In this special episode of This Is the Author, meet bestselling authors Erik Larson and Lisa Wingate. You can hear each of them narrate an Authorâ€™s Note on their respective audiobook productions. Both authors use history as the basis for their books; in Erik Larsonâ€™s riveting narrative nonfiction work, The Splendid and the Vile, he explores Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz of WWII, while Lisa Wingateâ€™s historical fiction bestseller The Book of Lost Friends was inspired by real advertisements for â€śLost Friendsâ€ť in the post-Civil War era.
Listen in as they each share special memories about reading and libraries—and why they love audiobooks.
Listen to clips from the audiobooks mentioned in this episode:
#1 New York Times Bestseller. The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.
“This splendid combination of Larsonâ€™s expert storytelling and Leeâ€™s expressive reading makes for an unforgettable listening experience.”—Booklist, starred audio review
A New York Times Bestseller. From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the postâ€“Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her studentsâ€™ lives.
â€śA [story] of a family lost and found…a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.â€ť—People
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