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Morning Edition: Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery into ‘Valley’
The Daily Circuit: The Valley of Amazement is Kerri’s Book Pick of the Week
The Daily Circuit: Author Amy Tan Lives inside a High Class Brothels
The Leanard Lopate Show: Amy Tan’s Novel The Valley of Amazement
This new novel, her first since “Saving Fish from Drowning” in 2005, focuses on the relationships between mothers and daughters who live in a high-class brothel.
Entertainment Weekly’s review says that Tan “sweeps you up in the wildly changing fortunes of a whip-smart courtesan.”Share
The Writer’s Almanac: An Interview with Mary Oliver
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The Daily Circuit: 'Dog Songs' is Kerri's Book Pick of the Week
Kerri’s book Pick of the Week is "Dog Songs," a collection of Mary Oliver’s poems about canine companions.
Kerri said she’s been waiting for the latest release from Oliver, one of her favorite poets.
"I’ve been reading little hints, fragments here and there about what she’s working on and now it is due out on Oct. 8," she said.
Stephanie also suggested “The American Heiress” by Daisy Goodwin.
"It felt a little bit like a much better written romance novel, but then after awhile you get into it," Stephanie said. "It isn’t about a woman finding a husband, that happens pretty quick. It’s about the chasm of social manners between this American woman and her English husband and all the family and the servants."Share
The Daily Circuit: Garrison Keillor on Poetry
Weekend Edition: News from Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor has a New Book of Poetry
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O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.Share
A Prairie Home Companion: Billy Collins reads Selections from Aimless Love
The Writer’s Almanac: Aimless Love
The Daily Circuit: Billy Collins on the Fun, Serious Poem
The Diane Rehm Show: Billy Collins
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Aimless Love is a volume of more than 50 new poems, accompanied by samples from the author’s collections of the past decade.
Horoscopes for the Dead - Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003, talks about the art of writing poetry and his latest collection, Horoscopes of the Dead.Share
The Daily Circuit: Lee Child on the Craft of Crime Fiction
Dinner Party Download: Lee Child
The Leanard Lopate Show: Lee Child on Never Go Back
Jack Reacher arrives in Virginia hoping to contact the woman he spoke with on the phone in 61 Hours, only to be drafted back into the Army, where he confronts life-changing elements from his past.Share