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The Asian Review of Books is the only dedicated pan-Asian book review publication. Widely quoted, referenced, republished by leading publications in Asian and beyond and with an archive of more than two thousand book reviews, the ARB also features long-format essays by leading Asian writers and thinkers, excerpts from newly-published books and reviews of arts and culture. Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/asian-review
 
"Not every book is for every child, but for every child there is a book." The Children’s Book Review, is a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. In the Growing Readers Podcast, we produce author and illustrator interviews focused on the best books for kids of all ages. We help parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians to grow readers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/support
 
The Book Legion was created to give you a resource for valuable books that will accelerate your growth. Every week we will be reviewing a book that will be impactful on your life. We will give you background info on the author, our top 3 takeaways from the book, and our overall recommendation. This podcast is meant for those who want to take life to the next level. Join us and become a Legionnaire.
 
Reviews and author interviews on books featuring women in aviation. Looking for inspiring stories about powerful and adventurous women? Check out the Aviatrix Book Review website www.aviatrixbookreview.com to find hundreds of books featuring women in aviation and space, about all types of flying, in all genres, for all ages.
 
Like Romance Novels? Want to find your next great read? Or maybe you just want to hear one person's opinion on if they liked the book or not. Join Heidi. Heidi doesn't hold back. Heidi expects Romance Novel's to be great books and she expects authors to create compelling characters. Hear her thoughts! This is a podcast to discuss romance books and give a review and rating. It is to help romance book readers find a next great read or new author to explore. Each podcast is broken into two sect ...
 
Now a retired English professor at The University of Alabama, Dr. Noble's specialties are Southern and American literature. He also hosts Bookmark on Alabama Public Television. Don Noble's reviews can be heard most Mondays at 7:45am and 4:44pm. and have been made possible in part through grants from the Alabama State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities . To listen to the audio version of Dr. Noble's reviews, just click on the book title to be taken to the full ...
 
Weekly podcast for book lovers who want to read beyond the lines. Each episode, we put together a list of books with a common theme. We will tell you about recipes, travel destinations, screen/stage adaptations, fashion, art, or design inspired by these books. Listeners can interact with us by participating in any of the weekly sections we feature: Cover Gallery, Book vs. Book, Six-Word Book Review, and GuessWork. All show notes available at www.twobookramblers.com
 
Join long time fan and voracious reader Keith as he roams through the world of professional wrestling books. The show features short, simple and 98% spoiler free looks at new and classic books about the world of pro-wrestling. Thanks for listening. Follow on Twitter @wrestlebookrevu or visit the blog at wrestlebookreview.blogspot.com. Ratings and subs are much appreciated.
 
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The author has written a study that places George Orwell's 1984 in a variety of contexts: the author's life and times, the book's precursors in the science fiction genre, and its subsequent place in popular culture. Lynskey delves into how Orwell's harrowing Spanish Civil War experiences shaped his concern with political disinformation by exposing …
 
Rarely does Heidi review two books in the same series back to back but she enjoyed Prisoner (last weeks podcast) so much she moved on to the next book in the series. This series has excellent male POV and this book does not disappoint here! The Hero is fantastic, full of angst, a real troubled soul who changes and grows in a way that will tug at yo…
 
Louis Menand’s new book, “The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War,” covers the interchange of arts and ideas between the United States and Europe in the decades following World War II. On this week’s podcast, Menand talks about the book, including why he chose to frame his telling from the end of the war until 1965. “What I didn’t get right…
 
While still groggy from a covid vaccine shot, Luke talks to Juliane about The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: https://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: https://www.lukebur…
 
During a visit to my local bookstore a couple weeks ago, a bookseller ushered me over to the nonfiction table and grabbed a copy of Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad. “A Memoir of a Life Interrupted” was the subtitle. On the cover, a photo of the author and her terrier, Oscar, atop a goldenrod-colored Volkswagen bus.…
 
Edición especial en español En este episodio del Growing Readers podcast, hablo con la increíble y galardonada autora e ilustradora Juana Martinez-Neal. Hablamos sobre La selva de Zonia, un libro ilustrado que es visualmente impresionante y que ilumina el día de juegos y aventuras de una niña en la exuberante selva tropical de Perú. Solicite una co…
 
May 1857. The Indian city of Shahjahanabad, today called Delhi, is tense. British officers are worried about rumors of insubordination and rebellion elsewhere in India, while the local residents both await and fear a coming storm of revolutionary fervor. Trying to make a living in this setting is Mirza Ghalib, one of India’s most celebrated poets, …
 
“ Independent Bones ” Author: Carolyn Haines Publisher: St . M artin’s Price: $26.99 (Hardcover) Pages: 355 New “Bones” Mystery Tackles Feminist Issues “Independent Bones” is the 23 rd in the Haines “ Bones ” series. At first, I thought this book would be set around the F ourth of July but that is not the case. Once again we are in Zinnia, Mi s sis…
 
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer f…
 
The Victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811–1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales—the future king George IV—replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain’s ruler. Around the regent surged a society steeped in contrasts: evangelicalism …
 
Social media on the internet can be a nightmarish place. A primary shield against hateful language, violent videos, and online cruelty uploaded by users is not an algorithm. It is people. Mostly invisible by design, more than 100,000 commercial content moderators evaluate posts on mainstream social media platforms: enforcing internal policies, trai…
 
On today’s show, Jeffery Deaver returns to talk about his newest Colter Shaw thriller The Final Twist. “The master of ticking-bomb suspense” (People) returns with a devilishly good thriller, and reward seeker Colter Shaw’s most personal case to date. Just hours after the harrowing events of The Never Game and The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw finds hims…
 
