Books

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas:  A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas: A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2012

Domingo Martinez is the only author without a Pulitzer Prize to be nominated for this year's National Book Award. He joins Diane to discuss his memoir about growing up between two cultures on the border of Texas and Mexico.

Mark Brazaitis: "The Incurables" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2012

Award-winning writer Mark Brazaitis talks with Diane about his latest collection of short stories.

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

Deb Perelman, creator of the Smitten Kitchen blog, on the joys of cooking at home.

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens" (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II"

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II"

December 20, 2012

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

Con Slobodchikoff:"Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals"

December 13, 2012

If we could talk to the animals, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff says we can learn animal language.

Mark Brazaitis: "The Incurables"

December 11, 2012

Award-winning writer Mark Brazaitis talks with Diane about his latest collection of short stories.

Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History

December 6, 2012

The transformation of a shy country girl to first lady and her life with President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens"

December 3, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

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