Readers' Review

Readers' Review:  "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

Readers' Review: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

August 21, 2013

For our August Readers' Review: the story of a charismatic, unconventional teacher and the influence she has on her pupils.

Readers' Review: "Woman At Point Zero" By Nawal El Saadawi

July 31, 2013

"Woman at Point Zero" is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty end with her facing execution at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism.

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection and baseball. From our May Readers’ Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

May 29, 2013

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection – and baseball. For this month's Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

Readers' Review:  T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

Readers' Review: T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

April 24, 2013

For this month's Readers' Review: what T.S. Eliot considered his greatest work, "Four Quartets." The poems are a meditation on time, eternity and immortality.

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

March 27, 2013

For this month's Readers’ Review: Edna O’Brien’s “Country Girls” trilogy was banned –- and burned -- when it was first published in the 1960s. The series’ second novel traces the sexual awakening of two Irish girls of that era.

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

February 27, 2013

For February's Readers’ Review, E.L. Doctorow’s historic novel about Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path of destruction through the deep South near the end of the Civil War. The title is “The March.”

Readers' Review: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" By Junot Diaz

January 30, 2013

For our January Readers’ Review: Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

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.

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