The Book Doctors, aka, Mark Luce of the Barstow School, Kaite Stover of the Kansas City Library, and Steve Paul of The Kansas City Star share their recommendations for new and old books that make good winter reads.
Recommendations from Mark Luce:
Fantomas, Marcel Allain
Life, Keith Richards
The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson
The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion, Ford Maddox Ford
Quartet, Jean Rhys
Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Recommendations from Steve Paul:
New Granta issue No. 113: Anthology of Young Spanish-language Novelists.
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, by Paul Greenberg
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood, by Jane Leavy.
Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 1
Just Kids, Patti Smith
Elegies for the Brokenhearted, by Christie Hodgen of UMKC
Recommendations from Kaite Stover:
Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane
Head Games, Craig McDonald
101 Places NOT to See Before You Die, Catherine Price
Plus, if you'd like to give a Librarian a Book ....
Read This Next, Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark
62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer, Randy Sarafan
The Heroines Bookshelf , Erin Blakemore
Recommendations from Listeners
Rick in Independence?Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges
Michael in Kansas City?A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam by Wafa Sultan; Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller
Karen in Kansas City, North?Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
Kristen via email?The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
Jane in Kansas City?Ransom by David Malouf
Amy in Blue Springs?Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot