Books

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2009

This Readers Review rebroadcast takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

Steve Luxenberg: "Annie's Ghosts" (Hyperion) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2009

A journalist's memoir of trying to understand why his mother never revealed she had a sister. It's a story of family secrets, deception and how the mentally ill were once treated in America.

Steve Roberts: "From Every End of This Earth" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2009

Author Steve Roberts on what it means to be an immigrant in the U.S. today.

[Steve Roberts answered some listener questions that we couldn't get to on the air.](http://wamu.org/programs/dr/extra/roberts/)

Readers' Review: "The Ghost at the Table" (Algonquin)

November 25, 2009

It's the day before Thanksgiving. So, for the Readers Review this month Diane chose a novel centering on a family gathering. It's set in an old, New England farmhouse and explores the ways we project our visions of the perfect holiday on...

Orhan Pamuk: "The Museum of Innocence" (Knopf)

November 24, 2009

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk discusses his new book The Museum of Innocence and the real museum he's creating to celebrate it.

Robert Darnton: "The Case for Books" (PublicAffairs)

November 23, 2009

The future of books in a digital age. How the digital revolution and electronic books will affect the marketplace of ideas.

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: "Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies" (Little, Brown & Co.)

November 19, 2009

Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, discuss their latest literary collaboration - a collection of poetry, songs and lullabies. The world-renowned singer and actress on poetry and music in her life.

Ali Eteraz: "Children of Dust" (HarperOne)

November 12, 2009

A Pakistani American searches for his Islamic identity. From servant of Islam to Islamic reformer, a journey of self discovery that goes through the madrassas of Pakistan to the American Bible Belt and beyond.

America's Wars Observed

November 11, 2009

On the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan: A journalist and a photographer document, in unflinching detail, the complex, contradictory and often tragic experiences of U-S troops at war.

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