Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 26, 2016
. Read by Michele Good
The world is ending as the Earth slows, but life still matters for ten-year-old Julia. This is a coming of age story about hope and plans in a time of despair.
(Random House; ISBN-10: 0812982940)
Theme: Anton Garcia Abril; “Third Sigh”; Hillary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
Monday, January 25, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, January 25 through Friday, February 5, 2016. Read by Karl Schmidt
The former Poet Laureate of the United States writes movingly about a long life and facing what he calls the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age.
(Houghton Mifflin; ISBN-10: 0544287045)
Theme: Music from Symphony in Three Movements by Stravinsky, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle conducting
Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 22, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming
(PREEMPTED Monday, January 18 at 12:30pm for Martin Luther King Day Special. Chapter will air at 11pm and be available online.)
The author of “Shadow Divers” goes back to see to follow the adventures of John Chatterton and John Mattera as they search for the wreck captained by the notorious pirate John Bannister.
(Random House; ISBN-13: 978-1400063369; ISBN-10: 1400063361)
Theme: Nyatiti by Andrew Bird from the album Useless Creatures.
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 12:30pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming.
The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out and a New Year In .
(Serenity Publishers; ISBN: 1604505958)
Theme: "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" & "Greensleeves" from "A Midnight Clear: A Celtic Christmas" with Robin Bullock (Dorian DOR 93250)
Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
A traveler is snowbound at Christmas time in Victorian England
(Leopold Classic Library; ISBN-10: B0187EVETQ)
Theme: "Tomorrow will be my dancing day" by Robin Bullock from Christmas Eve is Here (Dancing Wolf Records)
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:05pm
Thursday December 17 through Friday December 18, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join in the search for a missing gem and a found goose.
(CreateSpace; ISBN-10: 1502762900
Monday, December 14, 2015, 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.
Playing "Christmas at Thompson Hall" is a Christmas tradition.
(Penguin Christmas Classics; ISBN: 0143122479)
Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, November 9 through Friday, December 4, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming and Susan Sweeney.
A tale of World War II as a blind French Girl and an orphan German boy each try to find a way to survive the war.
(Scribner; ISBN-13: 978-1476746586 | ISBN-10: 1476746583)
Theme: Allegro from Piano Concerto No 20 in d, K 466; Alfred Brendel, piano, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, cond (Philips)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, October 19 through Friday, November 6, 2015. Read by Cynthia Woodland
This is a story, as the title says, of justice and redemption, but it’s more. It’s about the criminal justice system in this country, and about the death penalty…and about people. Mostly it’s about people.
(Spiegel & Grau; ISBN-10: 0812994523 | ISBN-13: 978-0812994520)
Theme: Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me”
Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, September 21 through Friday, October 16, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland
Two adventures by wagon train, one in the nineteenth century, the other in the twenty-first.
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck - Simon and Schuster; ISBN-10: 1451659164)
The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life by Francis Parkman - Amereon Limited; ISBN-10: 0848817680)
Theme: Jubilee from Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches: 1 on Naxos. The National Radio Symphomy Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar, conducting...
Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, September 7 through Friday, September 18, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
From Chicago to the Wisconsin woods, a fast-paced murder mystery.
(UW Press: Terrace Books; ISBN-10: 029930440X)
Theme: AA Bondy: Believers: Surfer King, Hiway/Fever
Monday, August 17, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, August 17 through Friday September 4, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
The Whitshank clan has a long history in Baltimore. It’s the way Tyler reveals the story of Red and Abby and their family that makes it all come to life.
(Knopf; ISBN-10: 1101874279)
Theme: “Vardarito” from the album “Homage a Piazzolla” Gidon Kremer, violin (Nonesuch)
Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland
Many say the short story is the most difficult art form, but you wouldn’t guess that from reading Charles Baxter’s work. His elegant prose and concise storylines are perfect.
(Vintage Contemporaries; ISBN-10: 030773952X)
Theme: Debussy: Reverie, Aldo Ciccolini, EMI/Angel 66753
Monday, July 6, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 24, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt
An extraordinary story about friendship in the harsh world of Leningrad during the German siege of WWII.
(Plume; ISBN-10: 0452295297)
Theme: Selections from the String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op 122 by Dmitri Shostakovich performed by the Emerson Qt.
Monday, June 22, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 3, 2015. Read by Michele Good.
Random House; ISBN-10: 0812981901
The author moves with her family to spend a joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Theme: Les Jours Triste by Neil Hannon/Yann Tiersen with the Ensemble Orchestral Synaxis/Drums: Christian Quermalet from the soundtrack to Amélie.
Monday, June 8, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 19, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
The brutal murders at Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring Green prairie cottage helped shape the rest of the famous architect's life.
(Wisconsin; ISBN-10: 0299222101)
Theme: Beethoven: String Quartet Nr 11 - allegretto ma non troppo; Quartetto Italiano (Philips 420 104-2)
Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, May 25 through Friday, June 5, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.
An octogenarian therapist offers lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of study of the mind.
(Basic Books; ISBN-10: 0465029647)
Theme: Erik Satie “3 Gymnopedies” Pascal Roge, piano; from the album “After the Rain: The Soft Sounds of Erik Satie” (London 444 958-2)
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 22, 2015. Read by Susan Sweeney.
A comedy of locals and summer people in coastal Maine.
(Nemo; ISBN-10: 0971509360)
Theme: Laminated Cat from the album "Loose Fur" by Loose Fur.