Jim Gaffigan “Dad Is Fat”

June 14th, 2013

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan is an observer, He makes us see people and things in a different way — including his own children. Five, now.

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His book “Dad is Fat” expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children – everything from cousins to toddlers’ communication skills to the eating habits of four year olds.

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Will it remind you of Bill Cosby’s “Fatherhood”? Many say it will. Continue to the interview > > >

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Lisa Scottoline “Don’t Go”

June 10th, 2013

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“Don’t go.”

That simple entreaty, uttered by a woman whose husband is leaving for Afghanistan, lays the foundation for Lisa Scottoline‘s new novel.

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In this book she breaks new ground in delivering the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero.

Dr. Mike Scanlon learns, while half a world from home, that his wife has died in what appears to be a tragic accident. But he returns to find the life he left behind has fallen apart.

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His medical practice is in jeopardy, and he is a complete stranger to the only family he has left – his precious baby girl. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.

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William Hazelgrove “Rocket Man”

April 17th, 2013

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It’s a new, upside down American Dream that Dale Hammer is struggling with, in William Hazelgrove‘s novel “Rocket Man.”

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Dale has moved his family out to the suburbs — big house, big lawn, big car, and big anxiety and big panic…

But Dale is determined to find meaning in the landscape of suburbia, looking for the moment he once had with his own father when they blasted off a rocket one wintry evening, so many years ago. Continue to the interview > > >

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Scott Hutchins “A Working Theory of Love”

November 28th, 2012

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Thirty-something Neill Bassett is still a bit wobbly after the failure of his marriage, mere months after the honeymoon, when he takes a new job at a high-tech startup in the Bay area.

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In the debut novel by Scott Hutchins, “A Working Theory of Love,” Neill has signed on to help develop an artificial intelligence that is based on his late father’s five-thousand-page journal.

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Thus Neill’s day is filled “talking” with his father’s journal, in an effort to make a computer sound more human.

But can a computer – in his father’s words – help Neill’s romantic life?
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Emily Jeanne Miller “Brand New Human Being”

June 15th, 2012

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Logan Pyle is a young man who’s going through a pretty rough patch. His grad school career is languishing. His father has died. His four-year-old son seems to be regressing to babyhood. Then he catches his wife with another man.

And that’s when Logan’s train goes off the track. He takes the kid and a hastily-packed bag and heads off for .. well, for somewhere to be determined.

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Emily Jeanne Miller deftly puts all of this in a first-person voice, in her debut novel “Brand New Human Being.”

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