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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Classic tale, in the way of Thoreau, about the beauty and mystery of nature. 


Humorous and suspenseful story of loneliness and friendship.


Interesting description of London in the years’ of Geoffrey Chaucer.


Suspenseful story of a Catholic plot to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.


The thought-provoking story of a road trip with a Buddhist Monk.


Amusing tale of the discovery of one of the largest buried ships from the Anglo-Saxon period.


Suspenseful story of two men, three women, and a murder.


Tale of a doctor who struggles with his medical oath.


Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this heart wrenching novel focuses on the problem of evil.


Enchanting, beautifully written tale of elves living amongst mere mortals.


One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, John Updike is a master wordsmith. 


Magical relationship between a woman and her granddaughter in Stockholm.


Aging Irish poet, Thomas Murphy, ambles into dementia as he struggles to remember.


Detailed story of the Salem Witch trials and all the people involved in the 1692 tragedy.

 


Clever story of a group of friends returning for their 30th/31st college reunion.


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