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Maria Kuznetsova on Thacker Mountain Radio with OKSANA, BEHAVE!

When Oksana and her family move from the Ukraine to Florida to begin a new American life, her physicist father delivers pizza at night to make ends meet, her cranky mother sits at home all day worrying, and her flamboyant grandmother relishes the attention she gets from men. All Oksana wants is to be as far away from her family as possible, to have friends, and to be normal—and though she constantly tries to do the right thing, she keeps getting in trouble.

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ISBN: 9780525511892
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 11th, 2020

Harry Thomason on Thacker Mountain Radio with BROTHER DOG

A humor-laced episodic memoir, Brother Dog is the story of a working-class childhood in the rural South during the 1950s and 60s, striving to become a filmmaker on an ever-expanding stage, helping elect a friend to the presidency, and anecdotal encounters with Chuck Berry, Prime Minister Tony Blair and other luminaries, all rich in imagery, grit, and humor.

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ISBN: 9781624911385
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Published: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc - October 15th, 2019

Michael Zapata on Thacker Mountain Radio with THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU

The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans

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ISBN: 9781335010124
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Published: Hanover Square Press - February 4th, 2020

Luke Geddes on Thacker Mountain Radio with HEART OF JUNK

A hilarious debut novel about an eclectic group of merchants at a Kansas antique mall who become implicated in the kidnapping of a local beauty pageant star.

The city of Wichita, Kansas, is wracked with panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, kitschy neon beer signs—they collect and sell it all.

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ISBN: 9781982106669
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 21st, 2020

Ashley Wurzbacher on Thacker Mountain Radio with HAPPY LIKE THIS

The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women—social scientists, linguists, speech therapists, plant physiologists, dancers—who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. In the midst of their ambivalence about marriage, monogamy, and motherhood and their struggles to accept and love their bodies, they look to other women for solidarity, stability, and validation. Sometimes they find it; sometimes they don’t.

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ISBN: 9781609386832
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 15th, 2019

Samantha Downing on Thacker Mountain Radio with MY LOVELY WIFE

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

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ISBN: 9780451491725
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Published: Berkley - March 26th, 2019

Will Jacks on Thacker Mountain Radio with PO' MONKEY'S

Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po' Monkey's, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Before the death of the lounge's owner, Willie Seaberry, in 2016, it was a mandatory stop on the constant blues pilgrimage that flows through the Delta.

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ISBN: 9781496825339
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - September 25th, 2019


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