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Readers' Review: Carol Shields' "The Stone Diaries"

June 21, 2002

The June Readers' Review panel talks about Carol Shields' Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional autobiography of a woman born in 1905 looking back over the nine decades of her life.

Lynn Schooler: "The Blue Bear" (Ecco)

June 6, 2002

Over the course of a decade, wildlife guide Lynn Schooler accompanied photographer Michio Hoshino on numerous trips in search of Alaska's elusive "blue bear." His new memoir of their friendship and their quest deals with themes of...

Marlo Thomas: "The Right Words at the Right Time" (Atria)

June 3, 2002

Actress Marlo Thomas shares the stories she collected from Muhammad Ali, Steven Spielberg, Venus Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Katie Couric, and many others about what it meant to get the right piece of advice at...

Bob Kerrey: "When I Was a Young Man" (Harcourt)

May 31, 2002

Former governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey joins Diane to talk about his new memoir, which tells of his childhood, coming of age and service in Vietnam.

David Shribman: "I Remember My Teacher" (Andrews McMeel)

May 29, 2002

Over the course of a year, David Shribman of The Boston Globe asked everyone he met to tell him about the teachers that changed their lives. He's collected the responses in a new book.

Robert Caro: "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate" (Knopf)

May 28, 2002

Historian Robert Caro joins Diane to discuss the newest volume of his LBJ biography, which chronicles Johnson's rise to national power and visibility as he served in the U.S. Senate.

Henry Petroski: "Paperboy" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2002

Civil engineer Henry Petroski has chronicled the evolution of pencils, paperclips, and other "useful things" in previous books. In his new memoir, Paperboy, he writes about the childhood influences, such as his bike and his paper...

Tim Winton: "Dirt Music" (Scribner)

May 24, 2002

Acclaimed Australian novelist Tim Winton presents his new book, a story of passions and tensions set in the dramatic landscape of a fishing village in Western Australia.

Future of Network News

May 21, 2002

"The Big Three" networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC, all have half-hour daily evening news programs, but demographic shifts, new media sources, and other factors are causing many to question whether that will be true much longer. Diane...

Barbara Kingsolver: "Small Wonder" (HarperCollins)

May 14, 2002

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver shares her views on politics, nature and the world around us, as reflected upon in her latest book, a collection of essays mostly written after September 11th.

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