Books & Authors

Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

October 20, 2014

Canines have been serving in the military for generations, but one journalist says they are undervalued. Why dogs are still our best defense against improvised explosive devices, and provide vital support to our troops.

Colm Toibin: "Nora Webster: A Novel"

Colm Toibin: "Nora Webster: A Novel"

October 16, 2014

The best-selling author of "Brooklyn" and "The Last Testament of Mary" talks with guest host Susan Page about his latest novel. It's the portrait of a young widow, her family, and the small Irish town that confines her.

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

October 15, 2014

A Korean-American journalist gets a job teaching English to the sons of North Korea's elite. Her memoir offers a rare peek inside the world's most mysterious country.

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

October 9, 2014

The military’s suicide rate jumped more than 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. One military family who lost a son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq is trying to change that. A new book about one family’s fight to transform the military’s approach to mental illness.

Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

September 24, 2014

For our next Readers’ Review: “The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison. Set during the Depression, it tells the story of a young African-American girl who thinks blonde hair and blue eyes are the key to a better life. Join us for a discussion of Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye.”

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck  (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

From our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today. Diane and...

Readers' Review: "Someone" by Alice McDermott

Readers' Review: "Someone" by Alice McDermott

August 27, 2014

For our next Readers' Review: "Someone" by Alice McDermott. It's the story of a character often overlooked in literature - an ordinary woman - concerned with matters of family, community and the heart. Published in 2013, it was the National Book Award-winning author's first novel in seven years.

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