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10:35 am
Sun October 23, 2011

Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Katrina Kittle

Katrina Kittle

Continuing with our series of faculty readings from the 2011 Antioch Writers' Workshop, Reasons to be Happy is the latest novel by local author Katrina Kittle.  It was released earlier in October, but this summer Kittle gave a special preview to the attendees at the 2011 Antioch Writers Workshop during the evening readings from workshop faculty members.

Books
11:12 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Book Nook: Word Freak, by Stefan Fatsis

Ten years ago Stefan Fatsis came to WYSO to talk about his book "Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players."

The book chronicles the author's immersion in a game that can become an obsession for some players. During the course of his research Fatsis became an excellent player.

Books
9:56 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Book Nook: The Cut, by George Pelecanos

The novelist George Pelecanos has been plugging away writing crime fiction for a number of years. He sets his books in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He just started a new series that features Spero Lucas, a veteran of
the Iraq War who is now working in a somewhat shady occupation: he recovers stolen merchandise.

In "The Cut" Lucas has been hired to recover some stolen shipments of marijuana. Lucas quickly becomes entangled in a nether world of creepy criminals. Lucas just wants his cut. He'll get 40% of the value of any goods he can recover.

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Books
11:58 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Book Nook: Feast Day of Fools, by James Lee Burke

The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke the year was 1997 and he came out to the station to talk about his novel "Cimarron Rose." That book went on to win the Edgar Award for that year.

That interview was the beginning of a wonderful connection with one of America's greatest writers. Burke just published his 30th novel, "Feast Day of Fools."  The author is now 75 years old and while he has slowed down a little bit; he no longer goes out on book tours, his writing gets more powerful with each successive book.

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Books
3:59 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Book Nook: Naked Wine- Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally by Alice Feiring

Do you know that winemakers can add up to 200 additives to wines that they are making? Many winemakers manipulate the wine making process through the addition of sulfites, sugar, oak chips, and even oxygen.

Wine writer Alice Feiring believes that these additives can ruin what should be a natural product made from fermented grapes and little else.  Her opinions have made her into a bit of a renegade within the wine industry.

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