"The Curse of the Pharoahs: My Adventures With Mummies" by Dr. Zahi...
Dr. Zahi Hawass, the author of numerous books, has been called the "Rock Star" of Egyptology. Dr. Hawass talks about his career, his critics, and his most recent book, "The Curse of the Pharoahs: My Adventures With Mummies."
"Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee" by Charles Shields
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the best known and most loved novels of all time. Forty six years after its publication, it still draws nearly a million readers a year. Less well known is its author, the very private Harper Lee. Now writer Charles...
"The Art of Detection" by Laurie R. King
If you love a good mystery, then you'll probably fall hard for writer Laurie R. King. She's written 15 books, including her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series, and her Detective Kate Martinelli series. In her latest, "The Art of Detection", Laurie...
"Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert is a professor of psychology at Harvard, and he's won numerous awards for his teaching and research. He's written a new book on how the mind works titled, "Stumbling on Happiness."
"The Guests of the Ayatollah" by Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, has a new book called "The Guests of the Ayatollah", and it's being praised everywhere as the definitive account of America's first battle with militant Islam.
"A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore
Cult-hero author Christopher Moore tackles death in his latest wonderful, whacked-out novel, "A Dirty Job."
"Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" by David...
If you know anything at all about baseball, then you have to know the name Roberto Clemente. David Maraniss' new biography of Roberto Clemente is titled "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero."
"Fancy Nancy" by Robin Preiss Glasser
Robin Glasser is the illustrator of best-sellers like "You Can't Take a Book into the Metropolitan Museum" and its two sequels, as well as a number of books by Judith Viorst. Robin's latest book is titled Fancy Nancy, and little girls who love to...
"My Life in France" by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
Julia Child's latest and what undoubtedly will be her last book is entirely due to her collaboration with her husband Paul's grandnephew, Alex Prud'homme. He listened to Julia's stories for hours, read letters she and her husband had written, and now...
"Two Little Girls : A Memoir of Adoption" by Theresa Reid
Theresa Reid tackles issues familiar to everyone who's ever adopted a child, anywhere in the world.
"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 American...
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 Robert Hicks
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 Civil War" by...
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 Guralnick
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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