Readers' Review

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...

Readers' Review: Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm"

July 21, 2000

In 1991, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history developed in the North Atlantic. "The Perfect Storm," Sebastian Junger's account of a fishing boat caught in the tempest, was a best-seller and has now been made into a...

Readers' Review: Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie"

June 16, 2000

Mitch Albom's book "Tuesdays with Morrie" is an account of his visits with a former professor facing the end of his life. It's been on bestseller lists for more than two and a half years. The June Reader's Review panel discusses...

Readers' Review: Graham Greene's "The Heart of the Matter."

April 21, 2000

The April Readers' Review panel discusses Graham's novel, which is set in West Africa during World War II and tells the story of a man struggling with the moral dilemmas of his adulterous affair.

Readers Review: "Charming Billy" by Alice McDermott

March 17, 2000

For St. Patrick's Day, the March Readers' Review panel discusses Alice McDermott's National Book Award-winning novel. It's the story of an Irish-American man whose life is changed by the loss of the woman he loves, who returns to Ireland.

Readers' Review: William Styron's "The Confessions of Nat Turner"

February 18, 2000

This month's Readers Review panel discusses "The Confessions of Nat Turner," novelist William Styron's retelling of the life of the man who led the Virginia slave revolt of 1831.

Readers' Review: C.S. Lewis's "The Screwtape Letters"

January 21, 2000

The January Reader's Review panel discusses this contemplation on good and evil from the author of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and other books in the beloved children's series about Narnia. This novel takes the form of...

Readers' Review of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"

December 17, 1999

The December Readers' Review panel discusses "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White. This children's classic is of course the story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider.

Readers' Review

November 19, 1999

The November Readers' Review panel discusses Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel, "The God of Small Things." Set in the author's native India, the story focuses on a twin brother and sister, and how their lives are irrevocably...

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