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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Likely Stories: Stoner

Jun 12, 2014
Jim McKeown

A young man raised on a struggling farm, goes off to the University fo Missouri to study agriculture; however, an encounter with an English Professor dramatically alters the course of his life.  


Jim McKeown

Four college friends reunite for the funeral of their putative leader, and all discover secrets they never knew existed about their close friend.

Likely Stories: Voss

May 29, 2014

Sweeping adventure in the Australian Outback by Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White.

Jim McKeown

Books, reading, bookstores, mystery, and romance – Who could ask for anything more? 

 

Likely Stories: Home

May 15, 2014
Jim McKeown

Nobel Prize winning author, Toni Morrison spins a tale of a family damaged by its past.

 

Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen is described by Jim McKeown as a mystical journey in search of the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas.

Jim McKeown

A riveting story of a series of conflicts, crises, and resolutions deftly managed by a young boy forced to grow up too quickly and too soon.

Jim McKeown

 Middlemarch

The quintessential novel of the 19th Century by George Eliot, Middlemarch, ensnares the reader in the life and loves of Dorothea Brooke in Victoria England.

Ramona McKeown

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore 

 A computer geek, a gnomic bookstore owner, and several friends go on an epic journey of discovery in this hard to close for the night adventure/mystery.

  The Lover 

Marguerite Duras weaves a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, French girl in French Indo-China after World War II

Joani Livingston

The Lost Estate

Alain-Fournier is the pseudonym of Henri Alban, a talented writer killed at the Battle of the Meuse in 1914. This novel tells the story of a mysterious love. 

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