Book Doctors, Nature Writing and Enviro-lit

The Book Doctors pay us a visit to share the latest literary news. During the second half, we talk about nature writing and books on the environment. Tune in to hear about books that invoke the beauty of the world, in some cases with the intention of helping to preserve it.

Kansas City , Mo. –


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Steve Paul, The Kansas City Star
Mark Luce, The Barstow School
Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer and book reviewer based in Topeka

Book Doctors Recommendations

Jeffrey Ann Goudie:
The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman
Welcome to Shirley by Kelly McMasters

Mark Luce:
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards by Robert Boswell
The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus compiled by Christine Lindberg
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Steve Paul:
The Devil's Tickets by Gary Pomerantz
The Hunger: A Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition by John Delucie and Graydon Carter

Book Recommendations about Nature and the Environment

Jeffrey Ann Goudie:
How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet

Steve Paul:
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Mark Luce:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver