Fiction

Pete Hamill: "Forever" (Little Brown)

January 31, 2003

New York journalist and author Pete Hamill's latest novel is about an Irish immigrant magically granted eternal life... but only if he stays on the island of Manhattan. Hamill talks with Diane about the city's 250-year history.

Stephen Carter: "The Emperor of Ocean Park" (Knopf)

June 19, 2002

Yale law professor Stephen Carter is known for his writings on race and religion, but he's also a novelist. His first work of fiction is a thriller about a man investigating the mysterious death of his father, a powerful judge.

Readers' Review: Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" (Atlantic Monthly Press)

January 18, 2002

The January Readers' Review panel discusses Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel, whose tale of a woman struggling to take control of her life in a futuristic totalitarian state parallels stories from current news headlines.

Michael Blake: "The Holy Road" (Villard)

October 10, 2001

The author of Dances With Wolves joins Susan Page to talk about the just-released sequel to that novel.

Ariel Dorfman: "Blake's Therapy" (Seven Stories Press)

May 7, 2001

Chilean expatriate and acclaimed writer Ariel Dorfman talks with Diane about his latest work of fiction. It's the story of a man who seeks therapy after his company is downsized, touching off a personal journey that forces him to deal with...

Patrick McGrath: "Martha Peake" (Random House)

January 4, 2001

Novelist Patrick McGrath discusses his latest historical thriler, set in London and in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War.

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

December 22, 2000

The December Readers' Review panel discusses a favorite American novel, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Set in small-town Alabama in the 1930's, it's part courtroom drama, part family saga, and part coming-of-age tale.

Readers' Review: "The Wizard of Oz"

October 20, 2000

This month, the Readers' Review panel discusses an American classic that's celebrating its centennial this year: L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz." Join Diane and her guests on the Yellow Brick Road!

Margaret Atwood: "The Blind Assassin" (Doubleday)

September 27, 2000

Canadian author Margaret Atwood's latest book is a novel-within-a-novel. It's set in Toronto in the 1930s and '40s, and is both the story of a mysterious death and a science fiction romance.

Adriana Trigiani: "Big Stone Gap" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2000

Television producer Adriana Trigiani discusses her first novel. It's set in her Virginia home town, which is best known to the outside world as the place where Elizabeth Taylor almost choked while campaigning for then-husband Senator John...

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