Population: 485 by Michael Perry
Monday, July 12, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Michael Perry returns home to New Auburn, WI and connects with his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Esquire magazine calls it "...intimate and disarming and lovely." (Harper Collins; ISBN-10: 0060198524)...
Franklin & Winston: an Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
Monday, June 21, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, June 21 through Friday, July 9, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "The Greatest Generation" and this story of their relationship brings both to life. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0375505008) Theme: excerpt from - John...
English Creek by Ivan Doig
Monday, May 31, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, May 31 through Friday, June 18, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Continuing the story of the McCaskill family, Ivan Doig in English Creek tells of life in Montana in the innocent years before the Second World War. (Penguin; ISBN-10: 0140084428) Theme: "Roxanna Waltz & Scotland,"...
Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
Monday, April 26, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 30, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. The central volume in Ivan Doig's celebrated Montana trilogy, Dancing at the Rascal Fair is a story of the essential American experience. At the turn of the last century, immigrants dare to try to impose their will on the Rocky...
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
Monday, March 29, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 23, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. Marvelous short stories by a modern master of the form. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0375727434) Theme: John Corigliano: Troubadors (variations for guitar & orchestra)& Lukas Foss: American Landscapes: variations on "the...
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Monday, March 8, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 26, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is a very readable historical account of several key moments in the lives of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, Madison, Burr, and others following the ratification of the Constitution in...
Benjamin Franklin: an American Life by Walter Isaacson
Monday, February 23, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, February 23 through Friday, March 5, 2004. Read by Norman Gilliland. A compelling look at one of America's heroes. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN-10: 0684807610) Theme: Bach: Andantino from Quintet in D Major for flute, oboe, violin, cello & keyboard Op 22 Nr 1; English Concert (...
Design for Living by Margot Peters
Monday, February 2, 2004, 12:30pm
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 20, 2004. Read by Jim Fleming. A biography of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the most famous English-speaking acting team of the twentieth century. Margot Peters delights with her ability to bring to life these legendary stars. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0375411178...
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Monday, December 22, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, December 22, 2003 through Friday, January 30, 2004. Read by Karl Schmidt. Set in the early 1960s, Enger's debut novel is narrated by eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy whose close-knit family is broken apart after the oldest son, Davy, commits a crime of passion and becomes...
Time Between Trains by Anthony Bukoski
Monday, December 15, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, December 15 through Friday, December 19, 2003. Read by Karl Schmidt. Short stories detailing the lives of the working class residents of Superior, Wisconsin (Southern Methodist University Press; ISBN-10: 0870744798) Theme: Ivan Moravec Plays Chopin: Mazurka in a (Supraphon WU 3583-2-111)
The Staggerford Flood by Jon Hassler
Monday, December 1, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 12, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming. Written thirty years after "Staggerford," this new novel is centered on Agatha McGee. A flood threatens the Minnesota village of Staggerford, but the 80 year-old Miss McGee refuses to leave her house. Not...
Staggerford by Jon Hassler
Monday, November 17, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 28, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming. One week in the life of a Minnesota schoolteacher, a week that you’ll never forget. This first novel established Hassler as a force to reckon with in the literary world, and it’s a story you won’t forget...
Venetian Stories by Jane Turner Rowlands
Monday, November 3, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, November 3 through Friday, November 14, 2003. Read by Karl Schmidt. Stories evoking the hidden and day-to-day life of one of Europe's most mysterious cities. (Pantheon; ISBN-10: 0375422323) Theme: Beethoven Violin Sonata # 1; Augustin Dumay, violin & Maria Joao Pires, piano (DG 471...
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
Monday, October 6, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 31, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming. The story of the ultimate natural disaster, as Winchester brings to life the scientists, boat captains and other observers of the catastrophic eruption of the volcano-island of Krakatoa. (Harper Collins; ISBN-10: 0066212855)...
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi
Sunday, September 21, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, September 21 through Friday, October 3, 2003. Read by Catherine Brand. Can a middle-aged American chef meet the man of her dreams and move to Venice? Of course she can, but that doesn't mean it is going to be easy. (Algonquin Books; ISBN-10: 1565123212) Theme: various selections from...
Reversible Errors by Scott Turow
Monday, August 25, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 19, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming. A profoundly satisfying legal thriller about death penalty litigation. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; ISBN-10: 0374281602) Theme: Miles Davis: "All Blues" from "Kind of Blue" (Columbia CK 40579)
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
Monday, July 14, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, July 14 through Friday, August 1, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming The exciting story of an orphan child chess prodigy who competes for the U.S. Open Championship, at the same time growing more and more isolated. This novel by the author of "The Hustler" was first broadcast on Chapter a...
When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard
Monday, June 30, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 11, 2003. Read by Karl Schmidt. Stories from a master craftsman, featuring strong female characters in trouble. (William Morrow ISBN: 0060083972) Theme: selections from "Tribute to Ellington, Daniel Barenboim & Guests" (Teldec 3984-25252-2)
Population: 485 by Michael Perry
Monday, June 16, 2003, 12:30pm
Monday June 16 through Friday, June 27, 2003. Read by Jim Fleming. Michael Perry returns home to New Auburn, WI and connects with his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Esquire magazine calls it "...intimate and disarming and lovely." (Harper Collins; ISBN-10: 0060198524) Theme...