Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Post Overload! But I Need an Easy Way to List the Titles from my Appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio

Do too many posts spoil the blog? Not when you've got a lot of timely things to say. Today I went on Kathleen Dunn's show on Wisconsin Public Radio and we had a great talk about books. (Editor's note: to find the show, scroll to Monday, 12/21, 10 AM).

I agreed to transcribe all the titles when the broadcast was up, but I haven't started listening yet. I'm hoping that by the time the feed goes out (it was just moved from 9 AM to 11 AM, for folks wondering), this will have all the info folks were asking for. Yes, asking for--lots of call-in requests on the show for a complete list of titles.

I also need a link name for the email newsletter. So I am posting this blog, unfinished for now, but completed very soon.

Titles Mentioned:
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon
Blame, by Michelle Huneven
The Good Soldier, David Finkel (Kathleen rec)
Knives at Dawn, by Andrew Friedman
Ayn Rand and the Life She Made, by Anne Conover Heller
John Cheever, by Blake Bailey
Raymond Carver, by Carol Sklenicka
The National Parks, by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America , by Douglas Brinkley
The Red Book, by Carl Gustav Jung
Ad Hoc at Home, by Thomas Keller (correction, he didn't cook the meal, Bacchus did!)
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volumes 1 and 2, by Julia Child
Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell
My Life in France, by Julia Child
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (caller rec)
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog, by Dave Barry (caller rec)
Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy, by Peter Canellos (caller rec)
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (caller rec)
The American Civil War, by John Keegan (caller rec)
The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin (caller rec from 2008 and out of stock everywhere, with lots of copies on backorder)
The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, by Ron Suskind (caller rec--note this is not David Suskind)
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (caller rec)
What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell
Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, by Lucy Cousins
Otis, by Loren Long
Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall (caller rec)
The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole, by Stuart Clipper (caller rec, from 2008)
The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50, by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (caller rec)
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, by Michael J. Sandel
Abigail Adams, by Woody Holton (Kathleen rec)
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (caller rec, in time for the film)
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood
Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (Facebook rec)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqeline Kelly
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Facebook and caller rec)
Divine Daisy, a transpersonal tale, by Bud McClure (caller rec)
A Lifetime of Secrets, by Frank Warren (caller rec, from 2007. You probably would want to look at Postsecret first)
A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem (response to caller)
The Power of Kindness, by Piero Ferrucci (Oops! Garrison Keillor's bookstore is called Common Good.)
Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear (a customer asked for a mystery recommendation)
The Poet of Tolstoy Park, by Sonny Brewer (caller rec)
Step Out on Nothing, by Byron Pitts (caller rec)
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, by Maile Meloy
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin
American Salvage, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon, by Philip B. Kunhardt III (caller rec)
A. Lincoln, by Ronald C. White, Jr. (caller rec)
Soldier from the War Returning: The Greatest Generation's Troubled Homecoming from World War II, by Thomas Childers (caller rec)
A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa, by Dominique LaPierre
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, by Greg Grandin
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species, by Sean Carroll
The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon (caller rec)
Stitches, a memoir by David Small
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, and Annie Di Donna
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (caller rec)
Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Furmansky, and Roland C. Clement.
What fun! Thanks to Kathleen and Rhonda for having me on, and to the listeners for your suggestions. Someday I won't pepper my speech with so many "um's!"


Anonymous said...

I thought you were great on the show. You mentioned a book that was like Peter Straubb and Stephen King, but I missed the title. Can you please post the title of that book on the blog? Thanks.

Alx8182 said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I listened to the archived show and kept stopping and going back to get titles and authors. I have not visited your store yet, but I will be sure to now. Great show and thanks for the recommendations. Lots of reading to do now!

Anonymous said...

Great show, but I was in the car, so couldn't write down (or remember!) all the titles I heard. Thanks so much for listing them for us!

Karen said...

I was so excited to hear you yesterday! As longtime Schwartz customer, we wish you well. You did a fine job interviewing with Kathleen Dunn, and your excitement about books radiated over the air waves.