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
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...