WYPL Book Talk
Anne Byrn - A New Take on Cake

Anne Byrn - A New Take on Cake

November 27, 2021
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Linda Lloyd talks to Anne Byrn, known as The Cake Mix Doctor, about her latest cookbook, A New Take on Cake, in which she shows how to begin with a packaged cake mix and create new variations that seem to be from scratch. She revisits old recipes and updates them for the new cake mix sizes, and introduces readers to fresh new flavors, as well as recipes for cake lovers with restricted diets.

Rip Rawlings - Part Two - The Kill Box

Rip Rawlings - Part Two - The Kill Box

November 13, 2021
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We welcome H. Ripley Rawlings IV back to the program today. Rip is a retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel. His first book was the New York Times best-seller co-authored with Mark Greaney, Red Metal. Last year was his solo debut, the first in the Tyce Asher series, Assault by Fire. Today we have the second of a two-part interview about his latest, The Kill Box, which is published by Pinnacle Fiction.

Rip Rawlings - Pat One - The Kill Box

Rip Rawlings - Pat One - The Kill Box

November 6, 2021
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We welcome H. Ripley Rawlings IV back to the program today. Rip is a retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel. His first book was the New York Times best-seller co-authored with Mark Greaney, Red Metal. Last year was his solo debut, the first in the Tyce Asher series, Assault by Fire. Today we’ll have the first of a two-part interview about his latest, The Kill Box, which is published by Pinnacle Fiction.

Margaret Renkl - Graceland, At Last

Margaret Renkl - Graceland, At Last

October 30, 2021
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Margaret Renkl is the founding editor of Chapter16.org and a weekly contributing Opinion writer for The New York Times. We recently spoke about her second book, Graceland, At Last, which is a collection of her columns for The Times.
Susan Orlean - On Animals

Susan Orlean - On Animals

October 23, 2021
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Susan Orlean is one of the most respected writers of writers in America. In addition to her almost thirty-year position as staff writer with the New Yorker, she has published many best-selling books, including The Orchid ThiefThe Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and The Library Book. Today we’ll be talking about her latest, On Animals, which is published by Avid Reader Press. 

 

Christina Lane - Pantom Lady part two

Christina Lane - Pantom Lady part two

September 14, 2021

 

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I’m happy to welcome Dr. Christina Lane back to the program today for the second of a two-part interview. Dr. Lane is a professor of film studies and the chair of The Cinematic Arts Department at the University of Miami. Her most recent work, which we’ll finish talking about today, is Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock which is now in paperback from Chicago Review Press. 

 

Christina Lane - Phantom Lady part one

Christina Lane - Phantom Lady part one

September 4, 2021

 

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I’m happy to welcome Dr. Christina Lane to the program today for the first of a two-part interview. Dr. Lane is a professor of film studies and the chair of The Cinematic Arts Department at the University of Miami. Her most recent work, which we’ll be talking about today, is Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock which is now in paperback from Chicago Review Press. 

 

Chaney Kwak - The Passenger

Chaney Kwak - The Passenger

July 24, 2021

 

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Dr. Dave Mason is back today as guest host. Dave will be talking to journalist Chaney Kwak about his debut book, The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship which is published by ‎David R. Godine. 

 

Jeff Shesol - Mercury Rising part 2

Jeff Shesol - Mercury Rising part 2

July 3, 2021
 
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Jeff Shesol is back today for the second of a two-part interview. Jeff worked as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, as a communications strategist, and even as a cartoonist. His previous books include Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court and Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud that Defined a Decade. Today we’ll be talking about his latest book, Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War which is published by W.W. Norton.

Jeff Shesol - Mercury Rising part 1

Jeff Shesol - Mercury Rising part 1

June 26, 2021
 
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Jeff Shesol is here today for the first of a two-part interview. Jeff worked as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, as a communications strategist, and even as a cartoonist. His previous books include Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court and Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud that Defined a Decade. Today we’ll be talking about his latest book, Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War which is published by W.W. Norton.

