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Thu February 16, 2012
The Book Doctors: Spring Break Reads
With March creeping up on us, it’s time to start stocking up on those spring break reads. Should you go for a bestseller or a lesser-known work? Fiction or non-? Mystery or biography?
The Book Doctors are here to help you find some titles worthy of your bookshelf.
Steve Kraske talks with them about a graphic novel that details a man’s search for love, sanity and perfect architectural proportions. They examine Salman Rushdie’s story of a son who travels to a magic land on a quest to save his father. Plus, hear about the latest book featuring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens who's trying to stop two brothers in the business of selling body parts.
So if f your reading list strikes you as "list"less, don’t worry, the Doctors are in!
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Why Read Moby Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon B. Johnson by Robert A. Caro (due on May 1, 2012)
Raylan: A Novel by Elmore Leonard
In audio format: John le Carre reading his own spy novels
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
Skip, Kansas City, Lee Child, Michael Connelly
Rebecca, Kansas City, Audio books of #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien in audio
Becky, Parkville, V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
Judy, Roeland Park, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Joan, Kansas City, Audio books of authors Jim Butcher and Salman Rushdie and Janet Evanovich
Barb on Facebook, Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Sherman, Kansas City, The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
Becky, via email, Harry Potter books on audio