Readers' Review

Readers' Review: Poetry

April 19, 2006

In honor of National Poetry Month, Diane and her guests discuss their favorite poems. The book, "How To Read A Poem: And Fall In Love With Poetry" will be used as a guide, but listeners are invited to bring their own favorite poems as...

Readers' Review: John Banville presents "The Sea" (Knopf)

March 29, 2006

Diane takes a break from the usual Readers' Review format this month to talk with Irish writer John Banville. He will describe and answer questions about his 2005 Man Booker prize winning novel, "The Sea."

Readers' Review: "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice Munro

February 22, 2006

Time magazine named Canadian author Alice Munro among the world's 100 most influential people of 2005. Her short stories have been compared with those of Chekhov. Diane invites listeners to take a look at nine of those stories in this...

Readers Review: "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk

January 18, 2006

A discussion of the 2004 novel by Turkey's best-selling author. Orhan Pamuk is currently being prosecuted in his country for "insulting Turkish identity." "Snow" explores the collision of Western values with Islamic...

Readers' Review: "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

December 21, 2005

Diane invites listeners to join her and a panel to discuss the first book Lewis wrote in what would become "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Readers' Review: "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

November 16, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about Vonnegut's story of a World War II soldier who becomes "unstuck" in time.

Readers' Review: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

October 19, 2005

A new movie version of “Pride and Prejudice” is coming soon to theaters. But first, Diane invites listeners to take another look at Jane Austen’s classic novel of love and misunderstanding.

Readers' Review: "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

September 21, 2005

Diane leads a discussion of this provocative 1954 classic about a group of schoolboys marooned on a tropical island without adult supervision.

Readers' Review: "Fair and Tender Ladies" by Lee Smith

August 17, 2005

Listeners join Diane to talk about Lee Smith's story of Ivy Rowe, a woman born in Appalachian Virginia in 1900, as told in a lifetime's worth of Ivy's letters.

Readers Review: "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula Le Guin

July 20, 2005

Listeners join the discussion of the first in a series of books considered to be a classic of fantasy literature. It's a story for readers of all ages about a young man who finds himself by learning from his mistakes, masters the words of...

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