Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Karen Abbott

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott for conversation about her new book, THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK, a nonfiction account of infamous Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus.

Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author ofSIN IN THE SECOND CITYAMERICAN ROSE, and LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY. She has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostSmithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications. THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK, is an Indie Next pick, an Amazon best book of August, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly as a top fall history read, calling it“ a real-life page turner that will appeal to fans of Erik Larson.” And the Wall Street Journal said THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK is “vibrant and enormously readable,” and names Abbott “one of the masters of the art” of narrative nonfiction.

Download and listen to the show here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Jean Kwok

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author Jean Kwok for conversation about her new book, Searching for Sylvie Lee, an immigrant mystery novel and Jenna Bush Hagar’s June 2019 Book Club Pick for the Today Show.

Jean immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood while living in an unheated, roach-infested apartment. In between her undergraduate degree at Harvard and MFA in fiction at Columbia, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer. Her beloved brother Kwan passed away in a tragic plane accident and was the inspiration behind Searching for Sylvie Lee. Jean is trilingual, fluent in Dutch, Chinese and English, and studied Latin for seven years. She lives in the Netherlands with her husband, two sons and four cats. 

Download and listen to the show here »

Watch the Facebook Live show here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Elizabeth Cobbs

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes bestselling author Elizabeth Cobbs for conversation about her new book, The Tubman Command, a historical novel inspired by the life of Underground Railroad hero, Harriet Tubman. 

Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University, and now teaches history at Texas A&M University. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

Watch the Facebook Live show here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest John Burnham Schwartz

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes bestselling author John Burnham Schwartz for a fascinating conversation about his new book, The Red Daughter, a historical novel inspired by the life of Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Schwartz is the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest CornerThe Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for the major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.

Download and listen to the show here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Lisa See

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times #1 bestselling author, Lisa See to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about her new book, The Island of Sea Women. See is the author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird LaneSnow Flower and the Secret FanPeony in LoveShanghai GirlsChina Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages.  See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

Listen to the show here »

Watch the Facebook Live here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: New Year, New Book Talk

Start the New Year right with NPR WSNC 90.5 FM’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy. Sarah defies her winter cold to bring readers soon-to-be-released recommendations including Mary Laura Philpott’s I Miss You When I Blink, Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Light, Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris, and Tara Conklin’s The Last Romantics. In addition, Sarah and co-host Jim Steele confess what classic novels they have yet to read but should! Last but not least on the discussion table is Bookmarks’ upcoming mega-party Moveable Feast on February 9-10, featuring 18 authors, including Winston-Salem’s own New York Times bestseller Sarah McCoy. All this and more!

Be sure not to miss next month’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: 4th Thursdays (or capriciously) at 4:30pm ET.  

Watch the Facebook Live here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Patti Callahan Henry

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Patti Callahan Henry to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about her new book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Callahan is the author of twelve contemporary novels under the name Patti Callahan Henry. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is her first historical fiction, penned as Patti Callahan. Clearly, these good friends had too much fun inaugurating the first (of many to come) PCH Days in Winston-Salem.

Watch the Facebook Live here »

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest David Sedaris

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times bestselling author and NPR radio celebrity, David Sedaris to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about his new book, “Calypso.” Sedaris is a celebrated American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. His original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. “Calypso” is his 10th book.

Listen to the interview  »