Thomas Savage has earned a reputation as one of the best writers of the American West. He has 13 novels to his credit, and has received a PEN/Faulkner nomination and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Power of the Dog was named the year’s best novel by the San Francisco Chronicle. It is the tale of two bachelor ranchers and the lovely widow who shifts the precarious balance of their lives. A superb storyteller, Savage spins a dramatic counterpoint of rustic tranquility and the struggle for survival.
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Thomas Savage, a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN/Faulkner Award nominee, has long been a critically acclaimed author. The New Yorker calls him "a writer of the first order". This starkly elegant story details the lives of Emma Russell Sweringen and her family in the early 1900s. Emma’s daughter Beth secretly gave up a baby girl for adoption many years ago. Now, Beth’s secret life is being unraveled as her daughter comes looking for her long-lost family.
[Contains explicit content] This is Sounds Like America, a wild sound collage of America through the eyes of people who've seen it all and tell it like it really is: comedians. In this episode, Milwaukee-born comic Jackie Kashian introduces us to that huge swath of territory that lies in between the country's most expensive real estate markets. Ah, the Midwest - land of cornfields, common sense, and questionable diets.