Books

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11:48 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Book Nook: The Girl in the Blue Beret, by Bobbie Ann Mason

A conversation with Bobbie Ann Mason about her novel "The Girl in the Blue Beret" (Random House)

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1:10 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Book Nook: Disturbance, by Jan Burke

The last time Jan Burke appeared on this program she came out to Yellow Springs to talk about her novel "Bones." The year was 2000 and "Bones" went on to win the prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award that year for Best Novel.

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11:43 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Book Nook: The Devil All The Time, by Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock spent 32 years working in the Mead paper mill at Chillicothe, Ohio. His father retired from that same paper mill after working there for 40+ years. Pollock figured he would do the same. Then he had another idea.

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2:30 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Book Nook: Very Bad Men, by Harry Dolan

The author Harry Dolan returns with his second crime fiction novel featuring David Loogan, the editor of a noirish mystery magazine called "Gray Streets." Dolan currently resides in Ann Arbor and he has set this series in that rather unusual locale. As he notes in this interview, Ann Arbor's murder rate is nearly non-existent.

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1:25 pm
Mon July 4, 2011

Book Nook: The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, by Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson has written a number of books about baseball. Weighing in at approximately four pounds and almost 1000 pages in length, the revised and updated Dickson Baseball Dictionary has just been re-issued in paperback.

In this interview Dickson explains why baseball continually generates a seemingly endless variety of imaginative words, descriptive phrases, and unique verbal expressions. Words like: "bopper" (a home run hitter), "foozler" (a lucky base hit), and "screwjack" (a player who is notoriously
wacky).

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