Monthly Archives: December 2012

Last Chance to Check Out Booktalk Nation (until January); Audio Streams

Tomorrow, Tues., Dec.11, Booktalk Nation wraps up for the holidays at 7 Eastern/4 Pacific when D.T. Max discusses his biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story with Gideon Lewis-Kraus. To participate, sign up at

Or listen to last week’s talks, which can now be streamed from the authors’ pages at Booktalk Nation. Here are the links (please note that the Cursing Mommy really does curse (a lot) — not safe for work or kids):

Ian Frazier with Roy Blount Jr., The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days:
David Abrams with Sarah Bird, Fobbit:
Ann Haywood Leal with Annie Philbrick, A Finders-Keepers Place:

Events for January feature Lois Lowry, Emma Straub, Richard Russo, and Robert K. Massie. More to come.

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BTN Update: Roy Blount, Richard Russo & A Cursing Mommy

Our launch of Booktalk Nation, a service that organizes nationwide phone-in author talks hosted by independent bookstores, continues this week with a full slate of events.

Help spread the word: forward this message on to let friends know that they can dial in Thursday evening to participate in Roy Blount’s interview of Ian Frazier and order The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days. Mr. Frazier will cheerfully inscribe books for the cursing mommies and daddies on their gift lists. Roy Blount will inscribe Alphabetter Juice for readers who purchase the book through Booktalk Nation this week.

This week’s lineup of phone-in author talks (all start 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific):

Tuesday, Dec. 4th: Children’s author Ann Haywood Leal discusses A Finders-Keepers Place and My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places.

Wednesday, Dec. 5th: David Abrams, a 20-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, discusses his satiric war novel Fobbitwith Sarah Bird.

Thursday, Dec. 6th: Ian Frazier with Roy Blount Jr. The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days.

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