The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Monday, September 4, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, September 4 through Friday, September 29, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. The author of “The Sherlockian” and “The Imitation Game” takes on Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla among others in their battle to bring electricity to the modern world of the Nineteenth Century. (Random...
A Memory of Muskets by Kathleen Ernst
Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, August 7 through Friday, September 1, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. As curator Chloe Ellefson begins work on a Civil War reenactment at Old World Wisconsin in Waukesha County, a man is found dead near one of the German farms. Past and present intermingle as always at a historical site, but as...
Brush Back By Sara Paretsky
Monday, June 19, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday June 19 through Friday July 21, 2017. Read by Susan Sweeney. V.I. Warshawski goes to help an old friend and ends up in a fight with Chicago political bosses. (Signet; ISBN-10: 0451477154 ) Theme: “Latin Shuffle” from the album “Combustication” Medeski Martin & Wood
The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, May 22 through Friday, June 16, 2017. Read by Norman Gilliland Being in Caesar’s line is a lot to put on a boy, and Nero is no exception. In the Roman Empire, he discovers, it is best to be cruel to avoid being dead. (Berkly; ISBN-10: 0451473388 ) Theme: Holst: The Planets: Mars; Boston...
The Eye of Edna from Essays of E.B. White
Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:30pm
Friday, May 19, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. "The Eye of Edna" is an essay from the collection "The Essays of E.B. White." The author, one of the founders of The New Yorker magazine, lived in Maine at the time and writes of spending a day listening to the radio while announcers track the progress of...
Sit Stay Heal by Mel Miskimen
Monday, May 1, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 18, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. When Mel Miskimen’s mom died her dad’s life changed as well. Knowing his passion for his springer spaniels Mel thought she might reach him by asking for help in training her black lab Seamus. However, “training” may be a word that simply has no place in the world of a carefree follow-my-heart dog like this one. (Sourcebooks; ISBN-10: 1492632279 )
The Best of the Major by Galen Winter
Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. Galen Winter's tales of Major Nathaniel Peabody (U.S. Army, retired) have engaged readers of Shooting Sportsman for years. This collection offers the listener the opportunity to meet the eccentric Major and enjoy some of his more...
Jewelweed: a novel by David Rhodes
Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, March 13 through Friday, April 21, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming. The author of "Driftless" takes us back to Words, Wisconsin and a new cast of characters who must take on the burdens of the past. (Milkweed; ISBN-10: 1571311009 ) Theme: Haydn: The Seven Last Words - introduction; Emerson...
Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H.G. Wells
Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, February 13 through Friday, March 10, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming Published in 1917, the year Wisconsin Public Radio began, this is a novel of the Great War. Mr. Britling is much like Wells himself, one of those who thought Europe would never come to war but discovers that while ideas count, reality is very personal.
The Dead Don’t Bleed by David Krugler
Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, January 23 through Friday, February 10, 2017. Read by Norman Gilliland Washington, D.C. was a place full of intrigue at the end of World War II. In this thriller a young naval intelligence officer must solve a murder and keep the Soviets from discovering the secrets of the atomic bomb.
West With The Night by Beryl Markham
Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:30pm
Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 20, 2017. Read by Susan Sweeney This is how Library Journal describes it: Though Markham is known for setting an aviation record for a solo flight across the Atlantic from East to West-hence the title-she was also a bush pilot in Africa, sharing adventures with Blor Blixen and Denys Finch-Hatton of Out of Africa fame. Hemingway, who met Markham during his safari days, dubbed the book "bloody wonderful."
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. Like “A Christmas Carol” this story looks like it will end unhappily but the festive cheer of the season turns it all around.
Population: 485 by Michael Perry
Monday, December 5, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, 2016. 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."
As Good as Gone by Larry Watson
Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, November 14 through Friday, December 2, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. The author of “Montana 1948” and “Let Him Go” is back with another stunning character study. Fans of Kent Haruf and Ivan Doig will enjoy this one.
The Fall Of The House Of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:30pm
Thursday, November 10 through Friday, November 11, 2016. Read by Norman Gilliland.
"During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher."
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Monday, October 31, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Read by Michele Good.
Coraline’s new house has a secret door that leads to another apartment and another family. They seem nice, but there’s something not so nice about it at the same time.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 28, 2016. Read by Michele Good.
Rachel takes the same train every day. She sees the same things every day. Until one day she sees something shocking. What should she do?