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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy()  

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."


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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

'Plan B' by Anne Lamott()  

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."


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Monday, October 02, 2006

'A Walk in the Woods' by Bill Bryson()  

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.


Monday, September 18, 2006

'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck()  

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.


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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' by Dave Eggers()  

September 6, 2006 Karen, who listens to WBEZ in Chicago, recommends Eggers' nonfiction account, which she calls a "comical tragedy of a memoir."


Monday, August 14, 2006

'The Thief of Always' by Clive Barker()  

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.


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Monday, August 07, 2006

'Revolutionary Road' by Richard Yates()  

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.


Monday, July 24, 2006

'The Tortilla Curtain' by T.C. Boyle()  

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!"


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Friday, July 14, 2006

'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth()  

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.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

'The History of Love' by Nicole Krauss()  

July 11, 2006 Joan, a listener in Oklahoma, recommends this novel.


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