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 selection of stories by the acclaimed short-story writer, Anne Beattie. 

Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.

From the podcast of the same name, Night Vale is a curiously inventive tale.

Absorbing saga of four generations of a Baltimore family – told in reverse order.


Science fiction thriller of an astronaut stranded on Mars.

Novel written and rejected before Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird

Two sisters, banished by their father, struggle to survive in Vichey, France. Join us for Jim McKeown's review  of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.



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Newspaper journalist, Carl Hiaasen, turned novelist, writes another thrilling mystery.

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The novel which started my Booker Prize Winners collection.

I return to a sensitive and heartbreaking novel I read and loved in seventh grade.