Mayhem in B-flat by Eliot Paul
Monday, June 18, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 6, 2001. Read by Jim Fleming. B-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. Against a...
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, June 10, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, 2001. Read by Karl Schmidt. Subtly interweaving natural observation, personal experience, and historical lore, this tale reveals Thoreau's brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, scholar, historian, poet, and philosopher. "Cape Cod...
Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings by Paul Theroux
Friday, May 25, 2001, 12:30pm
Friday, May 25 through Friday, June 8, 2001. Read by Karl Schmidt. One of the more bewildering aspects of growing older," Paul Theroux writes in one of the articles in this collection "is that people constantly remind you of things that never happened." Theroux is approaching 60. The...
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Monday, April 23, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, April 23 through Friday, May 11, 2001. 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...
A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile by Agate Nesaule
Monday, April 9, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 20, 2001. Read by Judith Strasser. (Soho Press, Inc.; ISBN-10: 1569470464) Theme: Emil Darzins: Valse Melancolique; Janis Medins: Aria, from the album "Encore!" with the Detroit Symphony Orchesra, Neem Jarvi conducting (CHANDOS CHAN 9227)
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
Monday, March 26, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, March 26 through Friday, April 6, 2001. Read by Jim Fleming. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0375406328) Theme: Hildegard Von Bingen: "Canticle, Hymn, Benedicamus domino" from the album "11,000 Virgins" with Anonymous 4 (HMU 907200)
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
Monday, March 5, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 23, 2001. Read by Catherine Brand. (Harmony Books; ISBN-10: 0609606727) Theme: Bolero, La Gran Via, Stefania from the album "Serenata" with Beppe Gambetta and Carlo Aonzo (Acoustic Music Records Best. Nr.319.1136.2)
Blessings in Disguise (and other excerpts) by Alec Guiness
Monday, February 19, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 2, 2001. Includes excerpts from three books read by Karl Schmidt. Includes excerpts from "My Name Escapes Me: The Diary of a Retiring Actor" (Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140277455) and "A Positively Final Appearance : A Journal 1996-98...
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
Monday, January 29, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, January 29, through Friday, February 16, 2001. Read by Jim Fleming. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0679444920) Theme: Louis Armstrong: La Vie en Rose; Ella Fitzgerald: I Love Paris - from the soundtrack to "French Kiss" (Mercury 314 528 136-2)
Lives of Moral Leadership by Robert Coles
Monday, January 22, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, January 22 through Friday, January 26, 2001. Read by Norman Gilliland. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0375501088) Theme: Nielsen: Symphony Nr. 4 "Inextinguishable:" Second movement - Jarvi/Gothenburg Symphony (DG 437 507)
Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard
Monday, January 1, 2001, 12:30pm
Monday, January 1 through Friday, January 19, 2001. Read by Karl Schmidt. (Dell Pub Co; ISBN-10: 0385333927) Theme: James Canter: "Chasin' the Gypsy" (Atlantic 83304-2)
Christmas Remembered by Ben Logan
Wednesday, December 20, 2000, 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 20 through Friday, December 29, 2000. Read by Karl Schmidt. Ben Logan found himself in Italy on Christmas during World War II. He manages to bring to that Christmas some of the spirit of Christmas he learned back home in Wisconsin. (NorthWord Press; ISBN-10: 1559716363 Theme:...
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
Monday, October 16, 2000, 12:30pm
Monday, October 16 through Friday, November 3, 2000. Read by Karl Schmidt. (Random House; ISBN-10: 0679449876) Theme: "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West" from the album "Evolution" by John Lewis (Atlantic 83211-2)
Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
Monday, September 18, 2000, 12:30pm
Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 13, 2000. Read by Jim Fleming. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 037540600X) Theme: Louis Spohr: Septet in a, Op 147 - 1st movement - allegro vivace; Midsummer's Music (Centaur CRC 2448)
Godforsaken Sea: Racing the World's Most Dangerous Waters by Derek Lundy
Monday, September 4, 2000, 12:30pm
Monday, September 4 through Friday, September 15, 2000. Read by Jim Fleming (Algonquin Books; ISBN-10: 1565122291 - paperback: Anchor Books; ISBN-10: 0385720009) Theme: Overture, Op 26; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig -- Kurt Masur (Berlin Classics 0091572)
Fly Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey by Richard Louv
Monday, August 21, 2000, 12:30pm
Monday, August 21 through Friday, September 1, 2000. Read by Karl Schmidt. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 068483698X) Theme: "Blues for Robert, Jr." and "Off the Hook" from "Surrounded by Love" - Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters (Black Top Records)
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Monday, July 31, 2000, 12:30pm
Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 18, 2000. Read by Jim Fleming. (Knopf; ISBN-10: 0375406182) Theme: Soundtrack from the film "Brother's Keeper" - "The Streets of Munsville, Roscoe's Waterfall, Fiddler's Elbow" - Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (Angel CDC 0777 7...