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Beverly Right Here
November 16, 2019 11:21 AM PST
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Kate DiCamillo, author of her latest, Beverly Right Here, published in September by Candlewick.

As almost all of you know, Beverly is the recipient of two Newberry Awards, a National Book Award Finalist, has more than 12 NYT best sellers.

She has been named the National Ambassador for Young People’s literature.

And as most of you already know from Winn Dixie to Despereaux and so many others, Kate has a special place in children’s and young adult literature.

Now, her Three Rancheros trilogy, Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana’s Way Home and Beverly Right Here has occupied my and my guest host’s attention for some time.

1Q1A Beverly right Here Kate DiCamillo
November 16, 2019 11:20 AM PST
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Kate DiCamillo, author of her latest, Beverly Right Here, published in September by Candlewick.

As almost all of you know, Beverly is the recipient of two Newberry Awards, a National Book Award Finalist, has more than 12 NYT best sellers.

She has been named the National Ambassador for Young People’s literature.

And as most of you already know from Winn Dixie to Despereaux and so many others, Kate has a special place in children’s and young adult literature.

Now, her Three Rancheros trilogy, Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana’s Way Home and Beverly Right Here has occupied my and my guest host’s attention for some time.

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly
November 16, 2019 11:18 AM PST
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader.

Today our guests are Robin POGrebin and Kate Kelly, authors of The Education Of Brett Kavanaugh, published in September by Portfolio.

Robin is a reporter on the Culture Desk of the NYT. She covers art, auction and architecture. She has also covered the Media industry for the Business desk and city news for the Metro desk.

Kate has worked for Time and The New York Observer. She has also worked at the WSJ as an investigative journalist and is now the Business Reporter for the NYT.

I believe this is their first collaboration and first book.

Kavanaugh is a book about a special time and place in our nation’s history. It explores, yes, the education of a man, but also his character, his friends and acquaintances and his confirmation. And does so evenhandedly and with copious research. I learned a lot about a person I had previously formed a very strong opinion about and then after reading this book, changed a lot. Not so much that I sincerely regret the fact that he will, for the next 30 years be taking away the rights of Americans and helping to destroy our country and its values.

And with that somewhat convoluted introduction welcome and thanks for joining us.

1Q1A The Education of Brett Kavanaugh Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly
November 16, 2019 11:13 AM PST
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader.

Today our guests are Robin POGrebin and Kate Kelly, authors of The Education Of Brett Kavanaugh, published in September by Portfolio.

Robin is a reporter on the Culture Desk of the NYT. She covers art, auction and architecture. She has also covered the Media industry for the Business desk and city news for the Metro desk.

Kate has worked for Time and The New York Observer. She has also worked at the WSJ as an investigative journalist and is now the Business Reporter for the NYT.

I believe this is their first collaboration and first book.

Kavanaugh is a book about a special time and place in our nation’s history. It explores, yes, the education of a man, but also his character, his friends and acquaintances and his confirmation. And does so evenhandedly and with copious research. I learned a lot about a person I had previously formed a very strong opinion about and then after reading this book, changed a lot. Not so much that I sincerely regret the fact that he will, for the next 30 years be taking away the rights of Americans and helping to destroy our country and its values.

And with that somewhat convoluted introduction welcome and thanks for joining us.

The Winter Army Maurice Isserman
October 28, 2019 08:33 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Maurice Isserman author of the book The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey Of The 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors. publish earlier this month by Houghton (Howton) Mifflin.

Dr. Isserman is a prolific author, penning about two scholarly works a year since the early eighties.

They all concern fascinating aspects of American History with regard to some of the nooks and crannies of our past about which we many have never otherwise known

His work regularly appears in the NYT, The Nation and other renowned periodicals.

The Winter Army is a fascinating tale of pioneering, convincing and fighting, all related to how the US and the work of just a few men, primarily one led to the story of the 10th. The first and only American Ski Regiment. This led to a military force that scaled peaks, literally and figuratively, which before then no fighting force has every done
In addition to helping in the culmination of our victory over the Axis powers, the Regiment went on to fight for us in the 80s and 90s!

