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November 7, 2006 Jorey, a listener in Little Rock, says of McCarthy's latest novel: "His past works have made me flinch, wonder, shudder, and think. This one is no exception."
October 31, 2006 One listener of member station KJZZ in Phoenix says that Anne Lamott's collection of essays on faith and relationships "reminds me that when I'm feeling really crazy, I'm at least in good company."
October 2, 2006 Leslie, a middle-school teacher who listens to WETA in Washington, D.C., said she had no time for grown-up books until she pulled Bryson's hiking memoir off the shelf.
September 18, 2006 Monica, who listens to KPBS in San Diego, says Steinbeck's saga is one of those books you're "supposed" to read that is actually worth making an effort for.
September 6, 2006 Karen, who listens to WBEZ in Chicago, recommends Eggers' nonfiction account, which she calls a "comical tragedy of a memoir."
August 14, 2006 Regina, who listens to WFSU in Florida, recommends this story for readers aged 10 and up, about a bored boy who gets granted a wish — and finds that it all might be too good to be true.
August 7, 2006 Stacy, who listens to KQED in California's Bay Area, says this novel about marriage and suburban life can be hard to find, but worth the search.
July 24, 2006 Kathy, who listens to WETA radio in Washington, D.C., recommends this novel: "One of the best reads I've had in the last couple of years!"
July 14, 2006 Todd, who listens to KUER in Utah, recommends Philip Roth's acclaimed novel. "This makes all other [books] I've come across [seem] subpar," he writes.
July 11, 2006 Joan, a listener in Oklahoma, recommends this novel.
July 3, 2006 Ruth, who listens to Blue Lake Radio in West Michigan, endorses the acclaim for this literary fantasy novel by Keith Donohue.
June 26, 2006 "I found this book so enthralling that my night reading caused me to be bleary-eyed at work and my hands to become cramped [from] holding its weight," writes Ellen, who listens to WITF in Central Pennsylvania.
June 22, 2006 "When it first came out in hardback, it was seen by the literary world as a snack between meals," writes a listener of Jonathan Lethem's collection of essays. "But I have to tell you this book floored me." Jeff listens to KWGS in Tulsa.
June 15, 2006 David, who listens to WBOI in northeast Indiana, recommends Rushdie's novel: "Rushdie's massive vocabulary, cultural references, and odd blend of realism and fantasy will expand your mind and entertain at the same time."
June 8, 2006 Mark Haddon skillfully imagines an autistic teenager's firsthand account of his own world, and the events that jar it. Listener Carmen in Indianapolis says, "This book [is] funny, sad and thought-provoking as the reader sees the world through the boy's unusual and unexpected point-of-view."
May 24, 2006 A listener in Cincinnati recommends this novel about the bond between a woman in India and her housekeeper. Susan in Ohio writes: "This book leads the reader deeply into the cultures of India. It is both fascinating and moving to be allowed into [their lives.]"
May 16, 2006 Kimberly, who listens to WKNO in Memphis, Tenn., says this book about a meeting of the spiritual and physical worlds in a small New England town "is the perfect novel for anyone who enjoys a short but hauntingly powerful novel."
May 9, 2006 This novel isn't beach reading," writes listener Holly from Spokane, Wash., "it's lounging-in-the-garden reading." Abbott creates a fictional and humorous collection of gardening columns by one Mertensia Corydalis.
May 2, 2006 A mother and daughter's memoir touches reader K., who listens to WXEL in West Palm Beach. "It's also pretty funny, which is welcome," she writes. "Most memoirs like this are too unrelenting."
April 25, 2006 A compelling memoir leads Diana, a listener in Minnesota, to write in. "The author takes us on her journey to stay true to God through her childhood, her years as a nun in a Poor Clares monastery and her relationship with a priest."
April 20, 2006 Cheryl, who listens to Bay Area member station KQED, recommends this memoir of growing up white in 1970s Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe].
April 17, 2006 "I couldn't put it down," says Michigan listener Cyndi of Kevin Brockmeier's novel about an afterlife realm populated by the dead called The City.
April 11, 2006 "The upper-class British, gay London party scene of the 1980s is about as far from my middle-class American straight suburban existence as it gets, but Hollinghurst writes so vividly that you are swept into it," writes one listener about this novel.
April 5, 2006 "It's the stuff you think about in your head that you hope to god you would never act out on," writes listener Renee, who listens to member station WBFO, when she can get reception in Canada.
April 3, 2006 Jeff, who listens to WUWM in Milwaukee, recommends Haruki Murakami's mysterious and unconventional novel: "The most challenging novel [I have read] in recent years."
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