The Book Show: March 20, 2014

Mar 20, 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.

Join the conversation by email, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Lee's picks:

  • Talking God, Tony Hillerman
  • Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke
  • The Queen of the Tambourine, Jane Gardam
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  • A Passage to India, E. M. Forster
  • Jane Smiley, Charles Dickens
  • Jane Gardam, Faith Fox
  • Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens
  • The Old Filth Trilogy: Old FilthThe Man with the Wooden Hat, and Last Friends, Jane Gardam

Roxanne's picks:

  • The UnAmericans​, Molly Antopol
  • Little Failures, Gary Shteyngart
  • Dancing Fish and Ammonites, Penelope Lively
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink


  • Roxanne Coady is the president and CEO of RJ Julia Bookseller.
  • Lee Jacobus is the author, most recently, of A World of Ideas.


  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” Talking Heads
  • “This Is the Picture,” Peter Gabriel
  • “Rewrite,” Paul Simon