Readers' Review

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...

Readers' Review: My Antonia

October 1, 1999

This month's Readers' Review panel discusses "My Antonia", Willa Cather's 1918 novel of life on the plains of Nebraska.

Readers' Review

July 16, 1999

For July's Reader's Review, Diane and a panel of readers talk about Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," a philosophical tale of a cross-country journey that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Readers' Review

June 18, 1999

The June Readers' Review panel talks about Anna Quindlen's novel "One True Thing." It's the story of a young woman who gives up her job to move home and care for her family when her mother is stricken with cancer.

Readers' Review: Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"

May 21, 1999

The May Readers' Review panel discusses Nigerian author Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel about the inevitable culture clash that follows the arrival of Christian missionaries in an African village.

Readers' Review: Poetry

April 16, 1999

Diane celebrates National Poetry Month with acclaimed poets Edward Hirsh, author of "How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry" (Harcourt Brace), and Molly Peacock, author of "How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle"...

Readers' Review: "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

March 19, 1999

The March Readers' Review panel discusses Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World," written in 1932. It's a chilling portrait of a nightmarish society of the future. As we approach the end of the 20th century, Diane and her guests will...

Readers' Review: "Native Son" by Richard Wright

February 19, 1999

The February Readers' Review panel commemorates Black History Month with a discussion of "Native Son" by Richard Wright. It's a grim portrait of race relations in 1930's Chicago.

Readers' Review: "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving

January 15, 1999

The January Reader's Review panel discusses John Irving's touching and comic novel about a very unusual little boy who believes he has a mission to serve in life.

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