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Summer Book Show

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Summer Book Show Dee Perry welcomes local book experts to discuss this summer's best reads.

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Books discussed on today’s show

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Joyland by Stephen King
America’s Obsessives by Joshua Kendall
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner
You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa
Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Facing the Wave by Gretel Ehrlich
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen
Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen Guelzo
Inferno by Dan Brown
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
Snapper by Brian Kimberling
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Cooked by Michael Pollan
The Best They Could Be: The Cleveland Indians 1916-1920 by Scott Longert
Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball by Molly Lawless
A Delicate Truth by John le Carre
Win, Place or Die by Les Roberts
Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler


Arts and Culture, Literature


Robert Ethington, Pop Culture Manager Akron Library

Wendy Bartlett, Collection Manager Cuyahoga County Public Library

Suzanne DeGatetano, Owner Macs Books

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

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Sunday 12:30 PM

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer