A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, December 25, 2020. Read by Ken Ohst. From the 1979 Chapter a Day archives, Ken Ohst reads Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" which was published in December of 1843. It tells the story of bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from visits by...
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 18, 2020. Read by Susan Sweeney. A travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery. (Penguin ISBN-10: 0670034711 ) Theme: Ray Lynch: Over Easy (from "Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening" (Windham Hill)
The King of Confidence by Miles Harvey
Monday, November 2, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 27, 2020. Read by Norman Gilliland. In the summer of 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed atheist, vanished from a rural town in New York. Months later he reappeared on the Midwestern frontier and converted to a burgeoning religious...
We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:30pm
Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 30, 2020. Read by Michele Good. Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis. This deliciously unsettling novel is about a strange, isolated,...
Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf by Raymond C. Kaquatosh
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:30pm
Thursday, September 24 through Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming. Raymond Kaquatosh was born in 1924 on Wisconsin’s Menominee Reservation. The son of a medicine woman, he spent his boyhood immersed in the beauty of the natural world and the traditions of his tribe and his family. When...
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Monday, September 7, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, September 7 through Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Read by Karl Schmidt. The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular...
Northland by Porter Fox
Monday, August 24, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 4, 2020. Read by Norman Gilliland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written...
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Monday, August 3, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 21, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming. With his valet Passepartout, Phileas Fogg attempts to travel around the globe in just eighty days in order to win a £20,000 wager. The novel describes his passage through exotic lands and dangerous locations using whatever...
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Monday, July 6, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 31, 2020. Read by Susan Sweeney. Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the Los Angeles Public Library fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely...
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, June 15 through Friday, July 3, 2020. Read by Norman Gilliland. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. (Harper; ISBN-10:...
Downeast Ledge: A Novel by Norman Gilliland
Monday, May 25, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, May 25 through Friday, June 12, 2020. 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.
Seabiscuit: an American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 22, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming. With knobby knees and crooked legs, Seabiscuit was no one's idea of a race horse, but looks aren't everything. His quality, an admirer once wrote, "was mostly in his heart." Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of the horse who became...
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Monday, April 13, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 24, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming. Selections from Thoreau's classic about living in the woods near Concord, MA. Walden is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. (Project...
Laurentian Divide: A Novel by Sarah Stonich
Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 10, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming Bitter winters are nothing new in Hatchet Inlet, hard up against the ridge of the Laurentian Divide, but the advent of spring can’t thaw the community’s collective grief, lingering since a senseless tragedy the previous fall. What...
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 20, 2020. Read by Norman Gilliland The incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving...
American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph J. Ellis
Monday, February 3, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 14, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0385353421 ) Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question "What would the Founding Fathers think?" He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of...
The Eye of Edna from Essays of E.B. White
Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:30pm
Friday, January 31, 2020. Read by Jim Fleming. "The Eye of Edna" is an essay from the collection "The Essays of E.B. White." The author, one of the founders of The New Yorker magazine, lived in Maine at the time and writes of spending a day listening to the radio while announcers track the progress...
Head Of The Lakes by Anthony Bukoski
Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:30pm
Monday, January 27 through Thursday, January 30, 2020. Read by Norman Gilliland. Stories about Superior's Polish Americans and blue-collar community from its peak after World War II to its later decline. (Nodin Press: ISBN-10: 1947237063 ) THEME: “A Legend of the Skerries” by Hugo Alfven; Swedish...
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:30pm
Friday, January 3 through Friday, January 24, 2020. Read by Susan Sweeney. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she...