Books

Interviews with authors, commentaries / reviews on books

The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change is the new book from Rebecca McClanahan that asks are we responsible for, and to, those forces that have formed us, and if so, for how long. The author tells Barbara Gray that she delved into the long history of her family to try and find the answers.

The newest installment in James Lee Burke’s acclaimed Dave Robicheaux series is here at last. Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil. Lee Hay talks with the author about this newest installment and where Robicheaux goes from here.

Photojournalist Michael E. Keating

Aug 25, 2013

Bestselling author of "Steam Train, Dream Train"

Aug 23, 2013

Barbara Gray recently had the chance to speak with bestselling children’s author Sherri Rinker about her life, how her books Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train came to be, and she reads a bit of her writing.

Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott

Aug 18, 2013
Harper Teen

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Aug 16, 2013

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

Alan Light, Author of “The Holy or the Broken"

Aug 11, 2013
Simon and Schuster

Perhaps Cincinnati’s most acclaimed author of children’s literature is Andrea Cheng. She’s in our studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest trilogy, which kicked off with the book The Year of the Baby.

Barbara Gray welcomes local author and UC Associate Professor Nikki Taylor into the studio to talk about her new book, America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark. He led the fight for African Americans' access to Ohio's public schools and became the first black principal in the state.

Jeanne Nolan: From the Ground Up

Jul 29, 2013
The Organic Gardner

"From Behind the Blind" by Robert Murphy

Jul 26, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local poet and publisher Robert Murphy to talk about his newest book of poetry, From Behind The Blind, as well as to have him read several of his poems.

Walt Longmire Creator Craig Johnson

Jul 22, 2013

  Best-selling Author Craig Johnson talks with Mark Perzel about his Walt Longmire novels, and the A&E Network hit series based on the books about a sheriff in present-day Wyoming.

"The Land Beyond the Portal"

Jul 19, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local author J.S. Bailey into the studio to talk about her new book, the supernatural thriller The Land Beyond the Portal.

The importance of saving heirloom seeds

Jul 19, 2013

Berea, Kentucky author Bill Best has written a new book extolling the need to save and protect the native heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the author about Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia and what simple steps every farmer and gardener can do to maintain the genetic diversity these seeds provide.

History in the Trees

Jul 15, 2013
Simon & Schuster

It started as a one-woman food monologue…then other famous foodies joined in…suddenly Peggy Sweeney-McDonald had a hit which she has now turned into a beautiful coffee table book. Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde…Life Stories about Food is now out and Barbara Gray learns all about it from the author.

  In his latest book, “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die,” Harvard Professor of History Niall Ferguson gives his views on why rich countries lose their way and begin to fail. Niall talks with Mark Perzel about his book, and his theory the institutions which keep society going are degenerating.

  Author and Career Consultant Andrea Kay talks about her latest book, “This Is How To Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want” and provides insight on landing your next job.

Barbara Gray talks with Northern Kentucky attorney and author Rick Robinson about his newest novel, leaving behind his political thrillers for the time being, and penning a personal coming-of-age story called Alligator Alley.

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