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Two men taking on a river adventure is the basis of Alexander Watson's new book, River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America.

He's with our Elaine Diehl to talk about this journey and about the growing fleet of wooden yachts making their home in Cincinnati.

Check out Alexander Watson's blog: River Queens: The Journey Continues.

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Environmental scientist and entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes has just released her latest book, How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart.  She joins Lee Hay to dole out some plant-related advice on how to create a flourishing space.

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Award-winning travel writer and music journalist Chris Epting is well known for some of his earlier road trip books like James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks, and Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America

"Strange Noir" From Local Author Arthur C. Jett

Jun 28, 2019
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Cincinnatian Arthur C. Jett owns his own trucking company and has taken up both painting and writing on the side. Earlier this year, he released his collection of three novellas called Strange Noir, and he's in the studio to talk about his writing with our Barbara Gray.

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Lafcadio Hearn was a popular writer in the 19th century who spent time in Cincinnati as a reporter for the Enquirer. He wound up in Japan and wrote a series of fairy tales that have now been assembled into a new book titled, aptly, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray is back with another novel in her Walnut Creek series, set in Ohio's Amish Country, The Patient One. Formerly a Cincinnati-area resident, she tells our Barbara Gray that her recent move to Colorado won't change her writing as she's found several Amish communities there.


Chef Edward Lee was recently seen as a judge on the Kentucky edition of Top Chef and is the owner of several highly-regarded restaurants in Louisville. 

The topic no one wants to discuss, but death is inevitable. 

Integrative medicine, alternative treatments, natural alternatives to drugs…these and many other topics are discussed in-depth in Nature's Best Remedies: Top Medicinal Herbs, Spices, and Foods for Health and Well-Being from National Geographic. 

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews Appalachian Mushrooms: A Field Guide by Walter E. Sturgeon.

 

Honoring Martin Luther King Day:

Roberta Schultz reviews the book Lynching and Mob Violence in Ohio, 1772-1938 (Published by McFarland), written by David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker.

A new biography about a man who truly lived in a glass house is now out, thanks to author Mark Lamster

Acclaimed photographer Michael Wilson has captured many famous faces on film during his career, but with his latest project, he took photos of strangers at various pop-up locations throughout our area. 

A career that spanned generations and genres, Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as the Queen of Soul. 

Acclaimed author and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Michael Sokolove has turned his attention to the scandalous University of Louisville basketball program for his latest book. 

Local science fiction writer Christopher Bennett has released a new collection of short stories called Among the Wild Cybers: Tales Beyond the Superhuman

With Halloween just days away, the world's only nondenominational exorcist has released her memoirs. 

The strange but true story of an immigrant doctor/showman was able to save thousands of babies lives in the early 1900's. 

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Chad Dotson of the popular website and podcast Redleg Nation is one of the co-authors of a new book about some highlights of Cincinnati Reds history. 

The challenges faced by young people struggling with gender identity in traditionally conforming institutions like schools has gained increasing awareness here and around the country. 

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