Literature http://wcbe.org en July 21, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Kennedy’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly http://wcbe.org/post/july-21-2014-shelf-discovery-kennedy-s-last-days-bill-o-reilly <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin journeys back in time to learn about the life and death of a president with Bill O’Reilly’s <em>Kennedy’s Last Days.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Kennedy’s Last Days</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Bill O’Reilly</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>4 (4 1/2 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Young Listeners</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427235169</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400007.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 59067 at http://wcbe.org July 21, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Kennedy’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service http://wcbe.org/post/book-news-big-5-publishers-absent-amazons-new-e-book-service <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The so-called Big Five publishers — Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster — don't appear to be participating in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/18/332575051/amazon-launches-subscription-service-for-books">Kindle Unlimited</a>, Amazon's new e-book subscription service. Following the model of services such as Oyster and Scribd, Kindle Unlimited offers unlimited e-books for a fixed monthly fee. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:17:58 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59858 at http://wcbe.org A Shot And A Book: How To Read In Bars http://wcbe.org/post/shot-and-book-how-read-bars As a critic, I read for work. Or rather, I read and then work to translate that experience into something others might read. The hope is that they'll then be compelled enough to also read, if it's any good, the thing I wrote about me reading. That's a pretty meaningful exchange for a reviewer.<p>People ask if I'm actually reading all these books, and how I can possibly find the hours. I don't mind the question. I enjoy the give and take, and the talk of immersing oneself in a story. And anyway, there's plenty of time. At the doctor's office, the airport, in line at the DMV. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:12:28 +0000 Juan Vidal 59849 at http://wcbe.org A Shot And A Book: How To Read In Bars July 14, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The City by Dean Koontz http://wcbe.org/post/july-14-2014-shelf-discovery-city-dean-koontz <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin tracks down danger with a talented budding musician in <em>The City.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>The City</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Dean Koontz</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>259</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Bantam</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-0345545930</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400138.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 58712 at http://wcbe.org July 14, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The City by Dean Koontz July 7, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Tempting Fate by Jane Green http://wcbe.org/post/july-7-2014-shelf-discovery-tempting-fate-jane-green <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin goes on an emotional journey with the audio version of Jane Green’s <em>Tempting Fate.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Tempting Fate</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Jane Green</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>9 (11 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Audio</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427236173</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400131.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 58270 at http://wcbe.org July 7, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Tempting Fate by Jane Green Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76 http://wcbe.org/post/book-news-childrens-author-walter-dean-myers-dies-76 <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Celebrated children's and YA author Walter Dean Myers, whose motto was "Reading is not optional," died Tuesday at age 76, his literary agent said in a phone interview. He died from complications from pneumonia. Myers wrote more than 100 children's books, winning five Coretta Scott King Awards and two Newbery Honors along the way. Myers' mission was as social as it was literary. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:49:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 58842 at http://wcbe.org Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76 June 30, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Red Hot Fix by T. E. Woods http://wcbe.org/post/june-30-2014-shelf-discovery-red-hot-fix-t-e-woods <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin reunites with a reformed killer in <em>The Red Hot Fix </em>by T. E. Woods</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>The Red Hot Fix</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>T. E. Woods</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>278</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Alibi</p><p><strong>AISN: </strong>B00F1W0EGW</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400125.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 57838 at http://wcbe.org June 30, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Red Hot Fix by T. E. Woods June 23, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay http://wcbe.org/post/june-23-2014-shelf-discovery-other-story-tatiana-de-rosnay <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin goes on a seaside vacation with a rich and fabulous author in Tatiana De Rosnay’s <em>The Other Story</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>The Other Story</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Tatiana De Rosnay</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>8 (10 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Audio</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427239525</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400121.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 57419 at http://wcbe.org June 23, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay Clevelander David Giffels wears The Rust Belt well http://wcbe.org/post/clevelander-david-giffels-wears-rust-belt-well <p style="border: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><img alt="headshot of David Giffels" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wcbe/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/GiffelsHeadShot.jpeg" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Tim Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:10:19 +0000 Doug Dangler 58012 at http://wcbe.org Clevelander David Giffels wears The Rust Belt well June 16, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta http://wcbe.org/post/june-16-2014-shelf-discovery-those-who-wish-me-dead-michael-koryta <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin ventures into the wilderness for Michael Koryta’s latest thriller, <em>Those Who Wish Me Dead</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Those Who Wish Me Dead</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Michael Koryta</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>296</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Little, Brown and Company</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-0316122559</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400116.