Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing The Keepers by Ted Sanders, and Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing Whereas by Layli Long Soldier, and Bestiary by Donika Kelly
The Great North (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Everybody’s Heard about the Bird by Rick Shefchik
The Hidden Half of Nature, Nonfiction by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé, 2015. 15 Br. Began May 19 Montgomery and Biklé first discovered the power of microbes when they transformed their barren yard into a garden by feeding it organic matter. They further discovered microbes' importance when Anne was diagnosed with cancer. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
ADHD Nation, Nonfiction by Alan Schwarz, 2016. 12 Br. Begins June 9. More than 1 in 7 American children get diagnosed with ADHD, three times what experts have said is appropriate. That means millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. L - Read by Lannois Neely.
In a Different Key, Nonfiction by John Donvan and Caren Zucker, 2016. 21 Br. Begins June 27. Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Since that time, there have been many battles waged by the families of those who have it. Read by Diane Ladenson.
The Games, Nonfiction by David Goldblatt, 2016. 20 Br. Begins June 5. From their reinvention in 1896 to the present day, the Olympics have been called the biggest sporting event of all. Their history reflect the history of nations, their wars, and social attitudes. Read by Jim Gregorich.
The Comet Seekers, Fiction by Helen Sedgwick, 2016. 10 Br. Begins June 5. Róisín and François meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. They are connected by a devastating tragedy, the longing for a fresh start, and an unknown bond stretching back centuries. Read by Pat Muir.
Everyone We've Been, Fiction by Sarah Everett, 2016. 12 Br. Begins June 19. Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts seeing a boy who keeps disappearing. She’s afraid she’s going crazy and the worried looks on others’ faces aren’t helping. L - Read by Nan Felknor.
Bandit, Nonfiction by Molly Brodak, 2016. 7 Br. Begins June 5. Molly’s relationship with her father was complicated by his rages and his criminal behavior. At times, he seemed normal and like other dads. But he was mercurial, with rages and secrets. She learned to stay out of his way. Read by Carol Lewis.
Family History of Fear, Nonfiction by Agata Tuszyńska, 2016. 14 Br. Begins June 14. Many Poles did not tell their children complete stories of their wartime exploits during World War II; many years had to pass before the stories of suffering and heroism could be told. Agata was nineteen when she found out that she was Jewish, and heard stories about her mother’s secret past. Read by Ilze Mueller.
Cruel Beautiful World, Fiction by Caroline Leavitt, 2016. 12 Br. Began May 22. Lucy was sixteen when she decided to run away from home with an older man to live off the grid. But her dreams of a rural paradise will turn into a nightmare. Read by Judy Woodward.
Sleeping on Jupiter, Fiction by Anuradha Roy, 2016. 16 Br. Begins June 7. On a train bound for the town of Jarmuli, three women in their sixties witness an assault on a young documentary filmmaker named Nomi. The women are disturbed, but shrug off the encounter. Read by Therese Murray.
Accession, Fiction by Livi Michael, 2016. 14 Br. Begins June 20. Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou have fought to the bitter end to see their sons get the throne. The sides are ever-changing. Read by Eileen Barratt.
The Angel, Nonfiction by Uri Bar-Joseph, 2016. 15 Br. Begins June 5. Ashraf Marwan was a spy for Israel in the inner government circles of Egypt. Because of his information, he staved off Israel’s defeat by Egypt and Syria in their 1973 attack. He was exposed and killed in 2007. Read by Sally Browne.
The Dictator's Dilemma, Nonfiction by Bruce J. Dickson, 2016. 12 Br. Begins June 26. Following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, most felt the days of the Chinese Communist Party were numbered. But the Party remains legitimate to the bulk of the public. Read by Chris Colestock.
The Forgotten Girls, Fiction by Owen Laukkanen, 2016. 13 Br. Begins June 5. She was a runaway, forgotten, found murdered on the High Line train route, and with little local interest, put into a dead file. But when Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere stumble upon the case, they discover a horror far greater than anyone expected. V,L,S - Read by Neil Bright.
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Fiction by Melina Marchetta, 2016. 12 Br. Begins June 22. Bish Ortley may have been suspended from active police work, but when his daughter is the survivor of a bombed bus, his detective instincts kick in. He needs to find the person responsible. L - Read by Robb Empson.
Still Here, Fiction by Lara Vapnyar, 2016. 13 Br. Begins June 1. Vica, Vadik, Sergey, and Regina met in Russia in their school days. Now they are immigrants in New York City and grapple with love and tumult, the challenges of a new home, and the absurdities of the digital age. V,L,S – Read by Lynda Kayser.
The Mothers, Fiction by Brit Bennett, 2016. 9 Br. Begins June 20. Nadia has taken up with the pastor’s son and it has long-lasting consequences. As Nadia hides the truth from everyone, she and her friends are shadowed by the choices they made in their youth. What if they had chosen differently? L - Read by Therese Murray.
Originals, Nonfiction by Adam Grant, 2016. 10 Br. Began May 25. How can we stand up for new ideas, policies, and practices without risking our reputations, relationships, and careers? Author Adam Grant debunks the idea that nonconformists are born leaders who boldly embrace risk. Read by Susan Niefeld.
