Books
11:52 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Book Doctors: Recent and Musically Inspired Reads

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 –

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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.

Guests:

Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer and reviewer

Steve Paul, Kansas City Star

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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