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 57132 at http://wcbe.org June 16, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta June 9, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Runner by Patrick Lee http://wcbe.org/post/june-9-2014-shelf-discovery-runner-patrick-lee <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin goes on the run with an extraordinary young girl in Patrick Lee’s audio thriller <em>Runner</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Runner</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Patrick Lee</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>7 (8 1/2 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Audio</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427236074</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's<a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400110.php"> full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 56677 at http://wcbe.org June 9, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Runner by Patrick Lee June 2, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Directive by Matthew Quirk http://wcbe.org/post/june-2-2014-shelf-discovery-directive-matthew-quirk <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin plans a heist with Matthew Quirk’s second Mike Ford novel, <em>The Directive</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>The Directive</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Matthew Quirk</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>354</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Little, Brown and Company</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-0316198646</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400105.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 56245 at http://wcbe.org June 2, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Directive by Matthew Quirk 'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions http://wcbe.org/post/drunk-mom-tackles-new-motherhood-and-old-addictions Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now, we go behind closed doors. That's the part of program where we talk about issues that people often keep private. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:48:00 +0000 editor 57065 at http://wcbe.org May 26, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Highway by C. J. Box http://wcbe.org/post/may-26-2014-shelf-discovery-highway-c-j-box <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin hits the road with author C. J. Box’s horrifying audio thriller, <em>The Highway</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>The Highway</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>C. J. Box</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>8 (10 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Audio</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427230980</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400006.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 55915 at http://wcbe.org May 26, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Highway by C. J. Box May 19, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue http://wcbe.org/post/may-19-2014-shelf-discovery-frog-music-emma-donoghue <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin investigates unsolved murder with Emma Donoghue’s <em>Frog Music</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Frog Music</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Emma Donoghue</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>368</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Little, Brown and Company</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-0316324687</p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400091.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 55306 at http://wcbe.org May 19, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue Book News: Author Of Invented Holocaust Memoir Ordered To Return $22.5 Million http://wcbe.org/post/book-news-author-invented-holocaust-memoir-ordered-return-225-million <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Misha Defonseca, the author of a fabricated Holocaust memoir that describes her hunt for her missing parents, her adoption by wolves, and her killing of a Nazi soldier, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/12/massachusetts-woman-who-wrote-fraudulent-holocaust-memoir-ordered-to-pay-225m/">has been ordered to pay back</a> $22.5 million to her publisher. Defonseca – who was born Monique de Wael — was awarded the money after suing Mt. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:17:06 +0000 ANNALISA QUINN 56057 at http://wcbe.org Book News: Author Of Invented Holocaust Memoir Ordered To Return $22.5 Million Campy, Sweet Love Letters, Straight From The Kitten Basket http://wcbe.org/post/campy-sweet-love-letters-straight-kitten-basket The writer Christopher Isherwood met teenage Don Bachardy on a beach in Southern California when Isherwood was in his late 40s. For the next 30 years, until Isherwood's death in 1986, they were partners, collaborators and creators of a tender storybook world entirely their own.<p>Their collected love letters, edited by Katherine Bucknell, reveal the private mythology they built up, in which Bachardy was a white kitten, Isherwood an old, beaten-down horse, and their home in Santa Monica a "basket" where horse and kitten lived together in whiskered bliss. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:17:58 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 55925 at http://wcbe.org Campy, Sweet Love Letters, Straight From The Kitten Basket Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water http://wcbe.org/post/book-news-each-page-drinkable-book-kills-bacteria-drinking-water <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYTif9F188E</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 13:30:28 +0000 editor 55914 at http://wcbe.org Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water May 12, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher http://wcbe.org/post/may-12-2014-shelf-discovery-jacob-s-oath-martin-fletcher <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin travels to post-war Germany with the audio version of Martin Fletcher’s <em>Jacob’s Oath</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Jacob’s Oath</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Martin Fletcher</p><p><strong>CDs: </strong>8 (10 hours)</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Macmillan Audio</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1427235350</p><p></p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400084.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 54833 at http://wcbe.org May 12, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher May 5, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Slapshot of Love by Gary Pearson http://wcbe.org/post/may-5-2014-shelf-discovery-slapshot-love-gary-pearson <p>On this week’s <em>Shelf Discovery</em>, Kristin takes a shot at Gary Pearson’s reality dating rom-com, <em>Slapshot of Love</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Title: </strong><em>Slapshot of Love</em></p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Gary Pearson</p><p><strong>Pages: </strong>348</p><p><strong>Publisher:</strong> CreateSpace (self-published)</p><p><strong>ISBN: </strong>978-1495320972</p><p></p><p></p><p>And read Kristin's <a href="http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/14/NW1400085.php">full review</a> on NightsAndWeekends.com.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Dreyer Kramer 54664 at http://wcbe.org May 5, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Slapshot of Love by Gary Pearson