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The Sound of Books

The Sound of Books

Description

Each Wednesday morning on The Sound of Books award-winning producer and interviewer Fred Kasten talks to the author — or occasionally editor — of a new or recently-published book that Fred judges to be both well written and of likely interest to WWNO listeners. Writers covered on The Sound of Books range from such internationally acclaimed authors as Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Grant-winning fiction writer Junot Diaz — and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey — to emerging writers worthy of wider recognition, such as novelists Skip Horack and Amor Towles. The Sound of Books covers work in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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Episodes

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

Jul 30, 2013 330

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Ambition , t he third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s. To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here http://maitland-lewis.com/read-me/

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

Apr 17, 2013 331

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood .

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

Apr 11, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic .

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

Apr 3, 2013 331

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise .

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

Mar 27, 2013 331

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia .

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

Mar 21, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here .

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Mar 5, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times- bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition .

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Feb 26, 2013 332

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women .

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Feb 6, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade .

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Jan 30, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir .

Susannah Cahalan's Vivid Mix of Memoir and Medical Thriller: "Brain on Fire"

Jan 23, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely praised new memoir by journalist Susannah Cahalan: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness .

Obama Foreign Policy Examined in New James Mann Book

Jan 16, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by journalist and bestselling author James Mann: The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power.

'The Last Runaway' — A New Novel From Bestselling Author Tracy Chevalier

Jan 9, 2013 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from New York Times -bestselling author Tracy Chevalier — The Last Runaway .

The Yat Dictionary

Dec 19, 2012 331

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new volume from New Orleans poet and satirist Chris Champagne — The Yat Dictionary .

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Dec 12, 2012 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans photojournalist and jazz historian John McCusker — Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz .

New in New Orleans Architecture

Dec 5, 2012 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Tulane architecture professor John Klingman: New in New Orleans Architecture .

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" To Rob You Blind

Nov 29, 2012 331

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Cay Johnston — The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind.

New Book From Bestselling Author Tanner Colby: "Some of My Best Friends Are Black"

Nov 27, 2012 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically-acclaimed new book from New York Times bestselling author Tanner Colby — Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America .

Debut Novel From Tulane Law Grad Shelby Tucker Satirzes International Financial Fraud

Nov 25, 2012 291

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Writer Shelby Tucker's debut novel Client Service is a satire inspired by a major mutual-fund swindle of the 1960s. It follows three well received non-fiction books by Shelby Tucker based on his treks through Asia and Africa. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

Visionary Author Steven Johnson Defines "Peer Progressives" in Optimistic New Book

Nov 15, 2012 330

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Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson: Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age .