Readers' Review

Readers' Review: Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"

October 19, 2001

October's Readers' Review panel discusses the short-short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, a brief but thought-provoking tale that opens as a young woman receives the news that her husband has died in an accident.

Readers' Review: Nevil Shute's "Town Like Alice"

September 21, 2001

The September Readers' Review panel discusses Shute's 1950 novel, which is both a war story and a love story about a British woman and an Australian man who meet as POWs of the Japanese during World War II.

Readers' Review: Anne Lamott's "Bird By Bird"

June 15, 2001

The title of Anne Lamott's popular writing guide refers to a childhood story about her brother, who was overwhelmed by an upcoming school report on birds. Their father advised him, "Just take it bird by bird." A panel of writers...

Readers' Review: Tim O'Brien's "In the Lake of the Woods"

May 25, 2001

The Diane Rehm Show Readers' Review returns with a discussion of Tim O'Brien's novel In the Lake of the Woods. The novel centers on a politician whose role in a Vietnam War massacre has just become public.

Readers' Review: Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms"

March 16, 2001

The March Readers' Review panel joins Diane at the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia to discuss Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms, a novel inspired by the author's experiences during World War I.

Readers' Review: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera"

February 16, 2001

The February Readers' Review panel discusses Love in the Time of Cholera by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tale of unrequited but lasting love tells the story of a man who spends 50 years, 9 months, and 4 days in love with...

Readers' Review: Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses"

January 19, 2001

The January Readers' Review panel discusses Cormac McCarthy's National Book Award winner, All the Pretty Horses, a coming-of-age story set in northern Mexico.

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

December 22, 2000

The December Readers' Review panel discusses a favorite American novel, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Set in small-town Alabama in the 1930's, it's part courtroom drama, part family saga, and part coming-of-age tale.

Readers' Review: "The Wizard of Oz"

October 20, 2000

This month, the Readers' Review panel discusses an American classic that's celebrating its centennial this year: L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz." Join Diane and her guests on the Yellow Brick Road!

Readers' Review: Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"

August 18, 2000

The August Reader's Review panel discusses Emily Bronte's classic novel of romance and spite: "Wuthering Heights," set on the moors of nineteenth-century Yorkshire. They'll talk about why the tumultuous relationship between Cathy...

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