An exploration of favorite books that employ music, or a musical instrument, as key elements of the story, as well as recent reading recommendations.
Kansas City, MO –
What's on your list for springtime reading? Have the birds' songs inspired your literary spirit? KCUR's Dan Verbeck welcomes the Book Doctors for an exploration of favorite books that employ music, or a musical instrument, as key elements of the story. Of course, they also share their latest reading and recommendations.
Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer and reviewer
Steve Paul, Kansas City Star
Jeffrey Ann Goudie's recommendations:
Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott
Mean Free Path, by Ben Lerner
The House oof Tomorrow, by Peter Bognanni
Accordion Crimes, by E. Annie Proulx.
Steve Paul's recommendations:
Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, by Elyssa East
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, by Brigid Pasulka
No Eyes: Lester Young, by David Meltzer
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison, by Greil Marcus
The Unabridged Mark Twain
Books Also Mentioned:
Just Kids, by Patti Smith
Chronicles, by Bob Dylan