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December 6, 2007
This week, Otis Young and Charles Stephen discuss "Pontoon" by Garrison Keillor, a riotously hillarious new novel set in Lake Wobegone, Minnesota.
November 29, 2007
Charles Stephen analyzes "Classics for Pleasure," in which author Michael Dirda gives a whilwind tour of approximately 90 authors and their classic works. Otis Young explores Wilfrid Sheed's "The House That George Built," a catalog of the great composers of US popular music from the 1920s to the... more››
November 22, 2007
Otis Young reviews "The Dream Manager" by Matthew Kelly, a manager's guide to helping employees meet their needs and dreams. Charles Stephen then discusses "Living Blue in the Red States," a collection of thoughtful, non-polemical essays on living in communities which do not share one's political... more››
November 15, 2007
Charles Stephen examines "The Ghost" by Robert Harris, a political thriller about the ghostwriter chosen to write the memoir of a recent British Primer Minister. Otis Young takes a look at "To Love and Die in Dallas" by Mary Elizabeth Goldman, a "twisty mystery" set in 1960s Dallas.
November 8, 2007
Otis Young analyzes "The House the Rockefellers Built," a book about the Kykuit mansion and five generations of the Rockefellers, by Robert F Dalzell and Lee Baldwin Dalzell. Charles Stephen then explores Laurie R King's "The Beekeeper's Apprentice," an excellent revival of the Sherlock Holmes... more››
November 1, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews "Indian Summer" by Alex Von Tunzelmann, a recounting of the end of British rule over India and Pakistan. Otis Young discusses "The Quickie," a thriller about marital infidelity and its unintended consequences, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
October 25, 2007
Otis Young and Charles Stephen discuss the memoir of Kate Braestrup, "Here If You Need Me: A True Story." Braestrup, in middle age, decides to adopt the dream of her late husband and become a Unitarian Universalist minister.
October 18, 2007
Otis Young explores Timothy Egan's "The Worst Hard Time," the 2007 One Book-One Lincoln selection. Charles Stephen analyzes "Half of a Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a fictional tale based on civil war-torn 1960s Nigeria, told through the eyes of the poor and wealthy alike.
October 11, 2007
Charles Stephen interviews Forrest Church about his new book, "So Help Me God," which explores the first great battles over the relationship between church and state during the founding years of this country.
October 4, 2007
Otis Young examines "Way Off the Road," a collection of adventures author and CBS correspondent Bill Geist has experienced while exploring small town America. Charles Stephen discusses "Thomas Paine's Rights of Man" by Christopher Hitchens and "Darwin's Origin of Species" by Janet Browne, both... more››