The Book Club @91.7

Mary Kay Carson: Park Scientists

Jul 25, 2016

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard by Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman highlights the researchers who work in America's National Parks, and who are able to perform long-term studies of a wide number of subjects from salamanders the size of thumbnails to gigantic geothermal geysers. 

Off The Shelf: July 23, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

Here are the books you heard about on the July 23 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Kate Hattemer’s The Land of 10,000 Madonnas
  2. Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
  3. Robert P. Watson’s The Nazi Titanic

Sari Wilson: Girl Through Glass

Jul 22, 2016

  An enthralling literary debut, Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson tells the story of a young girl’s coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet—a story of obsession and the quest for perfection, trust and betrayal, beauty and lost innocence.

  A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Andrew Solomon’s Far and Away is a collection of writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual.

James Bone: The Curse of Beauty

Jul 15, 2016

  She was the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave.

From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, The Curse of Beauty reveals the riveting truth of the forgotten life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel. 

Linda Kass: Tasa's Song

Jul 15, 2016

  From a peaceful village in eastern Poland to a partitioned post-war Vienna, Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass celebrates the bonds of love, the power of memory, the solace of music, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

Gary Belsky & Neil Fine: On the Origins of Sports

Jul 15, 2016

  On the Origins of Sports by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Off The Shelf: July 9, 2016

Jul 9, 2016

  Here are the books you heard about on the July 9 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Joyce Goldstein’s The New Mediterranean Jewish Table
  2. Brian Murphy’s 81 Days Below Zero
  3. Elaine Showalter’s The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

Francine Jay: The Joy of Less

Jul 8, 2016

  The Joy of Less by Francine Jay is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.

Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma

Jul 8, 2016

  What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Off The Shelf: July 2, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

Here are the books you heard about on the July 2 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court
  2. Heads by Jesse Jarnow
  3. Susan Silverman’s Casting Lots

J. Todd Scott: The Far Empty

Jul 1, 2016

  J. Todd Scott's The Far Empty is a modern Western, a story of loss and escape set along the sharp edge of the Texas border.

Lynne Hugo: Remember My Beauties

Jul 1, 2016

  Every family has heartbreaks, failures, a black sheep or two...

In Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo, when the inept, the addict, and the ex-con join to weave the family story back together, either the barn will burn to the ground or something bigger than any of them will emerge, shining with hope.

  In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, National Geographic's Guide to National Parks of the United States is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition.

Finalists Named For 2016 Ohioana Book Awards

Jun 24, 2016

July 19, 2016 - UPDATE - Congratulations to local author/illustrator Loren Long for winning the 2016 Ohioana Book Award in the Juvenile Fiction category for his book Little Tree!

  Danny Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic. With Shut Your Monkey he teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do--create.

  Nora McInerny Purmort gives her readers a true gift — permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay.

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

Rowland White: Into the Black

Jun 24, 2016

  Into the Black is a real-life techno-thriller from bestselling author and aviation expert Rowland White that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.

Julie Berry: The Passion of Dolssa

Jun 10, 2016

  The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry is a spellbinding thriller about an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift who is branded a heretic. Now she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death.

Frank Bures: The Geography of Madness

Jun 10, 2016

  In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures travels around the world to trace culture-bound syndromes to their sources - and in the process, tells a remarkable story about the strange things all of us believe.