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This is a great public radio interview with the authors of these two books on the occasion of the anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad:

On Gold Mountain:
The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family
Lisa See

St Martins, 1995
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Gordon H. Chang

Hardback: HMH Books, 2019
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Listen to the conversation with these two authors from public radio station WNYC:

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In honor of National Poetry Month, give a listen to this excellent conversation with poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths!
Her latest collection of poems is:

Lighting the Shadow: Poems
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Paperback: Four Ways Books, 2015.
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Listen to her conversation with poet Kevin Young of The New Yorker:

 
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I’ve just started reading this book, and it offers some useful wisdom for our times…

Love Your Enemies:
How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
Arthur Brooks

Hardback: Broadside Books, 2019.
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Listen to a recent NPR interview that Brooks did about the book…

 
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The Next Mormons:
How Millennials Are Changing
the LDS Church

Jana Riess

Hardback: Oxford UP, 2019
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Listen to this podcast in which Riess introduces and overviews the book:

 
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Holy Envy:
Finding God in
the Faith Of Others

 
Barbara Brown Taylor

Hardback: HarperOne, 2019
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[ Hearts & Minds Books ]

 
 
 

Listen to this interview with Terry Gross of Fresh Air…

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The Sabbath
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
Buy Now:  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”0374529752″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ]  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”B005KJVV3G” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Kindle[/easyazon_link] ]
 
 
Our first set of discussion questions, which will cover the introduction (by Heschel’s daughter Susannah) and the prologue, will be posted on Thursday of this week. 
 
You can prepare for this conversation by reading the above passage. ( If you have an older edition of the book, it may not include the introduction, but you can read that online here). For background on Heschel’s life and work, you might want to watch these video clips.
 
Hoping that you will join with us in this conversation!

 

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The Good Immigrant:
26 Writers Reflect on America
Nikesh Shukla and
Chimene Suleyman, Eds.

Hardback: Little, Brown and Co., 2019.
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Listen to this great NPR interview about this book…
 
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Lost Children Archive:
A Novel

Valeria Luiselli

Hardback: Knopf, 2018
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Listen to an interview that the author did with public radio station WNYC…

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The Sabbath
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
Buy Now:  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”0374529752″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link] ]  [ [easyazon_link identifier=”B005KJVV3G” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Kindle[/easyazon_link] ]
 
*** For a limited time, you can get
the Kindle ebook for only $1.99!!!
 
 
We will read through the book in six weekly segments, and each week we will post questions on that week’s reading and invite you to post your questions and observations on the reading…

Make sure you have a copy of the book, and between now and Ash Wednesday, you may want to watch these video clips that introduce Heschel’s life and work.

 

NPR is one of the many sources we look to for tips on excellent new books!
We especially love their interviews with authors.

 
Here is a Top 10 list of our favorite NPR author interviews of 2018…

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Matt de la Peña

Hardback: G.P. Putnam.
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