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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Interesting selection of stories by a Booker Prize winning author.


Romantic story of a lonely man recently widowed and a woman dealing with a divorce.


Pleasant series of essays on topics ranging from immigration to the environment.

A collection of Norse Myths with lots of battles and mischief.


 A small town with “hockey fever” hopes for a national championship.


  True adventure of a young boy who dreams of accompanying Byrd to Antarctica.

Interesting, informative marriage of Buddhism and psychology.

Bizarre, interesting, mundane, and weird stories are thought-provoking to say the least.


Compelling memoir of poverty among whites and African-Americans in 1950s Alabama

Peculiar story of a pair of young lovers, who are con-artists, working on a desert ranch.


Shocking story of incredible corruption in 15th century Vatican of Pope Alexander VI


Stimulating novel, which is a sequel to Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady

 

 


Nobel Prize winning author has a wonderful story loosely based on Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.

Charming and funny novel of an aspiring actress and all the obstacles she faces.

 


Ethereal story of a young loner, a woman alone in a cabin with her son, and an absent father.


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