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September 14, 2006
Otis Young discusses "Sufficient Grace," by Darnell Arnoult, an unusual first novel about a mysterious woman, set in two southern towns; Charles Stephen reviews Azar Nafisi's best-seller, "Reading Lolita in Tehran."
September 7, 2006
Charles Stephen reviews John Updike's latest novel "Terrorist" and Otis Young discusses "The Magus of Freemasonry," a biography of Elias Ashmole, written by Tobias Churton.
August 29, 2006
Otis Young reviews Eric Larson's "The Devil in the White City," the book chosen this year for the "One Book, One Lincoln" project; Charles Stephen discusses "Mockingbird," a biography of novelist Harper Lee, written by Charles Shields.
August 24, 2006
Charles Stephen reviews "The Foreign Correspondent" by Alan Furst; Otis Young discusses "My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes," a book of essays about Iran by Azar Nafisi and other Iranian women.
August 17, 2006
Otis Young reviews "Impulse," a new murder mystery by Frederick Ramsay, and Mark I Pinsky's "A Jew Among Evangelicals," a book about the author's life with Southern Evangelicals.
August 10, 2006
Charles Stephen interviews the Rev. Don Hanway, a retired priest of the Episcopal Church, about his new book, "A Theology of Gay and Lesbian Inclusion: Love Letters to the Church."
July 27, 2006
Books reviewed: "On Off" by Colleen McCullough, a novel about a serial killer in Massachusetts and "Telegraph Days" by Larry McMurtry, a light-hearted novel set in the old West.
July 20, 2006
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstine discusses "The Poe Shadow," a new mystery novel by Matthew Pearl about the mysterious death of Edgar Allen Poe, and a few others, as well.
July 6, 2006
Otis Young reviews "The Templar Legacy," a new novel by Steve Berry; Charles Stephen then discusses "Uncommon Carriers," a book of John McPhee's New Yorker columns, and "Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement," a collection of 16 essays edited by John Brockman.
June 29, 2006
Charles Stephen reviews three very different books: "First Nights at the Opera," about five famous operas and their opening nights, by Thomas Kelly; "What Would the Founders Do?," Richard Brookhiser's exploration of how our country's founders might deal with contemporary problems facing America;... more››