Readers' Review

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.

Readers' Review: "The Masters" by C.P. Snow

March 23, 2011

The setting of "The Masters" by C.P.Snow is an elite college in England. For the March Readers' Review, a discussion about what the politics within this small world reveals about human nature.

Readers' Review:  "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

Readers' Review: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

February 23, 2011

The February Readers' Review considers Oscar Wilde's only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Censored in Victorian times for references to homosexuality, it continues to spark debate about art and morality.

Readers' Review: "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman

January 19, 2011

The newspaper business has been romanticized in many books and movies. But not in the novel we've chosen for this month's Readers' Review. “The Imperfectionists” BY Tom Rachman follows the lives of journalists at a struggling international paper as the era of print teeters on the edge.

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 30, 2010

"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:  "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a Readers' Review discussion of a novel that has touched a nerve with many people. It's topping best-seller lists across the country. "The Help," by Kathyrn Stockett centers on a young, white woman and two...

Readers Review: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" by Dr. Seuss

December 22, 2010

The Grinch is the classic Dr. Seuss tale of a bitter, cave-dwelling, green, creature with a heart "two sizes too small." He lives with his faithful dog, Max, on snowy Mount Crumpit just north of Whoville, home of the Whos. Every year...

Readers Review: "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry

November 24, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. Hannah is an old woman who has experienced much loss but has never been defeated. Hannah is a twice-widowed mother of three. She finds herself...

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