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Book Nook: The Better Sister, by Alafair Burke


Alafair Burke returned to the show to discuss her latest novel "The Better Sister." I had her on the show last year for her book "The Wife" and even though these are stand-alone works there is definitely a linkage between them. This is a murder mystery/domestic thriller that will have her readers nervously flipping pages late into the night.

If you are a fan of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series the name Alafair probably rings a bell. Well, Dave's daughter Alafair Robicheaux has many biographical similarities with Alafair Burke. They are both former prosecutors turned novelists and to hear their fathers tell it; both Alafairs are geniuses. We had a bit of a chuckle about that portrayal of the fictional Alafair during this interview. You see, Alafair Burke comes by her writing prowess through a very potent bloodline; her dad is the crime fiction writer James Lee Burke.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.