The Avid Reader Show - Episode 575: 1Q1A. Nights When Nothing Happened. Simon Han
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Episode 575: 1Q1A. Nights When Nothing Happened. Simon Han

itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15228310.jpg] From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn’t this what they sacrificed so much for? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting into motion a string of misunderstandings that not only threaten to set their community against them but force to the surface the secrets that have made them fear one another. How can a man make peace with the terrors of his past? How can a child regain trust in unconditional love? How can a family stop burying its history and forge a way through it, to a more honest intimacy? Nights When Nothing Happened is gripping storytelling immersed in the crosscurrents that have reshaped the American landscape, from a prodigious new literary talent.

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Episode 591: The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
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5/2 2021 • 0 MIN

Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15333874.jpg] Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets...
Episode 590: 1Q1A The Love Proof Madeleine Henry
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 589: Math Without Numbers
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27/1 2021 • 60 MIN

Episode 589: Math Without Numbers

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15316159.jpg] The only numbers in this book are the page numbers. Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly...
Episode 589: Math Without Numbers
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 588: 1Q1A Math Without Numbers. Milo Beckman
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27/1 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 588: 1Q1A Math Without Numbers. Milo Beckman

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15316153.jpg] The only numbers in this book are the page numbers. Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly...
Episode 588: 1Q1A Math Without Numbers. Milo Beckman
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 587: The Ancient Hours Michael Bible
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26/1 2021 • 59 MIN

Episode 587: The Ancient Hours Michael Bible

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15312614.jpg] Harmony, North Carolina is a typical town—full of saints and sinners you can’t tell apart... Its history echoes with...
Episode 587: The Ancient Hours Michael Bible
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 586: Metazoa Peter Godfrey-Smith
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12/1 2021 • 48 MIN

Episode 586: Metazoa Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15287541.jpg] Dip below the ocean’s surface and you are soon confronted by forms of life that could not seem more...
Episode 586: Metazoa Peter Godfrey-Smith
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 585: In The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard
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4/1 2021 • 53 MIN

Episode 585: In The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15273603.jpg] In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard's first collection of essays to be published in English....
Episode 585: In The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 584: In1Q1A. The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard
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4/1 2021 • 1 MIN

Episode 584: In1Q1A. The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15273600.jpg] In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard's first collection of essays to be published in English....
Episode 584: In1Q1A. The Land Of The Cyclops. Karl Ove Knausgard
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 583: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe
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31/12 2020 • 69 MIN

Episode 583: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267639.jpg] Humankind has always had the urge to memorialise, to make physical testaments to the past. There’s just one problem:...
Episode 583: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 582: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe
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31/12 2020 • 1 MIN

Episode 582: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267635.jpg] Humankind has always had the urge to memorialise, to make physical testaments to the past. There’s just one problem:...
Episode 582: Prisoners Of History Keith Lowe
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 581: Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley
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31/12 2020 • 34 MIN

Episode 581: Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267621.jpg] From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives...
Episode 581: Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 580: 1Q1A Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley
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31/12 2020 • 1 MIN

Episode 580: 1Q1A Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267616.jpg] From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives...
Episode 580: 1Q1A Perestroika in Paris Jane Smiley
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 579: Interior Chinatown Charles Yu
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31/12 2020 • 47 MIN

Episode 579: Interior Chinatown Charles Yu

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267608.jpg] Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he...
Episode 579: Interior Chinatown Charles Yu
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 579: 1Q1A Interior Chinatown Charles Yu
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31/12 2020 • 1 MIN

Episode 579: 1Q1A Interior Chinatown Charles Yu

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267601.jpg] Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he...
Episode 579: 1Q1A Interior Chinatown Charles Yu
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 578: Wild Thing Philip Norman
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31/12 2020 • 41 MIN

Episode 578: Wild Thing Philip Norman

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267590.jpg] A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous―and tragic―genius. Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970)...
Episode 578: Wild Thing Philip Norman
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 577: 1Q1A Wild Thing Philip Norman
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31/12 2020 • 1 MIN

Episode 577: 1Q1A Wild Thing Philip Norman

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15267584.jpg] A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous―and tragic―genius. Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970)...
Episode 577: 1Q1A Wild Thing Philip Norman
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 576: Nights When Nothing Happened Simon Han
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8/12 2020 • 45 MIN

Episode 576: Nights When Nothing Happened Simon Han

The Avid Reader Show
From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang...
Episode 576: Nights When Nothing Happened Simon Han
The Avid Reader Show - Episode 575: 1Q1A. Nights When Nothing Happened. Simon Han
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8/12 2020 • 1 MIN

Episode 575: 1Q1A. Nights When Nothing Happened. Simon Han

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15228310.jpg] From the outside, the Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she...
Episode 575: 1Q1A. Nights When Nothing Happened. Simon Han
The Avid Reader Show - The Orchard Havid Hopen
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19/11 2020 • 65 MIN

