Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

May 26, 2004

Diane invites listeners to join a panel discussion of one of the most famous and suspenseful gothic novels of the 20th century.

Readers' Review: "The All of It" Jeannette Haien

March 17, 2004

A secret revealed after the death of a well-liked man in a small Irish town creates a moral dilemma for the local priest. The Readers' Review panel discusses a novel considered to be a sleeper hit when first published in 1986.

Readers' Review: "Middle Passage" by Charles Johnson

February 18, 2004

Diane and her guests discuss the 1990 National Book Award winning novel about a newly freed slave who accidentally boards a slave ship bound for Africa.

Readers' Review: "The Dead" by James Joyce

January 21, 2004

A wife tells her husband about a long dead lover that haunts her past in this wintery tale from "Dubliners," a classic volume of short stories by Irish writer James Joyce.

Readers' Review: John Hersey's "A Bell for Adano"

December 17, 2003

A panel discusses John Hersey's 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning novel about an American officer with civil authority for overseeing an Italian town after it's been liberated by Allied forces in WWII.

Readers' Review: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass

November 19, 2003

Mysterious twists of fate and coincidence bring members of a Scotish family together, while self-doubts and lack of communication keep them apart in this 2002 National Book Award winning novel set on both sides of the Atlantic over three...

Readers' Review: "1984" by George Orwell

October 15, 2003

The year 1984 has come and gone. But the nightmarish vision of George Orwell's novel is as timely as ever. Diane and her guests discuss this classic book originally published in 1949.

Readers' Review: "Bee Season"

September 17, 2003

Diane invites you to join her and a panel for a conversation of "Bee Season" by Myla Goldberg. The novel is about what happens to an eccentric family after its youngest member wins a spelling bee.

Readers' Review: Naguib Mahfouz's "Palace Walk"

July 16, 2003

July's Readers' Review selection is the first volume of Nobel Prize winning author Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy. A panel talks about this look at Egyptian society at the end of World War I.

Readers' Review: Yann Martel's "The Life of Pi"

June 18, 2003

The June Readers' Review panel talks about this harrowing account of a shipwrecked boy trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat for 227 days with a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

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