Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing The Fear Cure, by Lissa Randkin, M.D.
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing Turning into Dwelling, by Christopher Gilbert
The Great North (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Portage, by Sue Leaf
Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules, Nonfiction by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, 2015. 12 Br. Begins June 24. With the dawning of the internet, answers to scientific questions are easily available, but how do we know what’s reliable? Dr. Joe Schwarcz advocates for a scientific approach to life. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
How the Internet Became Commercial, Nonfiction by Shane Greenstein, 2015. 21 Br. Begins July 12. In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loosely connected networks used by universities and the military to the powerful commercial engine of today. There were many key innovations that made it possible, but they came from people outside the mainstream. Read by Michael Piscitelli.
One Nation, Under Gods, Nonfiction by Peter Manseau, 2015. 24 Br. Begins June 22. American history often evokes an image of Puritans and the shining city on the hill. The flip side of that image contains every other kind of person, of every color and belief. Peter Manseau looks into the heart of the nations broader history, using deep research to shed surprising light on a fascinating, often violent story. Read by Nancy Bader.
Eisenhower’s Armies, Nonfiction by Niall Barr, 2015. 21 Br. Begins July 26. Constant tensions and disagreements threatened the Anglo-American relationship during the Second World War. Two very different armies had to learn to live, work, and fight together even in the face of those disagreements. Read by John Potts.
The Annele Trilogy, Fiction by Anna Brigadere, 2014. 38 Br. Begins July 4. In the 1860s and '70s, Latvia was a province of czarist Russia. It was in this era that Annele lived as the daughter of Latvian farmhands. It was a time when lack of land sent thousands from rural life to seek work in the cities. Read by Ilze Klavina Mueller.
Finding Fontainebleau, Nonfiction by Thad Carhart, 2016. 12 Br. Began June 27. For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was both strange and majestic, and home to a series of adventures. Thirty years later, Thad Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their children. Read by Arlan Dohrenburg.
White Dresses, Nonfiction by Mary Pflum Peterson, 2015. 13 Br. Begins July 13. Mary Pflum Peterson’s childhood was complicated, as her brilliant but emotionally vulnerable mother deteriorated. But the one thing that always brought them together was their love of white dresses. S - Read by Natasha DeVoe.
Worlds of Ink and Shadow, Fiction by Lena Coakley, 2016. 9 Br. Begins July 5. At nineteen, Charlotte Brontë knows her only option for the future is to become a governess for a wealthier family and her sisters share the same fate. The only escape is imagination. Read by Bonita Sindelir.
Orphan #8, Fiction by Kim van Alkemade, 2015. 12 Br. Begins July 18. When she was four years old, Rachel was experimented on by Dr. Mildred Solomon. Now 35 years later, Rachel is the hospice nurse for Dr. Solomon and free to experiment on the doctor - unless she forgives her. S,RE – Read by Susan Niefeld.
Let There Be Water, Nonfiction by Seth M. Siegel, 2015. 11 Br. Began June 22. Offbeat inventors have enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also has an abundance of water. Read by Patricia Muir.
Weed the People, Nonfiction by Bruce Barcott, 2015. 12 Br. Begins July 7. The long era of pot prohibition is quickly giving way to an American social and economic revolution. In 2012, Bruce Barcott, a pot skeptic and middle-aged father, reluctantly voted for legalization. He woke up the next morning and wondered: what have we done? To answer that question, he embarked on a journey into the strange new world of legal weed. L - Read by Chris Colestock.
Showdown, Nonfiction by Wil Haygood, 2015. 11 Br. Begins July 25. As the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall changed the racial politics of our nation. He brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. Read by Art Nyhus.
The White Ghost, Fiction by James R. Benn, 2015. 14 Br. Begins July 5. In 1943, in the midst of the brutal Solomon Islands campaign, Lieutenant Billy Boyle is sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which Jack Kennedy has been implicated. Kennedy says he didn’t do it, but Billy knows he shouldn’t trust Jack. Read by Neil Bright.
One Man’s Flag, Fiction by David Downing, 2015. 13 Br. Begins July 25. In 1915, Jack McColl is stationed in India, charged with defending the Empire against Bengali terrorists and their German allies. In England, McColl’s ex-lover, Caitlin Hanley, is rebuilding her life after her IRA sympathizer brother’s execution. L - Read by John Gunter.
The Never-Open Diner, Fiction by James Anderson, 2016. 10 Br. Begins July 4. The desert is sometimes where people go to escape their past. Ben works as a trucker in a desolate region of Utah’s desert. But when he meets Claire, he is drawn into a love affair that has serious and life-threatening consequences. L - Read by John Marsicano.
The Insider Threat, Fiction by Brad Taylor, 2015. 16 Br. Begins July 18. The counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has averted countless attacks from terrorist groups. But now a more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety for civilized nations. L - Read by John Mandeville.
The Narrow Door, Nonfiction by Paul Lisicky, 2016. 9 Br. Began June 28. Paul Lisicky draws the contours of two constantly shifting long-term relationships. The world around them is frail. His survival, as friendships end, proves that in turning towards loss, we embrace life. Read by Mike Piscitelli.
