’s yet to share, and Julie is harboring a secret of her own, one that could destroy their perfect love story. Publisher: Little A (Amazon Publishing) Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Episode Intro 04:13 - Sawbones - Anna Meredith 05:02 - Interview with Patricia Morrisroe, Part 1 26:28 - moonmoons - Anna Meredith 28:44 - Interview with Patricia Morrisroe, Part 2 47:03 - Calion - Anna Meredith 47:09 - Episode Outro 48:57 - Calion (Cont’d) - Anna Meredith 50:03 - Outro 50:36 - Finish "

50 min3 w ago
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‘The Woman in the Moonlight’ by Patricia Morrisroe

‘My Life As A Villainess’ by Laura Lippmann

"In this collection of new and previously published nonfiction essays, Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, her experiences as a novelist Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Publisher: Harper Collins Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:08 - Pleasure Line - Video Age 01:11 - Episode Intro 02:37 - Pleasure Line (Cont’d) - Video Age 04:42 - Interview with Laura Lippmann, Part 1 29:10 - Shadow On The Wall - Video Age 30:17 - Interview with Laura Lippmann, Part 2 42:58 - Maybe Just Once - Video Age 43:07 - Episode Outro 44:49 - Maybe Just Once (Cont’d) - Video Age 46:32 - Outro 47:04 - Finish "

47 minAUG 27
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‘My Life As A Villainess’ by Laura Lippmann

‘Universe of Two’ by Stephen Kiernan

"Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned to the Manhattan Project. Working with some of the age’s greatest scientific minds, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard, Charlie is assigned the task of designing and building the detonator of the atomic bomb. As he performs that work Charlie suffers a crisis of conscience, which his wife, Brenda—unaware of the true nature of Charlie’s top-secret task—mistakes as self-doubt. She urges him to set aside his qualms and continue. Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda. Publisher: William Morrow / Harper Collins Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Rot - Allegra Krieger 01:12 - Episode Intro 02:31 - Rot (Cont’d) - Allegra Krieger 03:11 - Interview with Stephen Kiernan, Part 1 17:43 - Welcome - Allegra Krieger 19:19 - Interview with ...

40 minAUG 20
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‘Universe of Two’ by Stephen Kiernan

‘Tomboyland’ by Melissa Faliveno

"Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond definition, whose very boundaries are a question. It’s a place of rolling prairies and towering pines, where guns in bars and trucks on blocks are as much a part of the landscape as rivers and lakes and farms. Where girls are girls and boys are boys, where women are mothers and wives, where one is taught to work hard and live between the lines. But what happens when those lines become increasingly unclear? When a girl, like the land that raised her, finds herself neither here nor there? Publisher: Little A/TOPPLE Books Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Two Birds - Self Help 01:16 - Episode Intro 03:09 - Two Birds (Cont’d) - Self Help 04:19 - Interview with Melissa Faliveno, Part 1 19:38 - Golden Ages - Self Help 22:24 - Interview with Melissa Faliveno, Part 2 36:41 - Sunburned States - Self Help 36:48 - Epis...

39 minAUG 13
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‘Tomboyland’ by Melissa Faliveno

‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

"In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. Publisher - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Know What You’re Doing - Kyle Forester 01:15 - Episode Intro 03:12 - Know What You’re Doing (Cont’d) - Kyle Forester 04:22 - Interview with David Nicholls, Part 1 19:08 - Lily - Kyle Forester 21:35 - Interview with David Nicholls, Part 2 36:57 - Turn of the Century - Kyle Forester 37:10 - Episode Outro 38:53 - Turn of the Century (Cont’d) - Kyle Forester 41:19 - Outro 41:50 - Finish "

41 minAUG 6
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‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

‘Kings County’ by David Goodwillie

"It’s the early 2000s and like generations of ambitious young people before her, Audrey Benton arrives in New York City on a bus from nowhere. Broke but resourceful, she soon finds a home for herself amid the burgeoning music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But the city’s freedom comes with risks, and Audrey makes compromises to survive. As she becomes a minor celebrity in indie rock circles, she finds an unlikely match in Theo Gorski, a shy but idealistic mill-town kid who’s struggling to establish himself in the still-patrician world of books. But then an old acquaintance of Audrey’s disappears under mysterious circumstances, sparking a series of escalating crises that force the couple to confront a dangerous secret from her past. Publisher: Avid Reader Press ( A division of Simon & Schuster) Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Frankie’s Gun - The Felice Brothers 01:40 - Episode Intro 03:25 - Frankie’s...

