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Interviews with authors of new and bestselling books

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Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

by She feels, she says, “a little bit vulnerable.” For the first time, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life in a book she calls “A Little Bit Vulnerable.” In what her publisher calls a “breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living,” Turner chronicles her journeys through the canyons of her […] The post Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 OCT 2
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Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

by American history books often compress momentous events into capsules, summaries, one-line explanations. Such has often been the case with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the history-changing document that freed the slaves and changed the course of the Civil War. Now historian and journalist Todd Brewster restores the detail that’s missing, and shows us the […] The post Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 SEP 9
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Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

by James Madison may not spring to mind the same way that, say, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or even Alexander Hamilton do. But as a major new biography of our fourth president shows, without Madison’s influence, the entire trajectory of the young United States would have been different. Lynne Cheney‘s book “James Madison: A […] The post Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 JUN 18
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Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

Philip Kerr “Prayer”

by We know the power of prayer, to heal and comfort. But what if someone wanted to use that power to afflict — and kill? Philip Kerr‘s new psychological thriller “Prayer” poses that uncomfortable question. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism every day. […] The post Philip Kerr “Prayer” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 MAY 16
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Philip Kerr “Prayer”

Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

by During her extensive travels around the U.S., actress and author Marlo Thomas kept meeting women who were “stuck.” Stuck in a dead-end job. Stuck with a suddenly-empty nest and no plan for what to do next. Stuck in indecision over where their life should go. A few years ago Thomas launched a website for […] The post Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 MAY 5
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Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

by Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero. Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, […] The post Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 25
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Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology”

by Do you know how to apologize? It sounds so simple. Just say, “I’m sorry.” Right? Not necessarily. Sometimes a proper, sincere apology can be more complicated, more nuanced. So, let me ask again: do you know how to apologize? Lauren Bloom is an attorney, an expert on professional ethics, and an ordained interfaith minister. […] The post Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 14
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Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology”

Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

by Perhaps no American knows the story of the Beatles in America better than veteran journalist Larry Kane. He’s the only American reporter to accompany the Fab Four on every stop of both their 1964 and 1965 tours. He has written three books about the Beatles, the most recent being “When They Were Boys,” the […] The post Larry Kane “When They Were Boys” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 8
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Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”

by A young woman of privilege and a young woman born into slavery are inextricably linked, as each tries to find the voice she feels she has been denied, in Sue Monk Kidd‘s new novel “The Invention of Wings.” And it’s based on the lives of two actual women. Sarah Grimke is the daughter of […] The post Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 JAN 23
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Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”
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Latest Episodes

Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

by She feels, she says, “a little bit vulnerable.” For the first time, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life in a book she calls “A Little Bit Vulnerable.” In what her publisher calls a “breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living,” Turner chronicles her journeys through the canyons of her […] The post Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 OCT 2
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Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

by American history books often compress momentous events into capsules, summaries, one-line explanations. Such has often been the case with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the history-changing document that freed the slaves and changed the course of the Civil War. Now historian and journalist Todd Brewster restores the detail that’s missing, and shows us the […] The post Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 SEP 9
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Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

by James Madison may not spring to mind the same way that, say, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or even Alexander Hamilton do. But as a major new biography of our fourth president shows, without Madison’s influence, the entire trajectory of the young United States would have been different. Lynne Cheney‘s book “James Madison: A […] The post Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 JUN 18
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Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

Philip Kerr “Prayer”

by We know the power of prayer, to heal and comfort. But what if someone wanted to use that power to afflict — and kill? Philip Kerr‘s new psychological thriller “Prayer” poses that uncomfortable question. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism every day. […] The post Philip Kerr “Prayer” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 MAY 16
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Philip Kerr “Prayer”

Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

by During her extensive travels around the U.S., actress and author Marlo Thomas kept meeting women who were “stuck.” Stuck in a dead-end job. Stuck with a suddenly-empty nest and no plan for what to do next. Stuck in indecision over where their life should go. A few years ago Thomas launched a website for […] The post Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 MAY 5
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Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

by Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero. Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, […] The post Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 25
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Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology”

by Do you know how to apologize? It sounds so simple. Just say, “I’m sorry.” Right? Not necessarily. Sometimes a proper, sincere apology can be more complicated, more nuanced. So, let me ask again: do you know how to apologize? Lauren Bloom is an attorney, an expert on professional ethics, and an ordained interfaith minister. […] The post Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 14
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Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology”

Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

by Perhaps no American knows the story of the Beatles in America better than veteran journalist Larry Kane. He’s the only American reporter to accompany the Fab Four on every stop of both their 1964 and 1965 tours. He has written three books about the Beatles, the most recent being “When They Were Boys,” the […] The post Larry Kane “When They Were Boys” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 FEB 8
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Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”

by A young woman of privilege and a young woman born into slavery are inextricably linked, as each tries to find the voice she feels she has been denied, in Sue Monk Kidd‘s new novel “The Invention of Wings.” And it’s based on the lives of two actual women. Sarah Grimke is the daughter of […] The post Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings” appeared first on Eye on Books.

--2014 JAN 23
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Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”
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