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Show #1 December 3 & 4
Gift ideas straight from Santa's bookshelves...some obvious, some offbeat... for animal lovers, techno-geeks, history buffs and more. These new titles are guaranteed to take the stress out of holiday shopping.

Bruce Cameron, Author
Vic Digenti, Author and Florida Writer's Conference Speaker

Audio Books Previewed:
"Steve Jobs, The Exclusive Biography" by Walter Isaacson
"Feast Day of Fools" by James Lee Burke
"Just My Type: A Book About Fonts" by Simon Garfield
"Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson" by Hunter S. Thompson
"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert Massie
"11:22:63" by Stephen King

Show #2 December 10 & 11
Elaine camps out at the Miami International Book Fair and speaks one-on-one with an amazing array of authors. You'll hear previews of new works from some of the brightest stars on the literary horizon.

Pete Hamill, Journalist
Edna Buchanan, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson
"My Song: A Memoir" by Harry Belafonte
"Rin Tin Tin" by Susan Orlean
"A Dark and Lonely Place" by Edna Buchanan
"The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement" by David Brooks
"Electric Barracuda" by Tim Dorsey

Show #3 December 17 & 18
Who are some of the brightest young names in the book world? This week, Elaine focuses on the "Under 40" crop of writers - a fresh new group with fascinating tales to spin.

Karen Russell, Author
Tea Obreht, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
"The Thing Around Your Neck" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"Ablutions" by Patrick DeWitt
"The Vagrants" by Yiyun Li
"The Unnamed" by Joshua Ferris
"The Autograph Man" by Zadie Smith
“Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell

Show #4 December 24 & 25
Right in the Saint Nick of time, Elaine shares how to keep sane during this crazy, crowded holiday season. Seek the company of....a great book.

William Kennedy, Author
David Rowell, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Snow Angel" by Glenn Beck
"Chango's Beads and Two Tone Shoes" by William Kennedy
"Out of Oz: The Wicked Years" by Gregory Maguire
"Lost December" by Richard Paul Evans
"Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope" by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
"Death Comes to Pemberly" by P.D. James
"The House of Silk" by Anthony Horowitz

Show #1 November 5 & 6
Psycho-historical titles are today's focus: books that illuminate motivations behind our political and thought leaders, as well as common folks in the headlines. Elaine's guest is a psychoanalyst who, in theory, puts one of our 20th century's icons "on her couch."

Interview: Dr. Alma Bond, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
"Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell
"A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness" by Nassir Ghaemi
"The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" by Richard Dawkins
"The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined" by Steven Pinker
"Into the Silence, The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest" by Wade Davis
"Nightwoods" by Charles Frazier
"Maphead: Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography Wonks" by Ken Jennings

Show #2 November 12 & 13
Our Show is a salute to Veteran's Day, with the spotlight on the men and women who serve our country. Elaine previews new and classic titles in military history that explore the nature of the soldier's sacrifice, and the human costs of war.

Interview: Lynn Price, Author and Editorial Director

Audio Books Previewed:
"Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War" by Karl Marlantes
"To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian" by Stephen Ambrose
"Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its Aftermath" by Michael and Elizabeth Norman
"American Heroes: In Special Operations" by Oliver North
"Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story" by Patrick O'Donnell
"Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell
"SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper" by Howard Wasdin with Stephen Templin
"Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe" by Jonathan Jordan

Show #3 November 19 & 20
Booklovers leap across centuries and civilizations with an intriguing look at historical novels set in Rome, Greece and the Fertile Crescent. Elaine is thrilled to speak with novelist Alice Hoffman, whose New York Times bestseller, "The Dovekeepers," tells the tale of four remarkable women set against the backdrop of Masada.

Interview: Alice Hoffman, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt" by Wilbur Smith
"Gates of Rome" by Conn Iggulden
"The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War" by Caroline Alexander
"The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman
"Anthony and Cleopatra" by Colleen McCullough
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World" by James Carroll
"Alexander the Great: Lessons from History's Undefeated General" by Bill Yenne
"Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization" by Richard Miles
"Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz

Show #4 November 26 & 27
Brand new releases with a very fun twist: each selection is read by the author. Do you believe no one can perform a book better than the author? Or, are you a proponent for "leaving it to the pros?" Find out on this week's edition.

