Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Turn Your Radio On--Summer Picks from Books and Company, Recent Author Interviews on Lake Effect and Ben Merens, Plus I'll Talk with Merens with My Own Warped Take on Summer Reading This Friday at 5 pm.

WUWM's Lake Effect has been catching up on their sumer reading. Here's Books and Company's Lisa Baudoin and her picks for summer reading on Lake Effect.
--A Good Hard Look, by Ann Napolitano
--The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, by Jenny Wingfield
--The Borrower, by Rebecca Makkai (at Boswell tonight)
--Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson
--The Berlin Boxing Club, by Robert Sharenow

--Pearl Buck in China, by Hilary Spurling (now in paper)
--The Last Call, by Daniel Okrent
--The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman (now in paper)
--The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

In addition, they have recently aired interviews from some of our favorite authors:
--Alex MacLeod, author of the prize-winning story collection, Light Lifting.
--Julie Orringer, author of the beloved novel of Hungarian (oops, not Czech, and I read it) brothers, The Invisible Bridge.
--Loreen Niewenhuis, whose walk around Lake Michigan recounted in A 1000 Mile Walk Around the Beach took her close, but not into Boswell. That bluff up from the lake is a doozy.
--Karen McQuestion, who recently spoke at the Butler Public Library.

Wisconsin Public Radio, of course, has also been having interviewing their fairshare of authors.  On Ben Merens show this past week:
July 18, Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons to Have Kids
July 14, Al Gini, philosopher and  author of God Can Quote me on That.

Revisit all of Merens's shows in the WPR audio archive.

And if all goes well, I'll be talking books with Mr. Merens this Friday at 5 pm. Summer reading?  Sure, sort of.  And thanks, Lisa, for the Spurling reminder.  That needs to go on our Summer of China table.

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