Books

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4:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Book Nook: One Summer - America, 1927, by Bill Bryson

When Bill Bryson was mulling over his next project he was thinking about writing a dual biography of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris during the summer of 1927. Nobody had ever done that before. He became an instant celebrity.

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Books
1:12 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Book Nook: "JFK, Earl Long, and Blaze Starr: Washington, DC" by Ken Bode

Credit Cover Art by David Battle

This essay appears in The Antioch Review's Fall 2013 edition Cartography 101 with a Twist.

Here's an excerpt:

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun October 27, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Cathy Essinger

Cathy Essinger at the Antioch Writers' Workshop
Credit Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

For the final week of the month, we hear from Cathy Essinger, the author of 3 books of poetry.  Her work has been featured on The Writers' Almanac and Conrad's Corner here on WYSO.

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Books
1:52 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Book Nook: A Good Man, by Larry Baker

The central character in Larry Baker's novel is Harry Ducharme. Harry was once at the top of the radio world but his fortunes have taken a real hit. Harry washes up in Saint Augustine, Florida. He's living in his car. He drinks. A lot.

Then Harry hears this voice coming out of the radio. Her name is Nora James. She hosts a cooking show on WWHD, the tiny little radio station in town. Harry feels compelled to meet Nora. He goes to WWHD and asks for a job.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Daniel Coston on Documenting the Lives of North Carolina Musicians in Image and Words

Daniel Coston is a writer and photographer who's been working with musicians for many years, in particular, those in his home state of North Carolina. In his book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, Coston documents the likes of The Avett Brothers, Si Kahn, Doc Watson and many other.  Coston visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Detours host Norm Whitman about the stories behind the book and its subjects.

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