About G. P. Gottlieb

G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com).

NBN Episodes hosted by G. P.:

Molly Giles, "Life Span" (WTAW Press, 2024)

June 25, 2024

Life Span

Molly Giles
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Molly Giles remembers when her father came back after WWII in 1945. Her memoir, Life Span (WTAW Press, 2024) opens when she is three years old, sittin…

Katherine Mezzacappa, "The Maiden of Florence" (Fairlight Books, 2024)

June 11, 2024

The Maiden of Florence

Katherine Mezzacappa
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Giulia is an orphan who has been cloistered since she was a baby. In 1584, the powerful Medici family demands a test of virility from the Grand Duke o…

Joan Leegant, "Displaced Persons: Stories" (New American Press, 2024)

June 4, 2024

Displaced Persons

Joan Leegant
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Joan Leegant’s new story collection, Displaced Persons (New American Press 2024) delves into human stories of living in the 21st century. Characters t…

Sasha Vasilyuk, "Your Presence Is Mandatory" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

May 28, 2024

Your Presence Is Mandatory

Sasha Vasilyuk
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In 2007 Ukraine, following the death of her husband, Yefim Shulman, Nina finds a letter he wrote to the KGB confessing the secret he’d kept for over 5…

David Corbett, "The Truth Against the World" (Square Tire Books, 2023)

May 14, 2024

The Truth Against the World

David Corbett
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The Truth Against the World (Square Tire Books, 2023) is a brilliant literary fantasy about a divided, dystopian America on the verge of war. Shane, a…

Ryan Kenedy, "The Blameless" (U Wisconsin Press, 2023)

May 7, 2024

The Blameless

Ryan Kenedy
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In Ryan Kenedy’s debut novel, The Blameless (University of Wisconsin Press 2023 ) we meet Virginia, an exhausted adjunct professor and divorced mo…

Greg Sarris, "The Forgetters" (Heyday Books, 2024)

April 16, 2024

The Forgetters

Greg Sarris
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In Greg Sarris' book The Forgetters (Heyday Books, 2024), Answer Woman, a crow, cannot come up with a story until she is asked by Question Woman, her …

D. J. Green, "No More Empty Spaces" (She Writes Press, 2024)

April 9, 2024

No More Empty Spaces

D. J. Green
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No More Empty Spaces (She Writes Press, 2024) opens with Will Ross, an engineering geologist, who shares custody of his three children with his ex-wif…

Deborah Kalb, "Off to Join the Circus" (Apprentice House, 2023)

April 2, 2024

Off to Join the Circus

Deborah Kalb
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In Deborah Kalb’s debut adult novel Off to Join the Circus (Apprentice House Press 2023) it’s 2018, Howard Pinsky’s sister Adele, who ran away in 1954…

Céline Keating, "The Stark Beauty of Last Things" (She Writes Press, 2023)

March 19, 2024

The Stark Beauty of Last Things

Céline Keating
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The Stark Beauty of Last Things (She Writes Press, 2023) is set in Montauk, the far reaches of the famed Hamptons, an area under looming threat from a…

Parul Kapur, "Inside the Mirror" (U Nebraska Press, 2024)

March 5, 2024

Inside the Mirror

Parul Kapur
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Parul Kapur's novel Inside the Mirror (University of Nebraska Press, 2024) centers on twin sisters growing up in 1950s Bombay, who aspire to become ar…

Mako Yoshikawa, "Secrets of the Sun: A Memoir" (Mad Creek Books, 2024)

February 20, 2024

Secrets of the Sun

Mako Yoshikawa
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Mako Yoshikawa's Secrets of the Sun: A Memoir (Mad Creek Books 2024) contains a host of essays about her difficult, brilliant father. Shoichi Yoshikaw…

Garnett Kilberg Cohen, "Cravings" (U Wisconsin Press, 2024)

February 13, 2024


Garnett Kilberg Cohen
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Garnett Kilberg Cohen’s fourth short story collection, Cravings (University of Wisconsin Press, 2024), contains twelve beautifully-written tales. They…

Jo Salas, "Mrs. Lowe-Porter" (Jackleg Press, 2024)

February 6, 2024

Mrs. Lowe-Porter

Jo Salas
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Mrs. Lowe-Porter (Jackleg Press 2024) was an American writer (1876-1963) who, after proving her ability, was contracted by publisher Alfred A. Knopf t…

Cynthia J. Sylvester, "The Half-White Album" (U New Mexico Press, 2023)

January 30, 2024

The Half-White Album

Cynthia J. Sylvester
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Cynthia Sylvester's The Half-White Album (University of New Mexico Press 2023) is a collection of stories, flash fiction, and poems revolving around t…

Christine Evans, "Nadia" (U Iowa Press, 2023)

January 23, 2024


Christine Evans
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Christine Evans' Nadia (U Iowa Press, 2023) is a dark novel about how the trauma of war follows people no matter how far they’ve fled. A few years aft…

Chika Unigwe, "The Middle Daughter" (Dzanc Books, 2023)

January 16, 2024

The Middle Daughter

Chika Unigwe
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The Middle Daughter (Dzanc Books, 2023) by Chika Unigwe opens with a happy, well-to-do family living in a guarded community in Nigeria. The loving fat…

Mary Kay Zuravleff, "American Ending" (Blair, 2023)

December 19, 2023

American Ending

Mary Kay Zuravleff
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It’s the early 1900s in an Appalachian town filled with immigrants, and Yelena is the first American born to her Old Believer Russian Orthodox parents…

Katherine Vaz, "Above the Salt" (Flatiron Books, 2023)

December 12, 2023

Above the Salt

Katherine Vaz
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Today I talked to Katherine Vaz about her new novel Above the Salt (Flatiron Books, 2023). In 1843-1846, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, five-ye…

Alix Christie, "The Shining Mountains" (High Road Books, 2023)

December 5, 2023

The Shining Mountains

Alix Christie
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Angus McDonald had to escape from Scotland or risk arrest. In 1838, he contracted with the Hudson Bay Company to trade in the Pacific Northwest. There…

Lynn Miller, "The Lost Archive" (U Wisconsin Press, 2023)

November 28, 2023

The Lost Archive

Lynn Miller
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The Lost Archive (U Wisconsin Press, 2023) is comprised of a cast of characters who are mostly dealing with, or in the aftermath of a crisis of some k…

Andy Mozina, "Tandem" (Tortoise Books, 2023)

November 21, 2023


Andy Mozina
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Today I talked to Andy Mozina about his new novel Tandem (Tortoise Books, 2023). An economics professor at a Michigan college is struggling through a…

Annie Dawid, "Paradise Undone: A Novel of Jonestown" (Inkspot, 2023)

November 14, 2023

Paradise Undone

Annie Dawid
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Paradise Undone: A Novel of Jonestown by Annie Dawid, (Inkspot Publishing 2023), opens long after 917 people died by drinking cyanide or by lethal inj…

Kim Taylor Blakemore, "The Good Time Girls Get Famous" (Sycamore Creek Press, 2023)

November 7, 2023

The Good Time Girls Get Famous

Kim Taylor Blakemore
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K. T. Blakemore’s Wild-Willed Women of the West Series (The Good Time Girls and The Good Time Girls Get Famous) opens when Ruby Calhoun’s former dance…