Eye on Books BOOKCAST
Podcast Host: Bill Thompson
Podcast Owner:
Podcast Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eyeonbooks.com
Episodes: 50
Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.

Past Shows

09/20/2005 | Download File 5.53 MB -right click to download

Bret Easton Ellis' book Lunar Park is the story of a writer named, coincidentally, Bret Easton Ellis, who's been up and who's been down, and is now trying to come up again -- until strange spirits haunt his house, and a series of child abductions terrorizes his suburban community. Suddenly, autobiog

09/25/2005 | Download File 4.02 MB -right click to download

It's hard to be optimistic about the Middle East, but one of those who is an optimist is Jennifer Miller, daughter of a longtime U.S. State Department negotiator and author of the book Inheriting the Holy Land. Miller's attitude reflects her experience in a group her mother was active in, called See

09/26/2005 | Download File 4.36 MB -right click to download

A murder stuns an exclusive prep school in Virginia foxhunting country, in Rita Mae Brown's mystery The Hunt Ball. The victim is a very popular faculty member, and among those looking for answers about his murder is Jane "Sister" Arnold, a foxhound master still young in her 70s. In fact there's a si

09/27/2005 | Download File 3.79 MB -right click to download

It's not a story of combat and conflict that author Tracy Kidder tells, in his Vietnam memoir My Detachment, because Kidder didn't see that kind of action during his tour of dtuy. As an ROTC intelligence officer, Kidder commanded a small unit whose job was to interpret enemy radio signals. Now Kidde

09/28/2005 | Download File 3.84 MB -right click to download

A companion to an Algerian rabbi falls in love with the rabbi's daughter, but she is in love with someone else. That's the basic storyline in the book by French cartoonist Joann Sfar, a graphic novel for adults called The Rabbi's Cat. Yes, it is a cat -- a talking cat, no less -- who falls in love w

10/04/2005 | Download File 4.17 MB -right click to download

He was a warrior, a poet, and a king, but the Biblical David, of the Old Testament, remains a two-dimensional character to many people. Now poet, critic, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky examines the fullness of David's being -- including his wild years and his dark side -- in a book call

10/05/2005 | Download File 3.93 MB -right click to download

A young working-class woman from South Boston marries a medical student on the eve of World War One, and figures the world is about to become her oyster, in Myla Goldberg's much-anticipated second novel Wickett's Remedy. The first complication comes when her husband Henry announces he's quitting med

10/06/2005 | Download File 4.57 MB -right click to download

In L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, once the Wicked Witch of the West is vanquished, and Dorothy leaves in the balloon bound for Kansas, the story's over. But Gregory Maguire's novel Son of a Witch imagines what might have happened if the Wicked Witch, in all her green-skinned glory, had left behind an

10/11/2005 | Download File 4.69 MB -right click to download

For an incredible four years John Berendt's book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was on the New York Times bestseller list. And even though it was a true story of a murder in a southern town, and the brilliantly colorful eccentrics in that town, many people thought it was fiction. So with hi

10/12/2005 | Download File 7.09 MB -right click to download

For the duration of the Cold War, the CIA and the KGB were tireless adversaries. Through the exhaustive research efforts of two men -- a historian, and a political scientist -- we now know much more about how each agency operated. Today we'll meet those men. David Barrett is associate professor of p



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

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