Likely Stories

Thursday 7:45am, 4:45pm and 6:47pm. Saturday 8:35am. Sunday 9:35am

So many books, so little time!  Jim McKeown hosts this weekly review of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and biographies.  Jim is a lifelong voracious reader who learned to read by the “rule of 50.”  If he’s not engaged in the characters, the prose, or the plot by page 50, he puts in a book mark and returns it to the shelf.   Likely Stories  is a three and a half minute module that we think you’ll give “FIVE STARS!” 

An essential collection of essays for every writer on “The Writing Life.”


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.


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