Books Heard on WCBE

Did you hear about a good read featured on one of our public radio programs?

Here, you can find a running list of all the book reviews mentioned on WCBE. Check back often! WCBE's featured book list is updated throughout the week.

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08/31/10. "The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby: Down and Derby" by Jennifer Kasey Bomber Barbee and Alex Cohen.
08/25/10. "The Great Silence" by Juliet Nicolson.
08/24/10. "Barrio ABC's" by Quiara Alegria Hudes.
08/20/10. "Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other" by Scott Simon.
08/19/10. "The Cross of Redemption" by James Baldwin.
08/18/10. "One Mountain, Thousand Summits" by Freddie Wilkinson.
08/18/10. "The Last Man on the Mountain" by Jennifer Jordan.
08/18/10. "Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season" by Nick Heil.
08/17/10. "The Essential American" by David and Jeanne Heidler.
08/16/10. "The Cookbook Collector: A Novel" by Allegra Goodman.
8/10/10. "Nigella Fresh" by Nigella Laws.
7/28/10. "The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane" by Randall Lane.
7/27/10. "Star Island by Carl Hiaasen.
7/26/10. "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan.
7/26/10. "Every Man in This Village is a Liar: An Education in War" by Megan Stack.
7/23/10. "Beezus and Ramona" by Beverly Cleary.
7/20/10. "Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age" by William Powers.
7/16/10. "Cook's Country Best Potluck Recipes" by Editors at Cook's Country Magazine.
7/13/10. "Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA" by Susan Hasler.


8/27/10. "Open" by Andre Agassi.
8/23/10. "Baby We Were Meant For Each Other: In Praise of Adoption." by Scott Simon.
8/23/10. "Nobodys Angel" by Jack Clark.
8/19/10. "Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America." by Julia Angwin.
08/18/10. "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast" by Natasha Trethewey.
08/17/10. "Minefields of the Heart: A Mother's Stories of a Son at War" by Sue Diaz.
08/16/10. "Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions" by Dr. Susan R. Barry.
8/12/10. "The Murder Room" by Michael Capuzzo.
8/11/10. "Hot Time in the Old Town" by Edward Kohn.
8/11/10. "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt.
8/09/10. "Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster" by Jonathan Eigs.
7/21/10. "The Cookbook Collector: A Novel" by Allegra Goodman.
7/20/10. "The Songs of Hollywood" by Philip Furia.
7/20/10. "The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years" by Sonia Shah.
7/19/10. "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food" by Paul Greenberg.
7/16/10. "American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar" by Harvey Pekar.
7/15/10. "Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets" by Peter Laufer.
7/13/10. "Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's Revelations about a Profession in Crisis" by Daniel Carlat.
7/12/10. "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures" by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman.
7/07/10. "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel" by David Mitchell.
7/06/10. "Lives Like Loaded Guns" by Lyndall Gordon.
7/03/10. "Jan's Story: Love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer's" by Barry Petersen.
7/01/10. "Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth" by Hilary Spurling.


8/31/10. "Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language" by Deborah Fallows, Ph.D. 8/30/10. "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. 8/30/10. "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen.
8/30/10. "Stolen Horses" by Dan O'Brien.
8/27/10. "The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove." by Susan Gregg Gilmore.
8/27/10. "Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen" by Susan Gregg Gilmore.
8/27/10. "Beyond Katrina" by Ralph Eubanks.
8/24/10. "Good Psychologist" by Noam Shpancer.
8/19/10. "The Cookbook Collector" by Allegra Goodman.
8/19/10. "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman.
8/16/10. "The World According to Garp" by John Irving.
8/12/10. "Sag Harbor" by Colson Whitehead.
8/12/10. "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais.
8/12/10. "The Spice Necklace" by Ann Vanderhoof.
8/12/10. "The Lovers" by Vendela Vida.
8/12/10. "Picturing Hemingway's Michigan" by Michael R. Federspiel.
8/10/10. "Ever is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi's Dark Past" by Ralph Eubanks.
8/10/10. "The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South" by Ralph Eubanks.
8/09/10. "Night Soldiers" by Alan Furst.
8/06/10. "The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James.
8/02/10. "The Lovers" by Vendela Vida.
7/26/10. "Future Shock" by Alvin Toffle.
7/21/10. "The Enormous Egg" by Oliver Butterworth.
7/21/10. "Right, Ho Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse.
7/21/10. "The Twenty-One Balloons" by William Pene du Bois.
7/18/10. "A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup" by Michael D'Antonio.
7/13/10. "McKay's Bees: A Novel" by Thomas McMahon.


08/28/10. "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
08/21/10. "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet" by David Mitchell.
08/21/10. "Game Plan for Life" by Joe Gibbs.
08/14/10. "Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken" by Daniel Pinkwater.
8/07/10. "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell.
7/31/10. "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. ? Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Dawn of the Modern Woman" by Sam Wasson.
7/24/10. "Brooklyn: A Novel" by Colm Toibin.
7/24/10. "A Week in December" by Sebastian Faulks.
7/24/10. "The Extinction Event" by David Black.
7/24/10. "Solar" by Ian McEwan.
7/24/10. "From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War" by Jerry Della Femina.
7/17/10. "Bliss, Remembered" by Frank Deford.


8/22/10. "Memory Wall" by Anthony Doerr.
8/22/10. "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam" by Eliza Griswold.
8/08/10. "How to Mellify a Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition" by Vicki Leon.
8/01/10. "The Thieves Of Manhattan" by Adam Langer.
7/18/10. "Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A Memoir" by Jessica Mascia.
7/04/10. "Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris" by Graham Robb.


8/15/10. "Bible" by Tobias Wolff.
8/15/10. "The Appropriation of Cultures" by Percival Everett.
8/08/10. "The Summer People" by Shirley Jackson.
8/08/10. "The Wrong Suitcase" by Maeve Binchy.
8/01/10. "Gleason" by Louise Erdrich.
8/01/10. "Red" by Maile Meloy.
7/25/10. "The Apology" by Brock Clarke.
7/25/10. "The Chairs" by Joshua Ferris.
7/25/10. "Feeling Good, Feeling Fine" by George Garrett.
7/18/10. "The Seventh Man" by Haruke Murakami.
7/18/10. "The Rememberer" by Aimee Bender.
7/11/10. "The Long-Distance Runner" by Grace Paley.
7/11/10. "A Conversation with My Father" by Grace Paley.
7/04/10. "Alvin the Typesetter" by Lydia Davis.
7/04/10. "The Lie" by T.C. Boyle.