The February selection for the Radio Bookclub is Perestroika In Paris, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley. The novel’s protagonist is a runaway racehorse who befriends a German shorthaired pointer. Together they live on the streets of Paris until they befriend a human boy, Etienne, and discover a new, otherworldly part of the city.
The January selection for the Radio Bookclub is Classic Krakauer – Essays on Wilderness and Risk. Best-selling author Jon Krakauer began his writing career writing for magazines. This latest book is a collection of ten essays that were published in a variety of magazines going back to the 1980s.
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.