Likely Stories Archives - 2010
|12/16/2010||Likely Stories - Cleopatra: A life by Stacy Schiff (03:47)
In a recent interview, the author of Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff argued Cleopatra is the most famous woman we know so little about. Schiff has set down a detailed biography drawn from contemporary sources.
|11/18/2010||Likely Stories - Nemesis by Phillip Roth (03:35)
Roth has penned an absorbing and tightly drawn story of not only a man, but of a community and a tragedy of terrible proportions.
|10/19/2010||Likely Stories - The Girl Who Fell From the Sky By Heidi Durrow (03:26)
In The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Heidi W. Durrow has continued the Algonquin tradition of fine fiction with a mesmerizing story, dream-like at times, and made from equal parts of recollection and repression of horrific events.
|09/16/2010||Likely Stories - Lust, Violence, Religion by Bradley Turner (03:34)
Host Jim Mckeown turns his eyes on an historial collection of essays about his home town, Waco, TX.
|08/19/2010||Likely Stories - How to Survive a Natural Disaster by Margaret Hawkins (03:52)
Jim McKeown reviews How to Survive a Natural Disaster, Margaret Hawkins' second novel. Admittedly apprehensive when embarking on the read, McKeown discovers Hawkins latest novel equals the success of her first work.
|07/15/2010||Likely Stories - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (03:34)
The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring has another enchanting novel set in Victorian England.
|06/17/2010||Likely Stories - Noah's Compass by Ann Tyler (03:01)
Host Jim McKeown has nothing but praise for Ann Tyler's latest novel, Noah's Compass, a tale of relationships made and broken, found at the oddest times and in the oddest places.
|05/20/2010||Likely Stories - Spooner by Pete Dexter (03:12)
In this month's segment we go back with host Jim McKeown to the glory days of newspapers when reviews Pete Dexter's novel Spooner.
|04/15/2010||Likely Stories - A Theory of All Things by Peggy Leon (03:50)
Peggy Leon's second novel, A Theory of All Things, is an original story with an interesting cast of characters, all with different personalities and voices, yet all molded of the same stuff. Her story is way more than intriguing, and it kept Jim McKeown turning pages.
|03/18/2010||Likely Stories - Old Girlfriends by David Updike (03:28)
Host Jim McKeown takes us through the poignant short stories of David Updike, relating their high degree of craftsmanship and thought-provoking situations.
|02/18/2010||Likely Stories - Ballistics by Billy Collins (03:29)
This book of poetry was a pick-me-up for host Jim McKeown. He heralds Collins' use of simple language and humor in this work.
|01/20/2010||Likely Stories - The Day I Ate Everything I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation by Elizabeth Berg (03:34)
Host Jim McKeown met Elizabeth Berg in 1986 at a book conference. At the time she was a budding author, but Jim has been a follower of her works through the years.