Bread, Wine, Chocolate, Nonfiction by Simran Sethi, 2015. 11 Br. Begins July 11. In the last century, we have lived through the most dramatic shifts ever experienced in food and agriculture. Food is beginning to look at taste the same. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read by June Prange.
He Wanted the Moon, Nonfiction by Mimi Baird, 2015. 6 Br. Begins July 26. Harvard-educated Dr. Parry Baird was a researcher into manic depression. By the time his experiments were published, he had been institutionalized multiple times, his medical license revoked, and his wife and daughters estranged. Read by Barbara Lindgren.
Mademoiselle Chanel, Fiction by C.W. Gortner, 2015. 17 Br. Began June 30. Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel was sent to a convent orphanage after her mother’s death. The nuns there nurtured her exceptional sewing skills, which would propel Gabrielle far from the drudgery of her childhood. Burning with ambition, Gabrielle transformed herself into Coco. But as her fame and fortune grew, Coco Chanel discovered that it would not keep her from heartbreak. L,S - Read by Julie Bolton.
Shame and the Captives, Fiction by Thomas Keneally, 2015. 15 Br. Begins July 25. Alice lives on her father-in-law’s Australian farm while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian prisoner-of-war, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will influence her husband’s treatment. Read by Michael Piscitelli
Zero World, Fiction by Jason M. Hough, 2015. 16 Br. Began June 14. A spaceship that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew – save one. Peter’s mission is to find the missing crew member who fled through what appears to be a tear in the fabric of space. V,L - Read by Peter Danbury.
The One and Only, Fiction by Emily Giffin, 2014. 14 Br. Begins July 6. Shea Rigsby has spent her life in Walker, Texas, a town that lives and dies by football, and she shares that passion. But when tragedy strikes her small community, Shea gives up her safety net and discovers unsettling truths about people she has always trusted. Read by Deborah Goschy.
The Heart Goes Last, Fiction by Margaret Atwood, 2015. 11 Br. Begins July 26. In an effort to stay afloat, Stan and Charmaine agree to be inmates in the Positron prison system six months out of the year. But eventually, the system looks less like a prayer answered than a chilling prophecy fulfilled. L – Read by Philip Habeeb.
Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing Wake Up Happy, by Michael Strahan
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing Turning into Dwelling, by Christopher Gilbert and May Day by Gretchen Marquette
The Great North (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Portage, by Sue Leaf
How the Internet Became Commercial, Nonfiction by Shane Greenstein, 2015. 21 Br. Began July 12. In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loose networks used by universities and the military to what it is today. Key innovations came from people outside the mainstream. Read by Michael Piscitelli.
Adventures in Human Being, Nonfiction by Gavin Francis, 2015. 9 Br. Begins August 10. We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us, they remain uncharted territory. Gavin Francis leads us on a journey to demystify the human body. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
The Art of the Con, Nonfiction by Anthony M. Amore, 2015. 10 Br. Begins August 23. Art scams are so common today that many experts are shying away from the business of authentication. The cons by unscrupulous art dealers are becoming more elaborate. Read by Myrna Smith.
Eisenhower’s Armies, Nonfiction by Niall Barr, 2015. 21 Br. Began July 26. Constant tensions and disagreements threatened the Anglo-American relationship during the Second World War. The armies had to learn to fight together in the face of those disagreements. Read by John Potts.
The Witches, Nonfiction by Stacy Schiff, 2015. 21 Br. Begins August 24. The Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. It began in the midst of a raw winter and ended less than a year later, but not before twenty people had been killed. Read by Rachael Freed.
The Annele Trilogy, Fiction by Anna Brigadere, 2014. 38 Br. Began July 4. Annele lived Latvia when it was a province of czarist Russia in the 1860s and '70s. The lack of land forced many farmers to seek work in cities. Read by Ilze Klavina Mueller.
Maybe in Another Life, Fiction by Taylor Jenkins Reid, 2015. 10 Br. Begins August 25. After a breakup, Hannah moves to her hometown. To celebrate her first night back, her best friend, Gabby, takes her out to a bar where she sees her old boyfriend. Read by Joan Sanaker.
For the Glory, Nonfiction by Duncan Hamilton, 2016. 13 Br. Begins August 1. Olympic gold medalist Eric Liddell was mocked for his faith. But in a war camp, he did what he was born to do: practice his faith and his sport. Read by Jim Gregorich.
The Washingtons, Nonfiction by Flora Fraser, 2015. 17 Br. Begins August 18. The Washingtons’ long union began in calm, survived the hardships of war and the presidency, and ended in retirement at Mount Vernon. Read by John Holden.
The Rabbit Back Literature Society, Fiction by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, 2015. 10 Br. Begins August 3. Children’s author Laura White invited only nine people to join her Literature Society. Now a tenth member has been selected. But the Society is not what it seems. Read by Licia Swanson.
