Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" By Junot Diaz

January 30, 2013

For our January Readers’ Review: Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

Readers' Review: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2012

For our February Readers’ Review: A tragic love story about a poor farmer who falls for his ailing wife’s cousin. We hope you’ll join us for the discussion of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton on Wednesday, February 22.

Readers' Review: "The Bonfire of the Vanities" By Tom Wolfe

November 28, 2012

For this month's Readers' Review, Diane invites you to read Tom Wolfe's first novel. "Bonfire of the Vanities" was published 25 years ago and remains a biting satire of race and class in the New York investment world of the 1980s.

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks

October 31, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

Readers' Review: "Presumed Innocent" By Scott Turow

August 22, 2012

For our August Readers' Review: Scott Turow's first legal thriller. It brings to life one man's nightmare as he faces conviction for the murder of his lover. Join Diane and her guests to discuss "Presumed Innocent."

Readers' Review: "Possession:  A Romance" by A.S. Byatt

Readers' Review: "Possession: A Romance" by A.S. Byatt

July 25, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our July Readers’ Review as they discuss a story of wit and romance. A pair of scholars reconstruct the secret affair of two Victorian poets through their poems and letters. One review described "Possession" by A.S. Byatt as “a nearly perfect novel."

Readers' Review: "Tinkers" By Paul Harding

Readers' Review: "Tinkers" By Paul Harding

June 27, 2012

Please join us for a Readers' Review discussion of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Tinkers." It's the story of a New England patriarch on his death bed whose mind is flooded with disjointed memories of his complicated family life.

Readers' Review:  "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson

Readers' Review: "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson

May 23, 2012

Denis Johnson's novella "Train Dreams" was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. For our May Readers' Review, we discuss this portrait of the American West in the first half of the 20th century. Diane hopes you'll join her and her panel as they discuss "Train Dreams."

Readers' Review: "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

Readers' Review: "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

April 18, 2012

For our April Readers’ Review: a woman’s journey to self-discovery in the late 1800's. Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” so disturbed readers when it first came out it was banned. Now it’s considered a feminist landmark.

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