39 minJUL 30
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‘Kings County’ by David Goodwillie

‘Becoming Duchess Goldblatt’ by Anonymous

"Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Publisher: HMH Book Cover provided by the author’s representative. There is no headshot due to anonymity of the Author. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Be There Still - Woods 01:11 - Episode Intro 03:23 - Be There Still (Cont’d) - Woods 04:36 - Interview with Anonymous, Part 1 22:40 - The Void - Woods 24:45 - Interview with Anonymous, Part 2 38:15 - Fell So Hard - Woods 39:06 - Episode Outro 40:09 - Fell So Hard (Cont’d) - Woods 42:12 - Outro 42:43 - Finish "

42 minJUL 23
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‘Becoming Duchess Goldblatt’ by Anonymous

Latest Episodes

‘Unrestricted Access’ by James Rollins

"Experience the exciting breadth of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins’s wild imagination and adventurous spirit in this anthology of his short masterworks, including a new full-length novella featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane, as well as nine previously published short stories, gathered together for the first time. Publisher: William Morrow Press (Harper Collins) Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Lonely Listener - Rae Fitzgerald 01:11 - Episode Intro 02:37 - Lonely Listener (Cont’d) - Rae Fitzgerald 04:10 - Interview with James Rollins, Part 1 20:49 - Sunset Moonrise - Rae Fitzgerald 22:18 - Interview with James Rollins, Part 2 39:50 - Everlast - Rae Fitzgerald 39:57 - Episode Outro 41:33 - Everlast (Cont’d) - Rae Fitzgerald 42:52 - Outro 43:23 - Finish "

43 min1 d ago
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‘Unrestricted Access’ by James Rollins

‘The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns’ by Mitzi Szereto

"A collection of non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts on small town true crime shows readers that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods, they’re inside our towns. Publisher: Mango Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:08 - Let’s Move to the Country - Bill Callahan 01:09 - Episode Intro 04:31 - Let’s Move to the Country (Cont’d) - Bill Callahan 05:32 - Interview with Mitzi Szereto, Part 1 24:22 - Breakfast - Bill Callahan 26:49 - Interview with Mitzi Szereto, Part 2 43:56 - 35 - Bill Callahan 44:03 - Episode Outro 46:27 - 35 (Cont’d) - Bill Callahan 47:41 - Outro 48:13 - Finish "

48 min1 w ago
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‘The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns’ by Mitzi Szereto

‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

"Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other,‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’is a powerful and exquisitely exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it truly means to belong. Publisher: Harper Collins Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - (un)knowing - Young Jesus 01:16 - Episode Intro 02:55 - (un)knowing (Cont’d) - Young Jesus 03:19 - Interview with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Part 1 18:14 - Magicians - Young Jesus 21:07 - Interview with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Part 2 37:33 - Pattern Doubt - Young Jesus 37:43 - Episode Outro 39:12 - Pattern Doubt (Cont’d) - Young Jesus 41:00 - Outro 41:31 - Finish "

41 min2 w ago
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‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

‘The Woman in the Moonlight’ by Patricia Morrisroe

"Vienna, 1800. Countess Julie Guicciardi is about to take piano lessons with Ludwig van Beethoven, the most talented piano virtuoso in the musical capital of Europe. The spirited 18-year old is captivated by his volatile genius, while he is drawn to her curiosity and disarming candor. Between them, a unique romance blossoms. But Beethoven has a secret he’s yet to share, and Julie is harboring a secret of her own, one that could destroy their perfect love story. Publisher: Little A (Amazon Publishing) Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Episode Intro 04:13 - Sawbones - Anna Meredith 05:02 - Interview with Patricia Morrisroe, Part 1 26:28 - moonmoons - Anna Meredith 28:44 - Interview with Patricia Morrisroe, Part 2 47:03 - Calion - Anna Meredith 47:09 - Episode Outro 48:57 - Calion (Cont’d) - Anna Meredith 50:03 - Outro 50:36 - Finish "

50 min3 w ago
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‘The Woman in the Moonlight’ by Patricia Morrisroe

