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March 22, 2007
Otis Young discusses "Happy Accidents," in which author Morton Meyers explores the element of chance in medical discoveries and breakthroughs. Charles Stephen reviews two books, "The Best Old Movies for Families" by Ty Burr and "The Blood Spilt" by Åsa Larsson.
March 15, 2007
Charles Stephen discusses Claire Tomalin's new biography "Thomas Hardy," about the Victorian novelist and poet; Otis Young evaluates "Sister Mine" by Tawni O'Dell, a lively novel set in small-town Pennsylvania about family, abuse, and mine disasters.
March 8, 2007
Otis Young explores "Blood and Circumstance" by Frank Turner Hollon, a new crime novel centered around a highly intelligent man awaiting trial for his brother's murder. Charles Stephen then reviews "Lincoln's Sword" by Douglas L. Wilson, an examination of the writing process behind Abraham Lincoln'... more››
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.