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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

The Reading Life's Tales Along the River

This week on The Reading Life: It's all about Louisiana with St. Francisville writer Rod Dreher, author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, A Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, and Mary Ann Sternberg of Baton Rouge, author of River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler Along Louisiana’s Historic Byway.

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The Sound of Books
2:14 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic.

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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Reading Digitally, and the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library Book Sale

This week on The Reading Life: An excerpt from “Reading in the Digital Age,"  a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham and critics Maureen Corrigan of Fresh Air and Dwight Garner of the New York Times, recorded at the 2013 Tennessee Williams Festival.

We'll also talk with  Peg Phelps of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library book sale.

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Book Reviews
3:47 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

In 'Life After Life,' Caught In The Dangerous Machinery of History

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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:56 pm

Flannery O'Connor said short stories need to have a beginning, a middle and an end, though not necessarily in that order. But what about novels? Kate Atkinson seems to believe there can be a beginning, a middle and an end, and then another beginning, plus several more middles ... and why not have a beginning again?

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The Sound of Books
12:58 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

The Reading Life with Nathaniel Rich and Pam Houston

This week on The Reading Life we meet novelist Nathaniel Rich, author of The Mayor's Tongue and Odds Against Tomorrow.

Then we'll talk with  book collector Mark Samuels Lasner, and novelist Pam Houston, whose most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted.

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The Sound of Books
2:54 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Spectacular Wickedness and Edible Books

  

This week on The Reading Life: Emily Epstein Landau talks about Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans.

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The Sound of Books
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

The Reading Life's Tennessee Williams Fest Preview

The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is the big event in town this week, and The Reading Life is there.

We present festival guests, including first-time novelist and Oprah pick Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; playwright John Biguenet, whose new work is Mold; and Elena Passarello, the first woman to win the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, and author of a book of essays entitled, appropriately enough, Let Me Clear My Throat.

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