Here are the books we talked about on the Kathleen Dunn show on Wisconsin Public Radio on Monday.
The Agony and The Ecstasy, by Irving Stone, part of Kathleen Dunn's summer of Michelangelo.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain! (not Dickens, sigh. My brain wants to read Dickens, apparently)
Middlemarch, by George Eliot (drop caps edition)
The Vacationers, by Emma Straub
The Tastemakers, by David Sax
The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman (for an overcast day)
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher
The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Note: the 250 events includes selling books at other people's events, and also bringing authors into schools, some of which don't show up on our official event schedule.
Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop, by Jeff Miller
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball, by John Feinstein
The String Diaries, by Stephen-Lloyd Jones
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, by Jennifer Worth
God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, by Victoria Sweet
My Family and Other Hazards, by June Melby
We think that the War World I spy thriller the listener requested is The Spider of Sarajevo, by Robert Wilton. It is not yet available in the United States through traditional channels.
Healthy at Home, by Tierona Low Dog, MD
The Name of the Wind, Wise Man's Fear, and The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison
Driftless, by David Rhodes. I was supposed to mention Shotgun Lovesongs, by Nickolas Butler here, but I froze.
The Glass Sentence: Volume 1 of the Mapmakers Trilogy, by S. E. Grove
The Thickety: The Path Begins, by J. A. White
The Book of Life: Volume 3 of the All Souls Trilogy, by Deborah Harkness
Say What You Will, by Cammie McGovern
Full Dark House, by Christopher Fowler. When I asked whether the caller was talking about the Peculiar Crimes series, she said she was refferring to a different series, featuring Bryant and May. It turns out the series is known by both titles. The good news is that the caller thought the series ended in 2005, but it's actually continuing to be written. The most recent entry, The Invisible Code, was published in the United States last December.
Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Queen of the Tearling, by Erica Johansen
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. Is there a sequel coming?
A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
Everything that Remains, a Memoir of the Minimalists, by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
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