3:18 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Book Doctors: Writers and Writing

We take a look at books about writing, the lives of writers, the writing craft, literary biographies and even books featuring great writer characters -- from Jo in Little Women to the character of Joe Gould in Joe Gould's Secret.

Kansas City , Mo. –



-Jeffrey Ann Goudie, a freelance writer and book reviewer based in Topeka

-Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library

-Mark Luce, Barstow School

Books Discussed on this Program

Steve Paul:

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors by Hal Niedzviecki.

Mark Luce:

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Jasper's Kitchen Cookbook: Italian Recipes and Memories from Kansas City's Legendary Restaurant by Jasper Mirabile

Kaite Stover:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

Books about Writing, Writers, and the Writer's Life

Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen Mysteries

Mao II by Don Dellilo

A Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

Oracle Night by Paul Auster

City of Glass by Paul Auster

How Fiction Works by James Wood

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster

Caller's Book Suggestions

The Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith

The Novel by James Michener

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty

The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray and Bret Norris

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Drood by Dan Simmons

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose

Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Book Doctor by Esther Cohen

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith