"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr traces the lives of two young people in Europe during the intensity of World War II.
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May 6, 2015
April 29, 2015
Guest reviewer Susan Stephen looks at a book that argues it's capitalism rather than carbon that threatens the planet. "This Changes Everything: Capitalism and the Climate" by Naomi Klein
April 21, 2015
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman" by Jill Lepore. An historian's exploration of how early feminism influenced the creator of the long-running comic character.
April 15, 2015
"Thirteen Days in September" by Lawrence Wright. A lively, fair-minded account of the 1978 meeting at Camp David of Presidents Carter, Begin and Sadat as they sought peace between Israel and Egypt.
April 9, 2015
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a biography of the daughter of an Indian Raj who grew up in British upper society and whose Godmother was Queen Victoria. "Sophia" by Anita Anand. Also reviewed, a new mystery from Ruth Rendell.
April 2, 2015
Guest reader Stephen Buhler admits to respecting but not enjoying one of the major English writers until he heard the music of the author when read aloud.
March 26, 2015
A beautifully illustrated new book of the life and career of American bird artist John James Audubon titled,"This Strange Wilderness" Also reviewed, a crime novel set in pre World War I Britain, "A Fine Summer's Day" by Charles Todd.
March 18, 2015
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "The Paying Guest" A novel set in 1922 about a mother and daughter of the British upper class, who take in a married couple as boarders to help pay the bills. Also reviewed, a Victorian crime novel, "The Laws of Murder" by Charles Finch.
March 11, 2015
A look at the "Lost Writers of the Plains" project, the website, and free iBook download
March 6, 2015
Guest reader Kwakiutl Dreher finds in a detective novel, echoes of her own understanding of the African American communities of Los Angeles and a very personal feeling about home.