Originally aired July 20, 2021.
Liz and Marilyn Peterson Haus start the episode discussing Haus’s latest, Half of a Whole, and its depictions of mental illness, twins, and zealotry.
After the break, James Beard Award-winner Beth Dooley joins Annie to discuss the intersections of food education, climate justice, local farming, and great recipes in the context of Dooley’s latest cookbook, The Perennial Kitchen.
Originally aired July 13, 2021.
Women’s historian and novelist Ames Sheldon joins Dave in-studio to discuss her new novel, Lemons in the Garden of Love, and two intertwining histories—that of reproductive rights and that of her family.
After the break, international bestseller and Rizzoli & Isles creator Tess Gerritsen joins Liz to discuss writing a collaborative novel (Choose Me with Gary Braver), culpability in the #MeToo era, her process, and more.
Originally aired June 29, 2021.
Are Scandinavians really the happiest people on earth? Ian and Eric Dregni start off the show by discussing For the Love of Cod, Dregni’s thoughtful and comical new travelogue.
After the break, Liz digs into a mystery—specifically the mystery novels of Camilla Trinchieri and their Italian ties.
Originally aired June 22, 2021.
Things get extraterrestrial RIGHT away when paranormal writer and researcher Martin Keller joins Ian to discuss his new work, Space Pen Club.
After the break, Liz and Brian Malloy revisit the pain of the AIDS pandemic of the 80’s in Minneapolis and NYC while discussing Malloy’s After Francesco.
Originally aired June 8, 2021.
Liz opens the show by welcoming Jennifer Dupee and her new novel, The Little French Bridal Shop.
Next, Josh brings Francis de Véricourt to discuss his new book Framers: Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil.
Originally aired June 1, 2021.
Liz starts the show with Kaira Rouda, discussing Rouda’s suspenseful new novel, The Next Wife.
After, Ian welcomes Lin Enger to talk about Enger’s timeless and topical American Gospel.
Originally aired May 25, 2021.
First, Dave and Kim Dower discuss Dower’s newest collection of poetry, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave.
After the break, Liz and Mary Dixie Carter dive into Carter’s new thriller novel, The Photographer.
Originally aired May 18, 2021.
First, Dave interviews Shanna Compton about her new collection of poetry.
After the break, Liz interviews novelist Kelly Bowen.