Abbreviations: V - violence, L – offensive language, S - sexual situations.
Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing Goddesses Never Age, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing Dodger, by Terry Pratchett
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing Load Poems Like Guns, translated by Farzana Marie, and You Must Remember This, by Michael Bazzett
The U.S. and Us (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Northern Slave, Black Dakota, by Walt Bachman
Leaving Orbit, Nonfiction by Margaret Lazarus Dean, 2015. 13 Br. Begins October 1. In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth. And for a time, our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters, that dream has ended. Read by Lannois Neely.
Midnight in Siberia, Nonfiction by David Greene, 2014. 11 Br. Begins October 11. On the Trans-Siberian Railway, David Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about their lives in a country that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression and corruption. Read by Mike Piscitelli.
The Return of George Washington, Nonfiction by Edward J. Larson, 2014. 14 Br. Begins October 1. After leading the Continental Army to victory in 1783, George Washington retired. When a Constitutional Congress was called, its chances of success seemed slim. Only one American could unite the fractious states: George Washington. Read by Sally Browne.
Supreme Commander, Nonfiction by Seymour Morris, Jr., 2014. 13 Br. Begins October 21. As the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, MacArthur was charged with transforming a defeated militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy. A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics, yet he did it brilliantly. Read by Art Nyhus.
Gwendolen, Fiction by Diana Souhami, 2015. 10 Br. Began September 28. Gwendolen, an exceptionally beautiful, young upper-class Englishwoman, is gambling boldly at a German resort when she learns from her mother that her family's fortune has been lost. Gwendolen is now responsible for the entire family and doesn't have much more than her good looks to offer the world. When a wealthy aristocrat proposes marriage, she accepts, despite discovering an alarming secret about his past. Read by Joan Sanaker.
The Road Back to Sweetgrass, Fiction by Linda LeGarde Grover, 2014. 7 Br. Begins October 12. Dale Ann, Theresa, and Margie are American Indian women, coming of age in the 1970s. They navigate love, economic hardship, loss, and changing family dynamics on the Mozhay Point reservation. When Theresa meets Michael Washington, he introduces her to his father Zho Wash, and the three women begin looking at their people’s history. L - Read by Michele Potts.
Senseless Acts of Beauty, Fiction by Lisa Virge Higgins, 2015. 10 Br. Begins October 21. Fourteen-year-old Sadie Winter's only clue to the identity of her birth mother is a towel with a camp logo. Determined to find her, she sets off for that camp. Her mother, Tess Hendrick, has kept tabs on her and realizes she probably has gone to that camp to find her. She wants to protect her daughter from knowing that she was conceived through rape. Meanwhile, DNA tests have identified the rapist and shared his name and address with Tess. Read by Rachael Freed.
In Manchuria, Nonfiction by Michael Meyer, 2015. 13 Br. Begins October 1. For three years, Michael Meyer rented a home in the Chinese rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown to his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing. Read by Chris Colestock.
Unstill Life, Nonfiction by Gabrielle Selz, 2014. 9 Br. Begins October 20. Gabrielle’s father was known to the art world as Mr. Modern Art, leaving her to grow up in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the day. Like the art he loved, he was vibrant and freewheeling but his enthusiasm for women and art took its toll. L,S - Read by June Prange.
Galápagos Regained, Fiction by James Morrow, 2015. 23 Br. Began September 21. Chloe Bathurst uses her connection to Charles Darwin to enter a contest disproving God’s existence. Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure bound for the Galápagos archipelago. Read by Arlan Dohrenburg.
Rebel Queen, Fiction by Michelle Moran, 2015. 12 Br. Begins October 22. When Britain sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. But when English soldiers arrive in the kingdom of Jhansi, they’re met with a surprising challenge: Queen Lakshmi and her armies. Read by Judith Johannessen.
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, Nonfiction by M. Weiss and H. Hassan, 2015. 10 Br. Begins October 5. Initially dismissed by President Obama, ISIS has shocked the world by promising to create a new Muslim caliphate that observes Sharia law. Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan explain who the key players are, where their financing comes from, and how the movement has attracted support. Read by Tom Speich.
Speak Now, Nonfiction by Kenji Yoshino, 2015. 12 Br. Begins October 19. The 2012 Hollingsworth v. Perry trial in California was a landmark civil rights trial. It legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state, but in the process, it did so much more. Read by Mike Piscitelli.
The Siege Winter, Fiction by Ariana Franklin, 2015. 12 Br. Begins October 1. Gwyl and Penda stumble into the contest for the crown by seeking shelter at Kenilworth, which has also given shelter to the empress Matilda. Others are visiting Kenilworth as well, including a sinister monk. Read by Myrna Smith.
