Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
Monday, September 12, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 30, 2016. Read by Norman Gilliland.
It seems so simple in hindsight: Washington is a hero and Arnold is a traitor. But there were years of war and during many of them they were best friends.
(Viking; ISBN-10: 0525426787 )...
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Monday, August 22, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, August 22 through Friday, September 9, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming.
The bookseller who owns “The Literary Apothecary” has a unique talent. He can sense his customers’ troubles and prescribe just the right book to cure them. But can he cure himself?
The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis
Monday, August 1, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 19, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming.
In 1776 thirteen American colonies declared their independence from the British. It wasn’t until several years later that they agreed to give up that independence to join together to create a federal government. This...
Road Ends by Mary Lawson
Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 29, 2016. Read by Susan Sweeney
A novel by one of Canada’s foremost authors, “Road Ends” tells a straightforward story of family, of self-sacrifice and of difficult but appealing characters in a northern Ontario town.
(The Dial Press; ISBN...
Godawful Dreams by Tom McBride
Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, June 20 through Friday, July 1, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. It’s the late 1950s and the small Vermont liberal arts college of Illyria is faced with an uncertain future. There is a college president whose granite good looks may be all there is to him, and conniving faculty whose care about...
Midnight in Berlin by James MacManus
Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, May 23 through Friday, June 17, 2016. Read by Norman Gilliland.
A novel about the difficult choices everywhere in pre-war Berlin.
(Thomas Dunne Books; ISBN-10: 1250079403 )
Theme: Prokofiev: Cinderella: Clock Scene + Midnight, St. Louis Symphony/Leonard...
Notes from Little Lakes by Mel Ellis
Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:30pm
Friday, May 20, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. (WNMU-FM Only) A brief selection from the 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)...
Driftless by David Rhodes
Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, April 18 through Thursday, May 19, 2016. Read by Karl Schmidt.
A story from the "driftless" area of Wisconsin, about a town apparently left out of time. It's an unforgettable slice of life in rural America
(Milkweed; ISDN-10: 1571310592 / ISBN-13: 978-57131-059-0)...
Seabiscuit: an American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, March 21 through Friday, April 15, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. With knobby knees and crooked legs, Seabiscuit was no one's idea of a race horse, but looks aren't everything. His quality, an admirer once wrote, "was mostly in his heart." Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of the horse who...
The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, February 29 through Friday, March 18, 2016
. Read by Norman Gilliland
The greatest female mathematician in history dies and it’s up to her son to figure out how to honor her – and who she really was. (
Penguin; ISBN-10: 0143126318 )
. Theme: Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes; Chamber...
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 26, 2016
. Read by Michele Good
The world is ending as the Earth slows, but life still matters for ten-year-old Julia. This is a coming of age story about hope and plans in a time of despair.
(Random House; ISBN-10: 0812982940...
Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall
Monday, January 25, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, January 25 through Friday, February 5, 2016. Read by Karl Schmidt
The former Poet Laureate of the United States writes movingly about a long life and facing what he calls the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age.
(Houghton Mifflin; ISBN-10: 0544287045 )...
Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:30pm
Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 22, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming
(PREEMPTED Monday, January 18 at 12:30pm for Martin Luther King Day Special. Chapter will air at 11pm and be available online.)
The author of “Shadow Divers” goes back to see to follow the adventures of...
The Chimes - from Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 12:30pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. Read by Jim Fleming. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out and a New Year In . (S erenity Publishers; ISBN: 1604505958) Theme: "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" & "Greensleeves" from...
The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens
Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
A traveler is snowbound at Christmas time in Victorian England
(Leopold Classic Library; ISBN-10: B0187EVETQ )
Theme: "Tomorrow will be my dancing day" by Robin Bullock from Christmas...
Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope
Monday, December 14, 2015, 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.
Playing "Christmas at Thompson Hall" is a Christmas tradition.
( Penguin Christmas Classics; ISBN: 0143122479 )
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, November 9 through Friday, December 4, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming and Susan Sweeney. A tale of World War II as a blind French Girl and an orphan German boy each try to find a way to survive the war. (Scribner; ISBN-13: 978-1476746586 | ISBN-10: 1476746583 ) Theme: Allegro from Piano Concerto...
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Monday, October 19, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, October 19 through Friday, November 6, 2015. Read by Cynthia Woodland This is a story, as the title says, of justice and redemption, but it’s more. It’s about the criminal justice system in this country, and about the death penalty…and about people. Mostly it’s about people. (Spiegel &...
The Oregon Trail
Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, September 21 through Friday, October 16, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland Two adventures by wagon train, one in the nineteenth century, the other in the twenty-first. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck - Simon and Schuster; ISBN-10: 1451659164 ) The Oregon Trail: Sketches...