July 25, 2014
In his debut novel, Smith Henderson writes about a social worker in rural Montana who runs afoul of a paranoid survivalist. The book has gotten excellent reviews, and this hour, we’ll hear from Henderson about its inspirations. We’ll also get our book critics’ top summer reading picks, and learn what to squeeze in before school starts.
March 14, 2014
Russell Banks has been writing for over fifty years, and this hour we’ll talk to him about his most recent collection of short stories, which explores the idea of family in all its complex and imperfect forms. We’ll also hear about local opportunities to hone your own creative writing skills, and get the latest recommendations from our book critics
February 14, 2014
On this Valentine’s Day edition of All Sides Weekend, host Chris Purdy and his panel will talk about the best in romance books and poetry. We’ll also hear an interview with author Edmund White, about his book, Inside a Pearl, which chronicles White’s move to Paris in the 1980s, and his struggles and ultimate peacemaking with French culture.
November 22, 2013
It’s book season (but when is it not?)! And this hour of All Sides Weekend will feature an interview with Andre Debus III, whose new collection of stories was featured in the NY Times Review of Books. Those who don’t have time for a full novel will appreciate a discussion of the short story, and we’ll talk about the latest books on the Kennedys.