A Good Killing, Fiction by Allison Leotta, 2015. 10 Br. Begins October 19. Anna Curtis returns to her Michigan home town where the high school coach was killed in a car crash but her sister, Jody, is accused of murdering him. But maybe her sister isn’t so innocent after all; police think she was having an affair with the coach and killed him out of jealousy. V,L,S - Read by Pat Kovel-Jarboe.
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, Fiction by Naomi Klein, 2014. 9 Br. Began September 30. Heinrich Schlögel sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island. When he returns from his hike, he discovers that, though he has not aged, thirty years have passed. Read by Julie Bolton.
Bittersweet, Fiction by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, 2014. 14 Br. Begins October 13. Mabel has been accepted into the sphere of a powerful family. But when she finds out what they had to do to keep their power, she is faced with a difficult question: should she expose their ugliness, or keep their dark secrets and make their world her own? V,L,S – Read by Kristi Sullivan.
Skull in the Ashes, Nonfiction by Peter Kaufman, 2013. 10 Br. Began September 28. In February, 1897, a general store in Walford, Iowa, burned down. The next morning, a charred corpse was discovered. Shop owner Frank Novak was seeking to cash in on life insurance policies, but instead, sparked a change in detective work that changed his and the lives of two others. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
Future Crimes, Nonfiction by Marc Goodman, 2015. 21 Br. Begins October 12. Technological advances have benefitted our world in immeasurable ways, but our technology can also be turned against us. And with the advances in technology, there will be even greater risks. Read by John Demma.
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, Fiction by Joel Dicker, 2014. 23 Br. Began September 23. In 1975, fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan disappeared. Thirty three years later, young novelist Marcus Goldman is visiting his mentor, Harry Quebert, just in time to see him implicated in the cold-case murder of Nora. As national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation. L - Read by Jack Rossmann.
Bull Mountain, Fiction by Brian Panowich, 2015. 9 Br. Begins October 26. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff to keep the peace. But when a federal agent with the ATF shows up at Clayton's office with a plan to shut down Bull Mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother. L - Read by Tom Price.
The Vorrh, Fiction by B. Catling, 2015. 19 Br. Begins October 6. At the edge of the African colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast, perhaps endless, forest. It is a place of demons and angels, warriors and priests. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes memory. Now a renegade English soldier attempts to be the first human to traverse its expanse. But others try to stop him. Read by Peter Danbury.
Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing Goddesses Never Age, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, and How to Catch a Bogle, by Catherine Jinks
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing You Must Remember This, by Michael Bazzett, and Lines of Defense, by Stephen Dunn
The U.S. and Us (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Northern Slave, Black Dakota, by Walt Bachman, and Degrees of Freedom, by William D. Green
Whatever Happened to the Metric System?, Nonfiction by John Bemelmans Marciano, 2014. 12 Br. Begins November 4. The American system of measurement is unique and odd with its esoteric and inconsistent standards. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world around us, it seems confusing. So how did we end up with it? Read by Michelle Juntunen.
A Matter of Breeding, Nonfiction by Michael Brandow, 2015. 10 Br. Begins November 20. Michael Brandow traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. He reveals the sordid history of the pedigree dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets pay the price with devastatingly poor health. Read by Audray Rees.
Supreme Commander, Nonfiction by Seymour Morris, Jr., 2014. 13 Br. Began October 21. As the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, MacArthur was charged with transforming a defeated militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy. A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics, yet he did it brilliantly. Read by Art Nyhus.
Leningrad, Nonfiction by Brian Moynihan, 2013. 25 Br. Begins November 9. Dmitri Shostakovich’s most famous work – his Seventh Symphony - was set against the tragic canvas of the 1941 German siege of Leningrad and the years of Stalinist repression and terror that preceded it. Read by Arlan Dohrenburg.
Moonlight on Butternut Lake, Fiction by Mary McNear, 2015. 14 Br. Begins November 4. Mila Jones has fled the city seeking a safe haven on the serene shores of Butternut Lake. She forms a bond with the troubled Reid Ford but when Mila’s violent husband returns to her life, she and Reid must face down the past. Read by Connie Jamison.
The Girls of Mischief Bay, Fiction by Susan Mallery, 2015. 12 Br. Begins November 24. Nicole, Shannon, and Pam are all having issues with husbands or romance. But they find through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, life is richer with friends at your side. L,S - Read by Janelle Mattson.
