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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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Ben Fountain: Thinking in the Time of Covid

Find out which writers on Ben Fountain's bookshelves can help us answer our most burning questions. Plus the backstory of Ben's latest "short fiction torn from today's headlines" on The Chronicles of Now.

Video & Podcast27min
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Ruth Reichl and The Sanctuary

Ruth Reichl has been writing about food for 50 years. So what's new after half a century? The pandemic. Here's what she has learned since March from her sanctuary in the kitchen...

Video & Podcast29min
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Evan Osnos on Joe Biden

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos discusses his new book about the President-elect. He thought his previous book, on China, would help us sleep better. Will this?

Video & Podcast42min
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The Steward of Muskeget

You could say that Crocker Snow Jr. has been writing his latest book, about the tiny island off the coast of Nantucket called Muskeget, ever since his father flew him there some 70 years ago.

Video & Podcast42min
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A Thousand Leagues of Blue

Susan Veeder got married at 17, had her first child at 18. At 32 -- in 1848 -- she did something no Nantucket woman had ever done before. Betsy Tyler has traced the thrilling and tragic story of the Veeder family -- from Nantucket to Tahiti and back.

Video & Podcast43min
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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