Monday, January 6, 2014
Dee Perry welcomes a trio of local bookworms to look back on their favorite books from 2013 for a live call-in show. Joining Dee will be Robert Ethington from The Akron-Summit County Public Library, Wendy Bartlett from The Cuyahoga County Public Library and Suzanne DeGaetano from Macs Backs on Coventry.
here is the list of books our panel discussed today, (with a few bonus selections) as well as a few recommendations from our callers.
*(indicates books discussed on November 14th, 2013 show)
Ben Bradlee, Jr.: The Kid--The Immortal Life of Ted Williams (non-fiction)
*Robert Hilburn: Johnny Cash--The Life (nonfiction)
Chuck Klosterman: I Wear the Black Hat (essays)
Karl Ove Knausgaard: My Struggle, Vol. 2 (nonfiction)
Rachel Kushner: The Flamethrowers (novel)
John Le Carre: A Delicate Truth (AUDIOBOOK)
Charlie LeDuff: Detroit--An American Autopsy (nonfiction)
*Colum McCann: Transatlantic (novel)
*Alice Munro: Dear Life (short stories, memoir)
Thomas Pynchon: Bleeding Edge (novel)
Jane Ridley: The Heir Apparent--A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince (nonfiction)
David Shields: Salinger, A biography (nonfiction)
Alison Stewart: First Class--The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s Frist Black Public High School (nonfiction)
*Allie Brosh: Hyperbole and a Half (nonfiction)
Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning (nonfiction)
*Sheri Fink: Five Days at Memorial (nonfiction)
Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (fiction)
Carla Kaplan: Miss Anne in Harlem (nonfiction)
Amanda Lindhout: House in the Sky (nonfiction)
Alissa Nutting: Tampa (fiction)
Brad Ricca: Super Boys (nonfiction)
Mary Roach: Gulp (AUDIOBOOK)
Russell Schneider: Cleveland Indians Legends (nonfiction)
Paul Yoon: Snow Hunters (fiction)
*Scott Anderson: Lawrence in Arabia (nonfiction)
*Lyndsay Faye: Seven for a Secret (fiction)
Roger Hobbs: Ghostman (fiction)
James McBride: The Good Lord Bird (fiction)
Phillipp Meyer: The Son (fiction)
*John Searles: Help for the Haunted (fiction)
*Graeme Simsion: The Rosie Project (fiction)
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch (fiction)
Daniel Woodrell: The Maid’s Version (AUDIOBOOK)
WENDY’S Y.A. BOOKS:
Stefan Bachman: The WhatNot (fiction)
Chris Grabenstein: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (fiction)
Richard Peck: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail (fiction)
Rainbow Rowell: Fangirl (fiction)
Michael Crichton-Pirate Latitudes
Isabel Wilkerson-The Warmth of Other Suns
Ann Patchett-This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Berniece Rabe-The Balancing Girl
Berniece Rabe-Where’s Chimpy
Arts and Culture, Literature
Robert Ethington, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Suzanne DeGaetano, Macs Backs
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