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!” 

Jim McKeown

The latest novel from Haruki Murakami tells the story of five close friends who separate after leaving for college.

 

 

 

Jim McKeown

Another “newspaper novel” of a young reporter stumbles on a complicated plot of theft, corruption, smuggling, and murder.

 

 


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Magic realism from the great modernist writer Virginia Woolf.

 

 


Jim McKeown

Historical fiction of the youngest daughter of William Shakespeare

 


Likely Stories: Best Reads of Last 5 Years

Sep 18, 2014
Ramona McKeown

Likely stories began as a monthly feature on KWBU but has grown to a regular weekly segment.  This week Jim take a look back at the best reads of the last five years.  FIVE STARS to Jim McKeown and Likely Stories 5th anniversary.  


Jim McKeown

A branch off the tree that is James Joyce, this novel – set in Philadelphia -- takes place on June 16, 2004, the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday.

 


Jim McKeown

An interesting novel, by a long-time transcriptionist at The New York Times, adds to the list of “newspaper fiction.”

 


Likely Stories: 1 Q 84

Aug 28, 2014
Jim McKeown

An epic novel of two people who find each other, then lose each other, then find each other again in a strange new world of 1Q84

 


Jim McKeown

A pleasing exploration of the aesthetic of Japanese architecture and decoration.

 


Jim McKeown

Reminiscent of Faulkner’s fictional Mississippi, Nordan has deftly related a coming of age story of two boys growing up nearly on the same side of the tracks

 

 

Jim McKeown

An absorbing exploration of human emotions and memories during a retreat at Auschwitz.

 


Jim McKeown

An absorbing story of Flora 717 born as a sanitation worker in a beehive described by the author with interesting allegorical overtones.

 


Jim McKeown

An interesting excursion into the mind of a reader, writer, and inveterate “book smeller.”

 


Jim McKeown

Classic Young Adult novel with an enticing title and relevance to the epidemic of bullying grabbing the attention of educators today.

 


Jim McKeown

Two women separated by over 40 years have a surprising connection.

 


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