Fiction

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" (Rebroadcast)

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2013

Diane talks with author, actor and comedian Fannie Flag about her latest book. It's a comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are.

Readers' Review: "The Casual Vacancy" By J.K. Rowling

December 18, 2013

For our December Readers' Review: J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults is set in an idyllic English town that's not what it first seems. The story revolves around residents who form opposing camps after the death of a local parish council member. Diane and her guests discuss “The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" series.

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

November 28, 2013

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

Readers' Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" By Ben Fountain

November 20, 2013

This month's Readers’ Review is a novel about eight American soldiers returning to Iraq. The men are media stars at home, but their painful reality is obscured as they are honored at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

John Grisham: "Sycamore Row"

November 13, 2013

John Grisham's latest novel is the long-awaited sequel to "A Time to Kill." It's a story about race and inheritance in a rural Mississippi town.

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion"

Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion"

November 4, 2013

Diane talks with author, actor and comedian Fannie Flag about her latest book. It's a comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are.

Readers' Review: "Frankenstein" By Mary Shelley

October 30, 2013

For our next Readers' Review: a classic horror tale that has fascinated readers for almost two centuries. Diane and her guests discuss "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

Wally Lamb: "We Are Water"

October 24, 2013

The latest novel by the best-selling author of "She's Come Undone." It’s the story of how a family is changed forever after a flood kills a young mother in a small Connecticut town.

Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

October 21, 2013

Singer and actress Julie Andrews talks with Diane about her life and the latest children's book she co-wrote with her daughter.

Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

October 7, 2013

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

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