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Authors On Tour – Live!

Summary: "Authors On Tour - Live" is a free weekly podcast featuring best-selling authors ranging from Al Franken to Joan Didion reading from and discussing their newest books. The website for "Authors On Tour - Live" includes a schedule of upcoming author podcasts, archives plus a place where listeners an create a "ReviewCast."

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 AOT #481: Neal Stephenson Podcasts Seveneves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:13

Neal Stephenson, the New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon, reads from and discusses his eagerly anticipated new book Seveneves, an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic — a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. ($35.00) William Morrow ISBN # 9780062190376. You can visit Neal Stephenson‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #480: Heidi Pitlor Podcasts The Daylight Marriage, Erika Krouse Podcasts Contenders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:10

Editor and novelist Heidi Pitlor and Colorado author Erika Krouse talk about writing and discuss their new novels. Heidi Pitlor, who as an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt worked with Salman Rushdie, Alice Sebold, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Strout, and others presents her critically acclaimed novel The Daylight Marriage. ($24.95) Algonquin ISBN # 9781616203689. You can visit Heidi Pitlor‘s official web site as well. Erika Krouse, who currently teaches at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, presents her extremely well-reviewed debut novel Contenders. ($15.95) Rare Bird Books ISBN # 9781940207636. You can visit Erika Krouse‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #479: Craig Johnson Podcasts Dry Bones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:47:50

Bestselling Wyoming author Craig Johnson reads from and discusses Dry Bones, the newest installment in his beloved Walt Longmire mystery series. When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sheriff Walt Longmire’s jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum-until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. ($27.95) Viking ISBN # 9780525426936. You can visit Craig Johnson‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #478: Sam Quinones Podcasts Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:28

Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones discusses his revelatory new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America – addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. ($28.00) Bloomsbury ISBN # 9781620402504. You can visit Sam Quinones‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #477: T. C. Boyle Podcasts The Harder They Come | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:24

Critically-acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author T. C. Boyle reads from and discusses his eagerly anticipated new novel The Harder They Come, a powerful, gripping novel that examines the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master. ($27.99) Ecco ISBN # 9780062349378. You can visit T. C. Boyle‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #476: Andrew Gross Podcasts One Mile Under | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:22

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross reads from and discusses his new novel One Mile Under, a propulsive thriller set amid the drought-stricken oil country of Colorado’s beautiful high plains. In this new story, Ty Hauck makes his long-awaited return – rallying beaten-down farmers and ranchers against a giant energy company in a deadly confrontation involving murder, retaliation, and cover-up. ($26.99) William Morrow ISBN # 9780061655999. You can visit Andrew Gross‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #475: Ann Packer Podcasts The Children’s Crusade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:46:09

Ann Packer, the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, joins us in conversation with bestselling Colorado author Eleanor Brown, to discuss Packer’s new novel The Children’s Crusade. A sweeping, masterful book that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family over the course of five decades, The Children’s Crusade is an extraordinary study in character, and a rare and wise examination of the legacy of early life on adult children attempting to create successful families and identities of their own. ($26.99) Scribner ISBN # 97801476710457. You can visit Ann Packer‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #474: Benjamin Percy Podcasts The Dead Lands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:52

Benjamin Percy, the author of Red Moon and The Wilding, reads from and discusses his critically acclaimed new post-apocalyptic thriller The Dead Lands. “Benjamin Percy’s The Dead Lands is a case of wonderful writing and compulsive reading. You will not come across a finer work of sustained imagination this year. Good God, what a tale. Don’t miss it.”- Stephen King ($26.00) Grand Central Publishing ISBN # 9781455528240. You can visit Benjamin Percy‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #473: Francine Mathews Podcasts Too Bad to Die | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:39:38

Bestselling Colorado author Francine Mathews, who also writes the beloved Jane Austen mystery series under the name Stephanie Barron, reads from and discusses her new novel Too Bad to Die, a tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin. Brilliantly inventive, utterly gripping and suspenseful, Too Bad to Die is Mathews’s best novel yet, and confirms her place as a master of historical fiction. ($27.95) Riverhead ISBN # 9781594631795. You can visit Francine Mathews‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #472: Joseph Kanon Podcasts Leaving Berlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:52:26

Joseph Kanon, the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage, discusses his new novel Leaving Berlin, a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Kanon’s new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life. ($27.00) Atria ISBN # 9781476704647. You can visit Joseph Kanon‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #471: Cory Doctorow Podcasts Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:02

Award winning science fiction author, activist, blogger and journalist Cory Doctorow discusses Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, which takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. The co-editor of Boing Boing, he is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. ($22.00) McSweeney’s Books ISBN # 9781940450285. You can visit Cory Doctorow‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #470: Gretchen Rubin Podcasts Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:51

Gretchen Rubin, author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, has helped millions of readers to get happier. Rubin reads from and discusses her new book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives, in which she tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones? ($26.00) Crown ISBN # 9780385348614. You can visit Gretchen Rubin‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #469: Cat Warren Podcasts What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:51:18

Cat Warren is a university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby: She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo’s unruly energy and enthusiasm soon became a calling that introduced her to the hidden and fascinating universe of working dogs, their handlers, and their trainers. Warren reads from and discusses her fascinating new book What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs. ($16.00) Touchstone Books ISBN # 9781451667325. You can visit Cat Warren‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #468: Tim Johnston Podcasts Descent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:43:02

Prize-winning, critically acclaimed author Tim Johnston reads from and discusses his debut novel Descent. Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of a family searches for answers after one goes missing, Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller. “Johnston has a poet’s eye for the majestic and forbidding nature of the Rockies, and a sociologist’s understanding of how people act under pressure. He also has a knack for creating characters that the reader will come to care about…Combining domestic drama with wilderness adventure, Johnston has created a hybrid novel that is as emotionally satisfying as it is viscerally exciting.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review ($25.95) Algonquin Books ISBN # 9781616203047. You can visit Tim Johnston‘s official web site as well.

 AOT #467: Jennifer Chiaverini Podcasts Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:11

Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, reads from and discusses her new historical novel Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule. In her new book, Chiaverini imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general’s wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake-until she forged a proud identity of her own. ($26.95) Dutton ISBN # 9780525954293. You can visit Jennifer Chiaverini‘s official web site as well.


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