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Life Lines The Books Podcast

Jul 31, 2018

We caught up with author D.A. Field at Javits Center on the first day of BookCon 2018 and asked him about his book “Blood Memory Society.” When animals reproduce, he explained, their offspring carry their ancestors’ physical traits. Some animal babies (mice, elephants, insects) are born with their...


Jul 26, 2018

It took Domenica Ruta three years to write the story of her unconventional coming of age in which she chronicled a misfit ’90s childhood, the painful act of breaking away from her drug-addicted mother, and the struggle to overcome her own demons in the process. Her memoir, With Or Without You, is a powerful, inspiring...


Jul 24, 2018

M.M. De Voe is an anthologized, award-winning writer whose short fiction has been published in nearly every genre. De Voe has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes in fiction, as well as, more than a dozen other literary prizes. She is a Columbia MFA Writing Fellow and a St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary...


Jul 19, 2018

Geoffrey Cobb’s most recent book “The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King” tells the story of Brooklyn’s industrial magnate (robber baron), Henry Havemeyer, one of the richest and most powerful men in America. It is a tale of greed, crime, wealth, power and corruption, but it is also the story of Williamsburg,...


Jul 17, 2018

Roger Canaff writes fiction as a medium for exposing the truth: that one in three girls and one in six boys have been sexually abused, and that justice requires telling their stories. Canaff himself is a survivor of child sexual abuse. He became a Special Victims Prosecutor and has devoted his career to the eradication...