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."
Anne Lamott, the beloved, bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow, discusses her new book Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace. In this new collection, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us-our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. ($22.95) Riverhead ISBN # 9781594486296. You can visit Anne Lamott‘s official web site as well.
Carine McCandless is the sister of Chris McCandless and consulted closely with Jon Krakauer on his bestselling book about Chris, Into the Wild. McCandless reads from and discusses her new book The Wild Truth, her personal memoir of life with Chris McCandless prior to his great adventure and tragic death in Alaska. The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated the nation. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told – until now. ($27.99) HarperOne ISBN # 9780062323143. You can visit Carine McCandless‘s official web site as well.
Roger Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy-the Case Against LBJ, discusses Nixon’s Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon. In his new book, Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to the White House in 1968 after his razor-thin loss to John Kennedy in 1960, his disastrous campaign for Governor of California in 1962 and the greatest comeback in American Presidential history. ($24.99) Skyhorse ISBN # 9781629146034. You can visit Roger Stone‘s official web site as well.
Bestselling Wyoming mystery author Craig Johnson reads from and discusses his new book Wait for Signs, a collection of twelve Walt Longmire stories, including one never-before-published story. The Denver Post has said of Johnson’s work, “Stepping into Walt’s world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and it’s where those slippers lead that provides a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a ‘must’ read, so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride.” ($22.00) Viking ISBN # 9780525427919. You can visit Craig Johnson‘s official web site as well.
Best-selling author, Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, discusses his new book The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances. This hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist’s reasons for jogging across mountains, contains over 70 pages of never-before-seen material. “He runs. He sweats. He heaves. He hates it. He loves it. He runs so hard his toenails fall off. He asks himself, why? Why do I do this? Here, gorgeously, bravely, hilariously, is Matt’s deeply honest answer.” – Robert Krulwich, NPR ($16.99) Andrews McMeel ISBN # 9781449459956. You can visit Matthew Inman‘s official web site as well.
Brazilian author Adriana Lisboa reads from and discusses her new novel Crow Blue, “a classic coming-of-age narrative that also explores the dark side of Brazil’s political history.” (The Observer) Rendered in lyrical and passionate prose, Crow Blue is a literary road trip through Brazil and America, and through dark decades of familial and political history. ($16.00) Bloomsbury ISBN # 9781620403365. You can visit Adriana Lisboa‘s official web site as well.
Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde discuss the new book Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, an oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees. This fascinating and beautifully curated oral history tells the tale of this truly one-of-a-kind band. Compiled from nearly fifty all-new interviews conducted by journalist/author Greg Prato-including Primus members past and present and many more fellow musicians-this book is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the band, as well as admirers of the musicians interviewed for the book. ($24.95) Akashic Books ISBN # 9781617753220. You can visit Primus‘s official web site as well.
Bestselling mystery author William Kent Krueger reads from and discusses Windigo Island, which finds Cork O’Connor battling vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl. “A punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction…. Krueger has written an investigative novel as blistering and crucial in its indictments of contemporary evil as The Jungle.”- Booklist (starred review) ($24.99) Atria ISBN # 9781476749235. You can visit William Kent Krueger‘s official web site as well.
Susan Spann reads from and discusses her new novel Blade of the Samurai: A Shinobi Mystery. “After her exciting historical mystery debut, Claws of the Cat, Spann proves she has the touch in her sophomore entry. The deceptively simple prose educates readers about 16th-century Japan, while the well-plotted story moves at ninja speed.” –Library Journal ($26.99) Minotaur ISBN # 9781250027054. You can visit Susan Spann‘s official web site as well.
Editor Anne Waldman is the author of more than forty collections of poetry, the editor of numerous anthologies, and, for The Iovis Trilogy, the winner of the Shelley Memorial Award and the USA PEN Center Award for Poetry. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Waldman reads from and discusses Cross Worlds: Transcultural Poetics: An Anthology, along with poet and translator Laura Wright, who co-edited the collection. ($18.95) Coffee House Press ISBN # 978-1-56689-358-9. You can visit Anne Waldman‘s official web site as well. Eleni Sikelianos is the author of six previous books of poetry, most recently Body Clock and The California Poem; the hybrid memoir, The Book of Jon; and a translation of Jacques Roubaud’s Exchanges on Light. Sikelianos reads from and discusses You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek), a memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and “the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails.” ($18.95) Coffee House Press ISBN # 978-1-56689-360-2.
New York Times bestselling thriller writer James Rollins discusses his new book The 6th Extinction: A SIGMA Force Novel. From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind. ($27.99) William Morrow ISBN # 9780061784811. You can visit James Rollins‘s official web site as well.
Stephen King has called Chet “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre,” and Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn‘s writing “major league prose.” Listen to Quinn as he reads from and discusses his new book Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. In the seventh book in this brilliant bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. ($25.00) Atria ISBN # 9781476703398. You can visit Spencer Quinn‘s official web site as well.
Deborah Harkness reads from and discusses The Book of Life, the highly anticipated finale to her New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches. After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. ($28.95) Viking ISBN # 9780670025596. You can visit Deborah Harkness‘s official web site as well.
Carrie La Seur, an energy and environmental lawyer in Billings, Montana, reads from and discusses her remarkable debut novel The Home Place. A mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, The Home Place follows a successful lawyer as she is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death. ($25.99) William Morrow ISBN # 9780062323446. You can visit Carrie La Seur‘s official web site as well.
Mira Jacob reads from and discusses her critically-acclaimed debut novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Spanning India in the 1970s to New Mexico in the ’80s to Seattle in the ’90s, Jacob’s story is a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past. “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing seizes the reader early and never lets go. Its electricities reside in Mira Jacob’s acute details and the sadness, anger, and humor of her characters. This novel tells many wonderful stories while also telling, beautifully, the story that counts the most.” — Sam Lipsyte, author of The Fun Parts ($26.00) Random House ISBN # 9780812994780. You can visit Mira Jacob‘s official web site as well.