This week, legendary musician Mark Lanegan joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss his new book Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir, which is published by our friends at Hachette. Topics discussed include inherent behaviors vs learned behaviors, comic book stores, baseball, Neil Young, Mark's friendship with Kurt Cobain, the redemptive arc of Courtney Love, Blood Meridian, the Singles soundtrack, Layne Staley, and much more.  Copies of Sing Backwards and Weep can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by bestselling author Peter Heller, who discusses his latest novel The River, which is published by our friends at Vintage.  Topics discussed include river novels (Deliverance, Suttree, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), designing words on the page, friendships based on reading, Dante's Inferno, and much more.  Copies of The River can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, TJ Smith joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia, a new collection published by our friends at Anchor.  Topics of discussion include the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, the importance of narrative in making sense of the world, the importance of documenting stories during COVID-19, Michael Jordan, the Appalachian glossary, and much more.  Copies of Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia can be purchased here.

This week, CJ Hauser joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss her latest novel Family of Origin, which is published by our friends at Anchor Books (the paperback edition will be released on June 16th).  Topics of discussion include the Space Force, police brutality, white supremacy, reverse-evolution, "I Can't Breathe", baseball, COVID-19, the environmental sciences and much more.  Copies of Family of Origin can be ordered here with FREE SHIPPING.

This week, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wetmore joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss her debut novel Valentine, which is published by our friends at Harper.  Topics of discussion include Patti Smith, the psychology behind name changes, women and girls who are the victims of rape, Texas in 1976, writing a novel with multiple protagonists, and much more.  Copies of Valentine can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING from Quail Ridge Books.  

This week, authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone join host Jason Jefferies to discuss their sensational new novel, This Is How You Lose the Time War, which is published by our friends at Saga Press.  Topic discussed include co-writing, colors, Bill & Ted, Naomi Mitchison's Travel Light, and much more.  Copies of This Is How You Lose the Time War can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.  

In a special Memorial Day episode, Guggenheim fellow Thurston Clarke joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War, which is published by our friends at Anchor Books.  Topics of discussion include the evacuation of Vietnam, historical photographs, Oskar Schindler, Dunkirk, Afghanistan, the concept of "home", and much more.  Copies of Honorable Exit can be ordered here with FREE MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING.  

This week, New York Times bestselling author John Grisham joins host Jason Jefferies to talk about his new novel Camino Winds, which is published by our friends at Doubleday.  Topics discussed include Matthew McConaughey, bookstores as a setting, writing a series vs. a standalone novel, baseball, what it means to "pull a Trump", and much more.  Signed copies of Camino Winds can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING (while supplies last).  

This week, New York Times bestselling author and Orange Prize winner Lionel Shriver joins host Jason Jefferies to discuss her new book The Motion of the Body Through Space, which is published by our friends at Harper Collins.  Topics of discussion include the cult of exercise, marathons, religion, whether liberal arts majors are employable, being a man in 2020, and literary festivals.  Copies of The Motion of the Body Through Space (released May 19th) can be preordered here with FREE SHIPPING.    

This week, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd joins host Jason Jefferies to talk about her new novel The Book of Longings, which is published by our friends at Viking.  Topics of conversation include writing about Jesus from a novelist's perspective (as opposed to a religious one), the importance of women in religious scriptures and the texts of ancient philosophers, arranged marriages, pandemics 200 years ago versus pandemics today, and much more.  Signed copies of The Book of Longings are available here with FREE SHIPPING (while supplies last).  Sue Monk Kidd will be joining Jason Jefferies again for part three of The Book of Longings Book Club.  More information about The Book of Longings Book Club can be found here.

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