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GCL Book Club
The first and third Wednesday of each month at 1 pm and 9 pm on WGCU FM

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
  • This week, we listen back to one of our favorite GCL Book Club conversations of the year. Poet and journalist Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed, A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, is essential reading.
  • This novel, a National Book Award finalist, follows an interpreter at the International Criminal Court who must speak for a leader accused of horrific genocidal crimes.
  • Lacy Crawford's memoir Notes on a Silencing outlines her sexual assault as a high school student, and the school's cover-up.
  • This time on Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we hear about a retelling of The Great Gatsby.
  • Julie DiCaro talks about her fascinating book, SIDELINED: SPORTS, CULTURE, AND BEING A WOMAN IN AMERICA.
  • On this episode of the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we talk to Brittany Ackerman, author of The Brittanys, and Julie Klam, author of The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters.
  • On this episode of the Book Club, we hear from Julie K. Brown, the award-winning investigative journalist from The Miami Herald.
  • This time on the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we hear from Clint Smith, author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, and Gabriela Garcia, author of Of Women and Salt.
  • Marie Myung-Ok Lee tells us about Finding My Voice, the very first Young Adult novel with an Asian American lead character and written by an Asian American author, reissued this year. Amy Green describes the thorough research she undertook to write Moving Water: The Everglades and Big Sugar.
  • On this episode of the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we hear from Lauren Hough, author of the NYT bestselling essay collection Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing, and Elizabeth McCracken, whose new collection of short stories is The Souvenir Museum.