Interview: Calvin Trillin, Columnist and Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Time of Our Lives" by Tom Brokaw
"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?....And Other Concerns" by Mindy Kaling
"No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington" by Condoleeza Rice
"Seriously, I'm Kidding" by Ellen DeGeneres
"Drama: An Actor's Education" by John Lithgow
"Shockaholic" by Carrie Fisher
"Double Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay
"Shatner Rules" by William Shatner

Show #1 October 1 & 2
The Book Report gets personal this week...with a look at best selling memoirs, biographies and autobiographies of world leaders, fashion icons, entertainers and regular folks with amazing personal histories. And, if you've ever considered putting your own story down on paper, Elaine chats with Patricia Charpentier, author, journalist and memoirist, who shares great tips on how to start writing your autobiography.

Interview: Patricia Charpentier, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War" by Hal Vaughan
"The Source of All Things" by Tracy Ross
"J.D. Salinger: A Life" by Kenneth Slawenski
"Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India" by Joseph Lelyveld
"Malcolm X: A life of Reinvention" by Manning Marable
"Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" by Alexandra Fuller
"David Attenborough-Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster" by David Attenborough
"Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin" by James Sullivan

Show #2 October 8 & 9
This week, readers can look forward to a show that takes a look back. History and historical fiction are our theme, with books about leaders and common folk who shaped our world. Elaine's guest is Luke Salisbury, an author with fascinating links to, and stories about American history.

Interview: Luke Salisbury, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War 2" by Mitchell Zuckoff
"Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah" by Mark Glickman
"Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books Not Bombs in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Greg Mortenson
"Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way" by Jon Krakauer
"Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game" by Dan Barry
"An Edible History of Humanity" by Tom Standage
"Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President" by Candice Millard
"Death in the City of Light" by David King

Show #3 October 15 & 16
Elaine goes "Stargazing," with a look at new celebrity bios, plus the lives of some extraordinary folks. These books offer substance and fascinating detail.  Guest author Ellis Amburn chats about his newly re-released biography on Elizabeth Taylor. The movies, jewels, husbands...and the captivating story behind the legend's life.

Interview: Ellis Amburn, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Happy Accidents: A Memoir" by Jane Lynch
"Life Itself: A Memoir" by Roger Ebert
"Dear Cary: My Life With Cary Grant" by Dyan Cannon
"Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970" by David Browne
"Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden
"What It Is Like to Go To War" by Karl Marlantes
"In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir" by Dick Cheney
"Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life" by Michael Moore

Show #4 October 22 & 23
The Sunshine State has been home to...or subject matter for...some of American literature's most important writers. This week, Elaine gives Florida, her home state, its moment in the sun, with classic titles and those from rising stars. Elaine also speaks with Russell Banks about his new book, set in Miami.

Interview: Russell Banks, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway
"Shadow Country" by Peter Mathiessen
"Lost Memory of Skin" by Russell Banks
"Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights" by Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due
"Legally Dead" by Edna Buchanan
"Night Vision" by Randy Wayne White
"Nature Girl" by Carl Hiaasen
"Road Dogs" by Elmore Leonard

Show #5 October 29 & 31
With Halloween just around the corner, Elaine presents a spooktacular edition of the Show. There's a cauldron full of dark, eerie, mystical and magical books - some current best sellers and some family-favorite classics.

Interview: Michael Thomas Barry, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
"Thinner" by Stephen King
"Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim" by Anne Rice
"The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Volume One" by H.P. Lovecraft
"Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 8" by Doug Bradley
"Carrion Comfort" by Dan Simmons
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" Books in Motion
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving

Show #1 September 3 & 4
Interview: Diane Lake, Screenwriter

Audio Books Previewed:
"No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy
"Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting" by Robert McKee
"A Short History of Film" by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
"Hollywood Animal" by Joe Eszterhas
"The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies" by David Bordwell
"Shock Value" by Jason Zinoman
"The Shining" by Stephen King
"Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination" by Neal Gabler

