Art and Culture

Art and culture

Likely Stories: Descent

Mar 26, 2015
Jim McKeown

Suspenseful story of a family who loses a daughter in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and how each family member deals with the disappearance.


First book of poetry by Poet Laureate Emeritus of Redmond Washington, Jeannine Hall Gailey, published in 2006.


Likely Stories: Angel

Mar 12, 2015

Obscure British writer spins a tale of a despicable character much more absorbing than imaginable. 


Whimsical tale of an eccentric antiquarian bookshop and those who “haunt” it.


Jim McKeown

Amusing story of a woman who is mugged, which causes an interesting ripple effect on many people she knows and some she does not know.


Jim McKeown

Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers an early novel of an eccentric family.


Jim McKeown

Latest collection from the exquisite poet, Mary Oliver.


Likely Stories: Dubliners

Feb 5, 2015
Jim McKeown

James Joyce demonstrates his poetic and wonderful voice in this collection of short stories.


Haruki Murakami and Nick Bantock offer wonderfully illustrated books of mysterious secrets.


Jim McKeown

Collection of deft and clever stories about relationships.


Jim McKeown

Pleasant excursion through a world of literature and the ideas which tie them together.


Jim McKeown

The 2014 Booker Prize winner lives up to the lofty heights of literary fiction we expect from the Man Booker Foundation.


Jim McKeown

The 2014 Nobel Prize winner, Patrick Modiano, weaves a story of love, loss, and memory in Vichy France.


Jim McKeown

A list of planned reads for Likely Stories in 2015.


Many beer aficionados are familiar with the rare breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it's not the only food or drink made by a religious order. Many abbeys and convents have deep roots in agriculture, combining farm work with prayer.

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