The December selection for the Radio Bookclub is Agnes at the End of the World. Colorado author Kelly McWilliams was inspired by real-life cults in Arizona for this Young Adult book which is set during a pandemic. It is described as The Handmaid’s Tale meets Wilder Girls.
Listen to more of our conversation with author Kelly McWilliams about the challenges of interweaving stories about pandemics, cults, and childhood illnesses. Listen to the broadcast interview with author Kelly McWilliams, broadcast on KGNU at 9am on Thursday, December 24th. […]
The November selection for the Radio Bookclub is Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place. Writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine, who had never met, developed a relationship as pen-pals during the COVID-19 pandemic when they began a letter correspondence chronicling their own experiences.
Listen to more of our conversation with authors Pam Houston and Amy Irvine about how they developed a relationship through letters and how that ultimately culminated in their new book Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place. Listen to […]
The October selection for the Radio Bookclub is Winter Counts by author David Heska Wanbli Weiden. The book tells the story of Virgil Wounded Horse, the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s nephew, his vigilantism becomes personal.
Listen to more of our conversation with author David Heska Wanbli Weiden where he talks about Native American literature and some of the Denver locations featured in his novel Winter Counts. Listen to the broadcast interview with David Heska Wanbli […]
The September selection for the Radio Bookclub is Water & Power by Denver author Steven Dunn, a navy veteran. The book turns the traditional concept of military literature on its head as it examines military culture and engages with perceptions of heroism and […]
Listen to more of our conversation with author Steven Dunn where he describes life on a submarine and how he became disillusioned with military culture after 10 years in the navy. Listen to the broadcast interview with Steven Dunn, originally […]