Alan Cheuse Summer Reading List
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Choices Under Pressure -- David Greenberger reviews Choices Under Pressure, by Peter Blegvad . The CD is a retrospective of Blegvad's songs from the past decade, with a few new songs as well. Blegvad is a folk singer with a dry wit and a soulful voice that delivers a range of emotions, from anger to vulnerability. (3:30)
The CD label is Resurgence Records.
Green River Daydreams -- Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Green River Daydreams by Beijing writer Liu Heng . (2:00)
It's published by Grove/Atlantic.
The Hunters -- Alan Cheuse reviews a pair of novellas just published by writer Claire Messud. (2:00)
The Hunters, is published by Harcourt.
Summer Reading -- The final part to our summer reading series comes from a writer. Nichelle Trambleis the author of the mystery, The Dying Ground. This summer she has started writing a new book, as well as doing some reading of her own. Nichelle has been listening to music while she reads, and has picked out CDs to match many of her books. (2:15)
The Dying Ground, by Nichelle Tramble is published by Random House. The music comes from the CD's Sweet Tea, by Buddy Guy, on Silvertone Records Ltd. and I am Shelby Lynne, by Shelby Lynne from Island records.
Summer Reading -- In this week's installment of All Things Considered's summer reading Series, we hear from Justin Rood, a vice-president in his family's publishing company. Robbins Lane Press prints children's literature. For Rood, the occasional summer read is a rare opportunity for him to read books for pleasure, rather than for work. (2:00)
Fan Dance -- Singer/Songwriter Sam Phillips is known for her Beatlesesque sound and her new CD, Fan Dance, strips that sound to it's basics. Critic Tom Moon says the result is stark and stunning. (3:30)
The CD is Fan Dance by Sam Phillips. It is on Nonesuch records.
Summer Reading -- This week's installment in All Things Considered's summer reading series comes from the United States Marine Corps. Gunnery Sergeant Walter Benefield is an avid reader and particularly enjoys books with an African-American theme, reflecting his own ethnicity. He's already through his first two books of the summer but he can't quite decide what to read next. (1:45)
The Fourth Hand -- Alan Cheuse reviews John Irving's new novel, The Fourth Hand. The main character is a popular television news anchor. (2:00)
The Fourth Hand is published by Random House.
Summer Reading -- All Things Considered continues to hear from summer readers around the country. This week Chandler Hawthorne shares his reading list. Chandler is six years old and starts first grade in the fall. His summer project is to get through all 10 books in the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit series. With six of them under his belt, he's well on his way. (1:30)
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