Fiction

Per Petterson:  "I Curse the River of Time"

Per Petterson: "I Curse the River of Time"

September 13, 2010

The story of a man dealing with divorce, a dying parent and lost identity at the end of the cold war. Best-selling Norwegian author Per Petterson on a son's attempt to finally connect with the mother he adores.

Readers' Review:  "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

Readers' Review: "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

August 25, 2010

Our August Readers' Review discusses this classic novel about a middle-class, 19th century British girl who vacations in Florence.

Richard Morais:  "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

Richard Morais: "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

July 28, 2010

From kitchens in Mumbai to London, the French Alps and finally Paris, a new novel explores the mysteries of food, family and destiny.

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

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

July 21, 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...

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

July 13, 2010

Set in a village in coastal Maine, the novel tells the story of two families who experience a great tragedy that rips them apart and brings them together.

Readers' Review:  "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Readers' Review: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

May 26, 2010

The May Readers’ Review: A discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. It’s the story of a teenage Nigerian girl and an educated British couple whose tragic encounter on an African beach forever alters their lives.

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

May 17, 2010

The 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.

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

May 5, 2010

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

Ann Hood:  "The Red Thread"

Ann Hood: "The Red Thread"

May 3, 2010

A story about five families hoping to adopt baby girls from China. Novelist Ann Hood weaves together their accounts with the heartbreaking stories of the mothers who gave up their infants.

Readers Review:  "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

Readers Review: "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

April 28, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of a Norwegian novel that has been lauded for its universal relevance. It is the story of a man who has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A...

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