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Grillmaster Steven Raichlen

When it comes to barbecue, Steven Raichlen literally "wrote the Bible." Get secrets on grilling everything from scrumptious ribs to tasty angel food cake....

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Martin Walker: "The Crowded Grave: A Mystery Of The French Countryside"

Terrorists, animal rights activists and a decades-old corpse turn up in an idyllic French village. It's the latest novel featuring Bruno, chief of police, by journalist Martin Walker.

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Kim Barnes: "In the Kingdom of Men"

A new novel follows a young woman from the farmlands of Oklahoma to an oil compound in Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. The search for freedom amid repression.

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Frances Osborne: "Park Lane"

The latest novel by British author Frances Osborne has been compared with "Downton Abbey." Based in part on her own family history, it features two women of different classes whose lives collide in a London townhouse in the early 20th century.

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Richard Ford: "Canada" (Rebroadcast)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his first novel in six years, "Canada."

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Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor (Rebroadcast)

Christopher Moore's latest irreverent tale takes readers on a romp through nineteenth-century Paris, in the company of the most famous artists of the time.

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Peter Carey: "The Chemistry of Tears"

Peter Carey, the award-winning author of "Oscar and Lucinda" and "Parrot and Olivier in America," joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Chemistry of Tears." It's a tale of two intertwined love stories involving a 19th century automaton and a man and a woman who can never meet.

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Readers' Review: "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson's novella "Train Dreams" was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. For our May Readers' Review, we discuss this portrait of the American West in the first half of the 20th century. Diane hopes you'll join her and her panel as they discuss "Train Dreams."

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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