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!” 

Heart-felt story of a small southern town populated by well-meaning but lonely people.


An unlikely premise turns into an informative and wonderful romp in the history of shelves


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.


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