Monday, January 5, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 23, 2015. Read by Susan Sweeney and Jim Fleming.
A fictional memoir set in the Ozarks. John Sinclair is a professor who comes to live in his grandfather’s cabin and to teach a writing class. There he finds Anna McKerrin, her daughter and her granddaughter, and their stories.
(CreateSpace; ISBN-10: 1493581643) (www.readingbyear.com)
Theme: "The Shakin' O' the Pocky" from Natalie MacMaster's album "My Roots Are Showing"
Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:30pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out and a New Year In .
Theme: "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" & "Greensleeves" from "A Midnight Clear: A Celtic Christmas" with Robin Bullock (Dorian DOR 93250)
Monday, December 22, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, December 22 through Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt.
Playing "Christmas at Thompson Hall" is a Christmas tradition.
Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 19, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
A novel about sibling rivalry and the inside of the restaurant business.
(Doubleday; ISBN-10: 0385537433 / ISBN-13: 978-0-385-53743-8)
Theme: This Can’t Be Love, George Shearing (Verve 314 535 316-2)
Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, November 10 through Friday, November 28, 2014. Read by Susan Sweeney.
A memoir about growing up in America at a crucial time, in the age of Apollo 11, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War.
(UW Press; ISBN-10: 1565121465)
Theme: “My Favorite Things” & “Anyone Can Whistle” – George Shearing
Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, October 27 through Friday, November 7, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt.
A true story about a man, a war historian, who adopts an owl. With little experience of pets, everything turns into an adventure.
(FSG; ISBN-10: 0374228469)
Theme: “Ethio Invention No. 1” from “I Want to See Pulaski at Night” – Andrew Bird
Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 24, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
A sampling from this new biography which follows the famous foursome through their early years to their years of fame. (Rebroadcast from 2006.)
(Little, Brown; ISBN: 0316803529)
Theme: Various selections from The Beatles’ discography.
Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday September 22 through Friday October 3, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland.
Two old friends get back together after twenty years to ride in a 500 mile Iowa bike race. That’s 500 miles of togetherness, and they discover it’s not so much about the event as it is about the people.
(World Waters; ISBN-10: 0985663510)
Theme: Joseph Horovitz: Music Hall Suite: Trick Cyclists, etc. Das Rennquintett
Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, September 8 through Friday, September 19, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
Excerpts from the new biography of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, focusing on efforts to secure Senate approval of the Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations Covenant.
(Putnam; ISBN: 0399159215)
THEME: Gershwin Plays Gershwin: the Piano Rolls Vol 1 – When Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em (Nonesuch)
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 5, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland.
(ForeEdge; ISBN: 1611684110)
THEME: Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture, opus 32, London SO - Abbado
Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 22. 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
Innocence is again the subject in Turow’s new book. Twin brothers are featured, one in politics, the other in prison, but who is innocent and who is guilty?
(Grand Central; ISBN: 1455527203)
THEME: The Frames with “In the Deep Shade” from the album “For the Birds”
Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 25, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt
In his early book "The Good Soldiers" Finkel wrote of embedding with infantry in Iraq during "the surge." In this book Finkel embeds with the same men again, at home after their deployment has ended.
(Sarah Crichton Books ISBN-10: 0374180660)
THEME: Kronos Quartet: The Beatitudes from “The Music of Vladimir Martynov; Everhard Weber: Seriously Deep from “Silent Feet”
Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, June 16 through Friday, July 4, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
Heimo Korth traveled from Wisconsin to the Alaskan bush in his twenties. Three decades later he and his family still live a sustainable nomadic life 200 miles from civilization. This is their rustic version of the American Dream
(Atria ISBN-10: 0743453131)
THEME: Reznicek: Donna Diana Ovt; Cincinnati Pops - Kunzel (Telarc CD-80116)
Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 13, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt.
32 Ships were trapped in the ice of Alaska, a horror in the history of whaling. This is a story of disaster and rescue; of the Quaker community of Plymouth Colony and their rise and fall.
(Parnassus ISBN: 0940160234)
THEME: Degree of Separation & Whatever; from "Edgar Meyer" (Sony)
Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 30, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland.
At the beginning of the 17th century Paris was a village. Over the next century it turned itself into the mythic city we know today.
(Bloomsbury ISBN: 1608195910)
THEME: Milhaud: Scaramouche Suite: Modéré, Theodore Kerkezos, saxophone, Philharmonia Orchestra, Martin Brabbins (Naxos 8.557063)
Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 16, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
AJ Fikry owns Island Books and should be happy, where there hangs a sign that says: "No Man is an Island; Every Book is a World." AJ feels the weight of the world pressing on him, but his world is about to change.
(Algonquin ISBN: 1616203218;)
THEME: "Queen of Hearts" from "For My Father" Hank Jones, piano
Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 25, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
A novel of two brothers in the 1930s reveals a story of jealousy, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession.
(Dial Press ISBN-10: 0385340389)
THEME: The Flower of Port Williams; The Chris Norman Ensemble (Dorian)
Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 28, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
Grisham takes us back again to the courthouse he made famous in his novel "A Time to Kill" We are introduced again to many of the same characters, with a new and compelling look at racism and murder.
(Doubleday ISBN-10: 0385537131)
Theme: "Busted Bicycle" & "The Last Steam Engine Train" from "The Leo Kottke Anthology" (Rhino)
Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt.
The story of a farm and its people, by Ben Logan. A classic American memoir about a boyhood on a Western Wisconsin hilltop farm in the 1930s.
(Itchy Cat Press; ISBN-10: 0670417610 / ISBN-13: 978-0976145059) (Available as Audio Book from WPR's Radio Store 1-800-747-7444)
Theme: Triptique for String Orchestra-Berceuse & Andante; Akutagawa - Angel S-36577
Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 21, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland.
Cabeza de Vaca was an early explorer of the New World in the 16th Century, one of four survivors of a Spanish expedition in 1527, he traveled across the American Southwest and in Mexico.
(University of New Mexico Press; ISBN-10: 082630656X)
Theme: "Calata ala spagnola" after Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508) Piffaro Archiv 453441