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GCL Book Club

For intelligent, candid conversations with authors of all genres, tune in to the Gulf Coast Life Book Club with Cary Barbor. Listen in on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 pm and 9 pm on WGCU FM.

Latest Episodes
  • In her new book The Migrant Chef: The Life and Times of Lalo Garcia, journalist Laura Tillman traces Lalo’s journey from picking produce in the fields to becoming a beloved chef and owner of a leading Mexico City restaurant.
  • Amy Grace Loyd's latest novel takes place in a headache clinic in an abandoned church. It explores physical and psychic pain.
  • Katherine Lin's new novel is a page-turner that takes place in a luxurious hotel in the South of France.
  • Pulitzer Prize nominee Linda Villarosa's book UNDER THE SKIN examines why Black Americans’ health outcomes are so much worse than those of white Americans.
  • Victor LaValle's new novel introduces us to a little-known chapter of American history: Single or widowed women who homesteaded in places like Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.
  • This interview with Alka Joshi and Annette Chavez Macias was recorded live at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in Fort Myers.
  • On this episode of the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, National Book Award finalist Allegra Goodman talks about her new novel, Sam.
  • In Dizz Tate's new novel Brutes, a group of 13-year- old Florida girls try to find one of their classmates when she goes missing.
  • Aubrey Gordon is a well-informed voice on anti-fat bias as well as misinformation surrounding weight loss. She talks to us about her new book You Just Need to Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths about Fat People.
  • On this epsiode of the GCL Book Club, we talk about Wendell Steavenson's new novel Margot, a coming-of-age story set in the 1950s and 1960s.