Show #2 September 10 & 11
Interview: Lisa Genova, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"For The Love Of Physics: From The End Of The Rainbow To The Edge Of Time" by Walter Lewin and Warren Goldstein
"Still Alice" by Lisa Genova
"His Brother’s Keeper: One Family’s Journey to the Edge of Medicine
"The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson
"Cheating Death: The Doctors And Medical Miracles That Are Saving Lives Against All Odds" by Sanjay Gupta
"Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk And The Conquest of Polio" by Jeffrey Kluger
"The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales Of Madness, Love And The History Of The World From The Periodic Table Of The Elements" by Sam Kean
"Packing for Mars: The Curious Science Of Life In The Void" by Mary Roach

 Show #3 September 17 & 18
The Book Report with Elaine Charles goes "Back to School" this week with a syllabus-full of interdisciplinary titles. You'll hear audio selects from new and notable books on history, poli sci, science, business and, of course, literature.  This week's previews include an insider's look at Apple in "The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation," "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"...(topping all the charts right now), even a wonderfully entertaining new edition of "Huck Finn." Elaine's guest this week is Nancy Rubin Stuart, author and director of a prestigious Writer's Conference.

Interview: Nancy Rubin Stuart, Author and Writer's Conference Director

 Audio Books Previewed:
"The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War" by Andrew Roberts
"Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World" by Andrew Breitbart
"The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality" by Richard Panek
"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles Mann
"The Next Decade: Where We've Been and Where We're Going" by George Friedman
"The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation" by Jay Elliott and William L. Simon
"Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

Show #4 September 24 & 25
Should you read Book Two, too? This week's Book Report looks at newly released titles that follow recent bestsellers. For example, we all loved Garth Stein's "Racing in the Rain" from 2008, but should we "race" to read his just re-released "Raven Stole the Moon"?
Elaine's guest is Michaela Hamilton, a major name in the world of publishing. Michaela discusses the impact of e-books on the industry, shares interesting stories of her work with famous writers, and offers important tips on how aspiring writers can get that first book published.

Interview: Michaela Hamilton, Editor In Chief, Kensington Publishing & The Citadel Press

Audio Books Previewed:
"Raven Stole the Moon" by Garth Stein
"Emory's Gift" by W. Bruce Cameron
"Solar" by Ian McEwan
"A Spot of Bother" by Mark Haddon
"40 Love" by Madeline Wickham
"Aleph" by Paulo Coelho
"Townie" by Andre Dubus III
"Second Grave on the Left" by Darynda Jones

Show #1 August 6 & 7
Lisa See, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See
"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett
"Ten Thousand Saints" by Eleanor Henderson
"22 Britannia Road" by Amanda Hodgkinson
"Silver Girl" by Elin Hilderbrand
"Fallen" by Karin Slaughter
"Split Second: An FBI Thriller" by Catherine Coulter
"If You Ask Me" by Betty White

Show #2 August 13 & 14
Daniel Silva, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo
"Portrait Of A Spy" by Daniel Silva
"The Kingdom" by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
"A Game Of Thrones: A Song Of Fire And Ice" by George R. R. Martin
"The Ice Limit" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
"Sex On The Moon: The Amazing Story Behind The Most Audacious Heist In History" by Ben Mezrich
"I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions Of Google Employee #59" by Douglas Edwards
"Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art And Science Of Remembering Everything" by Joshua Foer

Show #3 August 20 & 21
Mim Harrison, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Art Of Racing In The Rain" by Garth Stein
"Merle's Door: Lessons From A Freethinking Dog" by Ted Kerasote
"One Good Dog" by Susan Wilson
"Until Tuesday" by Luis Montalvan
"Scent Of The Missing" by Susannah Charleson
"Rose In A Storm" by Jon Katz
"A Big Little Life: A Memoir Of A Joyful Dog Named Trixie" by Dean Koontz
"The Dog Who Came In From The Cold" by Alexander McCall Smith

Show #4 August 27 & 28
Linda Konner, Literary Agent

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" by Eric Foner
"The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee
"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes
"The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson
"The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga
"Lord of Misrule" by Jaimy Gordon
"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel
"The Chosen One" by Carol Lynch Williams
"The Reversal" by Michael Connelly

