Winter Reading Show

Guests Alan Cheuse, Robin Whitten, and Daphne Gaskins highlight some of the year’s best nonfiction, like William Kamkwamba’s and Bryan Mealer’s true story from Africa, and Robin Whitten suggests some of the year’s best audio books for those long holiday trips.

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Summer Reading Show

Guests Alan Cheuse and Barbara Hoffert offer as best bets author Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel about a magical world and Rita Dove’s latest poetry collection.

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