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!” 

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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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  Roderick MacIver, in a beautifully illustrated books, outlines the joys and benefits of art in all genres.

    

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Greta Wells suffers a mental breakdown, and her Electro Convulsive Therapy takes her on a curious, mind-bending adventure.


Likely Stories: Snow

Jun 19, 2014
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Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk spins an intriguing tale set in the Turkish district of his birth.


Likely Stories: Stoner

Jun 12, 2014
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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.  


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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.

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

 

Likely Stories: Home

May 15, 2014
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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.

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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.

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