Fiction

Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

May 23, 2013

The author of the international best-seller “The Kite Runner” sets his latest novel in Afghanistan, San Francisco and Paris. How a wrenching family decision echoes across generations and time zones.

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

April 22, 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.

Elizabeth Strout: "The Burgess Boys: A Novel"

Elizabeth Strout: "The Burgess Boys: A Novel"

April 1, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout talks about her new novel, "The Burgess Boys." It centers on three adult siblings haunted by a childhood tragedy and facing a crisis involving Somali refugees in their small Maine hometown.

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

February 21, 2013

A new novel explores whether a person whose life is built on lies can be a good and loving parent.

George Saunders: "Tenth of December"

George Saunders: "Tenth of December"

February 12, 2013

George Saunders has a new collection of short stories. How the MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow went from working in the oil fields of Asia to writing critically acclaimed fiction.

Readers' Review: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2012

For our February Readers’ Review: A tragic love story about a poor farmer who falls for his ailing wife’s cousin. We hope you’ll join us for the discussion of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton on Wednesday, February 22.

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

Farmer and author Wendell Berry writes about characters who've lived in an imaginary town in Kentucky for generations. He explains why this way of life is threatened, and why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles to protect it.

Readers' Review: "The Bonfire of the Vanities" By Tom Wolfe

November 28, 2012

For this month's Readers' Review, Diane invites you to read Tom Wolfe's first novel. "Bonfire of the Vanities" was published 25 years ago and remains a biting satire of race and class in the New York investment world of the 1980s.

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership"

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership"

November 14, 2012

Farmer and author Wendell Berry writes about characters who've lived in an imaginary town in Kentucky for generations. He explains why this way of life is threatened, and why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles to protect it.

Barbara Kingsolver: "Flight Behavior"

November 8, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver talks with Diane about her 14th book, a novel set in Appalachia. It traces the unforeseen impact of global concerns on the ordinary citizens of a rural community and how they are forced to come to terms with their changing place in a larger world.

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