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...' For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of…
 
The scene is Turkey in the mid-to-late Seventies. A young male college student hops onto a bus. He sits next to a cute female student from his class, but before they can strike up a conversation, they see a right-wing passenger, walk up to another passenger and hit him on the head with a hammer. The young woman screams. The two students get off the…
 
This volume represents the development of the WPK/DTM-Mwakenya’s anti-imperialist line in Kenya from1974 to 2002. The Mwakenya Movement (Muungano wa Wazalendo wa Kenya/ Union of Patriotic Kenyans) was an underground socialist movement in Kenya in the 1980s formed to fight for multi-party democracy. Independence means self-determination and self-gov…
 
On today’s show, I am joined by Jeff Arch, author of Sleepless in Seattle and the new novel Attachments. At a boarding school in Pennsylvania, a deathbed request from the school’s dean brings three former students back to campus, where secrets and betrayals from the past are brought out into the open—secrets that could have a catastrophic effect on…
 
Constitution-Making from the Middle: Civil Society and Transition Politics in Kenya, 1992-1997 by Willy Mutunga --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pbliving/support…
 
It’s episode 1100 and today I welcome Mhairi McFarlane to the show to talk about her new book Just Last Night. “I cannot remember the last book I loved as much… a luminous, heart-achingly beautiful love letter to friendship. Knockout!” — Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane explores lifelong frie…
 
Peeling Back the Mask is an insider's account from one of the Kenyan Prime Minister's former advisers detailing instances of corruption and fraud at the highest level of Kenyan government. With massive online and media coverage, this book has become the spearhead of a national campaign to aspire to a new corruption-free Kenya. This remarkable book …
 
Today’s author interview guest is Julie Metz, author of Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind. The author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Perfection returns with an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-day America. To J…
 
Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy tha…
 
Now a number-one international best seller, Billion Dollar Whale is "an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale" (Publishers Weekly), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business n…
 
Yes the captive "prisoner" does make the hero and her "jailor" aroused while performing a heist in a library to steal some blueprints by talking about filing systems. Prisoner is a great read. A captive heroine trope, a revenge trope, it busts out of these genres by being really darn good and really well written. The hero is really sexy, and Heidi'…
 
On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves…
 
History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler from his work, and her passionate love affairs shocked her peers. Drawing on Alma's vivid, sensual, and overlooked diaries, biographer Cate Haste recounts the untold and far more sympathetic story of this ambitious and talented woman. Though she dreamed of being…
 
In 2018, Michael Lewis published “The Fifth Risk,” which argued, in short, that the federal government was underprepared for a variety of disaster scenarios. Guess what his new book is about? Lewis visits the podcast this week to discuss “The Premonition,” which recounts the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic. “It wasn’t just Trump,” Lewi…
 
The music industry is a leading indicator of today's economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to ad…
 
Today I am pleased to welcome Pam Jenoff back to the show to talk about her new book The Woman with the Blue Star. “This emotional novel is filled with twists, turns, and displays of bravery and love that you will never forget, culminating in an ending that manages to be both surprising and uplifting.” —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestsellin…
 
Dismissal, in fact, is the default response to khayal (the preeminent genre of North Indian classical music), well before we get to know what khayal is, and vaguely term its strangeness 'classical music'. Those who later become acquainted with its extraordinary melodiousness forget that on the initial encounter it had sounded unmelodious. These wor…
 
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepre…
 
On today’s show, Mark Sullivan returns to talk about his new book The Last Green Valley. “Mark Sullivan has done it again! The Last Green Valley is a compelling and inspiring story of heroism and courage in the dark days at the end of World War II.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author From the author of the #1 bestseller Beneath a…
 
The winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as "brilliantly researched and written," the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms …
 
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the National Book Award-winning biographer of the Morgan and Warburg banking families, gives us a history of the mogul "etched with uncommon objectivity a…
 
In this episode of the Growing Readers Podcast, I talk with the absolutely incredible, award-winning author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal. We discuss the heartfelt, visually stunning picture book Zonia’s Rain Forest, which illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru. Juana Martinez-Neal is one of my all-ti…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Kaira Rouda, author of The Next Wife. There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda. Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daugh…
 
A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated reader…
 
The larger-than-life journey of an 18-year-old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. The Third Door takes listeners on an unprecedented adventure - from hacking Warren Buffett’s sharehold…
 
Heidi talks about a book from 1984! Exit to Eden by Anne Rice. She starts the podcast talking about Anne Rice and Interview with a Vampire and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Trilogy and, unfortunately, a few things in this book that are content offensive and cannot be ignored. She then discusses that this book is in first person point of view and …
 
How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horror? This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War. In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp o…
 
Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims …
 
In her new book, “Antitrust,” Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota explores the history of fighting monopoly power in this country, and argues that the digital age calls for a renewed effort. “I think the best way to do this right now is to have our laws be as sophisticated as the companies that we’re dealing with,” Klobuchar says on this week’s podc…
 
A unique exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America, from a celebrated scholar of American literature At the turn of the twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling towered over not just English literature, but the entire literary world. At the height of his fame in 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming…
 
Return to Sri Lanka: Travels is a Paradoxical Island (Juggernaut, 2019), the latest book by Professor Razeen Sally, describes the country with the following words. There are shelf-loads of recent books about bigger and better-known countries, not least on Sri Lanka’s giant northern neighbour. But little Sri Lanka hardly pops up on the world’s radar…
 
In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest st…
 
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