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"Edge of the Map"

Book cover for Edge of the MapInterview with Author Johanna Garton

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Book cover for A Gentleman in MoscowA Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Monday, June 21 through Friday, July 23, 2021. Read by Jim Fleming.

In 1922 an unrepentant aristocrat is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. If he steps outside he will be shot. Inside, however, life goes on.

(Viking Press; ISBN-10: 0670026190)

Theme: Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C, Op 48 – 2nd mvt; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – Neville Marriner, cond.

Book cover for Raft of StarsRaft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff

Monday, July 26 through Friday, August 20, 2021. Read by Norman Gilliland.

When two hardscrabble, young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it’s too late?

(Ecco; ISBN-10 : 0063031906 / ISBN-13 : 978-0063031906)


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About Jim

Jim Fleming began his career at WPR as a student announcer in the 1960s. In addition to producing and hosting several award winning radio dramas and programs, Fleming also held a number of management positions. Read more

About Norman

Norman Gilliland is the Wisconsin Public Radio host of "The Midday" and "Old Time Radio Drama." He's also the author of "Sand Mansions," and "Midnight Catch."Read more

About Michele

Michele Gerard Good was born in Chicago and raised in northern Wisconsin. After graduating from Ripon College with a degree in theatre, she spent most of her life pursuing an acting career – studying “the Method” at The Actor’s Studio in London, voice with Marni Nixon in New York and...Read more

About Karl

Karl Schmidt was an Emeritus Professor at UW-Extension, and read for "Chapter a Day" off and on for 75 years. Among his other roles at WPR, Schmidt directed "Earplay," a radio drama that comprised much of NPR's programming of that genre during the 1970s. He died in April 2016.Read more

About Susan

Susan Sweeney is an emeritus theater professor at the University of Wisconsin. She has a long history in theater as well as singing and coaching voice and dialects throughout the United States. She has voiced over 20 books as a reader for Wisconsin Public Radio's long-running program "Chapter a Day."Read more

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