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 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.

 

 

 

Intense adult story of a woman suddenly and inexplicably abandoned by her husband.


Lyrical, pleasant story of a half-dozen characters in Haruf's fictional town of Holt, CO.


A woman falls in love with her college professor and ends up in New Mexico during WW II.


A story of two women, close friends, but only one of whom survives an accident.


A series of fun stories from several pages down to even a few short lines.


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