It is frequently through the lives of ordinary people that we can put larger events in their proper human context. British novelist Sarah Waters takes us back to World War Two London, for her story of several ordinary people and how their lives are taken apart and put back together again, in a book
It sounds like a real shaggy dog story, when a fellow in a London pub starts telling a Scotland Yard detective a strange tale, in the Martha Grimes mystery . But as the patient Detective Richard Jury learns, there is much more to what he is being told -- about a man whose wife and son suddenly disap
Franz Wisner has written a book about a honeymoon, but unlike any honeymoon you've ever heard of. Wisner's fiancee broke off their engagement just days before their wedding. Not wanting to waste the prepaid honeymoon accomodations, Wisner went on the trip -- with his brother Kurt. But the real story
In 2004, the nation was deep into an unpopular war, its economy was stumbling, millions were without health insurance. Democrats united behind a presidential candidate who was a decorated war hero, and raised a record amount of cash on his behalf. But John Kerry still lost to George W. Bush, who pos
Whether you're a longtime devotee of NBC's daytime drama "Days Of Our Lives" or not, you probably know who Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes are. They are known to the show's viewers as Doug and Julie, and have now written a memoir of their romance, both the on-screen version and the real-life version.
He's been called Rwanda's Oskar Schindler. He was portrayed by actor Don Cheadle in the movie "Hotel Rwanda." And now Paul Rusesabagina has written a memoir, putting the full horror of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in heartbreaking clarity and perspective. His book is called "An Ordinary Man."
Why have layoffs reached epic proportions in America? How did we get here? And can we ever again have real job security, like our parents and grandparents had? New York Times business reporter Louis Uchitelle shows how layoffs have become a first resort, instead of a last, in his book "The Disposabl
A 14-year-old girl and her parents are plunged into a kind of hell Dante could have envisioned, in the Jodi Picoult novel "The Tenth Circle." The family patriarch, Daniel Stone, is a comic book artist. His wife, Laura, is cheating on him, although she feels guilty about it. And daughter Trixie comes
Parents, today's program is for you. Does it make your blood boil when you're at your kids' hockey or baseball game and other parents yell at the kids, the coaches, and the officials? What's wrong with them, you ask? Former major leaguer, and future baseball Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken has a new book
America is an empire, whether we like it or not, says retired General Tony Zinni, the former chief of the U.S. Central Command, and author of the new book The Battle For Peace. It doesn't mean we're evil, just that we have immense influence in the world, and he says we better learn how to use it. We
Inspiringi love hearing writers talk about their books. makes me wanna write!
Reviewed on 07/12/2005