Vick Mickunas

Host - Book Nook

Vick Mickunas created the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1200 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.

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10:45 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Book Nook: The Phone Book-the Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads, Ammon

Ammon Shea returns to the Book Nook for a third interview. On his initial visit Shea discussed "Reading the OED," a memoir recounting his marvelous dictionary marathon. Fueled by his love of language and massive volumes of espresso, Shea read the entire unabridged Oxford English Dictionary over the course of one year.

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12:37 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Book Nook: You Had Me At Woof - How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness, Julie Klam

Julie Klam felt lost. She wasn't living the life that she wanted to live. Her job wasn't very exciting. The men she was dating were not that interesting. She felt at loose ends. Then one night she had the dream. It was a dream about Otto, a Boston terrier.

Klam's dream was the impetus for a search that led Klam to her dreamed of dog. They found one another. Klam's connection with Otto opened her heart to the potential of a happier existence.

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1:15 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Book Nook: The Blessings of the Animals, Katrina Kittle

Katrina Kittle's fourth novel, "The Blessings of the Animals" is the story of a marriage. As the book opens Cami Anderson's marriage is falling apart. Anderson, a veterinarian, seeks refuge in her work. She discovers that her animal companions can be more dependable and affectionate than some of her human companions have been.

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12:45 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

Book Nook: The Book of Night Women, Marlon James

Marlon James will be in Dayton on Sunday, November 7 to receive the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. He won the award for his novel "The Book of Night Women." Set on a Jamaican sugar plantation during the late 18th century, this book is the story of a fictional slave revolt that was organized by a group of women, the "night women" of the title.

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1:44 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Book Nook: Tall Tales and Short Ones, Bill Hooper

Bill Hooper being interviewed

Bill Hooper came to Yellow Springs to attend Antioch College. He liked it here. So he decided to stay on for a while.

Over the course of his long career as a building contractor Bill was responsible for the construction of over 300 homes, many in the Yellow Springs area. As a long-time member of the Antioch Board of Trustees he has overseen the construction of buildings for Antioch University here in Yellow Springs and across the country.

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