For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
Listeners are invited to join a panel discussion of what some critics have called the best novel to emerge from World War I.
- Kayla Williams author of "Love My Rifle More Than You" and former sergeant in a military intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault).
- James Meredith President of The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society; Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Professor of English at the Air Force Academy; author of "Understanding the Literature of World War I," "Understanding the Literature of World War II;" and editor of a collection of essays titled "War in Hemingway's Time," which will be published by Kent State University Press in 2009.
- Alex Vernon Associate Professor of English at Hendrix College and the author of "Soldiers Once and Still," "The Eyes of Orion," "most succinctly bred," and the forthcoming "On Tarzan" to be published by The University of Georgia Press.
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