Space: a Memoir by Jesse Lee Kercheval
Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, November 10 through Friday, November 28, 2014. Read by Susan Sweeney. A memoir about growing up in America at a crucial time, in the age of Apollo 11, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War. (UW Press; ISBN-10: 1565121465 ) Theme: “My Favorite Things” & “Anyone Can Whistle” – George...
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow
Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, October 27 through Friday, November 7, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt.
A true story about a man, a war historian, who adopts an owl. With little experience of pets, everything turns into an adventure.
(FSG; ISBN-10: 0374228469 )
Theme: “Ethio Invention No. 1...
The Beatles: the biography by Bob Spitz
Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 24, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. A sampling from this new biography which follows the famous foursome through their early years to their years of fame. (Rebroadcast from 2006.) (Little, Brown; ISBN: 0316803529) Theme: Various selections from The Beatles...
Rumble Yell by Brian David Bruns
Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday September 22 through Friday October 3, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland. Two old friends get back together after twenty years to ride in a 500 mile Iowa bike race. That’s 500 miles of togetherness, and they discover it’s not so much about the event as it is about the people. (World...
Wilson by A. Scott Berg
Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, September 8 through Friday, September 19, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. Excerpts from the new biography of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, focusing on efforts to secure Senate approval of the Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations Covenant. (Putnam; ISBN: 0399159215) THEME: Gershwin...
Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea by James W. Graham
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 5, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland. (ForeEdge; ISBN: 1611684110) THEME: Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture, opus 32, London SO - Abbado
Identical by Scott Turow
Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 22. 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. Innocence is again the subject in Turow’s new book. Twin brothers are featured, one in politics, the other in prison, but who is innocent and who is guilty? (Grand Central; ISBN: 1455527203) THEME: The Frames with “In...
Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 25, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt In his early book "The Good Soldiers" Finkel wrote of embedding with infantry in Iraq during "the surge." In this book Finkel embeds with the same men again, at home after their deployment has ended. (Sarah...
The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, June 16 through Friday, July 4, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. Heimo Korth traveled from Wisconsin to the Alaskan bush in his twenties. Three decades later he and his family still live a sustainable nomadic life 200 miles from civilization. This is their rustic version of the American Dream (...
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean
Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 30, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland. At the beginning of the 17th century Paris was a village. Over the next century it turned itself into the mythic city we know today. (Bloomsbury ISBN: 1608195910) THEME: Milhaud: Scaramouche Suite: Modéré, Theodore...
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 16, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. AJ Fikry owns Island Books and should be happy, where there hangs a sign that says: "No Man is an Island; Every Book is a World." AJ feels the weight of the world pressing on him, but his world is about to change. (...
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 25, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. A novel of two brothers in the 1930s reveals a story of jealousy, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. (Dial Press ISBN-10: 0385340389) THEME: The Flower of Port Williams; The Chris Norman Ensemble (Dorian)
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Monday, March 3, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 28, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. Grisham takes us back again to the courthouse he made famous in his novel "A Time to Kill" We are introduced again to many of the same characters, with a new and compelling look at racism and murder. (Doubleday ISBN-10:...
The Land Remembers: The story of a farm and its people by Ben Logan
Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28, 2014. Read by Karl Schmidt. The story of a farm and its people, by Ben Logan. A classic American memoir about a boyhood on a Western Wisconsin hilltop farm in the 1930s. (Itchy Cat Press; ISBN-10: 0670417610 / ISBN-13: 978-0976145059) Theme:...
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 21, 2014. Read by Norman Gilliland. Cabeza de Vaca was an early explorer of the New World in the 16th Century, one of four survivors of a Spanish expedition in 1527, he traveled across the American Southwest and in Mexico. (University of New Mexico Press...
Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel
Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:30pm
Monday January 13 through Friday February 7, 2014. Read by Susan Sweeney. This is a compelling domestic story set in Miami. A young woman comes home with her husband and young son, hoping for a new life and finding it. Of course a new life means new and sometimes difficult choices. (Harper; ISBN-10...
The Beautiful Mystery: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny
Monday, December 16, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, December 16, 2013 through Friday, January 10, 2014. Read by Jim Fleming. When the choir director of Quebec's Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups is murdered, it's rarely opened doors must admit Chief Inspector Gamache. (Minotaur; ISBN-10: 1250031125) Theme: selections from "Voices...
The Heart of the Antarctic by Ernest Henry Shackleton
Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 13, 2013. Read by Karl Schmidt. Shackleton's attempt to reach the South Pole is an unequaled adventure story. (Avalon Publishing: ISBN: 0786706848) Theme: Ligeti - 6 Bagatelles #s 2 and 5...