‘My Life As A Villainess’ by Laura Lippmann

"In this collection of new and previously published nonfiction essays, Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, her experiences as a novelist Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Publisher: Harper Collins Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:08 - Pleasure Line - Video Age 01:11 - Episode Intro 02:37 - Pleasure Line (Cont’d) - Video Age 04:42 - Interview with Laura Lippmann, Part 1 29:10 - Shadow On The Wall - Video Age 30:17 - Interview with Laura Lippmann, Part 2 42:58 - Maybe Just Once - Video Age 43:07 - Episode Outro 44:49 - Maybe Just Once (Cont’d) - Video Age 46:32 - Outro 47:04 - Finish "

47 minAUG 27
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‘My Life As A Villainess’ by Laura Lippmann

‘Universe of Two’ by Stephen Kiernan

"Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned to the Manhattan Project. Working with some of the age’s greatest scientific minds, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard, Charlie is assigned the task of designing and building the detonator of the atomic bomb. As he performs that work Charlie suffers a crisis of conscience, which his wife, Brenda—unaware of the true nature of Charlie’s top-secret task—mistakes as self-doubt. She urges him to set aside his qualms and continue. Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda. Publisher: William Morrow / Harper Collins Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Rot - Allegra Krieger 01:12 - Episode Intro 02:31 - Rot (Cont’d) - Allegra Krieger 03:11 - Interview with Stephen Kiernan, Part 1 17:43 - Welcome - Allegra Krieger 19:19 - Interview with ...

40 minAUG 20
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‘Universe of Two’ by Stephen Kiernan

‘Tomboyland’ by Melissa Faliveno

"Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond definition, whose very boundaries are a question. It’s a place of rolling prairies and towering pines, where guns in bars and trucks on blocks are as much a part of the landscape as rivers and lakes and farms. Where girls are girls and boys are boys, where women are mothers and wives, where one is taught to work hard and live between the lines. But what happens when those lines become increasingly unclear? When a girl, like the land that raised her, finds herself neither here nor there? Publisher: Little A/TOPPLE Books Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Two Birds - Self Help 01:16 - Episode Intro 03:09 - Two Birds (Cont’d) - Self Help 04:19 - Interview with Melissa Faliveno, Part 1 19:38 - Golden Ages - Self Help 22:24 - Interview with Melissa Faliveno, Part 2 36:41 - Sunburned States - Self Help 36:48 - Epis...

39 minAUG 13
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‘Tomboyland’ by Melissa Faliveno

‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

"In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. Publisher - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Know What You’re Doing - Kyle Forester 01:15 - Episode Intro 03:12 - Know What You’re Doing (Cont’d) - Kyle Forester 04:22 - Interview with David Nicholls, Part 1 19:08 - Lily - Kyle Forester 21:35 - Interview with David Nicholls, Part 2 36:57 - Turn of the Century - Kyle Forester 37:10 - Episode Outro 38:53 - Turn of the Century (Cont’d) - Kyle Forester 41:19 - Outro 41:50 - Finish "

41 minAUG 6
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‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

‘Kings County’ by David Goodwillie

"It’s the early 2000s and like generations of ambitious young people before her, Audrey Benton arrives in New York City on a bus from nowhere. Broke but resourceful, she soon finds a home for herself amid the burgeoning music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But the city’s freedom comes with risks, and Audrey makes compromises to survive. As she becomes a minor celebrity in indie rock circles, she finds an unlikely match in Theo Gorski, a shy but idealistic mill-town kid who’s struggling to establish himself in the still-patrician world of books. But then an old acquaintance of Audrey’s disappears under mysterious circumstances, sparking a series of escalating crises that force the couple to confront a dangerous secret from her past. Publisher: Avid Reader Press ( A division of Simon & Schuster) Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Frankie’s Gun - The Felice Brothers 01:40 - Episode Intro 03:25 - Frankie’s...

39 minJUL 30
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‘Kings County’ by David Goodwillie

‘Becoming Duchess Goldblatt’ by Anonymous

"Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Publisher: HMH Book Cover provided by the author’s representative. There is no headshot due to anonymity of the Author. 00:00 - Show Opening 01:07 - Be There Still - Woods 01:11 - Episode Intro 03:23 - Be There Still (Cont’d) - Woods 04:36 - Interview with Anonymous, Part 1 22:40 - The Void - Woods 24:45 - Interview with Anonymous, Part 2 38:15 - Fell So Hard - Woods 39:06 - Episode Outro 40:09 - Fell So Hard (Cont’d) - Woods 42:12 - Outro 42:43 - Finish "

42 minJUL 23
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‘Becoming Duchess Goldblatt’ by Anonymous
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