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!” 

Likely Stories: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Dec 3, 2015

Actress, musician, comedian, Carrie Brownstein reveals all in this memoir. 

Love story based on the adventures of Margaret Mead and her anthropologist friends.

Likely Stories: Letting Myself In

Nov 19, 2015

Pleasing, warm, and relaxing all describe the poetry of Anne McCrady.

A selection of stories by the acclaimed short-story writer, Anne Beattie. 

Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.

From the podcast of the same name, Night Vale is a curiously inventive tale.

Absorbing saga of four generations of a Baltimore family – told in reverse order.


Science fiction thriller of an astronaut stranded on Mars.

Novel written and rejected before Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird

Two sisters, banished by their father, struggle to survive in Vichey, France. Join us for Jim McKeown's review  of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.



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Newspaper journalist, Carl Hiaasen, turned novelist, writes another thrilling mystery.

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The novel which started my Booker Prize Winners collection.

I return to a sensitive and heartbreaking novel I read and loved in seventh grade.

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Extraordinarily intense thriller of a man with a temper, a talent for painting, and a penchant for getting himself in deep messes.

Likely Stories: All the Light We Cannot See

Aug 27, 2015
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Exciting story of two children swept into the maelstrom of World War II