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Jason Mott, THE RETURNED & Christian Parenti (encore), TROPIC OF CHAOS

Jason Mott
Jason Mott
Christian Parenti
Christian Parenti

Jason Mott talks about his terrific debut novel, The Returned. It’s about what happens when loved ones who have died return to their families unscathed.

And world leaders are once again discussing climate change, this time at the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Meanwhile, the Phillipines is struggling to recover from supertyphoon Haiyan. We put climate change and conflict into context with Christian Parenti. We re-air our 2011 interview with Parenti about his book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.

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Karen Thompson Walker, AGE OF MIRACLES & Kij Johnson, AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OF BEES

Karen Thompson Walker
Kij Johnson

WV talks with two women writers of speculative fiction: Karen Thompson Walker talks about her acclaimed debut novel, AGE OF MIRACLES. It’s about what happens to one young girl, her family and her world when the Earth’s rotation slows down. And Kij Johnson discusses her new short story collection AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OF BEES.
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Amanda Coplin, THE ORCHARDIST & Rowan Jacobsen, AMERICAN TERROIR

Amanda Coplin
Rowan Jacobsen

Amanda Coplin talks about her novel THE ORCHARDIST. It’s about a man who takes in and shelter two young women escaping horrible abuse. And Rowan Jacobsen talks about his book, AMERICAN TERROIR: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and FieldsContinue reading

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Tatjana Soli & David Rabe: Two Novels of Love & War in Vietnam

Tatjana Soli
David Rabe

Tatjana Soli talks about her debut novel of Vietnam, THE LOTUS EATERS. And David Rabe’s unconventional love story about the Vietnam War is GIRL BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT NIGHT. Both books were listed among the New York Times Notable Books for 2010.

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Meth Epidemic In America’s Heartland and Thoreau’s Bad Day

John Pipkin
John Pipkin
Nick Reding
Nick Reding

We interview Nick Reding about how the methamphetamine epidemic is eating away at rural America. His book is METHLAND: The Death and Life of an American Small Town. And John Pipkin tells us about his debut novel WOODSBURNER. It’s about a very bad day in the life of Henry David Thoreau: when he started a forest fire that burned three hundred acres. Pipkin uses the fire as a starting point to examine the destruction human passions can cause. Continue reading

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SO SEXY SO SOON, Jean Kilbourne & HOLD LOVE STRONG, Matthew Aaron Goodman

Jean Kilbourne
Jean Kilbourne

Writers Voice host Francesca Rheannon talks with Dr. Jean Kilbourne about [amazon-product text=”SO SEXY SO SOON: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids” type=”text”]0345505077[/amazon-product]. Also this week, Francesca speaks with Matthew Aaron Goodman about his debut novel [amazon-product text=”HOLD LOVE STRONG” type=”text”]1416562036[/amazon-product].

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