iRead Fiction

Hear the best fiction writers of our time talking about their new books, from some of the top book and author podcast shows.

Live: Elizabeth Church Podcasts The Atomic Weight of Love

Lawyer and debut author Elizabeth Church was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Her father, a research chemist, was drafted out of Carnegie Mellon University, and was sent to join other scientists working in secret on the Manhattan Project. Church’s mother, a biologist, eventually joined her husband in Los Alamos. Church discusses her sweeping, beautiful novel The Atomic Weight of Love, the story of many of the women who sacrificed their careers so that their husbands could pursue unique opportunities in scientific research.

Live: Paolo Bacigalupi Podcasts The Water Knife

“A fresh cautionary tale classic, depicting an America newly shaped by scarcity of our most vital resource. The pages practically turn themselves in a tense, taut plot of crosses and double-crosses, given added depth by riveting characters. This brutal near-future thriller seems so plausible in the world it depicts that you will want to stock up on bottled water.” — Library Journal, starred review

Live: Jeffery Deaver Podcasts The Steel Kiss

In this new blockbuster thriller, forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, and his colleague Amelia Sachs find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity – and discover his mission.

Live: Len Vlahos Podcasts Scar Girl

Love, music, and heartbreak take the stage in this critically-acclaimed second novel. Told as an interview with the band after they reach the pinnacle of success, readers will hear from Cheyenne, Harry, and Richie as they discover the ups and downs of being rock musicians, complete with meltdowns on stage and fights that test the limits of the band.