Books

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

March 27, 2013

For this month's Readers’ Review: Edna O’Brien’s “Country Girls” trilogy was banned –- and burned -- when it was first published in the 1960s. The series’ second novel traces the sexual awakening of two Irish girls of that era.

Glenn Frankel: "The Searchers"

March 25, 2013

A classic Western called "The Searchers" dramatized the true story of a young girl kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. How a film helped shape the myth of the American West.

Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

March 18, 2013

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.

Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead"

March 14, 2013

Only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg on how women hold themselves back in the workplace and what to do about it.

Taiye Selasi: "Ghana Must Go"

March 7, 2013

Taiye Selasi joins Diane to discuss her new novel, "Ghana Must Go." It's the story of an African immigrant family brought together by their father's death after he abandoned them as children.

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

February 27, 2013

For February's Readers’ Review, E.L. Doctorow’s historic novel about Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path of destruction through the deep South near the end of the Civil War. The title is “The March.”

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

February 21, 2013

A new novel explores whether a person whose life is built on lies can be a good and loving parent.

Fifty Years After "The Feminine Mystique"

February 20, 2013

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book "The Feminine Mystique." Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

Jeanne Theoharis: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"

February 6, 2013

In the first comprehensive biography of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, author Jeanne Theoharis debunks the myth of Parks as a quiet seamstress.

Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

January 31, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

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