Readers' Review

Readers Review:  "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

Readers Review: "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

April 28, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of a Norwegian novel that has been lauded for its universal relevance. It is the story of a man who has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A...

Readers'  Review: "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Readers' Review: "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

March 31, 2010

"The Scarlet Letter" tells the story of a passionate young woman, her cowardly lover and her aging, vengeful husband. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote it in the 19th century but set it in the Puritan community of 17th-century Boston. Its...

Readers Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

February 25, 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: "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer

January 27, 2010

Diane invites you to join this month's readers' review. In the "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer, a masterpiece of modern architecture acts as a window on the hopes and fears of its inhabitants.

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2009

This Readers Review rebroadcast takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

Readers' Review: "The Ghost at the Table" (Algonquin)

November 25, 2009

It's the day before Thanksgiving. So, for the Readers Review this month Diane chose a novel centering on a family gathering. It's set in an old, New England farmhouse and explores the ways we project our visions of the perfect holiday on...

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

September 30, 2009

This month's Readers Review takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max, who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

Readers' Review: "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig

August 26, 2009

Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite summer reads for this month's Readers' Review. Diane picked "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig, which is also one of her favorite books. It is the central volume in a trilogy that...

Readers' Review: "Olive Kitteridge" (Random House)

June 24, 2009

Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Readers' Review: "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

May 20, 2009

To mark the anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birth 150 years ago this month, Diane and her guests discuss the most famous of his mysteries. It's the tale of an ancient curse and a savage ghostly beast.

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