Readers' Review

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.

Readers' Review: "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

June 21, 2006

The New York Times recently asked prominent writers, critics, and editors to chose the best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years. Diane invites listeners to discuss the winner in this month's Readers' Review.

Readers' Review: Poetry (Rebroadcast)

May 29, 2006

In honor of National Poetry Month (April), Diane and her guests discussed their favorite poems. They used the book "How To Read A Poem: And Fall In Love With Poetry" as a guide, but listeners shared favorite poems as well.

Readers' Review: "My Brilliant Career" by Miles Franklin

May 24, 2006

Diane invites listeners to join her for a discussion of this classic 19th century Australian novel about a woman's journey toward self expression and freedom.

Readers' Review: Poetry

April 19, 2006

In honor of National Poetry Month, Diane and her guests discuss their favorite poems. The book, "How To Read A Poem: And Fall In Love With Poetry" will be used as a guide, but listeners are invited to bring their own favorite poems as...

Readers' Review: John Banville presents "The Sea" (Knopf)

March 29, 2006

Diane takes a break from the usual Readers' Review format this month to talk with Irish writer John Banville. He will describe and answer questions about his 2005 Man Booker prize winning novel, "The Sea."

Readers' Review: "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice Munro

February 22, 2006

Time magazine named Canadian author Alice Munro among the world's 100 most influential people of 2005. Her short stories have been compared with those of Chekhov. Diane invites listeners to take a look at nine of those stories in this...

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