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
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 15, 2013. Read by Michele Good. A debut novel about the two Janine Browns from Cedar Falls, Iowa. Only one of them won a house in Maine in a sweepstakes but both of them show up to claim it. (Thomas Dunne Books; ISBN-10: 1250011388) Theme: "Canned...
An Echo Through the Snow (Part 2) by Andrea Thalasinos
Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 18, 2013. Read by Norman Gilliland. Rosalie MacKenzie finds and rescues Smokey, a Siberian husky suffering from neglect. Her simple act of kindness changes both their lives. (Forge; ISBN-10: 0765332531) Theme: Lemmink inen's Return from "Four...
An Echo Through the Snow (Part 1) by Andrea Thalasinos
Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 11, 2013. Read by Norman Gilliland. Rosalie MacKenzie finds and rescues Smokey, a Siberian husky suffering from neglect. Her simple act of kindness changes both their lives. (Forge; ISBN-10: 0765332531) Theme: Lemmink inen's Return from "Four...
Jewelweed: a novel by David Rhodes
Monday, August 19, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, August 19 through Friday, September 27, 2013. 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;...
Stories from The Round Barn, Volume II by Jacqueline Dougan Jackson
Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday July 22 through Friday August 2, 2013. Read by Karl Schmidt Stories of life on a Beloit dairy farm from the early years of the 20th Century (Beloit City Press; ISBN-10: 1881480100) Theme: "In Formation" with the Kronos Quartet; Funky Chicken, When, Junk Food Blues OR Dark Razz,...
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Monday, April 1, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 24, 2013. Read by Karl Schmidt A big story in the well-known style of one of America's major chroniclers, this is the story of Miami and what it means to the country as a whole. (Little Brown; ISBN-10: 0316036315) Theme: "Just Wait a Minute" The...
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, March 25 through Friday, April 26, 2013. Read by Jim Fleming If you don't love baseball you'll like this because it's a good story well told. If you do love baseball, well, same thing. (Back Bay Books; ISBN 10: 0316126675) Theme: "Um, Circles & Squares" from the...
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 22, 2013. Read by Susan Sweeney. A fascinating memoir by the owner and chef of a New York restaurant tracing her unorthodox trajectory to becoming a chef. (Random House; ISBN 10: 0812980883) Theme: "Just Wait a Minute" The Uptown String Quartet
Midnight Catch by Norman Gilliland
Monday, February 4, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, February 4 through Friday, March 1, 2013. Read by Jim Fleming. In the autumn of 1929 a young man stumbles across the aftermath of murder. (NEMO Productions; ISBN-10: 0971509352) Theme: Trevor Stephenson: "Whispering"
The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
Monday, January 7, 2013, 12:30pm
Monday, January 7 through Friday, February 1, 2013. Read by Jim Fleming. Another of the special coming-of-age stories that Doig does so well, this one a loving tale of a son and father adjusting to a change to modern times in Gros Ventre, Montana. (Riverhead; ISBN 10: 1594487359) theme: selections...
selections from "The Complete Shorter Fiction of Anthony Trollope" by Anthony Trollope
Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:30pm
Monday, December 17, 2012 through Friday, January 4, 2013. Read by Karl Schmidt. The extraordinary novelist unveils English society in four short tales: "Christmas at Thompson Hall," "Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage," "An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids," and "...
Dewey the Library Cat by Vicki Myron
Monday, December 3, 2012, 12:30pm
Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 14, 2012. Read by Michele Good The staff of the Spencer Library in a small Iowa community saved the kitten. Everyone agrees the kitten turned into a cat who would save the community. (Grand Central; ISBN-10: 0446407429) theme: "Summer's End...
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Monday, November 5, 2012, 12:30pm
Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 30, 2012. Read by Susan Sweeney Dr. Marina Singh travels to the Amazon to find the remains of a colleague. Her experiences there are extraordinary, opening opportunities for the future and reviving travails from the past. Theme: "ihu: todos os sons...
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:30pm
Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2, 2012. Read by Norman Gilliland. A middle-aged man contends with a past he has largely forgotten until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance. (Vintage; ISBN-10: 0307947726 ISBN-13: 9780375724381) Theme: "Honey Pie" and "...