The Reading Life of James McBride

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On the occasion of the publication of his new novel, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride comes on to talk about his life as a reader, what books can do, and what writing means to him.

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Discussed in this episode:

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Beverly Cleary

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Power Broker by Robert Caro