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Readers & Writers: Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn

Lionel Essrog, a detective with Tourette's Syndrome, is this novel's protagonist. His job is to track down the murderer of his boss. Nicknamed "Freakshow," Essrog's Brooklyn is shaped by his tics, and the compelling backstory that leads to his work at a detective agency and his devotion to his fallen employer. Lethem's novel allows us to see the world through the eyes of a man whose disability disturbs utterly the lives of every person he meets.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: A Whole New Life, Reynolds Price

In the opening program of the new Readers & Writers season, "People First," literature by and about people with disabilities, author Reynolds Price joins hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson to talk about his book A Whole New Life. In 1984, Price was diagnosed with a cancer of the spine that he thought of as an "alien and deadly eel," with a chilling and painful prognosis: In six months he would be a paraplegic, six months later a quadriplegic, and six months after that he would be dead. Modern medicine, religion, and hypnosis combined to save Price's life, control his pain, and permit him a rich and creative life.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Welcome to the Homeland, Brian Mann

Red or blue? Country, or city? Since the last two presidential election nights, we've gotten used to seeing that "quick shot" of our political landscape. Simple to see, but hard to understand. How could "they" vote for John Kerry? How could "they" vote for George Bush?? And who is "they" anyway? Either "metros" or "homelanders" in Brian Mann's provocative look at America's political divide - based on the numbers, factoring in the history of our country and the changes in our own times, and with a true ear for the voices around us. Host Chris Robinson is joined by callers and a studio audience.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Summer Reading Call-in (Hour 1)

Listeners share their best summer reading picks with host Ellen Rocco and co-hosts Chris Robinson and John Ernst.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Summer Reading Call-in (Hour 2)

Listeners share their best summer reading picks with host Ellen Rocco and co-hosts Chris Robinson and John Ernst.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: True North by Jim Harrison

Set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, or North Country, this novel spins a riveting tale about land use and abuse, and tension between family generations who approach the land very differently. By the author of Legends of the Fall. Hosts Chris Robinson and Dale Hobson talk with author Jim Harrison.  Go to full article

Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 1

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article

Reader & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Roundtable, Hour 2

We fill a table with northland poets for a two-hour conversation moderated by Chris Robinson and Ellen Rocco. Guest poets in the studio include Robert Strong, Joe Duemer and NCPR's resident poet and webniac, Dale Hobson. They are joined by readers and writers from across the region by phone.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: A Month of Sundays: Searching for the Spirit and My Sister, Julie Mars

A year's memoir as the author travels between the North Country and New Mexico following her older sister's death. Each week, over the course of the year, Mars becomes a seeker at a different house of worship. Compelling writing. Authentic feel for the northern borderlands. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken For You

NCPR's Monthly Call-in on contemporary literature welcomes Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken For You, a haunting and memorable debut novel peopled by lovably imperfect and eccentric characters and set in the Pacific northwest. The author, who lives in Seattle, carries our exploration of North Country writers to the far western borderlands. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host.  Go to full article

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