The Book Club @91.7

Kate Hamer: The Girl in the Red Coat

Mar 18, 2016

  In The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer, newly single mom Beth's worst fear is realized when her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, goes missing.

Yet, while Beth searches tirelessly for her daughter, Carmel is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own. 

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Mar 18, 2016

  Tracy Schoster, the actor portraying Maureen Folan in Falcon Theater's production of Martin McDonaugh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" talks about the production, running through April 2.

Seth Meyerowitz: The Lost Airman

Mar 11, 2016

  The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz is the story of his grandfather, World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom.

Ashley Warlick: The Arrangement

Mar 11, 2016

  Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel by Ashley Warlick that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love.

Cincinnati 5 book and exhibit at Wave Pool Gallery

Mar 11, 2016

  Local artist Emily Moores talks about the Cincinnati 5: Artists Impacting the Community book and exhibit at Camp Washington's Wave Pool Gallery through March 26.

Books from the exhibit are available online at

Debbie Mulderow: Fast into the Night

Mar 4, 2016

  Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, Debbie Mulderow's Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt - and carries on.

Nicholas Petrie: The Drifter

Mar 4, 2016

  Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, The Drifter is an exciting debut from Nicholas Petrie, a fresh voice in crime fiction.

Mark Peters: Bullsh*t: A Lexicon

Mar 4, 2016

  Mark Peters' Bullsh*t: A Lexicon is the handy guide to identifying and calling BS in all of its many forms, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook."

Engendering Identity at Wash Park Art

Mar 4, 2016

  Holly Doan Spraul from Wash Park Art gallery on Elm Street talks about their current exhibit, Engendering Identity: LGBTQ (and u), showing through March 26.

Marcus Sakey: Written in Fire

Feb 26, 2016

  For thirty years humanity has struggled - and failed - to cope with the "brilliants," the one percent of people born with remarkable gifts.

Marcus Sakey presents part 3 of the Brilliance Saga series, Written in Fire.

  In The Good News About What's Bad For You... The Bad News About What's Good for You author Jeff Wilser shares all the research that allows you to celebrate all your vices and stop feeling bad about not brushing your teeth after eating that extra slice of cake.

Macy's Arts Sampler Weekend

Feb 26, 2016

  Hillary Copsey from ArtsWave has a preview of this year's Macy's Arts Sampler weekend which happens February 27-28.

Patrick Wensink: Fake Fruit Factory

Feb 19, 2016

  When NASA determines an errant satellite will crash in the eccentric small town of Dyson, Ohio, the town's young mayor uses the ensuing media circus to attract tourism and save his bankrupt rust belt community.

Patrick Wensink's Fake Fruit Factory hilariously captures the peculiarities of small town life through the story of a wacky community finding its place in contemporary America.

Mike Ritland: Team Dog

Feb 19, 2016

  Team Dog by Mike Ritland introduces pet owners everywhere to the new and distinctive authority on how to train your dog... the Navy SEAL way.

His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to: choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the “team leader,” master “command and control,” employ “situational awareness,” and to solidify their dog’s position as the family’s ultimate best friend.

Christina Vella: George Washington Carver: A Life

Feb 19, 2016

  George Washington Carver was an accomplished botanist, known for his discovery of many uses for the peanut, but his life required great perseverance and character to overcome a wealth of societal obstacles. 

Author Christina Vella discusses her biography, George Washington Carver: A Life.

Scott Barry Kaufman: Wired to Create

Feb 12, 2016

Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people, revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history.

Lisa Gardner: Find Her

Feb 12, 2016

Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, she learned just how much one person can endure. But is Flora a victim or a vigilante?

New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner presents her newest suspense novel, Find Her.

Edward Lengel: First Entrepreneur

Feb 12, 2016

Edward Lengel's First Entrepreneur:  How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity will transform how ordinary Americans think about George Washington and how his success in commercial enterprise influenced and guided the emerging nation.

Les Six & The Roaring 20's

Feb 12, 2016

Aimée Langrée from concert:nova talks about Les Six & The Roaring 20's, a celebration of the avant garde musicians and the rebellious, irreverent and dramatically artistic spirit of Paris.

Cincinnati Public Radio

Mark Perzel starts off Valentine’s Day weekend 7 p.m. Friday with two hours of romantic classical music on his annual “Love Greetings” show on WGCU-FM (90.9).

A romantic show “just made so much sense – the combination of love, and the power of classical music. So many nuances, so many shades, and this music captures every emotion that love can generate,” says Perzel, Cincinnati Public Radio’s executive producer and host of “The Book Club @91.7” at 7 a.m. Saturdays on sister WVXU-FM.