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On this program, host and bibliophile Frank Lavallo talks with two readers about one book and together they summarize the novel.

On this program, host and bibliophile Frank Lavallo talks with two readers about one book and together they summarize the novel.
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Willoughby, OH

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On this program, host and bibliophile Frank Lavallo talks with two readers about one book and together they summarize the novel.

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English

Contact:

2165323060


Episodes

"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis (S3 Ep4)

4/18/2018
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"Babbitt" follows a midwestern man and his strife with the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel “Babbitt.” Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz.

Duration:00:38:29

"Animal Farm" by George Orwell (S3 Ep3)

4/11/2018
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"Animal Farm" tells the tale of oppressed farm animals who revolt against their human dictators and grapple with the powers of corruption that ensue from their newfound freedom. It is often interpreted as a reflection of Soviet Russia. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel “Animal Farm.” Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz.

Duration:00:37:52

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding (S3 Ep2)

4/11/2018
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"Lord of the Flies" focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel “Lord of the Flies.” Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz.

Duration:00:38:01

"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway (S3 Ep1)

4/5/2018
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"The Sun Also Rises" follows a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel “The Sun Also Rises.” Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz.

Duration:00:37:36

"Of Mice and Men" (S2 ep8)

6/6/2017
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"Of Mice and Men," tells the story of two migrant farm hands during the Great Depression, one of whom struggles to overcome mental and physical difficulties. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott & Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel.

Duration:00:37:17

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton (S2 Ep7)

5/30/2017
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In "The House of Mirth," an aging, single woman realizes the corrupt nature of the upper classes of society. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Jennifer Weinbrecht & Patricia Fernberg, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "The House of Mirth."

Duration:00:37:12

"Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler (S2 Ep6)

5/23/2017
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In "Darkness at Noon," a once-communist leader awaits sentencing from his own beloved "party" in prison. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Darkness at Noon."

Duration:00:37:31

"White Fang" by Jack London (S2 Ep5)

5/16/2017
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In "White Fang," a young pup called White Fang explores his wolf and dog natures, choosing between the call of man and the call of the wild. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "White Fang."

Duration:00:37:24

"Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis (S2 Ep 4)

5/9/2017
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Elmer Gantry is a satire that follows Elmer Gantry, a poor Kansas man who is encouraged to become a preacher and pursue success. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Elmer Gantry." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Sinclair Lewis and his writings.

Duration:00:37:13

"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole (S2 Ep3)

5/2/2017
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A Confederacy of Dunces follows the life and misadventures of Ignatius Jacques Riley, whom Walker Percy described as a "slob extraordinary, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick Andrews and Scott Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Toole's life and the...

Duration:00:37:06

"A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway (S2 Ep2)

4/25/2017
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"A Farewell to Arms" follows the life and war experiences of Frederic Henry, an American Lieutenant serving in the Italian campaign during World War I, as well as his passionate love affair with nurse Catherine Barkley. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "A Farewell to Arms," by Ernest Hemingway. Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Hemingway and the inspiration for his writing.

Duration:00:36:57

"How Green Was My Valley" by Richard Llewellyn (S1 Ep10)

11/3/2016
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In "How Green Was My Valley," Huw Morgan reflects on his life growing up in a coal mining town in a valley in Wales. His memories range everywhere from coal union disputes to the romances of various siblings. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Joan and Patrick Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "How Green Was My Valley." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Richard Llewellyn and the inspiration for his writings.

Duration:00:37:13

"Sense & Sensibility" by Jane Austen (S1 Ep9)

10/28/2016
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"Sense and Sensibility" is the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their different experiences of life and loss. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Jennifer Weinbrecht and Patricia Fernberg, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about the life and motives of Austen.

Duration:00:36:47

"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck (S1 Ep8)

10/13/2016
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In "Cannery Row," a group of kind-hearted miscreants struggle in their attempts to throw a surprise party for their role model. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Cannery Row" Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Steinbeck and the inspiration for his writings.

Duration:00:37:10

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley (S1 Ep7)

10/4/2016
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A summary and exploration of Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian novel about the role of human nature in a technological society. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Brave New World." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Huxley and the inspiration for his writings.

Duration:00:37:51

"Anthem" by Ayn Rand (S1 Ep6)

9/19/2016
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In "Anthem," a streetsweeper uses extreme measures after learning the true nature of his collectivist, dystopian society. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Patrick and Joan Andrews, for a summary and discussion of the novella, "Anthem." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Rand and the inspiration for her writings.

Duration:00:36:51

"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott (S1 Ep 5)

9/6/2016
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"Little Women" chronicles the transition of four sisters from children into women. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Jennifer Weinbrecht and Patricia Fernberg, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "Little Women." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Alcott and her writings.

Duration:00:37:09

"The Pearl" by John Steinbeck (S1 Ep4)

8/22/2016
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In this novella, a man finds a pearl in his attempt to provide for his sick son, but greed and corruption play a hand in the outcome of his success. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novella, "The Pearl." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Steinbeck and the inspiration for his writings.

Duration:00:37:18

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (S1 Ep3)

8/4/2016
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In "The Great Gatsby," a veteran uses elaborate measures in his attempt to recapture the past and the love he once knew. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "The Great Gatsby." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Fitzgerald and the inspiration for his writings.

Duration:00:37:02

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (S1 Ep2)

8/4/2016
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In "The Old Man and the Sea," An older Cuban fisherman, Santiago, has an epic struggle with a giant marlin fish in the Gulf Stream. Listen as Frank Lavallo hosts readers, Scott and Ildi Rich, for a summary and discussion of the novel, "The Old Man and the Sea." Then stay tuned for Endnotes with Ted Schwartz for some interesting facts about Hemingway and his writings.

Duration:00:37:08

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