Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Casual Vacancy" By J.K. Rowling

December 18, 2013

For our December Readers' Review: J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults is set in an idyllic English town that's not what it first seems. The story revolves around residents who form opposing camps after the death of a local parish council member. Diane and her guests discuss “The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" series.

Readers' Review: "Frankenstein" By Mary Shelley

October 30, 2013

For our next Readers' Review: a classic horror tale that has fascinated readers for almost two centuries. Diane and her guests discuss "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

Readers' Review: "Behind The Beautiful Forevers" By Katherine Boo

Readers' Review: "Behind The Beautiful Forevers" By Katherine Boo

September 18, 2013

For our September Readers' Review: a work of narrative nonfiction that chronicles the riveting story of families striving toward a better life in modern Mumbai. Diane and her guests discuss “Beyond the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.

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.”

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