Readers' Review

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...

Readers' Review: "The Wife" by Meg Wolitzer

June 15, 2005

Listeners join an in-studio panel to discuss this story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist and his wife.

Readers Review: "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson

May 18, 2005

Marilynne Robinson recently won a Pulitzer Prize for her latest novel, "Gilead." Our readers review panel takes a look back at her first novel, which has been called a modern classic. "Housekeeping" is the story of two...

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