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12:33 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Book Nook: Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen

Juana the Mad has been depicted by some historians as a 16th century Spanish queen who was insane. She was the daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Juana was so far down the chain of succession that she was never expected to ascend to the throne.

But she did. Then she spent most of her long life as a virtual prisoner while a succession of men, her husband, her father, then her son, ruled Juana's empire while she languished in seclusion. Lynn Cullen was intrigued by the rather mythical aspects of Juana's reign. She decided to write a historical novel about it.

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1:44 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Book Nook: Humiliation by Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum has written widely on a variety of subjects. While he is probably known best as a poet, he is also a distinguished professor of English at the City University of New York. In this interview he describes the process of creating an unusual new course of study for his students.

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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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