Books

Books
5:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

WWNO and the WWII Museum Present Historian Dr. Arthur Herman

The National WWII Museum's US Freedom Pavilion.

WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.

Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.

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The Sound of Books
3:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Alison Bechdel, Ronlyn Domingue and Betsy Charron

  

This week on The Reading Life, cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother? as well as novelist Ronlyn Domingue, whose new book is The Mapmaker’s War.

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The Sound of Books
2:13 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women.

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The Reading Life
1:45 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Schools, Cities and Artists in Love

This week on The Reading Life: former Times-Picayune education reporter Sarah Carr discusses Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children.

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First Reads
9:30 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Exclusive First Read: 'Wave' By Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali Deraniyagala was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She now lives in New York and North London.
Ann Billingsley

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 7:28 am

Economist Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, parents and two young sons in the terrifying Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. They had been vacationing on the southern coast of her home country Sri Lanka when the wave struck. Wave is her brutal but lyrically written account of the awful moment and the grief-crazed months after, as she learned to live with her almost unbearable losses — and allow herself to remember details of her previous life.

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Cory Doctorow and Christine Wiltz

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Cory Doctorow, blogger at BoingBoing.net, whose new young adult novel is Homeland.

And we’ll talk with New Orleans favorite Christine Wiltz, whose post-Katrina caper is Shoot the Money.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Ruta Sepetys and Eloisa James

The Reading Life has two bestselling authors this week: Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, whose new young adult book is Out of the Easy, and bestselling author Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love, whose new romance is The Lady Most Willing, written with Julia Quinn and Connie Brockway

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The Sound of Books
11:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baby Dolls and Shoe Stories

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