A Winsome Murder by James DeVita
Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, September 7 through Friday, September 18, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
From Chicago to the Wisconsin woods, a fast-paced murder mystery.
(UW Press: Terrace Books; ISBN-10: 029930440X )
Theme: AA Bondy: Believers: Surfer King, Hiway/Fever
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Monday, August 17, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, August 17 through Friday September 4, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming
The Whitshank clan has a long history in Baltimore. It’s the way Tyler reveals the story of Red and Abby and their family that makes it all come to life.
(Knopf; ISBN-10: 1101874279 )
Gryphon: New and Selected Stories by Charles Baxter
Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland
Many say the short story is the most difficult art form, but you wouldn’t guess that from reading Charles Baxter’s work. His elegant prose and concise storylines are perfect.
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Monday, July 6, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 24, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt
An extraordinary story about friendship in the harsh world of Leningrad during the German siege of WWII.
(Plume; ISBN-10: 0452295297 )
Theme: Selections from the String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor...
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
Monday, June 22, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 3, 2015. Read by Michele Good.
Random House; ISBN-10: 0812981901
The author moves with her family to spend a joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Theme: Les Jours Triste by Neil Hannon/Yann Tiersen...
Creatures of a Day by Irvin D. Yalom
Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, May 25 through Friday, June 5, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.
An octogenarian therapist offers lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of study of the mind.
(Basic Books; ISBN-10: 0465029647 )
Theme: Erik Satie “3 Gymnopedies” Pascal Roge, piano; from the album...
Downeast Ledge: A Novel by Norman Gilliland
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 22, 2015. Read by Susan Sweeney.
A comedy of locals and summer people in coastal Maine.
(Nemo; ISBN-10: 0971509360 )
Theme: Laminated Cat from the album "Loose Fur" by Loose Fur.
The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari Goldman
Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, April 20 through Friday, May 1, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.
Goldman returned to the cello in his fifties, and this account of his own experience as well as those of others of like mind is a moving tale of growing and learning.
(Algonquin; ISBN-10: 156512992X )...
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland.
(Dover Thrift Editions; ISBN-13: 858-1000011187 )
Theme: Boccherini: String Quintet in E, Op 13/5: Minuet Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Sharon Robinson (Sony SK 53983)
Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash
Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 20, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt. Short stories by the acclaimed writer and poet whose language reveals the complexities of people and the places that hold them. (Ecco; ISBN-10: 0062349341) Theme: Keith Jarrett: “Fifth (Recognition)” from the album “Invocations:...
The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac by John Hildebrand
Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, February 23 through Friday, March 6, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming. The Humor and Drama of Everyday Life in the Midwest in a series of short essays. (Wisconsin Historical Society Press; ISBN-10: 0870206729) Theme: “From the Coast” from the album “Simple Pleasures” b Alison Brown (Vanguard)
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 20, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland. Trevor’s parents are separated and he’s moved to Riddell House with his father. The house has its own ideas of what ought to be, and it’s up to Trevor to realize his and his family’s future. (Simon & Schuster; ISBN-...
I am Sophie Tucker by Susan & Lloyd Ecker
Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, January 26 Through Friday, January 30, 2015. Read by Michele Good. A fictional biography of one of Hollywood’s biggest and showiest personalities. (Prospecta; ISBN-10: 1632260069)
The Heart of Things by John Hildebrand
Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:00pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day) at 11:00pm only. Read by Jim Fleming. The humor and drama of everyday life in the Midwest in a series of short essays. (Wisconsin Historical Society Press; ISBN-10: 0870206729) Theme: "From the Coast" from Alison Brown's "Simple Pleasures."
Cotton Rock by Janet Smith Post
Monday, January 5, 2015, 12:30pm
Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16, and Tuesday, January 20 through Friday, January 23, 2015, Read by Susan Sweeney and Jim Fleming. A fictional memoir set in the Ozarks. John Sinclair is a professor who comes to live in his grandfather’s cabin and to teach a writing class. There he finds...
The Chimes - from Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:30pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out and a New Year In . Theme: "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" & "Greensleeves" from "A Midnight Clear: A Celtic Christmas...
Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen
Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 19, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming.
A novel about sibling rivalry and the inside of the restaurant business.
(Doubleday; ISBN-10: 0385537433 / ISBN-13: 978-0-385-53743-8)
Theme: This Can’t Be Love, George Shearing (Verve 314...