"Mozart and Leadbelly" by Ernest Gaines10/02/06
Ernest Gaines' latest book is a collection of essays and short stories titled "Mozart and Leadbelly", and in it he shares his own experiences as a boy in the Mississippi Delta in the thirties.
"The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by KIm Edwards
Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you?
"The United States of Appalachia" by Jeff Biggers
If your vision of Appalachia is that of a backward, inbred region of the country, then you need to read Jeff Biggers's new book, "The United States of Appalachia." In it, Jeff shows that despite misrepresentation by the mass media, Appalachia has long...
"The United States of Wal-Mart" by John Dicker
It employs one of every 115 American workers. It's the largest grocer in the world, the largest jeweler in the world and the richest company in the world, with $288 billion in annual sales. And in less than two years, it's estimated that it will...
"The Colony" by John Tayman
"The Colony" by John Tayman chronicles the history of a leprosy colony that was established on Molokai, one of the Hawaiian Islands, in the mid 1800's.
"Possible Side Effects" by Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs' latest book is "Possible Side Effects," a collection of essays that has all the trademarks of his earlier books - the pieces are often thoughtful, sometimes scathing, and more likely than not, funny - although not all are....
"The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre" by Dominic Smith
Louis Daguerre, one of photography's founding fathers, is the jumping off point for Dominic Smith's first novel, which he's titled "The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre" and it's a fascinating book. Dominic's premise is that Daguerre is plagued by...
"The Love Season" by Elin Hilderbrand
In the summer months, the population of Nantucket Island swells to about 50,000. But the rest of the year it's only about 10,000. Bestselling novelist Elin Hilderbrand is one of those year-round Nantucket residents, and the island has provided the...
"The Stolen Child" by Keith Donohue
Keith Donohue's debut Novel, "The Stolen Child", has been described as a fairy tale for adults. Inspired by the poem by Yeats, the book tells the story of Henry Day, a human child who's kidnapped by changelings. But it's also the tale of the...
"Sweet Swan of Avon" by Robin P. Williams
In "Sweet Swan of Avon", Robin P. Williams presents an in-depth inquiry into the possibility that Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, wrote the works attributed William Shakespeare.
"18 Seconds" by George Shuman
"18 Seconds" is George Shuman's first book - a psychological thriller whose main character, Sherry Moore, has the ability to see the the memory of the last eighteen seconds in a person's life, by touching his or her hand.
"Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes invented the...
If you are much of a movie buff at all, you've certainly seen actor John Cassavetes in one of his many films. But a new biography by Marshall Fine makes the very persuasive argument that it was John Cassavetes' work as a director and producer of his...
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert is a personal chronicle of the year she spent living in Italy, India and Indonesia, in order to better understand herself and her ultimate place in the universe.
"Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late" by Mo Willems
Emmy Award winner Mo Willems' latest book, Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late, will have parents recognizing the delaying tactics found in children.
Membership Campaign 2006 Program - David McCullough and...
Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough's latest book, "1776", is the story of George Washington and the men who marched with him in the year of the Declaration of Independence. And in Tennessean Robert Hicks' highly acclaimed first novel "...
"Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the...
Historian Harry S. Stout demonstrates how both North and South claimed that they had God on their side during America's Civil War, fueling the ferocity of the conflict and its enduring legacy today.
"Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel" by Jefferson Bass
Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson have combined forces for "Carved in Bone", the first in a series of mysteries starring anthropologist Bill Brockton - a character bearing no small resemblance to Dr. Bill Bass of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology...
"Dream Boogie : The Triumph of Sam Cooke" by Peter...
Peter Guralnick has written extensively on American music and musicians, including his prizewinning two-part biography of Elvis Presley. His latest book is "Dream Boogie, The Triumph of Sam Cooke". Peter Guralnick talks with Rebecca Bain this weekend...
"The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster," by Kaye Gibbons
Kaye Gibbons', author of the popular novel "Ellen Foster", has a new book titled "The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster," another first person narrative by Ellen, who is now fifteen and still a survivor.
"Gather at the River" by Hal Crowther
Columnist, essayist, and critic Hal Crowther discusses his latest collection of essays, "Gather At The River: Notes From The Post-Millennial South".
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