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GO Between the Covers

By SouthFloridaPBS

Ready to go on a literary odyssey? From sci-fi to romance to adventure, our host Ann Bocock interviews writers of all genres, diving deep into their creative processes, their struggles and, of course, their successes. GO Between the Covers gives you the chance to meet your favorite authors and get to know some inspiring new voices in the literary world. Season 2 is out NOW!

GO Between the Covers is a weekly podcast produced by South Florida PBS.
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18. David Heska Wanbli Weiden on Life in an Indian Reservation

GO Between the CoversApr 04, 2022

21. Kristin Harmel on the Importance of Sharing Holocaust Stories
Apr 25, 202227:55
20. Meg Cabot on her Little Bridge Island Series and the Princess Diaries
Apr 18, 202227:03
19. Lisa Unger on her Twisting Psychological Thriller, Confessions on the 7:45
Apr 11, 202227:39
18. David Heska Wanbli Weiden on Life in an Indian Reservation

18. David Heska Wanbli Weiden on Life in an Indian Reservation

Apr 04, 202227:42
17. Chris Bohjalian on The Importance of Character-Driven Stories

17. Chris Bohjalian on The Importance of Character-Driven Stories

Mar 28, 202224:37
16. Scott Eyman on The Secret Life of Hollywood Legend Cary Grant
Mar 21, 202226:27
15. Yaa Gyasi on the Importance of Belonging in her Powerful Novel
Mar 14, 202227:37
14. Chip Jones on the Tragic Case of a Black Man’s Stolen Heart
Mar 07, 202226:40
13. Maria Hinojosa on Changing the Narrative on Immigration
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12. Alice Hoffman on her Spellbinding Prequel to Practical Magic
Feb 21, 202225:03
11. Hank Phillippi Ryan on the Art of Lying in her Psychological Thriller
Feb 14, 202227:31
10. James Patterson on the Military and What it Means to Serve
Feb 07, 202225:31
GO Between the Covers Season 2 Trailer
Jan 21, 202201:25
9. Robert Kolker on Writing about Mental Illness and Individuality
Apr 05, 202126:17
8. J. Ryan Stradal on Midwest Representation in Literature
Mar 29, 202124:49
7. Amy Jo Burns on Moonshiners, Myths and Strong Women
Mar 22, 202126:57
6. Oline Cogdill on Life as a Book Reviewer

6. Oline Cogdill on Life as a Book Reviewer

This week, we’re taking a look into the life of nationally recognized and highly respected book reviewer Oline Cogdill. Her mystery fiction reviews have appeared in more than 300 publications worldwide, including The Associated Press, Publishers Weekly and Mystery Scene Magazine. She’s also received a Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and is a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Our host Ann Bocock sits down with Oline Cogdill to talk about what it takes to review a book. With 30 years of experience, Cogdill shares the power and responsibility that comes with being a well-known book reviewer and discusses how she’s seen books change and diversify over the years. She also reveals how mystery authors like Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky and Marcia Muller impacted her life as a young book lover.

A South Florida resident herself, Cogdill discusses why there are so many new mysteries set in Florida and how this genre has helped us during our time in quarantine. Get all the details on this week’s episode of GO Between the Covers!

Connect with Oline Cogdill:
Twitter: @OlineCogdill
Facebook: @oline.cogdill
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Oline's TOP recommendations:


Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
Borrowed Time by Tracy Clark
Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett
They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall
Twisted at the Root by Ellen Hart
Judge Me When I'm Wrong by Cheryl Head
Royal Street Reveillon by Greg Herren
The Missing Ones by Edwin Hill
Sayonara Slam by Naomi Hirahara


The Blaze by Chad Dundas
Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
Little Falls by Elizabeth Lewes
The Wild One by Nick Petrie
Blind Fall by Christopher Rice
Hid from Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming
A Divided Loyalty by Charles Todd


The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine
The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel
Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
The Swap by Robyn Harding
All the Broken People by Leah Konen
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood
The Hidden Things by Jamie Mason


Suspect by Robert Crais
The Last Woman in the Forest by Marian Engström
Death in Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier
The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan
A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier
Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima
The Kill Switch by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood


The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge
Temper by Layne Fargo
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
The Widows by Jess Montgomery
The Nowhere by Childby Christian White
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Mar 15, 202125:35
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4. Edwidge Danticat on the Importance of Being Seen
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2. Laura Kamoie on Powerful Women in History
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1. James O. Born on his New Crime Thriller with James Patterson
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Introducing: GO Between the Covers
Jan 08, 202101:33