Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel  Barbery

April 22, 2009

One French critic called "The Elegance of the Hedgehog "the ultimate celebration of every person's invisible part." Diane invites listeners to join in a discussion of this international best-seller by French novelist and professor of...

Readers Review: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

March 18, 2009

Guest host Susan Page invites listeners to join her and a panel for a discussion of the first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiographical series, dealing with her early years as a writer and activist.

Readers' Review: "Dreams from My Father" by Barack Obama

January 22, 2009

As the first black president of the "Harvard Law Review," Barack Obama received an advance from a publisher in 1995 to write a book. He decided to tell the story of his family in the hopes it might help people understand the fissures of...

Readers' Review: "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga

November 26, 2008

Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of the book which received this year's Mann Booker Prize. The judges said it was chosen because it shocked and entertained them in equal measure. "The White Tiger" is a darkly humorous novel...

Readers' Review: "The Plot Against America" by Philip Roth

October 29, 2008

Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of what some reviewers called Philip Roth's most powerful political novel. It presents an alternate world in which Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR in the 1940 presidential election.

Readers Review: "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway

August 20, 2008

Listeners are invited to join a panel discussion of what some critics have called the best novel to emerge from World War I.

Readers Review: "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery

July 23, 2008

In 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery published this classic story of an eleven-year-old orphan sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm. Diane invites you to join the discussion about...

Readers' Review: "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2008

Please join Diane and her panel this month as they discuss Eudora Welty's memoir "One Writer's Beginning." Ms. Welty discusses growing up in the South and how her family and surroundings influenced her personality and writing.

Readers' Review: "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty

June 25, 2008

Please join Diane and her panel this month as they discuss Eudora Welty's memoir "One Writer's Beginning." Ms. Welty discusses growing up in the South and how her family and surroundings influenced her personality and writing.

Readers Review: "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren

April 30, 2008

Diane invites listeners to discuss this classic work of fiction based on the life and career of Louisiana's legendary politician Huey Long.

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