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, Fiction by Jennifer Chiaverini, 2015. 16 Br. Begins August 17. When Julia Dent met and married Ulysses S. Grant, she kept the slave woman who had been her companion. When Julia’s eyesight failed, Jule became her mistress’s eyes. Read by Michele Potts.
Showdown, Nonfiction by Wil Haygood, 2015. 11 Br. Began July 25. As the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall changed the racial politics of our nation. His was one of the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years. Read by Art Nyhus.
The Senator Next Door, Nonfiction by Amy Klobuchar, 2015. 12 Br. Begins August 15. MN Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle with honesty, humor, and pluck. She believes in forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation’s problems. Read by Diane Ladenson.
The Way of the Gun, Nonfiction by Iain Overton, 2016. 13 Br. Begins August 31. More than 4.5 million Americans became victims of gun crime between 2004 and 2013. With the highest global rate of gun ownership, imports, and exports, America is the focus of a growing gun debate. V,L - Read by Chris Colestock.
One Man’s Flag, Fiction by David Downing, 2015. 13 Br. Began July 25. In 1915, Jack McColl is stationed in India, while McColl’s ex-lover, Caitlin Hanley, is in England rebuilding her life after her IRA sympathizer brother’s execution. L - Read by John Gunter.
The Darkness Hunter, Fiction by Christopher Valen, 2015. 12 Br. Begins August 11. St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana is given a cold case involving the murder of an environmental engineer. As he investigates, he sees connections to another case, the murder of a young Native American woman. L - Read by Neil Bright.
A Death in the Family, Fiction by Michael Stanley, 2015. 10 Br. Begins August 29. Faced with the violent death of his father, Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? V,L - Read by Joe Sadowski.
The Insider Threat, Fiction by Brad Taylor, 2015. 16 Br. Began July 18. The counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has averted countless attacks from terrorist groups. But now a more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety. L - Read by John Mandeville.
The Kaminsky Cure, Fiction by Christopher New, 2016. 14 Br. Begins August 9. The narrator’s family is half-Jewish; his mother, Gabi was born Jewish but converted to Christianity in her teens. The father, Willibald, is a Lutheran minister who, while a proud Aryan, is the conflicted father of half-Jewish children. Read by Dan Sadoff.
Under the Influence, Fiction by Joyce Maynard, 2016. 10 Br. Begins August 29. Recovering from addiction and the struggle of not having custody of her son, Helen falls under the influence of Ava and Swift Havilland, wealthy philanthropists. Then she meets Elliott, who is kind, quiet, and not impressed with Helen’s friends. Read by Holly Sylvester.
Cast of Characters, Nonfiction by Thomas Vinciguerra, 2015. 16 Br. Begins August 3. From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country’s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general interest periodical. Read by Jeffrey Weihe.
Big Freedia, Nonfiction by Big Freedia and Nicole Balin, 2015. 7 Br. Begins August 25. Freedia grew up in one of the worst neighborhoods in New Orleans, experiencing the loss of loved ones to street violence and jail, and the unimaginable days spent living on her roof after Hurricane Katrina. But Bounce music put her on the map. L,S,RE - Read by Peter Danbury.
Shame and the Captives, Fiction by Thomas Keneally, 2015. 15 Br. Began July 25. Alice lives on her father-in-law’s Australian farm while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian prisoner-of-war, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will influence her husband’s treatment. Read by Michael Piscitelli.
All the Winters After, Fiction by Seré Prince Halverson, 2016. 11 Br. Begins August 15. After his parents and brother were killed in a plane crash, Kache fled Alaska for good. But now his aunt insists on his return. Kache is sure his cabin has decayed into a pile of logs but finds smoke rising from the chimney, and a Russian woman hiding from her own past. Read by Anne Obst.
Tightrope, Fiction by Simon Mawer, 2015. 14 Br. Begins August 30. When special agent Marian Sutro is released from the Nazi concentration camp and returned to England, she struggles to find grounding for her life. Everything has changed. Then she finds a way to make amends for the past and find a new identity. Read by Tom Speich.
The Heart Goes Last, Fiction by Margaret Atwood, 2015. 11 Br. Began July 26. In an effort to stay afloat, Stan and Charmaine agree to be inmates in the Positron prison system six months out of the year. But eventually, the system looks less like a prayer answered than a chilling prophecy fulfilled. L – Read by Philip Habeeb.
Metrophage, Fiction by Richard Kadrey, 2014. 11 Br. Begins August 10. In a future L.A., divided into haves and have-nots, morality is dead and technology rules. Jonny is a streetwise hustler dealing drugs on the black market and looking out for nobody but himself. Until a terrifying plague sweeps the city wreaking death and panic. V,L,S - Read by Peter Danbury.
Station Eleven, Fiction by Emily St. John Mandel, 2014. 13 Br. Begins August 25. It all began when the actor Arthur Leander had a heart attack while playing Lear. When a latter group of actors tours the region, risking all for art and humanity, the actress Kirsten has tattooed on her arm “Because survival is insufficient.” L - Read by Nikki LaLiberte.