Show #1 July 2 & July 3
Interview: David Eisenbach

Audio Books Previewed:
"2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America" by Albert Brooks
"Tabloid City" by Pete Hamill
"The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific" by Jeff Shaara
"The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick deWitt
"Unfamiliar Fishes" by Sarah Vowell
"My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store" by Ben Ryder Howe
"The Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese American Family" by Lisa See

Show #2 July 9 & July 10
Jane WooldridgeMiami Herald Business Editor and Former Travel Editor

Audio Books Previewed:
"Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure" by Sarah Macdonald
"Getting Stoned with the Savages" by J. Maarten Troost
"Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain
"The Vintage Caper" by Peter Mayle
"Everyday in Tuscany" by Frances Mayes
"Ghost Train to the Eastern Star" by Paul Theroux
"The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World" by Eric Weiner
"Travels in Siberia" by Ian Frazier

Show #3 July 16 & July 17
Jeffrey DeaverAuthor

Audio Books Previewed: "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage" by David Ignatius
"Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II" by Ben Macintyre
"The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva
"Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories" by Ian Fleming
"Carte Blanche" by Jeffrey Deaver
"The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington" by Jennet Conant

Show #4 July 23 & July 24
Playwrights Susan Westfall, Gary Garrison and Lisa Kron

Audio Books Previewed:
"Macbeth: A Novel" by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson
Patti LuPone: A Memoir" by Patti LuPone
"Noel Coward: An Audio Biography" by Sheridan Morley
"Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" by Moises Kaufman
"My Life in Pieces" : An Alternative Autobiography by Simon Callow

Show #5 July 30 & July 31
Kenneth Little Hawk, Native American Storyteller, Recording Artist and Actor

Audio Books Previewed:
"Short Stories: The Vintage Collection"
"The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde"  (recorded here in Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund. readers, including Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons and Derek Jacobi)
"The James Thurber Audio Collection"  (Fables and Selected Stories” is a new performance by Keith Olbermann)
"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craf"t by Stephen King
"When You Are Engulfed by Flames" by David Sedaris
"Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue" by Spalding Gray
"Island Beneath the Sea" by Andrea Levy
"Go The F--k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach

Show #1 June 4 & June 5
 Daniel Sieberg

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology" by Ray Kurzwell
"In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes  Our Lives" by Steven Levy
"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins
"The Greater Journey" by David McCullough
"Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base" by Annie Jacobsen
"Those in Peril" by Wilbur Smith
"The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations" by Dom Joly

Show #2 June 11 & June 12
Diane Mott DavidsonAuthor

Audio Books Previewed:
"My Life in France" by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
"A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS" by Jennet Conant
"Catering to Nobody" by Diane Mott Davidson
"Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain
"The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen" by Jacques Pepin
"The Last Chinese Chef" Nicole Mones
"Blood, Bones & Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton
"Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining the Way We Eat" by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonos
"Heat" by Bill Buford

Show #3 June 18 & June 19
Kim Marcille Romaner 

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World" by Deepak Chopra
"How to Be Compassionate" by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life" by Jillian Michaels
"Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone" by Mark Goulston
"Nice Girls Just Don't Get It" by Lois P. Frankel and Carol Frohlinger
"Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer" by Duncan Watts
"Your Kids Are Your Own Fault" by Larry Winget
"Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep and Understand a Man" by Steve Harvey
"I'm Here to Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance" by Chris McCormack

Show #4 June 25 & June 26
 Jeff Flannery

Audio Books Previewed:
"A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother" by Janny Scott
"Too Close To The Sun: Growing Up In The Shadow of My Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor" by Curtis Roosevelt
"A Bully Father" by Joan Paterson Kerr
"Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life With Dwight D Eisenhower, 1961 to 1969" by David Eisenhower
"In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson
"Treasures From the Attic" by Miriam Pressler
"Reading by Father" by Alexandra Styron
"The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
"Losing Mum and Pup" by Christopher Buckley

Show #1 Apr. 30 & May 1
Carolyn Turgeon, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Land of the Painted Caves" by Jean Auel
"Of Love and Evil" by Anne Rice
"Mermaid" by Carolyn Turgeon
"Mr. Chartwell" by Rebecca Hunt
"What the Night Knows" by Dean Koontz
"Secrets to the Grave" by Tami Hoeg
"The Girl with the Glass Feet" by Ali Shaw
"Echo in the Bone" by Diane Gabaldon

