Readers' Review

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...

Readers Review: "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk

January 18, 2006

A discussion of the 2004 novel by Turkey's best-selling author. Orhan Pamuk is currently being prosecuted in his country for "insulting Turkish identity." "Snow" explores the collision of Western values with Islamic...

Readers' Review: "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

December 21, 2005

Diane invites listeners to join her and a panel to discuss the first book Lewis wrote in what would become "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Readers' Review: "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

November 16, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about Vonnegut's story of a World War II soldier who becomes "unstuck" in time.

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