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, Nonfiction by Rosa Brooks, 2016. 15 Br. Begins June 8. Few people realize all the military does today, from analyzing computer code to building Ebola isolation wards. As we pile new tasks onto the military, we make it increasingly ill-prepared for the threats America faces. Read by John Demma.
Making Roots, Nonfiction by Matthew F. Delmont, 2016. 7 Br. Begins June 29. Alex Haley’s original, modest book proposal for Roots became a larger, more interesting, and much more complicated phenomenon. The book and television series was fifteen years in production. Read by Jim Gregorich.
Freebird, Fiction by Jon Raymond, 2017. 14 Br. Begins June 1. The Singer family is about to lose everything. Each, in his or her own way, is grappling with loss of their ideals, when Ben, a Navy SEAL struggling with PTSD, commits a radical act of violence, changing the course of the Singer family forever. V,L,S - Read by Mike Piscitelli.
Fractured, Fiction by Catherine McKenzie, 2016. 10 Br. Begins June 21. Julie and her family move across the country, hoping to evade a stalker who’s been terrorizing them. When she meets her new neighbor, it brings hope for a new beginning. But a simple conversation could set her life spinning off course. V,L,S - Read by Pat Lelich.
The Gradual, Fiction by Christopher Priest, 2016. 13 Br. Began May 23. Alesandro is a composer living in a fascist state constantly at war. Occasionally he catches glimpses of islands in the far distance and they feed into the music he composes. Read by Joe Sadowski.
Fear the Drowning Deep, Fiction by Sarah Glenn Marsh, 2016. 9 Br. Begins June 9. Bridey has loathed the sea ever since her granddad was lured off a cliff. She insists there is a creature out there; others just think her mad. Now a young woman’s body washes up on shore and she is convinced that her granddad’s killer has returned. Read by Pat Kovel-Jarboe.
The Flame Bearer, Fiction by Bernard Cornwell, 2016. 13 Br. Begins June 22. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace, so Uhtred of Bebbanburg can return home to take it back from his traitorous uncle. New enemies enter into the fight for England’s kingdoms, but Uhtred is determined that nothing will keep him from his birthright. V - Read by Mike Piscitelli.
Your Personal World (Saturday at 1 p.m.) is airing The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
For the Younger Set (Sunday at 11 a.m.) is airing The Keepers by Ted Sanders
Poetic Reflections (Sunday at noon) is airing Blackacre by Monica Youn and Whereas by Layli Long Solider
The Great North (Sunday at 4 p.m.) is airing Everybody's Heard about the Bird by Rick Shefchik
Luxury, Nonfiction by Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello, 2016. 12 Br. Begins May 4. From early Romans to the present, the story of luxury is an ever-changing story of extravagance and indulgence. Today’s obsession is with brands and services, but luxury has assumed many forms in various cultures. Read by Pat Kovel-Jarboe.
The Hidden Half of Nature, Nonfiction by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé, 2016. 15 Br. Begins May 19. Montgomery and Biklé first discovered the power of microbes when they transformed their barren yard into a garden by feeding it organic matter. They further discovered microbes’ importance when Anne was diagnosed with cancer. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
Heaven's Ditch, Nonfiction by Jack Kelly, 2016. 14 Br. Begins May 2. The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a fit of inspiration; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and mostly through wilderness. It became the scene of the most striking outburst of imagination in American history. Read by Bonnie Smith-Yackel.
Suspected of Independence, Nonfiction by David McKean, 2016. 10 Br. Begins May 22. Thomas McKean lived a radical, boisterous, politically intriguing life as one of the most influential and enduring of the Founding Fathers. America’s creation was full of dangers and strife, backstabbing and bar-brawling, courage and stubbornness. Read by Robb Empson.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither, Fiction by Sara Baume, 2016. 9 Br. Began April 26. Two outcasts - a man invisible to his village and the one-eyed dog he takes into his life – find each other. Over a year, Ray opens up to One Eye and tells the story of his life. L - Read by Jeffrey Weihe.
News of the World, Fiction by Paulette Jiles, 2016. 6 Br. Begins May 9. After the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd makes a living reading the newspaper to audiences. At Wichita Falls, he is offered money to deliver a young orphan to her relatives near San Antonio and he agrees to do it. Read by Carolyn Light Bell.
The Grand Tour, Fiction by Adam O’Fallon Price, 2016. 12 Br. Begins May 17. Richard Lazar has had a mediocre career as a novelist, but when he writes a memoir, it’s a great success. Setting off on a book tour, he meets his biggest (and only) fan who offers to drive him for the rest of the tour. L - Read by Jim Tarbox.
The Art of Waiting, Nonfiction by Belle Boggs, 2016. 11 Br. Begins May 1. Boggs ponders the nature of reproduction in modern America, which is a means of pondering the nature of family, the nature of intimacy and love. Read by Yelva Lynfield.
My Life with Wagner, Nonfiction by Christian Thielemann, 2016. 10 Br. Begins May 16. Over a career conducting some of the world’s finest orchestras, Thielemann has earned a reputation as the leading modern interpreter of Richard Wagner. Read by Arlan Dohrenburg.
