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March 1, 2007
Charles Stephen examines former reporter Matt Beynon Rees' "The Collaborator of Bethlehem," a mystery set in tumultuous contemporary Palestine; Otis Young discusses 2005 Carnegie Medal winner "Tamar," a finely woven tale of WWII espionage by Mal Peet.
February 22, 2007
Otis Young reviews Jodi Picoult's "Nineteen Minutes," a straight-from-the-headlines novel of violent revenge. Charles Stephen discusses "The Ravaging Tide," in which author Mike Tidwell explores the dangers associated with global warming.
February 16, 2007
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstine looks at "The Crimson Portrait" by Jody Shields, a novel about the physical cost of war set in postwar England; Charles Stephen reviews Ted Kooser's book of poems "The Blizzard Voices."
February 8, 2007
This week, Otis Young evaluates "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast," in which author and biologist Lewis Wolpert looks at belief and its evolutionary roots; Charles Stephen examines "The Suspect" by John Lescroart, a new legal/mystery novel about a man accused of murdering his wife.
January 25, 2007
This week, Otis Young examines a number of thrillers including: Lisa Gardner's "Hide," a mystery centered around a detective investigating the murders of six girls; James P. Othmer's "The Futurist," a novel about an engaging speaker who travels the world; and two books by James Patterson.
January 4, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews the new biography "Andrew Carnegie" by David Nasaw; Otis Young discusses "12: The Elements of Great Managing," which is based on extensive information gathered by Gallup.
December 21, 2006
Charles Stephen examines "Fiasco" by Thomas Ricks, a Pentagon correspondent's reflections about our military in Iraq; Otis Young analyzes "Mozart's Woman" by Jane Glover, a biography of the composer's life highlighting the women in his family and life who inspired his art.
December 21, 2006
Otis Young reviews William Stacy Johnson's "A Time to Embrace," an exploration of same-gender relationships in history, law, and religion. Charles Stephen examines "Nightlife" by Thomas Perry, a crime novel about a young female serial killer.
December 14, 2006
Otis Young discusses "One Woman's Army" by Janis Karpinski, a memoir by the former General who was head of the Abu Ghraib prison. Charles Stephen reviews John Mortimer's "Rumpole and the Reign of Terror," the latest addition to the Horace Rumpole adventures.
November 30, 2006
Otis Young reviews a book of essays on science and humanity, "The Scientist as Rebel," by Freeman Dyson; Charles Stephen discusses a book of photographs by Joel Sartore, "Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky."