Exiles in the Garden by Ward Just
Monday, November 9, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, November 9 through Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Read by Karl Schmidt. The new novel by America?s great Washington writer takes on individual responsibility in the public world. (Harcourt; ISBN-10: B004JZX176 / ISBN-13: 9780547195582) Theme: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op 31...
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: a novel by Jamie Ford
Monday, October 19, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, October 19 through Friday, November 6, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. Henry Lee came of age in WWII era Seattle, and vividly remembers when the Japanese were interned. Now as he recovers from the cancer death of his wife, those days are brought back to life by the discovery of artifacts in an...
Without a Map by Meredith Hall
Monday, September 14, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, September 14 through Friday, October 2, 2009. Read by Susan Sweeney. Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned , kicked out of her mother?s house and banished by her father, she gives up her baby up for adoption...
Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat-Moon
Monday, August 17, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 11, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. The author of Blue Highways returns to the back roads of America in search of "quoz" - things strange, incongruous, or peculiar. (Little, Brown ; ISBN-10: B005M4P766 / ISBN-13: 978-0316110259) Theme: Chuck Suchy;...
The Other by David Guterson
Monday, July 20, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, July 20 through Friday, August 14, 2009. Read by Karl Schmidt. A novel about youth and idealism, adulthood and its compromises, and two powerfully different visions of what it means to live a good life. (Knopf; ISBN-10: B002PJ4HRG / ISBN-13: 978-0307263155) Theme: Nico Muhly speaks volumes...
Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood by Dave Crehore
Monday, July 6, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 17, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. In 1950 the Crehores, 7-year-old Dave and his parents, moved from Ohio to Manitowoc, WI. His memoir is filled with the satisfying life and adventures of a Wisconsin in the middle of the 20th Century. (Terrace Books; ISBN-10:...
How Far is the Ocean From Here by Amy Shearn
Monday, June 8, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, June 8 through Friday, July 3, 2009. Read by Susan Sweeney. An unmarried surrogate mother flees her Chicago home and heads for the Southwest. This novel explores how people care for each other, whoever and wherever they are. (Random House; ISBN-10:0307405346 / ISBN-13: 978-0307405340) Theme...
Driftless by David Rhodes
Monday, May 4, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 13, 2011. Read by Karl Schmidt. A story from the "driftless" area of Wisconsin, about a town apparently left out of time. It's an unforgettable slice of life in rural America (Milkweed; ISDN-10: 1571310592 / ISBN-13: 978-57131-059-0) Theme: Haydn...
The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig
Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, April 6 through Friday, May 1, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. A greatest generation story of the members of a Montana football team who go to war. One is selected by the army propaganda arm to tell their stories. (Harcourt; ISBN-10: B001VEI01K / ISBN-13: 978-0151012435) Theme: Cole Porter:...
Mayhem in B-flat by Eliot Paul
Monday, February 23, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, February 23 through Friday, March 13, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. Elliot Paul's Homer Evans mysteries are classics of the form. In Mayhem in B-flat, Paul tells the story of Evans and his stylish, pistol-packing companion Miriam Leonard as they tackle on a series of strange events...
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Monday, February 2, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 20, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming. When you bring home a Labrador Retriever, you expect the kind of dog famous for its calm and helpfulness. Not Marley. One Hundred Pounds of pure exuberance, there is nothing and no one he can't bowl over. There are...
The Case of Laker, Absconded by Arthur Morrison
Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:30pm
Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (11 PM ONLY). Read by Ken Ohst. This is a classic tale from the Chapter a Day archives. Inspector Martin Hewitt was the creation of Arthur Morrison and featured in many tales. Ken Ohst was for many years the voice of Chapter a Day. (from the Chapter...
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 12:30pm
Wednesday, January 8 through Friday, January 30, 2009. Read by Karl Schmidt. (Not heard on 1/19-1/20/09) The New York Times correspondent takes us to the front lines of the wars in the Middle East. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0307266397 / ISBN-13: 978-0307266392) Theme: Excerpt from Saint-Saens Symphony #1;...
Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
Monday, December 22, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, December 22, 2008 through Wednesday, January 7, 2009. Read by Jim Fleming including "The Cricket on the Hearth", "The Holly Tree", and "The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out and a New Year In" Theme: "Tomorrow Shall Be My...
Undiscovered Country: A Novel by Lin Enger
Monday, December 1, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 19, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. A 17-year old boy decides to explore events leading up to a hunting accident in Minnesota in which his father apparently took his own life. (Little Brown; ISBN-10: 0316006947 / ISBN-13: 978-0316006941) Theme: Miles Davis:...
Night Sisters : A Novel by Sara Rath
Monday, November 10, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, November 10 through Friday, November 28, 2008. Read by Susan Sweeney. Dark shadows and lively ghosts in this tale set in Wisconsin. (UW Press; ISBN-10: 0299228703 / ISBN-13: 978-0299228705) Theme: Bill Douglas: Circle of Moons (HS 11048-2)
A Sound Like Thunder by Sonny Brewer
Monday, October 20, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, October 20 through Friday, November 7, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. A story of fathers and sons, Set in the small gulf town of Fairhope, Alabama, as World War II is just beginning. The author of "The Poet of Tolstoy Park" has another stirring tale of remembrance . (Libri; ISBN-10:...
Notes from Little Lakes by Mel Ellis
Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 17, 2008. Read by Jim Fleming. Memories from one of Wisconsin's premier newspaper columnists. (Cabin Bookshelf; ISBN-10: 096533810X Theme: selections from "Beyond Six Strings: A Collection of New Music for Harp Guitar" (HGM-CD-001)