The Orchard Havid Hopen

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15190893.jpg] Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are dedicated to intense...
The Orchard Havid Hopen
The Avid Reader Show - Seven And a 1/2 Lessons About The Brain Lisa Feldoman Barrett
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19/11 2020 • 37 MIN

Seven And a 1/2 Lessons About The Brain Lisa Feldoman Barrett

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15190866.jpg] Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray...
Seven And a 1/2 Lessons About The Brain Lisa Feldoman Barrett
The Avid Reader Show - Money: The True Story Of A Made Up Thing. Jacob Goldstein
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11/11 2020 • 42 MIN

Money: The True Story Of A Made Up Thing. Jacob Goldstein

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15176053.jpg] The co-host of the popular NPR podcast Planet Money provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money...
Money: The True Story Of A Made Up Thing. Jacob Goldstein
The Avid Reader Show - The Sun Collective. Charles Baxter
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11/11 2020 • 50 MIN

The Sun Collective. Charles Baxter

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15176043.jpg] Once a promising actor, Tim Brettigan has gone missing. His father thinks he may have seen him among some...
The Sun Collective. Charles Baxter
The Avid Reader Show - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab
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5/11 2020 • 69 MIN

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15164400.jpeg] France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed...
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab
The Avid Reader Show - We Keep The Dead Close Becky Cooper
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28/10 2020 • 41 MIN

We Keep The Dead Close Becky Cooper

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15148613.jpeg] 1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest;...
We Keep The Dead Close Becky Cooper
The Avid Reader Show - A Golden Fury Samantha Cohoe
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28/10 2020 • 36 MIN

A Golden Fury Samantha Cohoe

The Avid Reader Show
itunes pic [https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/5c/b9/36/info18232/3000x3000_15148517.jpeg] Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them...
A Golden Fury Samantha Cohoe
The Avid Reader Show - What's Left of Me Is Yours.   Stephanie Scott
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22/10 2020 • 46 MIN

What's Left of Me Is Yours. Stephanie Scott

The Avid Reader Show
In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the "wakaresaseya" (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to...
What's Left of Me Is Yours. Stephanie Scott
The Avid Reader Show - Footprints: In search of future fossils
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22/10 2020 • 43 MIN

Footprints: In search of future fossils

The Avid Reader Show
What will the world look like in ten thousand years―or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about...
Footprints: In search of future fossils
The Avid Reader Show - A World Beneath The Sands  Toby Wilkinson
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16/10 2020 • 41 MIN

A World Beneath The Sands Toby Wilkinson

The Avid Reader Show
From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a...
A World Beneath The Sands Toby Wilkinson
The Avid Reader Show - White Ivy  Susie Yang
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16/10 2020 • 47 MIN

White Ivy Susie Yang

The Avid Reader Show
From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a...
White Ivy Susie Yang
The Avid Reader Show - The Memory Monster.  Yishai Sarid
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7/10 2020 • 56 MIN

The Memory Monster. Yishai Sarid

The Avid Reader Show
Written as a report to the chairman of Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, our unnamed...
The Memory Monster. Yishai Sarid
The Avid Reader Show - Bestiary.    K-Ming Chang
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7/10 2020 • 48 MIN

Bestiary. K-Ming Chang

The Avid Reader Show
One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman’s body. She was called...
Bestiary. K-Ming Chang
The Avid Reader Show - Missionaries.  Phil Klay
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7/10 2020 • 58 MIN

Missionaries. Phil Klay

The Avid Reader Show
A group of Colombian soldiers prepares to raid a drug lord's safe house on the Venezuelan border. They're watching him...
Missionaries. Phil Klay
The Avid Reader Show - Monogamy   Sue Miller
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24/9 2020 • 34 MIN

Monogamy Sue Miller

The Avid Reader Show
Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been...
Monogamy Sue Miller
The Avid Reader Show - Leave It As It Is   David Gessner
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24/9 2020 • 54 MIN

Leave It As It Is David Gessner

The Avid Reader Show
“Leave it as it is,” Theodore Roosevelt announced while viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time. “The ages have...
Leave It As It Is David Gessner
The Avid Reader Show - Set My Heart To Five   Simon Stephenson
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24/9 2020 • 64 MIN

Set My Heart To Five Simon Stephenson

The Avid Reader Show
Set in a 2054 where humans have locked themselves out of the internet and Elon Musk has incinerated the moon,...
Set My Heart To Five Simon Stephenson
The Avid Reader Show - The Motion Of The Body Through Space  Lionel Shriver
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24/9 2020 • 70 MIN

