Books Connect Us

Books Connect Us

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. BOOKS CONNECT US brings you brand new conversations with some of your favorite authors.

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    Josh Malerman, author of BIRDBOX and the sequel MALORIE | Ep30 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author of BIRDBOX, which is the inspiration for the hit Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock. His latest MALORIE is a thrilling sequel to BIRDBOX, in which our hero has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.

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    Megha Majumdar author of A BURNING | Ep28 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Megha Majumdar is the debut novelist of A BURNING, in which she writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes such as class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism.

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    Lauren Ho, author of LAST TANG STANDING | Ep24 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Today's guest is Lauren Ho, author of the debut novel LAST TANG STANDING. This funny romance has been described as CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets BRIDGET JONES' DIARY, and is about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one’s thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.

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    Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, authors of WE ARE EVERYWHERE: PROTEST, POWER, AND PRIDE IN THE HISTORY OF QUEER LIBERATION | Ep22 BOOKS CONNECT US

    On today's show we have a conversation between Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, authors of WE ARE EVERYWHERE: PROTEST, POWER, AND PRIDE IN THE HISTORY OF QUEER LIBERATION. This book is a a rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history.

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    Abbi Waxman (I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER) and Kristan Higgans (ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW) | Ep17 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Today's episode is a discussion between authors Abbi Waxman and Kristan Higgins. Abbi Waxman is the USA Today bestselling author of OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS, and her latest I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER. Kristan Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, including LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES and her latest ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW.

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    Nic Stone, author of DEAR MARTIN and DEAR JUSTYCE | Ep12 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Nic Stone is the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of titles such as DEAR MARTIN, JACKPOT, CLEAN GETAWAY and her latest DEAR JUSTYCE. Angie Thomas, author of THE HATE U GIVE, called Dear Martin "a must-read", while THE FAULT IN OUR STARS author John Green described it as "Powerful and wrenching."

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    Kwana Jackson on her romance novel REAL MEN KNIT | Ep11 BOOKS CONNECT US

    Today's guest is USA Today bestselling author and native New Yorker Kwana Jackson. Her novel REAL MEN KNIT is a heartfelt romance that takes place in a beloved Harlem knitting shop, and Booklist raved that "“Jackson crafts a cute friends-to-lovers romance with a diverse cast of characters that emphasizes the importance of community and found family."

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    Erik Larson (THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE) on Winston Churchill, The Blitz, and society showing bravery in the face of great horrors | BOOKS CONNECT US Ep2

    Erik Larson— bestselling author of THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY and DEAD WAKE— discusses his latest, THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE. The book covers a year in the life of Winston Churchill at the height of World War 2 . Erik talks about the leadership qualities of Churchill, how the citizens handled the bombing, whether bravery can be passed along, and how that period in history compares to what we are facing today.

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    Introducing BOOKS CONNECT US, a new podcast from Penguin Random House

    Welcome to Books Connect Us from Penguin Random House. This is a brand new podcast about staying connected with each other, and the stories and authors who inspire us. In these lively interviews your favorite authors will discuss their own books, provide recommendations for what they’re reading and watching, and help put into context some of the issues we are all currently facing.

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