The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz
Monday, June 12, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 30, 2006. Read by Jim Fleming This new biography follows the famous foursome through their early years to their years of fame. (Little, Brown; ISBN-10: 0316803529) Theme: The Beatles - various selections
Being Caribou: Seven Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd by Karsten Heuer
Monday, May 22, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, May 22 through Friday, June 9, 2006. Read by Karl Schmidt. Wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer and filmmaker Leanne Allison spend five months migrating on foot with more than 100,000 caribou, an experience that changes their lives (Mountaineers Books; ISBN: 1594850100) Theme: Arvo Part: Tabula...
Cottage for Sale, Must Be Moved by Kate Whouley
Monday, May 1, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 19, 2006. Read by Jim Fleming. Kate Whouley has written a memoir of creating her own space, with all the inner and outer turmoil that involves, as well as the joy. (Ballantine Books; ISBN-10: 034548018X) Theme: Alex de Grassi: "A Momentary Change of Heart...
The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
Monday, April 10, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 28, 2006. Read by Catherine Brand. The story captures the universal sense of loss and nostalgia that follows the breakup of an intense and passionate friendship between two young women. (Shaye Areheart Books; ISBN: 1400098068) Theme: Selections from "The...
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Monday, March 27, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, March 27 through Friday, April 7, 2006. Read by Jim Fleming. This is an extraordinary book. It describes a year that began with her daughter in a coma and shortly after, her husband dead of a heart attack. Didion's examination of love and loss is intensely personal but open to everyone...
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
Monday, March 13, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, March 13 through Thursday, March 23, 2006. Read by Karl Schmidt. "Tracking" is one of three novellas from Harrison's new collection. It's a meditation on space and understanding one's surroundings. (Grove/Atlantic; ISBN: 0871138921) Theme: Arvo Part: Alina (ECM New...
Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
Monday, February 13, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, February 13 through Friday, March 10, 2006. Read by Jim Fleming. A young man discovers a cache of letters his father wrote during World War II and learns the story of the difficult choices his father had to make. It causes him to reassess a man he thought he knew. (FSG; ISBN-10: 0374184216...
Andrew Jackson: His Life & Times by H.W. Brands
Monday, January 23, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, January 23 through Frida,y February 10, 2006. Read by Norman Gilliland. A new biography of the President who ushered in The Age of Democracy (Doubleday; ISBN-10: 0385507380) Theme: 'Tis Timothy Walker playing "Three Irish Airs with Variations: Gary Owen" from Hyperion 66027 (...
Booking Passage: We Irish and Americans by Thomas Lynch
Monday, January 2, 2006, 12:30pm
Monday, January 2 through Friday, January 20, 2006. Read by Karl Schmidt. A Michigan poet and essayist writes about his Irish ancestry and how the events of 9/11 forcibly remind us all of the power of ethnic ties, race and language, history and custom. (Norton; ISBN-10: 0393042065) Theme: excerpts...
The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Monday, December 12, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 30, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. The author of the popular Elm Creek Quilts novels sets her latest story at Christmas. Reconciliation and redemption are the themes as Sylvia and Sarah celebrate the future while reexamining the past. (Simon and Schuster;...
Runaway by Alice Munro
Monday, October 31, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 18, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. Stories of women of all ages and circumstances, in the hands of a masterful writer (Knopf; ISBN-10: 140004281X) Theme: Schnittke: Concerto Grosso Nr 1 - rondo; Gidon Kremer, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Heinrich...
The Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages by Sara Rath
Monday, October 10, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 28, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. Hannah Swann leads a quiet life in Madison, but when she inherits her uncle's rundown resort in the north woods, she finds herself proprietor of his environmental legacy as well. It's a chance to discover her family...
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Monday, September 19, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, September 19 through Friday, October 7, 2005. Read by Catherine Brand Smith made his reputation with The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Here he starts a new series with Scottish-American philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, a single woman of independent means who edits the esteemed Review of...
Evening Class by Maeve Binchy
Monday, August 22, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, August 22 through Friday, September 16, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. Eight Dubliners take a class in Italian and find their lives changed along with their language. (Doubleday; ISBN-10: 0385318073) Theme: "Un Bel Di" from "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini; Cincinnati...
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Monday, July 25, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 19, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. A day in the life of Henry Perowne, a contented man who wakes up one day afraid of the future. What happens to him this day, who he meets, and how he decides to go forward, make for a compelling story. (Doubleday; ISBN-10:...
The Pine Island Paradox by Kathleen Dean Moore
Monday, July 11, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. "What we need next is a new ethic - call it an "ecological ethic of care," call it a "moral ecology." It's an ethic built on caring for people and caring for places." In this powerful book...
American Normal: The Hidden World of Asperger Syndrome by Lawrence Osborne
Monday, June 27, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 8, 2005. Read by Karl Schmidt. Stories from the inside of one of the world's most challenging diseases, bringing to life the people who cope with autism. (Copernicus Books; ISBN-10: 0387953078) Theme: Ted Nash: Sidewalk Meeting (Arabesque AJ0156)
The Broker by John Grisham
Monday, June 6, 2005, 12:30pm
Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 24, 2005. Read by Jim Fleming. It's a thriller, all right, as former power broker Joel Backman is pardoned by the CIA so he can be a target and expose an intelligence ring. It's also a pleasurable exploration of small town life in Italy, where Backman...