Philip Kerr's latest novel is quite a departure from his long-running series that features the Berlin detective Bernie Gunther. 'Prayer" is a stand-alone novel about an FBI agent in Houston, Texas who is trying to solve some mysterious murders.
Gil Martins is an agent working for the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Task Force. He's going through a spiritual crisis, his marriage is falling apart, and he's becoming romantically involved with someone who he is trying to protect from this mysterious killer (or killers).
Steve Bennish is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News. When Bennish is out on the streets of the city he always brings along his trusty camera and he takes many striking photographs. His new book contains numerous classic black and white photos of everyday street life in Dayton.
In this interview we tried to give listeners an opportunity to imagine what these photos look like. Then Bennish describes the various situations which produced them.
Swoosie Kurtz has had a long career as an actor in movies, on television and on stage. Her book "Part Swan, Part Goose - An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work and Family" is not your typical Hollywood memoir, however.
Paul Dickson returns to the program to discuss his latest word book. Dickson is the most prolific writer I know. You might recall his previous Book Nook appearances for his recent biography of Bill Veeck, "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary," and "Words from the White House-Words and Phrases Coined and Popularized by America's Presidents."
The Pinkerton Raid is preparing to release a new full length album later this summer, and in between writing and recording the album, songwriter Jesse DeConto also wrote and released This Littler Light, a memoir about his life, his faith, and of course music. DeConto spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about combining stories from the book with song for an intimate tour, the audience's reaction and the band's forthcoming album.
The Pinkerton Raid will be at Red Tree Gallery near Cincinnati on June 3rd.