Readers' Review

Readers' Review: "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

April 25, 2007

Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of this novel about a newly married Bengali couple's immigration from India to the U.S., their two children, and how all their lives are shaped by accidental events in spite of their plans and...

Readers Review: "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

March 21, 2007

Diane and her guests discuss this classic tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams.

Readers Review: "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine" by Bebe Moore Campbell

February 21, 2007

We remember Bebe Moore Campbell, who died last November at age 56, by taking a look at the novel for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Literature. Spanning the decades from the mid 1950s to the late 1980s, "Your Blues Ain't Like...

Readers Review: "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger

January 24, 2007

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of this novel about love and the transcendence of time.

Readers' Review: "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2006

A look back at one of Diane's favorite Readers' Reviews - a discussion of E.B. White's children's classic, "Charlotte's Web."

Readers' Review: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2006

Diane invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.

Readers' Review: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"

November 21, 2006

The November Readers' Review panel talks about gulag survivor Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's 1962 account of life in a Stalin-era work camp.

Readers' Review: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus

September 27, 2006

Diane invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.

Readers' Review: "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards

August 16, 2006

Listeners join Diane to discuss one of the summer's best selling paperbacks. The book explores the secrets we harbor from those we love, our ability to rationalize lies, and our fear that there will always be something unknowable about...

Readers' Review: "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson

July 19, 2006

Our summer book is an unconventional murder mystery. A former police detective is hired to solve three crimes from the past.

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