The Motion Of The Body Through Space Lionel Shriver

The Avid Reader Show
After an ignominious early retirement, Remington announces to his wife Serenata that he’s decided to run a marathon. This from...
The Motion Of The Body Through Space Lionel Shriver
The Avid Reader Show - The Motion Of The Body Through Space   Lionel  Shriver
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9/9 2020 • 57 MIN

The Motion Of The Body Through Space Lionel Shriver

The Avid Reader Show
After an ignominious early retirement, Remington announces to his wife Serenata that he’s decided to run a marathon. This from...
The Motion Of The Body Through Space Lionel Shriver
The Avid Reader Show - Private Means   Cree LeFavour
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9/9 2020 • 52 MIN

Private Means Cree LeFavour

The Avid Reader Show
A deliciously compulsive first novel from New York Times Editor’s Choice author of Lights On, Rats Out, Cree LeFavour’s Private...
Private Means Cree LeFavour
The Avid Reader Show - The Innovation Delusion
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9/9 2020 • 47 MIN

The Innovation Delusion

The Avid Reader Show
It’s hard to avoid innovation these days. Nearly every product gets marketed as being disruptive, whether it’s genuinely a new...
The Innovation Delusion
The Avid Reader Show - Can't Even  HelenAnn Petersen
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9/9 2020 • 42 MIN

Can't Even HelenAnn Petersen

The Avid Reader Show
Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because...
Can't Even HelenAnn Petersen
The Avid Reader Show - How To Astronaut. Terry Virts
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25/8 2020 • 48 MIN

How To Astronaut. Terry Virts

The Avid Reader Show
Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born stroyteller with a gift for the surprising...
How To Astronaut. Terry Virts
The Avid Reader Show - Our Lady Of Perpetual Hunger. Lisa Donovan
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25/8 2020 • 55 MIN

Our Lady Of Perpetual Hunger. Lisa Donovan

The Avid Reader Show
Renowned southern pastry chef Lisa Donovan's memoir of cooking, survival, and the incredible power in reclaiming the stories of women Noted...
Our Lady Of Perpetual Hunger. Lisa Donovan
The Avid Reader Show - The Exiles Christina Baker Kline
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25/8 2020 • 47 MIN

The Exiles Christina Baker Kline

The Avid Reader Show
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant novel that captures...
The Exiles Christina Baker Kline
The Avid Reader Show - The Lions Of Fifth Avenue. Fiona Davis
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5/8 2020 • 18 MIN

The Lions Of Fifth Avenue. Fiona Davis

The Avid Reader Show
It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life—her husband is the superintendent of...
The Lions Of Fifth Avenue. Fiona Davis
The Avid Reader Show - Want  Lynn Steger Strong
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30/7 2020 • 61 MIN

Want Lynn Steger Strong

The Avid Reader Show
Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life, she has found herself with...
Want Lynn Steger Strong
The Avid Reader Show - Bronte's Mistress Finola Austin
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30/7 2020 • 53 MIN

Bronte's Mistress Finola Austin

The Avid Reader Show
This dazzling debut novel for fans of Mrs. Poe and Longbourn explores the scandalous historical love affair between Branwell Brontë...
Bronte's Mistress Finola Austin
The Avid Reader Show - Migrations  Charlotte McConaghy
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22/7 2020 • 37 MIN

Migrations Charlotte McConaghy

The Avid Reader Show
Young adult novelist McConaghy (the Chronicles of Kaya series) makes her adult debut with the clunky chronicle of Franny Stone,...
Migrations Charlotte McConaghy
The Avid Reader Show - Oona Out Of Order  Margarita Montimore
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15/7 2020 • 63 MIN

Oona Out Of Order Margarita Montimore

The Avid Reader Show
It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she...
Oona Out Of Order Margarita Montimore
The Avid Reader Show - How Much Of These Hills Is Gold  C. Pam Zhang
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15/7 2020 • 55 MIN

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold C. Pam Zhang

The Avid Reader Show
Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone...
How Much Of These Hills Is Gold C. Pam Zhang
The Avid Reader Show - How To Pronounce Knife  Souvankham Thammavongsa
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15/7 2020 • 53 MIN

How To Pronounce Knife Souvankham Thammavongsa

The Avid Reader Show
A New York Times Editors' Choice, this revelatory debut story collection from O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa honors characters...
How To Pronounce Knife Souvankham Thammavongsa
The Avid Reader Show - Breath  James Nestor
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15/7 2020 • 55 MIN

Breath James Nestor

The Avid Reader Show
No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it...
Breath James Nestor
The Avid Reader Show - The Oppenheimer Alternative  Robert Sawyer
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15/7 2020 • 59 MIN

The Oppenheimer Alternative Robert Sawyer

The Avid Reader Show
Writing with “a sense of wonder that hasn’t prevailed since the days of Heinlein” (Books in Canada), best-novel Hugo and...
The Oppenheimer Alternative Robert Sawyer