Eye on Books
By Bill Thompson
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Well-known authors talk about their most recent books, including mystery, thriller, science fiction, and humor. Also nonfiction biography, history, and memoir.
||CleanJanine 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||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTodd 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||9/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLynne 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 t||6/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilip 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 wi||5/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarlo 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 th||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrad 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 Dau||2/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLauren 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 B||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry 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||2/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSue 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||1/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|