Eye on Books BOOKCAST
Podcast Host: Bill Thompson
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Podcast Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eyeonbooks.com
Episodes: 817
Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.

Past Shows

06/29/2005 | Download File 4.67 MB -right click to download

Bayonne, New Jersey was where journalist Steve Roberts grew up in the 1940s and '50s, and in some ways it's where his heart still is. It's where he got his first newspaper job. His memoir My Fathers' Houses celebrates his extended family, as well as o

06/28/2005 | Download File 3.86 MB -right click to download

A prior generation of Americans had Emily Post to guide them in the ways of manners and polite behavior. We have Miss Manners, Judith Martin, who has been joyfully dispensing firm but gentle guidance since 1978. About 25 years ago Martin wrote a book called

06/26/2005 | Download File 4.32 MB -right click to download

A school shooting incident is not what it first appears to be, in Laura Lippman's mystery-thriller To the Power of Three. A trio of teenaged girls is involved, but a dogged police detective quickly discovers how difficult it can be to get the straight

06/25/2005 | Download File 3.20 MB -right click to download

The U.S. military is on a perpetual quest for ever more effective and sophisticated tools of warfare -- including psychic phenomena, and even what we might describe as supernatural powers, such as the ability to walk through walls, or to kill by simply stari

06/25/2005 | Download File 4.14 MB -right click to download

Lots of kids saw their parents' marriage break up in the '70s, but few had to go through it in as public a way as young Sean Wilsey of San Francisco. His father left his mother for one of his mother's best friends, and because all three were prominent among

07/01/2005 | Download File 3.37 MB -right click to download

A taste of success twenty years ago has left a writer named Slade Steadman with a dangerous thirst for more, in Paul Theroux's novel Blinding Light. When Steadman discovers that a potent mind-altering drug from Central America can -- at least temporar

07/03/2005 | Download File 3.57 MB -right click to download

Rose is a lovely girl being raised in 1820s London by the richest man in Britain, an eccentric who found the infant Rose abandoned on a trash heap and brought her home with him. In the Wesley Stace debut novel Misfortune, Rose is given a great life. B

07/04/2005 | Download File 3.69 MB -right click to download

During the 1800s, a secret movement known as the Underground Railroad ferried thousands of southern slaves to freedom in the North. Its most visible "conductor" was Harriet Tubman, but she was just one participant in an astoundingly broad movement that inclu

07/05/2005 | Download File 4.84 MB -right click to download

Is Hillary Rodham Clinton fit to be President of the United States? Those who say no are finding confirmation of their opinion in a book by author and former New York Times Magazine editor Edward Klein. But it's also been roundly criticized by Clinton suppor

07/06/2005 | Download File 4.13 MB -right click to download

Very often, fiction writers don't really, consciously know what they are writing about until after it's on paper. It may be something they have been unable to face in real life. The newest book by the great Italian writer Umberto Eco -- author of such acclai



i love hearing writers talk about their books. makes me wanna write!
Reviewed on 07/12/2005

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