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  • The Family That Cooks Together...: PW Talks with Laurie David

    In 'The Family Cooks,' author/activist Laurie David’s second cookbook, the importance of the family table and home cooking are at the heart of her philosophy for raising the next generation of healthy eaters.

  • Cosmic Conundrums: PW Talks with Marcelo Gleiser

    Dartmouth College physicist and astronomer Gleiser claims that while there are limits to what we can learn about the universe, every dead-end reveals new avenues of inquiry.

  • Murder and Writing Lessons: PW Talks with Joel Dicker

    In Swiss author Dicker’s mystery, "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair," Marcus Goldman, a young writer based in New York, travels to New Hampshire to prove that his college mentor, celebrated author Harry Quebert, didn’t murder his teenage lover, Nola Kellergan, years before.

  • Possession: PW Talks with Lily King

    "Euphoria," the engrossing fourth book from King, is based on a chance encounter between the anthropologists Margaret Mead, Ron Fortune, and Gregory Bateson in 1930s Papua New Guinea.

  • A Rogue’s Tale: PW Talks with Scott Phillips

    Set in 1878, Phillips’s excellent new novel, "Hop Alley" (Counterpoint), continues the adventures of Bill Ogden, frontier photographer and libertine.

  • Word Influenza: PW Talks with Alena Graedon

    Graedon’s ambitious debut novel, "The Word Exchange," explores a near-future America that’s shifted almost exclusively to smart technologies.

  • Brave—and Anxious—New World: PW Talks with Evan Osnos

    In his first book, "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos explores China’s astounding social transformation, and its discontents.

  • The Third Culture: PW Talks with Arthur I. Miller

    Miller, professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at University College London, studies the blurring boundaries between science and art in "Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art."

  • Dad vs. Mum: PW Talks with Tom Rob Smith

    In British author Smith’s "The Farm," a son is torn between his parents’ very different
    stories about the circumstances leading to his mother’s enforced stay in a Swedish hospital.

  • Leaving What You Love: PW Talks with Kathryn Ma

    Ma’s new novel, "The Year She Left Us," is about an international adoption. The book takes a hard look at the ways we create family.

  • Atmospheric Disturbances: PW Talks with Kseniya Melnik

    Melnik’s debut, "Snow in May," is a collection of nine stories spanning the second half of the 20th century, centered on the small Siberian town of Magadan, Russia, where the author grew up, and the people connected to it.

  • Seeing the World through Language: PW Talks with John H. McWhorter

    In his new book, "The Language Hoax," McWhorter investigates, deconstructs, and challenges popular theories and assumptions about how language shapes thoughts and worldviews.

  • PW Talks with David Downing: Mysteries 2014

    Downing, author of the Station series, a WWII-era spy series that concluded with 2013’s "Masaryk Station," launches a new WWI-era spy series with "Jack of Spies" (Soho Crime, May).

  • A New Royal Treatment: PW Talks with Helen Rappaport

    The Russian Revolution claimed their lives; history further obscured them; but Rappaport’s archival finds shine new light on "The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra."

  • Objects of Desire: PW Talks with Tom Robbins

    In his new memoir, "Tibetan Peach Pie," novelist Robbins takes readers on a journey through his
    life and writing.

  • Sweden and WWII: PW Talks with Camilla Läckberg

    In "The Hidden Child," Swedish author Läckberg explores the effects that WWII continue to exert on one family and the coastal village of Fjällbacka.

  • Fighting Racism at Home and Abroad: PW Talks with Max Brooks

    Brooks’s graphic novel "The Harlem Hellfighters" documents the suffering and courage of African-American troops in the Army’s legendary 369th Infantry Regiment of Harlem, N.Y.

  • Art and Reality: PW Talks with Peter Heller

    In Peter Heller’s second novel, "The Painter," well-known expressionist painter Jim Stegner confronts his inner demons and tries to outrun his past.

  • Jerry from the Block: PW Talks with Jerome Kass

    "Out of the Bronx," screenwriter Kass’s fiction debut, follows the charming Sachs family in a set of 10 related short stories spanning from the 1940s to present.

  • In Love and War: PW Talks with Ann Scott Tyson

    In "American Spartan," Tyson, a former Washington Post reporter, provides a personal account of the rise and fall of Special Forces Major Jim Gant, alongside the story of their developing romance. In this brave and honest narrative, Tyson details Gant’s passion and honor during war-time, his military career, his team of superb Special Forces operatives, and his love of the Afghanistan and its people.

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