Show #2 May 7 & May 8
The London Times Presents "Dirty Dozen": The Best British Sex Novels (after Lady Chatterly)

 Audio Books Previewed:
The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
"The Canterville Ghose" by Oscar Wilde
"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
"Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" by Agatha Christie
"Portobello" by Ruth Rendell "Talking About Detective Fiction" by P.D. James
"Changing my Mind" by Zadie Smith
"Death of King Arthur" by Peter Ackroyd
"The Fort" by Bernard Cornwell
"The Fry Chronicles" by Stephen Fry
"Crossfire" by Dick Francis with Felix Francis
"A Lesson in Secrets" by Jacqueline Winspear

Show #3 May 14 & May 15
Mary Alice Monroe, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Bossypants" by Tina Fey
"Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, Book 2" by Candace Bushnell
"The Butterfly's Daughter" by Mary Alice Monroe
"Crunch Time" by Diane Mott Davidson
"Minding Frankie" by Maeve Binchy
"I'll Walk Alone" by Mary Higgins Clark
"Battle Hymm of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua

Show #4 May 21 & May 22
Dan WeissPublisher at Large, St. Martins Press

Audio Books Previewed:
"Fifth Witness" by Michael Connelly
"Chasing Fire" by Nora Roberts
"Sweet Valley Confidential" by Francine Pascal
"Idea Man" by Paul Allen
"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan
"The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht
"The Dressmaker of Kair Khana" by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
"The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party" by Alexander McCall Smith

Show #5 May 28 & May 29
Richard Pachter

Audio Books Previewed:
"Does the noise in my head bother you? A rock and roll memoir" by Steven Tyler 
"Red, my uncensored life in rock" by Sammy Hagar
"the ballad of bob Dylan" by Daniel mark Epstein 
"Robert Redford" by Michael Feeney Callan 
"stories I only tell my friends: an autobiography" by Rob Lowe 
"I'm all over that now" by Shirley MacLaine
"Jeannie out of the bottle" by Barbara Eden
"Familyhood" by Paul Reiser

Show #1 Apr. 2 & 3
Dr. Gregory Lee, Professor and Author

Audio Books Previewed:

"Favorite African Folk Tales" edited by Nelson Mandela
"The Conservationist" by Nadine Gordimer
"A Rainbow in the Night" by Dominque Lapierre
"Disgrace" by J M Coetzee
"Dark Star Safari" by Paul Theroux
"Assegai" by Wilbur Smith
"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese
"Double Comfort Safari Club" by Alexander McCall Smith

Show #2 Apr. 9 & 10
Australian Book Shop Managers

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Potato Factory" by Bryce Courtenay
"Parrot and Olivier in America" by Peter Carey
"Truth" by Peter Temple
"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
"Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks
"Breath" by Tim Winton
"Naked Cruelty" by Colleen McCullough

Show #3 Apr. 16 & 17
David Bach is a popular and prolific financial author. He's written 11 consecutive best sellers, including "The Automatic Millionaire" and "Start Late, Finish Rich." He is a frequent guest on Oprah, The Today Show, The View and many more. David joins us today with some important tax tips.
James Glassman, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream" by Suze Orman
"Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life" by Donald Trump
"The Investment Answer: Learn to Manage Your Money & Protect Your Financial Future" by Daniel Goldie
"Super Rich" by Russell Simmons
"Poke the Box" by Set Godin

Show #4 Apr. 23 & 24
Lisa Napoli, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Radio Shangri La" by Lisa Napoli
"Escape from the Land of Snows" by Stephan Talty
"Murder in the High Himalayas" by Jonathan Green
"The Piano Tuner" by Daniel Mason
"Pearl of China" by Anchee Min
"Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See
"The Secret History of the Mongol Queens" by Jack Weatherford
"Paper Butterfly" by Diane Wei Liang
"Godfather of Kathmandu" by John Burdett

Show #1 Mar. 5 & 6
Tom Shroder: Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall" by Frank Brady
"13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries" by Michael Brooks
"Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World" by Edward Dolnick
"Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans
"The Money Culture" by Michael Lewis