Parenthetically, it also helped to create the organization of one of America’s favorite past-times.

Welcome Maurice and thanks so much for joining us today.

1Q1A The Winter Army Maurice Isserman
October 28, 2019 08:31 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Maurice Isserman author of the book The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey Of The 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors. publish earlier this month by Houghton (Howton) Mifflin.

Dr. Isserman is a prolific author, penning about two scholarly works a year since the early eighties.

They all concern fascinating aspects of American History with regard to some of the nooks and crannies of our past about which we many have never otherwise known

His work regularly appears in the NYT, The Nation and other renowned periodicals.

The Winter Army is a fascinating tale of pioneering, convincing and fighting, all related to how the US and the work of just a few men, primarily one led to the story of the 10th. The first and only American Ski Regiment. This led to a military force that scaled peaks, literally and figuratively, which before then no fighting force has every done
In addition to helping in the culmination of our victory over the Axis powers, the Regiment went on to fight for us in the 80s and 90s!

Parenthetically, it also helped to create the organization of one of America’s favorite past-times.

Welcome Maurice and thanks so much for joining us today.

Ducks, Newburyport
October 28, 2019 08:26 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Lucy Ellman, author of Ducks, Newburyport released is September by Biblioasis (Biblio-aas-iz).

Lucy’s novels include the autobiographical Sweet Desserts, Varying Degrees of Hopelessness and Man Or Mango.

She is a contributor to The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement and lots of other prestigious publications.

Later in her career she published Dot In The Universe, Doctors and Nurses and Mimi.

Ducks, Newburyport is her longest and most novel novel, if it is a novel, which is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Welcome Lucy and thanks for joining us today.

1Q1A Ducks, Newburyport Lucy Ellman
October 28, 2019 08:24 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Lucy Ellman, author of Ducks, Newburyport released is September by Biblioasis (Biblio-aas-iz).

Lucy’s novels include the autobiographical Sweet Desserts, Varying Degrees of Hopelessness and Man Or Mango.

She is a contributor to The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement and lots of other prestigious publications.

Later in her career she published Dot In The Universe, Doctors and Nurses and Mimi.

Ducks, Newburyport is her longest and most novel novel, if it is a novel, which is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Welcome Lucy and thanks for joining us today.

The Tenth Muse Catherine Chung
September 28, 2019 10:07 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse, published in June by Ecco.

Catherine was honored for her first novel Forgotten Country and has been a National Endowment For The Arts Fellow, a Granta New Voice and worked (enviably) at The Institute For Advanced Studies in Princeton. She has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago (which is very important to this book), worked at a think tank in Santa Monica and her writing has appeared in NYT and Granta and she is a fiction editor at Guernica (ger nee ka) magazine.

The Tenth Muse is a novel about mathematics, problems with no solutions, at least for now. It is also about personal relationships, their parabolas and inconsistencies. And perhaps most importantly it is about Katherine and her search for her parents and her identity. What makes this book so wonderful is that all of these disparate subjects somehow whirl about and coalesce in many different ways, governed by strict rules that are sometimes broken or forgotten. In the end it is all about discovery and courage and to add the mystery to the mix, betrayal.

1Q1A The Tenth Muse Catherine Chung
September 28, 2019 10:06 AM PDT
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse, published in June by Ecco.

Catherine was honored for her first novel Forgotten Country and has been a National Endowment For The Arts Fellow, a Granta New Voice and worked (enviably) at The Institute For Advanced Studies in Princeton. She has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago (which is very important to this book), worked at a think tank in Santa Monica and her writing has appeared in NYT and Granta and she is a fiction editor at Guernica (ger nee ka) magazine.

The Tenth Muse is a novel about mathematics, problems with no solutions, at least for now. It is also about personal relationships, their parabolas and inconsistencies. And perhaps most importantly it is about Katherine and her search for her parents and her identity. What makes this book so wonderful is that all of these disparate subjects somehow whirl about and coalesce in many different ways, governed by strict rules that are sometimes broken or forgotten. In the end it is all about discovery and courage and to add the mystery to the mix, betrayal.

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