The Book Show: August 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014

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Faith's motto on The Book Show is: Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.

Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.

And, hey, kids, we'd love to hear from you about books you love.

Mystery, classics, science, history, politics, humor, cookbooks, memoirs, biographies, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, instruction, graphic novels, health, happiness, wisdom—you'll hear it all on our book show.

Today's show originally aired June 26, 2014. Join the conversation by email, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Roxanne's picks:

  • In Paradise, Peter Matthiessen
  • Lucky Us, Amy Bloom
  • Leading Indicators, Zachary Karabell
  • The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman
  • Book of Ages, Jill Lepore
  • Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Roz Chast
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • The Silver Star, Jeanette Walls

Lee's picks:

  • Midnight in Paris, Alan Furst
  • Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
  • Foreign Correspondent, Alan Furst


  • Mike Bond is the author of The Last Savanna.
  • Roxanne Coady is the president and CEO of RJ Julia Bookseller.
  • Lee Jacobus is the author, most recently, of A World of Ideas.
  • Rose Quiello is a professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.


  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “Another Galaxy,” Paul Simon
  • “That's Me,” Paul Simon
  • “Rewrite,” Paul Simon

Lori Mack and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.