Book Doctors: Stories of Redemption

The Book Doctors share what's new on their reading lists and look back on 2009 in literature and literary news.

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The Book Doctors share what's new on their reading lists and look back on 2009 in literature and literary news. Also, in light of the New Year, we all devise resolutions and attempt to start 2010 as the very best versions of ourselves we can be. Our book doctors give us literary inspiration to make that journey, recommending their favorite books featuring redemption stories and new beginnings.

GUESTS
-Mark Luce, Barstow School
-Steve Paul, Senior Writer and Arts Editor at The Kansas City Star
-Kaite Mediatore Stover, Head of Readers' Services at The Kansas City Public Library

Books discussed on this program

Mark Luce:
Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
You Can't Win by Jack Black
Gilgamesh (his favorite)
Being Dead by Jim Crace

Steve Paul:
Best Food Writing of 2009, edited by Holly Hughes
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
Ernest Hemingway short stories (his favorite)
The Book of Genesis by R. Crumb

Kaite Stover:
City of Thieves by David Benioff
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Recommendations from listeners

Garrett in Westport?The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
Tom in the Crossroads?You or Someone Like You by Chandler Burr
Carla in West Plaza?Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Sandy?City of Thieves
Bridgette in Hyde Park?My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Patrick in North Kansas City?Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke