Readers' Review

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...

Readers Review: Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

March 16, 2005

The play opened on Broadway 56 years ago and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1949...

Readers' Review: Edward Jones' "The Known World"

February 16, 2005

This month's readers' review takes a look at slavery, property, freedom, and family through an unusual lens. Winner of the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, "The Known World" by...

Readers' Review: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon

January 19, 2005

Join Diane and a panel of readers to discuss this murder mystery novel with a difference. A 15-year-old boy discovers a murdered dog in his neighbor's garden and decides to find the killer. But he is a very unusual detective and...

Readers' Review: "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

November 24, 2004

You're invited to join the discussion of this best-selling thriller that explores some of Western culture's greatest mysteries - from Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail.

Readers' Review: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

October 20, 2004

The author and his family fled Afghanistan in the 1970s. Now a doctor in California, he's written the first novel in English by an Afghan. It offers an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation set against the...

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