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Little Mercies By Heather Gudenkauf chats with Dr. Alvin

Heather Gudenkauf Click Here To Listen In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences… Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's [...]

Quiet Dell By Jayne Anne Phillips chats with Dr. Alvin

Jayne Anne Phillips In Chicago in 1931, Asta Eicher, a lonely mother of three, is desperate for money after the sudden death of her husband. She begins to receive seductive letters from a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, who promises to cherish and protect her, ultimately to marry her and to care for her [...]

Let The Tornado Come By Rita Zoey Chin chats with Dr. Alvin

Rita Zoey Chin Click Here To Listen From an award-winning poet comes this riveting, gorgeous memoir about a young runaway, the trauma that haunted her as an adult, and the friendship with a horse that finally set her free. When she was eleven years old, Rita began to run away. Her father’s violence and her [...]

Forever An Ex By Victoria Christopher Murray chats with Dr. Alvin

Victoria Christopher Murray-Forever An Ex Click Here To Listen Three Los Angeles women who’ve helped each other overcome heartbreak are reunited eight years later when their troublesome exes come back into the picture in this follow up to Victoria Christopher Murray’s bestselling novel The Ex Files.  

The Hurricane Sisters By Dorothea Benton Frank chats with Dr. Alvin

Dorothea Benton Frank Click Here To Listen Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story. Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Low country on a tumultuous [...]

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice By Rebecca Musser chats with Dr. Alvin

Rebecca Musser-Witness Wore Red Click Here To Listen Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking [...]

The Lost Art Of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish By Linda Przbyszewski chats with Dr. Alvin

Linda Przybyszewski Click Here To Listen As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress [...]

A Deadly Business By Lis Wiehl chats with Dr. Alvin

Lis Wiehl-Deadly Click Here To Listen When a twenty-two-year-old convict walks into the courtroom, his eyes confirm what Mia Quinn already guesses: he blames her for his conviction. In seconds, he knocks her to the ground and holds a razor blade to her throat. While she manages to escape without injury, it's just one more [...]

Land Of Shadows By Rachel Howzell Hall chats with Dr. Alvin

Rachel Howzell Hall Click Here To Listen Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton’s new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it’s a [...]

Mimi Malloy, At Last! By Julia MacDonnell chats with Dr. Alvin

Julia MacDonnell Click Here To Listen   Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they’re grown, and Mimi, a divorcée, is unexpectedly retired. But she takes solace in the [...]