Readers' Review

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.

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.

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

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

October 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: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

August 22, 2012

For our August Readers' Review: Scott Turow's first legal thriller. It brings to life one man's nightmare as he faces conviction for the murder of his lover. Join Diane and her guests to discuss "Presumed Innocent."

Readers' Review: "Possession:  A Romance" by A.S. Byatt

Readers' Review: "Possession: A Romance" by A.S. Byatt

July 25, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our July Readers’ Review as they discuss a story of wit and romance. A pair of scholars reconstruct the secret affair of two Victorian poets through their poems and letters. One review described "Possession" by A.S. Byatt as “a nearly perfect novel."

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