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 wonderful story of two children who grow to love each other, only to drift apart.

An important reminder of the horrors of nuclear conflagration. 

Engrossing and thought provoking novel of a cognitive scientist examining his life.

Latest collection of Billy Collins offers a slight detour from his usual humor.

Behind the Story: Interview with Grace Tiffany

Dec 9, 2016

In this special episode of Behind the Story, we'll hear an interview with author Grace Tiffany, whose most recent book "Gunpowder Percy" was reviewed on Likely Stories. Conducting the interview is Likely Stories host Jim McKeown. This conversation was recorded August 2nd in the KWBU Studio. 

Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Four young girls, all named Guinevere, navigate living in a convent.


A moving collection of poems of reflection on women’s issues

An absorbing tale of Dmitri Shostakovich caught in a web of a political nightmare.

Delightful and heart-wrenching story of love lost and of love found.

A large cast of characters try to survive in a “rust-belt” town in New York.

Compelling story of a woman suffering from anorexia, and the cultural struggles she faces.

Wondrous prose of an M.D. studying a newly discovered South Pacific tribe.


Suspenseful story of a single mother, an impulsive marriage, and dark secret.

Story of a farm family moving west from Connecticut and ending up in Ohio.