Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of one of this summer’s paperback bestsellers. “Water for Elephants” tells the story of how life in the circus during the Depression affected one man’s journey through life.


  • Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
  • LaVahn Hoh professor of drama at the University of Virginia and author of "Step Right Up, The Adventure of Circus in America."
  • Gordon Livingston psychiatrist and author of "And Never Stop Dancing," "Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart," and "Only Spring."

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