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E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Rebroadcast)

Writer E.L. Doctorow died this week at the age of 84. We rebroadcast Diane’s 2009 conversation with the best-selling author on his book, “Homer and Langley."

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"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

WAMU 88.5

"The Orphan Sky"

Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.

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Readers' Review: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

Set in small-town Ohio in the 1970s, the novel tells the story of a Chinese American family as it grapples with a daughter’s tragic death. Join us for our next Readers’ Review on Wednesday, June 24.

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'The Great Glass Sea' by Josh Weil

Kojo explores the futuristic Russian society created by novelist Josh Weil in his debut novel, "The Great Glass Sea."

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"The Stager" by Susan Coll

Local author Susan Coll talks with Kojo about her satirical take on relationships and real estate in her new novel 'The Stager.'

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Rachel Louise Snyder: "What We've Lost Is Nothing"

A string of burglaries in a racially diverse neighborhood exposes hidden racial tensions in a new novel by Rachel Louise Snyder.

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Sue Monk Kidd: "The Invention Of Wings"

Novelist Sue Monk Kidd weaves the true story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke into her latest work of fiction. We talk with Kidd about the novel, her inspiration and her work.

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Readers' Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" By Ben Fountain

This month's Readers’ Review is a novel about eight American soldiers returning to Iraq. The men are media stars at home, but their painful reality is obscured as they are honored at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

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Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

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