Jim McKeown

Host, Likely Stories

Life-long voracious reader, Jim McKeown, is an English Instructor at McLennan Community College. His "Likely Stories" book review can be heard every Thursday on KWBU-FM! Reviews include fiction, biographies, poetry and non-fiction. Join us for Likely Stories every Thursday featured during Morning Edition and All Things Considered with encore airings Saturday and Sunday during Weekend Edition.  

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A collection of essays by – IMHO -- the premier woman of letters today.


Memoir of the horrors of the Holocaust by a survivor who witnessed it all


Heart-felt story of a small southern town populated by well-meaning but lonely people.


An unlikely premise turns into an informative and wonderful romp in the history of shelves


An essential collection of essays for every writer on “The Writing Life.”


A debut novel by noted writer George Saunders who tells a tale of the afterlife.


Suspenseful debut novel of a young girl who disappears after visiting an odd church


A young American woman takes a job as a jeune fille for an upper class French family


  Novel by Vladimir Nabokov presents a quandary for this reviewer

A delightful collection of illustrated poems written around the turn of the 20th century


  The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, who writes a novel of Anna Wulf writing a novel 

Another emotional, lovely, gentle collection of poetry by Mary Oliver.


Somewhat of a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in modern London.


Absorbing story of a woman and her sister, emotionally abandoned by their mother.


  Fun adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in a maximum security prison.

 

 

 

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