Olivia Campbell - Women in White Coats

Olivia Campbell - Women in White Coats

June 19, 2021

 

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Olivia Campbell is a respected journalist having written for outlets such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, among others. Today we’ll be talking about her debut book, Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine, which looks at three women who blazed the trail for others to attend medical schools and earn MD degrees in 19th century America and Britain. I’d also like to add a note that internet weather didn’t do our connection any favors, so the audio is a bit dicey at times, but it is a very interesting conversation which I hope that you’ll stick around for. 

 

Vanessa Sasson - Yasodhara and the Buddha

Vanessa Sasson - Yasodhara and the Buddha

May 8, 2021

 

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We're pleased to welcome a new guest host, David Mason, to the program today. Dave is an associate professor at Rhodes College.  He is also the editor of Ecumenica : Journal of Theatre and Performance. He’s the author of the books The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre (Routledge, 2019) Brigham Young: Sovereign in America (New York: Routledge, 2014) Theatre and Religion on Krishna’s Stage (New York: Palgrave, 2009) 

Dave will be speaking with Vanessa R. Sasson, a professor of religious studies at Marionopolis College in Quebec. She has a good deal of academic writing and editing under her belt, including the collection, Little Buddhas: Children and Childhood in Buddhist Texts and Traditions and the forthcoming, Jewels, Jewelry, and Other Shiny Things in the Buddhist Imaginary. But today, she and Dave will be discussing her debut novel, Yasodhara and the Buddha, which was recent published in the United States by Bloomsbury Academic. 

John Archibald - Shaking the Gates of hell

John Archibald - Shaking the Gates of hell

May 1, 2021

 

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John Archibald is a long-time reporter and columnist for The Birmingham News. In 2018, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Today we’ll be discussing his first book, Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution, which is published by Knopf. 

 

Julia Cooke - Come Fly the World

Julia Cooke - Come Fly the World

April 24, 2021

 

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Julia Cooke is a writer whose journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian, Salon and many others. Her first book was The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba, and today we’ll be discussing her latest, Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am which is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

 

Patricia Engel - Infinite Country

Patricia Engel - Infinite Country

April 17, 2021
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Patricia Engel, with her novel, Vida, translated into Spanish, was the winner of the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana, Colombia's national prize in literature. Her next novel was It’s not Love, It's just Paris, and then her following, The Veins of the Ocean won the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her latest, Infinite Country, is published by Avid Reader Press, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Mark Greaney - Relentless: A Gray Man Novel

Mark Greaney - Relentless: A Gray Man Novel

March 6, 2021

 

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Memphian Mark Greaney return to talk about his latest Gray Man novel, Relentless, and about The Grey Man being developed for Netflix. 

 

E.A. Barres - They’re Gone

E.A. Barres - They’re Gone

February 22, 2021
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E.A. Barres is a pseudonym of the crime fiction writer, E.A. Aymar, who is also known as Ed. As E.A. Aymar, he’s published the novels The Unrepentant, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, and You’re As Good As Dead, as well as contributed to several anthologies. He has taken on the pseudonym E.A. Barres to publish They’re Gone, which is available from Crooked Lane Books. 

Mateo Askaripour - Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour - Black Buck

February 6, 2021
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Mateo Askaripour to the program. He’s a former director of sales for a tech company who has shifted to the written word. His writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, The Rumpus, and Medium, among others. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has recently published his debut novel, Black Buck

Anthony Amore - The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

Anthony Amore - The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

January 23, 2021

 

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Anthony Amore is the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston. He and Tom Mashberg co-wrote Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists. Anthony then wrote The Art of the Con. His most recent book is The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist which is published by Pegasus Crime.

 

Victoria Bond - Zora and Me: The Summoner

Victoria Bond - Zora and Me: The Summoner

January 9, 2021

 

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Victoria Bond is a poet and teaches writing at the City University of New York. She and T.R. Simon co-wrote the award-winning middle grade novel, Zora and Me, in which a young Zora Neale Hurston and friends must solve a murder in her hometown of Eatonville, Florida. In an unusual move, T.R. Simon wrote the second installment, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, and Victoria wrote the recently published final book in the trilogy, Zora and Me: The Summoner, which is published by Candlewick Press.

 

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