Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

Readers' Review: "Home" by Marilynne Robinson (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2011

"Home" by Marilynne Robinson is a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Gilead." Set in the same time and place, it also tackles questions of faith and family -- but from a different perspective: the youngest daughter of an old minister and her ne'er-do-well older brother.

Readers' Review:  "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith

Readers' Review: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith

November 23, 2011

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. It's the classic story about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the 20th century in urban America.

Readers' Review: "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie

October 26, 2011

For October's Readers’ Review: the story of the boy who never grew up: “Peter Pan” by J. M. Barrie. One hundred years after the novel was first published we discuss why the novel continues to captivate children and adults alike.

Readers' Review: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

Readers' Review: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

September 28, 2011

A Readers' Review of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. The novel exposed the plight of immigrants and shocking conditions within the meat packing industry at the start of the 20th century.

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

August 24, 2011

This month's Readers' Review is a charming book about reading, letters and life on the island of Guernsey during and after World War II.

Readers' Review: "Home" by Marilynne Robinson

July 20, 2011

"Home" by Marilynne Robinson is a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Gilead." Set in the same time and place, it also tackles questions of faith and family -- but from a different perspective: the youngest daughter of an old minister and her ne'er-do-well older brother.

Readers' Review: "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson

June 29, 2011

A Readers' Review of "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson: The novel is written in the form of a letter from an aging preacher to his young son, reflecting on the mysteries of life.

Readers' Review: "Invisible" by Paul Auster

Readers' Review: "Invisible" by Paul Auster

May 25, 2011

Diane leads a discussion about a novel by one of America's most provocative writers. Paul Auster's "Invisible" is a sometimes shocking story of seduction and betrayal, which pushes the borders between truth and memory, narration and identity.

Readers' Review: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

April 27, 2011

A new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's gothic tale about an orphan-turned-governess has hit movie theaters. In this month's Readers' Review, Diane invites listeners to discuss "Jane Eyre," the novel first published in 1847.

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