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The Nantucket Book Festival Presents

At Home With Authors™

At a time like this, we need voices like these. The Nantucket Book Foundation & Festival presents memorable conversations and time-sensitive takeaways with our 2020 authors, and a growing roster of great writers.

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The Vote

Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote, says her book "is about how change is made in a democracy....what it takes to make change, and how hard it is." One hundred years after American women won the right to vote ...

Video & Podcast37min
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Empathy on "The Uninhabitable Earth"

“It is worse, much worse, than you think,” writes David Wallace-Wells. Still, there are reasons for hope in this conversation with the author and Nantucket's Linda Loring Nature Foundation team.

Article42min
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Judging A Book By Its Cover

When Christopher Castellani was growing up, “there were no books in our house. Zero.” And then, one day, in fifth grade…

Video & Podcast30min
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Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

One of those four faces is instantly recognizable. All were friends and classmates of William Cohan at Andover. In his latest book, Cohan has taken a break from exposing the inner workings of Wall Street, to explore the fragility of life.

Video & Podcast49min
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Nancy Thayer: What Is A Normal Family?

During 30 minutes, with the author of more than 30 novels over 30 years, we arrive at Nancy Thayer's definition of romance, and a redefinition of the normal family. Keep watching for the surprise, unplanned appearance from the author's daughter, novelist Samantha Wilde.

Video & Podcast31min
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Azar & Will: Intimate Strangers

Nantucket Book Festival alums Azar Nafisi and Will Schwalbe meet here for the first time. They began as strangers. Watch them become something more, through the power of books.

Video & Podcast18min