Readers' Review

Readers' Review: Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities"

October 20, 2010

A Readers' Review of "A Tale of Two Cities." Charles Dicken's classic novel about the social ills plaguing London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.

Readers Review:  "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen

Readers Review: "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen

September 22, 2010

Listeners are invited to join Diane for a conversation about the novel which put author Jonathan Franzen on the literary map. "The Corrections" is a tragic-comic look at an American family at the end of the twentieth century as each of...

Readers' Review:  "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

Readers' Review: "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

August 25, 2010

Our August Readers' Review discusses this classic novel about a middle-class, 19th century British girl who vacations in Florence.

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

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

July 21, 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: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Readers' Review:  "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

June 16, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Readers' Review:  "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Readers' Review: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

May 26, 2010

The May Readers’ Review: A discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. It’s the story of a teenage Nigerian girl and an educated British couple whose tragic encounter on an African beach forever alters their lives.

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...

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