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April 21, 2011
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "J D Salinger: A Life" a complete biography of the reclusive writer. Also, "100 Great Poems for Girls".
April 14, 2011
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. A fictional rendering of Earnest Hemingway's first wife and the years they spent together in Paris. Also reviewed, "A Lilly of the Field" an historically informed novel that progresses from pre-Second World War Vienna into the Atomic Age.
April 7, 2011
Guest reviewer, Pat Leach will look at "Citizens of London" by Lynne Olson. A fascinating account of how a number of Americans aided the British in the years leading up to US involvement in the Second World War.
March 31, 2011
"Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams" by Charles King. A fascinating look at the past and recent history of the Black Sea port city. Also reviewed, "The Emperor's Body", a novel about the return of Napoleon's body to its present-day tomb.
March 24, 2011
Guest reviewer, Stephen Griffith looks at "The History of the World in Six Glasses", the history behind six popular beverages that influenced the world. Also reviewed is "Quotology" a history of quotations, their uses, misuses and significance.
March 17, 2011
"And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris" by Alan Riding. A detailed history of how the arts and literature faired during the occupation of the capitol.
March 10, 2011
Charles Stephen interviews Paul Johnsgard, author of more than 50 books about his latest, "Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over America's Wetlands"
March 3, 2011
Charles Stephen talks with Alicia Christensen of Bison Books about their 50th Anniversary. They discuss how the Nebraska publisher got started, past Nebraska authors, as well as their current catalog and projects including a new collection, "The Golden West."
February 24, 2011
Guest reviewer, Pat Stephen talks about a new biography, "Louisa May Alcott: the Woman Behind Little Women". Also reviewed, "Aesop's Mirror" a fascinating look at the world of antiques and the people who love them.
February 17, 2011
"The Sherlockian" by Graham Moore. A delightful, fresh approach to continuing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes with a new mystery set in both 19th century London and present-day New York.