Books

Rabbi Harold Kushner

September 6, 2001

We all want to be successful in life, but is being successful the same as being good? Rabbi Harold Kushner draws on sources ranging from Biblical texts to contemporary events in his exploration of Living a Life that Matters (Knopf).

William MacLeish: "Uphill with Archie" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2001

Journalist William MacLeish discusses his life as the son of poet Archibald MacLeish in his memoir Uphill with Archie (Simon & Schuster). He tells of growing up in a household where his parents' friends were literary giants, and talks...

Bebe Moore Campbell: "What You Owe Me" (Putnam)

August 13, 2001

Novelist Bebe Moore Campbell presents her latest book. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s, it follows the ups and downs of a friendship and business relationship between two women, one African-American, the other an immigrant Holocaust...

Louis Menand: "The Metaphysical Club" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

July 27, 2001

The New Yorker's Louis Menand talks about American intellectualism in the late 19th century. His new book explains how the Civil War, the work of Charles Darwin, and other developments shaped the ideas of the great thinkers of that era -...

Jackie Wullschlager: "Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller" (Knopf)

July 2, 2001

Many of us read Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales as children - or at least saw the Disney movies - but few of us know anything about the author. British literary critic Jackie Wullschlager joins Diane to discuss her new biography.

William MacLeish: "Uphill with Archie" (Simon & Schuster)

May 24, 2001

Journalist William MacLeish discusses his life as the son of poet Archibald MacLeish in his memoir Uphill with Archie (Simon & Schuster). He tells of growing up in a household where his parents' friends were literary giants, and talks...

Adriana Trigiani: Big Cherry Holler" (Random House)

May 23, 2001

Adriana Trigiani's debut novel, Big Stone Gap, told the story of Ave Maria Mulligan, a self-proclaimed spinster pharmacist in the author's real-life hometown of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Ave Maria returns in a sequel, which begins eight...

Chet Raymo: "An Intimate Look at the Night Sky" (Walker)

May 22, 2001

Chet Raymo, a Boston Globe columnist and physics professor, presents his guide to stargazing - offering both star maps of the constellations visible in each season, and essays on what we know and are still learning about the universe...

Pat Barker: "Border Crossing" (Farrar Strauss & Giroux)

April 19, 2001

Novelist Pat Barker is best known for her Regeneration trilogy, one volume of which won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. She joins Diane to discuss her latest novel.

Readers' Review: Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms"

March 16, 2001

The March Readers' Review panel joins Diane at the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia to discuss Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms, a novel inspired by the author's experiences during World War I.

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