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!” 

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.


Touching story of lovers separated at an early age and then re-connected late in life.


Superb story of a poor India boy who accompanies an elephant from India to Istanbul and rises to become the architect’s apprentice.


Observations of a noted essayist who reflects with wit and charm on America in the 1960s.

 


A collection of poetry by a Philadelphia journalist turned novelist and poet. 


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