Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Fun Talk with Kathleen Dunn About New Books

On Monday I got to spend an hour with Kathleen Dunn and her producers Rhonda Fanning and Kryssy Pease. The books I meant to talk about are posted on the radio show's Facebook Page. But did I talk about all of them? No. Did we discuss lots of other books? Yes. Here's what actually got mentioned on the show.

I call this list, What We Actually Talked About
1. Life, on the Line, by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
2. Memoir of a Sunday Brunch, by Julia Pandl
3. A Chance to Make History, by Wendy Kopp
4. Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr
5. Driftless, by David Rhodes, plus his older books The Rock Island Line and Easter House
6. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer
7. Bloody Crimes, by James Swanson (from a customer)
8. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (from a customer)
9. Matched, by Allie Conde (from a customer)
10. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
11. Great Food All Day Long, by Maya Angelou
12. How to Breathe Underwater, by Julie Orringer
13. The Memory Wall, by Anthony Doerr
14. The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht
15. Swamplandia, by Karen Russell
16. Saint Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell
17. The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
18. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult
19. Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
20. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (from a customer)
21. Chris Offutt and Daniel Woodrell suggestions. Later on we thought of Larry Brown, Robert Olmsted, and William Gay.
22. Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and Zombie, Ohio (from customer)
23. The Zombie Survival Guide, by Max Brooks
24. Anything by Malachy McCourt (from a customer)
25. The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, by Rachel Saunders (from a customer)
26. The Thursday Next series, by Jasper Fforde (from a customer)
27. The Matchmaker of Kenmare, by Frank Delaney (from Kathleen Dunn)
28. Ghost Light, by Joseph O’Connor
29. Saints and Sinners, by Edna O’Brien
29. Seamus Heaney’s poetry, most recently Human Chain (from Kathleen Dunn)
30. My Name is Memory, by Ann Brashares (from a customer)
31. Last Call, by Daniel Okrent (from a customer)
32. The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson (from Kathleen)
33. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, by Robert Calasso
34. Bound to Last, by Sean Manning
35. The Brown Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang
36. Louisa May Alcott, plus A Girl of the Limberlost, by Gene Stratton-Porter (from a customer) 37. The View from Lazy Point, by Carl Safina (from a customer)
38. Bats Sing, Mice Giggle, by Karen Shanor (from a customer)
39. The Season on Henry’s Farm, by Terra Brockman (from a customer)
40. Wicked River, by Lee Sandlin
41. Michael Crichton suggestion…Daniel suggests James Rollins but I could probably match this a bit closer.
42. Tom Robbins and John Irving suggestion…Daniel suggests T.C. Boyle and Sherman Alexie
43. A Widow’s Tale, by Joyce Carol Oates

And of course, here is a link to listen to the show! Much thanks to everyone for having me on.

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