Fiction

Readers' Review: "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman

January 19, 2011

The newspaper business has been romanticized in many books and movies. But not in the novel we've chosen for this month's Readers' Review. “The Imperfectionists” BY Tom Rachman follows the lives of journalists at a struggling international paper as the era of print teeters on the edge.

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave" (Rebroadcast)

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

The author of "The Horse Whisperer" describes how an ordeal with poisonous mushrooms influenced his new novel. It centers on an estranged father and son, each dealing with dark secrets and struggling with notions of bravery.

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2010

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"  (Rebroadcast)

Richard Harvell: "The Bells" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

A new novel takes us from an abbey in rural Switzerland to the slums and courts of 18th-century Vienna to tell the story of a singer worshiped by opera lovers as an angel. Join us to discuss the beauty and tragedy behind the voice.

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea" (Rebroadcast)

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2010

Why Isabel Allende chose slavery as the subject of her new novel.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

"Anthill" is first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Readers' Review:  "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a Readers' Review discussion of a novel that has touched a nerve with many people. It's topping best-seller lists across the country. "The Help," by Kathyrn Stockett centers on a young, white woman and two...

Readers Review: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" by Dr. Seuss

December 22, 2010

The Grinch is the classic Dr. Seuss tale of a bitter, cave-dwelling, green, creature with a heart "two sizes too small." He lives with his faithful dog, Max, on snowy Mount Crumpit just north of Whoville, home of the Whos. Every year...

Emma Donoghue:  "Room"

Emma Donoghue: "Room"

December 9, 2010

Irish writer Emma Donoghue explores the limits of the mother-child bond in her new novel,“Room.” She joins Diane for a discussion about about finding love and resilience in a harrowing situation.

Anne Rice:  "Of Love and Evil"

Anne Rice: "Of Love and Evil"

November 29, 2010

In the new book, "Of Love and Evil,” Tobey O’Dare is a former government assassin who changes his life by working for angels. The story is part of Anne Rice’s series “Songs of Seraphim.” Rice changed her own life when she...

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