Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Monday, June 30, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 25, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. A magnificent story of youthful idealism and mature realism that takes two couples from the beginnings of friendship during the Depression in Madison, Wisconsin to success and heartbreak in the years that follow. (Random House...
Never Surrender: a novel of Winston Churchill by Michael Dobbs
Monday, June 9, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 27, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. This work of historical fiction examines three crucial weeks in 1940 when Churchill was at his lowest ebb, but England as a whole was lower. (Sourcebooks ISBN-10: 0007107250 / ISBN-13: 9781402210440) Theme: John Adams: Violin...
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain by Oliver Sacks
Monday, May 26, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, May 26 through Friday, June 6, 2008. Read by Jim Fleming. The renowned neurologist and author brings us stories of the power of music to affect patients' lives, from a man who is struck by lightning and suddenly inspired to become a pianist to "brainworms" and sticky tunes,...
The Poet of Tolstoy Park: A Novel by Sonny Brewer
Monday, May 5, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 23, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. A 67-year-old man, given a year to live by his doctors, decides instead to read Tolstoy and "perfect his soul." (Ballantine Books; ISBN-10: 034547631X / ISBN-13: 978-0345476326) Theme: Ligeti: Cello Sonata; David Geringas (...
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Monday, April 14, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, April 14 through Friday, May 2, 2008. Read by Jim Fleming. A 3rd string NFL quarterback finds the meaning of American football when he's run out of town and finds himself playing in Parma, Italy. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0385525001 / ISBN-13: 978-0385525008) Theme: Bolero from Serenata...
Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America by Andrew Ferguson
Monday, March 24, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, March 24 through Friday, April 11, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. We all know who our 16th President was, but who is he today? Andrew Ferguson travels America looking for Lincoln in contemporary society. (Atlantic; ISBN-10: 0871139677 / ISBN-13: 9780871139672) Theme: America the Beautiful...
The One That Got Away: a memoir by Howell Raines
Monday, March 10, 2008, 12:30pm
Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 21, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt. Wry and funny memoir about fishing, and family, and the end of his newspaper career. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN-10: 0743272781 / ISBN: 0641802013) Theme: Bill Frisell: selections by the artist (ECM 440 014 198-2)
All Brave Sailors : The Sinking of the Anglo Saxon, 1940 by J. Revell Carr
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 12:30pm
Thursday, February 21 through Friday, March 7, 2008. Read by Norman Gilliland. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN-10: 0743238370 / ISBN-13: 9780743529273) Theme: Arnold Bax/Graham Parlett: On the Sea-Shore; Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley (Chandos CHAN 8473); Contant Lambert: The Merchant Seamen Suite;...
Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee
Friday, January 25, 2008, 12:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2008. Read by Karl Schmidt John McPhee's books have always been about real people in real places. Here are his adventures with people who work in freight transportation. (FSG; ISBN-10: 0374280398 / ISBN-13: 978-0374280390) Theme: Toots Footprints from Toots Thielemans...
Cage of Stars by Jacqueline Mitchard
Monday, December 31, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, December 31, 2007 through Thursday, January 24, 2008. Read by Susan Sweeney. A twelve-year-old's world is shattered when her sisters are murdered. Years later she decides to avenge them, in the process discovering the true meanings of crime and forgiveness. (Warner; ISBN-10: B000IAZP1G...
FDR by Jean Edward Smith
Monday, December 10, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 28, 2007. Read by Jim Fleming. Excerpts from a new biography of one of the Twentieth Century's most important leaders, from the excitement of the Hundred Days of the New Deal to the days leading up to World War II. (Random House; ISBN: 1400061210)...
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Monday, October 29, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 16, 2007. Read by Susan Sweeney. A charming debut novel about a twelve-year-old girl living on a horse ranch tells much about grieving and the pain of growing to adulthood. (Macmillan; ISBN-10: 1416533249) Theme: Copland: Our Town; London Symphony...
Notes from Little Lakes by Mel Ellis
Monday, October 8, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, October 8 through Friday, October 26, 2007. 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)
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
Monday, September 17, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday September 17 through Friday, October 5, 2007. Read by Karl Schmidt. Merle came into the author's life on a camping trip and stayed with him for thirteen years. Those years proved important for them both, as Merle established himself as an individual. (Harcourt; ISBN: 0151012709) Theme:...
Five Skies by Ron Carlson
Monday, August 27, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, August 27 through Friday, September 14, 2007. Read by Jim Fleming. A compelling novel about the friendship of three men working on a strange construction project in the Idaho Rockies. Their summer together will change their lives forever. (Penguin; ISBN: 0670038504) Theme: Ennio Morricone:...
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
Monday, July 23, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 10, 2007. Read by Karl Schmidt. "There was only one giant golden spruce in the world, and, until a man named Grant Hadwin took a chainsaw to it, in 1997, it had stood for more than three hundred years in a steadily shrinking patch of old-growth forest in...
Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty by Tim Sandlin
Monday, July 2, 2007, 12:30pm
Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 20, 2007. Read by Jim Fleming. Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh. AARP is going to Win! (Riverhead; ISBN: 1594489335) Theme: The Beatles: When I'm Sixty-Four