Show #2 Mar. 12 & 13
Erin Jaimes: Blues Artist

Audio Books Previewed:
"Bob Dylan in America" by Sean Wilentz
"Just Kids" by Patti Smith
"Producer: John Hammond and the Soul of American Music" by Dunstan Prial
"Frank, the Voice" by James Kaplan
"Composed" by Rosanne Cash
"Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician" by Barry Seldes
"Cornflakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales From a Rock 'N Roll Life" by Robert Hilburn

Show #3 Mar. 19 & 20
Les Standiford: Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Killer of Little Shepherds" by Douglas Starr
"Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder & Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest" by Gregg Olsen
"Internal Combustion: The Story of Marriage and a Murder in the Motor City" by Joyce Maynard
"Too Late to Say Goodbye" by Ann Rule
"The Girls of Motor City" by Douglas Perry
"Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson
"Charles Manson Now" by Marlin Marynick

Show #4 Mar. 26 & 27
Interviews: Campbell McGrath, Poet; Bob Kealing, Kerouac House

Audio Books Previewed:
"Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac
"The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1" by Mark Twain
"Good Poems" selected by Garrison Keillor
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
"The Red Garden" by Alice Hoffman
"While Mortals Sleep" by Kurt Vonnegut

Show #1 Feb. 5 & 6
Interviews: Jay Tunney, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Role of a Lifetime" by James Brown
"A Game of Character: A Family Interview From Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League & Beyond" by Craig Robinson
"What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami
"The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle & The End of America's Childhood" by Jane Leavy
"Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball" by Bill Madden
"Tiger: The Real Story" by Steve Helling "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand

Show #2 Feb. 12 & 13:
Hugh Brewster, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook" by Ben Mezrich
"127 Hours" by Aron Ralston
"True Grit" by Charles Portis
"Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Show #3 Feb. 19 & 20:
Interviews: Darynda Jones, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman
"Unbearable Lightness" by Portia de Rossi
"First Grave on the Right" by Darynda Jones
"Rescue" by Anita Shreve
"Major Pettigrew's Last Standl" by Helen Simonson
"Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler

Show #4 Feb. 26 & 27
Karen Abbott: Author

Audio Books Previewed:

"The Elephant to Hollywood" by Michael Caine
"And Furthermore" by Judi Dench
"Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography" by Andrew Morton
"Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century" by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
"Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes and Letters" by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
"The Men Who Would be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies and a Company Called Dreamworks" by Nicole LaPorte

Show #1 Jan. 1 & 2
Interviews: Tom Nissley, Editor

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
"The Confession" by John Grisham
"The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson
"Full Dark No Stars" by Stephen King
"The Help" by Katherine Stockett
"I Remember Nothing" by Nora Ephron

Show #2 Jan. 8 & 9
Interviews: Dagoberto Gilb, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"The Flowers" by Dagoberto Gilb
"An Object of Beauty" by Steve Martin
"The Big Short" by Michael Lewis
"Worth Dying For" by Lee Child
"America" by Alastair Cooke
"This Time Together" by Carol Burnett

Show #3 Jan. 15 & 16
Interviews: Richard Pachter, Book Reviewer and Tim Shine, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Linch Pin" by Seth Godin
"All The Devils Are Here" by Bethany McLean & Joe Nocera
"The Company Town" by Hardy Green
"Drive" by Daniel H. Pink
"Nothing Happens Until It Happens to You" by T.M.Shine

Show #4 Jan. 22 & 23
Interviews: Dave Barry, Author
Alisson Leotta, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"Dead of Alive" by Tom Clancy & Grant Blackwood
"Valley Forge" by Newt Gingrich & William Forstchen
"Law of Attraction" by Alisson Leotta
"Every Last One" by Ana Quindlen
"History of the Millennium So Far" by Dave Barry

Show #5 Jan. 29 & 30
Interviews: John Avlon, Author

Audio Books Previewed:
"America by Heart" by Sarah Palin
"Pinheads & Patriots" by Bill O'Reilly
"Wingnuts" by John Avlon
"Revival" by Richard Wolffe
"My Father at 100" by Ron Reagan
"Courage & Consequence" by Karl Rove
"Reading Jackie" by William Kuhn