Daring: My Passages, Nonfiction by Gail Sheehy, 2014. 16 Br. Begins November 2. In her new memoir, journalist Gail Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all. She has always been on the cutting edge of social issues, facing many obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.” Read by Bonita Sindelir.
Going Somewhere, Nonfiction by Brian Benson, 2014. 9 Br. Begins November 24. Brian has a million vague life plans but no sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she’ll take him. Read by Jim Gregorich.
Rebel Queen, Fiction by Michelle Moran, 2015. 12 Br. Began October 22. When Britain sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, they’re met with a surprising challenge: Queen Lakshmi and her armies. Read by Judith Johannessen.
The Bishop’s Wife, Fiction by Mette Ivie Harrison, 2014. 12 Br. Begins November 9. As wife of a Mormon bishop, Linda Walheim is expected to fill her days with good works. But when Jared Helm arrives with his daughter claiming that his wife disappeared in the night, she suspects murder. Read by Joan Sanaker.
Friendswood, Fiction by René Steinke, 2014. 13 Br. Begins November 25. Friendswood, Texas, is a Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs, hurricanes, and football games. When a disaster threatens the peace, it pulls on the community common thread. Read by Andrea Bell.
The Chain, Nonfiction by Ted Genoways, 2014. 9 Br. Begins November 4. On packinghouse production lines, the rule is the chain never slows. Under pressure to increase supply, supervisors have routinely accelerated the pace of conveyors, leading to a rash of other problems. L - Read by June Prange.
Unfair, Nonfiction by Adam Benforado, 2015. 12 Br. Begins November 17. Our nation is founded on the idea that the law is impartial, but the law may, in fact, turn on hidden biases. Unless these biases are addressed, the social inequality we see now will only widen. Read by Jan Anderson.
The Swimmer, Fiction by Joakim Zander, 2015. 12 Br. Begins November 2. Klara Walldéen is an aide in the EU Parliament, learning to navigate international politics. But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn’t have, and someone will kill to keep it hidden. L - Read by John Holden.
Where Silence Gathers, Fiction by Kelsey Sutton, 2014. 11 Br. Begins November 18. For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she’s found a best friend in Revenge. He’s her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster’s house, clutching a gun. Read by Isla Hejny.
Juliet’s Nurse, Fiction by Lois Leveen, 2014. 11 Br. Begins November 2. In death-ravaged Verona, Angelica, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant, enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet nurse to their newborn daughter, Juliet. L – Read by Beth Marie Hansen.
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, Fiction by Jonathan Odell, 2015. 14 Br. Begins November 17. Hazel and Vida - one wealthy and white, the other poor and black - have two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. But when Vida is hired to take care of Hazel and her son, they find they have things in common. RE - Read by John Marsicano.
Future Crimes, Nonfiction by Marc Goodman, 2015. 21 Br. Began October 12. Technological advances have benefitted our world in immeasurable ways, but our technology can also be turned against us. And with the advances in technology, there will be even greater risks. Read by John Demma.
A Death on Diamond Mountain, Nonfiction by Scott Carney, 2015. 12 Br. Begins November 10. Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountaintop in 2012. Scott Carney was struck by how Thorson’s demise resembled the suicide of a young woman Carney once knew on a meditation retreat. Is there a connection between intensive meditation and mental instability? Read by Laura Rohlik.
We Know How This Ends, Nonfiction by Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer, 2015. 9 Br. Begins November 26. 2010 had been a good year for Bruce Kramer. But a floppy foot and a leg weakness led to a shattering diagnosis: ALS. Suddenly, Bruce’s outlook on life was transformed. Read by Arlan Dohrenburg.
Bull Mountain, Fiction by Brian Panowich, 2015. 9 Br. Began October 26. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff. But when a federal agent with the ATF shows up at Clayton's office with a plan to shut down Bull Mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother. L - Read by Tom Price.
The Sympathizer, Fiction by Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2015. 16 Br. Begins November 9. In April 1975, a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among them, the general’s trusted captain, is secretly observing the group and reporting back to the Viet Cong. V,L,S - Read by Don Lee.
Dolls Behaving Badly, Fiction by Cinthia Ritchie, 2013. 11 Br. Begins November 3. Carla is many things: weary waitress; aspiring artist; divorcée who can’t detach from her ex; single mom supporting a son, a sister, and a babysitter-turned resident. She is one overdue bill away from completely losing control when inspiration strikes. L - Read by Licia Swanson.
Magonia, Fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, 2015. 11 Br. Begins November 18. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a debilitating lung disease. When Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family blames her medication. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Between her family, Jason, and this new world, where do her loyalties lie? Read by Judith Johannessen.