Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, April 20 through Friday, May 1, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
Goldman returned to the cello in his fifties, and this account of his own experience as well as those of others of like mind is a moving tale of growing and learning.
(Algonquin; ISBN-10: 156512992X)
Theme: Piazzola: Oblivion & Elgar: In Haven, from the album "Julian Lloyd Weber: Unexpected Songs" (EMI)
Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 17, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
Allan Karlson is desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party at the nursing home and decides to get as far away as his pocket money will allow. At the train station he decides to steal someone’s suitcase, and then there’s no turning back.
(Hachette; ISBN-10: 1401324649)
Theme: “Spann’s Boogie” and “Happy Cat Rag” from Ross MacLachlan’s album “Not Just Ragtime”
Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland.
(Dover Thrift Editions; ISBN-13: 858-1000011187)
Theme: Boccherini: String Quintet in E, Op 13/5: Minuet Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Sharon Robinson (Sony SK 53983)
Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 20, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.
Short stories by the acclaimed writer and poet whose language reveals the complexities of people and the places that hold them.
(Ecco; ISBN-10: 0062349341)
Theme: Keith Jarrett: “Fifth (Recognition)” from the album “Invocations: The Moth and the Flame” (ECM)
Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, February 23 through Friday, March 6, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
The Humor and Drama of Everyday Life in the Midwest in a series of short essays.
(Wisconsin Historical Society Press; ISBN-10: 0870206729)
Theme: “From the Coast” from the album “Simple Pleasures” b Alison Brown (Vanguard)
Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 20, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland.
Trevor’s parents are separated and he’s moved to Riddell House with his father. The house has its own ideas of what ought to be, and it’s up to Trevor to realize his and his family’s future.
(Simon & Schuster; ISBN-10: 1439187037)
Theme: Hovhaness: Symphony No. 6 “Celestial Gate” Manhattan Chamber Orchestra/Richard Aldon Clark, Koch International 3-7722-2
Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, January 26 Through Friday, January 30, 2015. Read by Michele Good.
A fictional biography of one of Hollywood’s biggest and showiest personalities.
(Prospecta; ISBN-10: 1632260069)
Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:00pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day) at 11:00pm only. Read by Jim Fleming.
The humor and drama of everyday life in the Midwest in a series of short essays.
(Wisconsin Historical Society Press; ISBN-10: 0870206729)
Theme: "From the Coast" from Alison Brown's "Simple Pleasures."
Monday, January 5, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16, and Tuesday, January 20 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”