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Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor (Rebroadcast)

Christopher Moore's latest irreverent tale takes readers on a romp through nineteenth-century Paris, in the company of the most famous artists of the time.

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Peter Carey: "The Chemistry of Tears"

Peter Carey, the award-winning author of "Oscar and Lucinda" and "Parrot and Olivier in America," joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Chemistry of Tears." It's a tale of two intertwined love stories involving a 19th century automaton and a man and a woman who can never meet.

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Readers' Review: "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson's novella "Train Dreams" was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. For our May Readers' Review, we discuss this portrait of the American West in the first half of the 20th century. Diane hopes you'll join her and her panel as they discuss "Train Dreams."

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Andres Neuman: "Traveler of the Century"

One of Spain’s best-selling authors on his first English-language translation. Set in nineteenth century Europe, it's the story of forbidden love, intrigue and the meaning of identity.

WAMU 88.5

Richard Ford: "Canada"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his first novel in six years, "Canada."

WAMU 88.5

Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor

Christopher Moore's latest irreverent tale takes readers on a romp through nineteenth-century Paris, in the company of the most famous artists of the time.

WAMU 88.5

Readers' Review: "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt (Rebroadcast)

For our March Readers' Review, Diane and her guests will discuss a classic modern memoir. It's the story of an Irish childhood shaped not just by poverty but also a resilient spirit. We hope you will join us to discuss "Angela's Ashes" on Wednesday, March 21.

WAMU 88.5

Readers' Review: "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt

For our March Readers' Review, Diane and her guests will discuss a classic modern memoir. It's the story of an Irish childhood shaped not just by poverty but also a resilient spirit. We hope you will join us to discuss "Angela's Ashes" on Wednesday, March 21.

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