Fiction

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...

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

May 30, 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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