The Golden Age, Fiction by Joan London, 2016. 6 Br. Begins May 1. Frank’s family has escaped World War II, arriving in Australia, only to have Frank diagnosed with polio. At the hospital, he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he’s ever met, and they fall in love, fueling each other’s recovery. Read by Carol Lewis.
The Gustav Sonata, Fiction by Rose Tremain, 2016. 9 Br. Begins May 9. In spite of his mother’s anti-Semitism, Gustav Perle has an intense friendship with a Jewish boy, Anton Zweibel. Their relationship is lost, transformed, and regained as the two follow different careers: one a hotel owner, the other a concert pianist. L,S - Read by Myrna Smith.
Cruel Beautiful World, Fiction by Caroline Leavitt, 2016. 12 Br. Begins May 22. Sixteen-year-old Lucy Gold is about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. Lucy’s dreams of a rural paradise will turn into a nightmare. Read by Judy Woodward.
Thank You for Being Late, Nonfiction by Thomas L. Friedman, 2016. 23 Br. Begins May 1. Friedman says that to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the three largest forces are accelerating all at once. Those are technology, globalization, and climate change. Read by Rachael Freed.
What Remains of Me, Fiction by Alison Gaylin, 2016. 13 Br. Begins May 3. Kelly Michelle Lund went to prison for the murder of Oscar-nominated director John McFadden. There was much that she never shared with anyone. Five years after her release from prison, Kelly’s father-in-law, a movie legend, is killed in the same manner. Some believe she’s innocent of both crimes. L - Read by Jeffrey Weihe.
So Say the Fallen, Fiction by Stuart Neville, 2016. 10 Br. Begins May 22. Henry Garrick took his own life. Or so it seems. But something doesn’t feel right to detective Serena Flanagan, despite the fact that there is no evidence of foul play. The people around the deceased are all keeping secrets. L - Read by Isla Hejny.
Orphans of the Carnival, Fiction by Carol Birch, 2016. 15 Br. Began April 24. Julia stood apart from other carnival acts, not because of her wonderful accomplishments but because of her unusual face. A century later, Rose feels the weight of history and finds herself drawn to an object that binds her to Julia. Read by Connie Jamison.
All That Man Is, Fiction by David Szalay, 2016. 13 Br. Begins May 15. Nine men, each of them striving to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. The men paint a sorry picture of modern manhood in an increasingly globalized Europe. L - Read by Don Lee.
The Adventures of Form and Content, Nonfiction by Albert Goldbarth, 2017. 8 Br. Begins May 3. Albert Goldbarth’s essays look at dualities – from our sky-scanning drive toward wonder and success versus our propensity for failure, to each individual’s singularity amid the multiselves we all carry inside. L,S – Read by John Mandeville.
Lingo, Nonfiction by Gaston Dorren, 2015. 8 Br. Begins May 15. Most European languages are descended from a single ancestor, but the continent’s ever-changing borders and cultures have given rise to a linguistic and cultural diversity often forgotten. A country’s history has impact on its language, languages influence their neighbors, and less-spoken languages are under threat of extinction. Read by Esmé Evans.
Originals, Nonfiction by Adam Grant, 2016. 10 Br. Begins May 25. How can we stand up for new ideas, policies, and practices without risking our reputations, relationships, and careers? Author Adam Grant debunks the idea that nonconformists are born leaders who boldly embrace risk. Read by Susan Niefeld.
Amateurs, Fiction by Dylan Hicks, 2016. 10 Br. Began April 25. Archer is a sex-toy heir. His best friend, John, is as earnest as Archer is feckless. John’s girlfriend, Sara, writes Archer’s semi-celebrated novels for him. Sara’s roommate, Lucas, wishes he’d never lost his girlfriend to the man. L,S - Read by Dan Olson.
Medicine Walk, Fiction by Richard Wagamese, 2016. 9 Br. Begins May 9. When Franklin Starlight is summoned by his ailing father, Eldon, Franklin’s sense of duty clashes with the deep resentment he feels. Still, he agrees to his father’s final wish to be buried in the warrior way in rugged backcountry. V,L,S – Read by John Mandeville.
Genius, Fiction by Thomas Rayfield, 2016. 8 Br. Begins May 22. Kara has escaped from her family and Witch’s Falls, only to return to small town life and home with a diagnosis of cancer. She is subject now to her mother’s suffocating care, her brother’s love life, the local doctor’s meddling, and the pull of her obsession, Christy. Read by Brenda Powell.
Daughters of the Bride, Fiction by Susan Mallery, 2016. 13 Br. Begins May 4. Three adult sisters, with their own relationships to romance, are planning the wedding of their mother. It reveals a hidden relationship, a surprise proposal, and an ex who wants a second chance. L,S - Read by Beth Marie Hansen.
The Gradual, Fiction by Christopher Priest, 2016. 13 Br. Begins May 23. Alesandro is a composer living in a fascist state constantly at war. Occasionally he catches glimpses of islands in the far distance and they feed into the music he composes. Read by Joe Sadowski.