Monday, June 24, 2013
Stephen Usery interviews John Scalzi about his new novel, The Human Division, the fifth book in his Old Man's War series. Humankind is in danger because it has angered almost every other species in our corner of the universe. A not-ready-for-prime-time diplomatic squad, known as "The B Team", is thrown into difficult situation after difficult situation and succeeds because of clever thinking instead of shooting first and asking questions later.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
We welcome back Sara Hoover as one of our guest hosts this week as she talks with Wayne B. Drash. Wayne is a veteran journalist and web producer for cnn.com and grew up for a while in Memphis. His debut book is On These Courts: A Miracle Season That Changed a City, a Once-Future Star, and a Team Forever. It's the story of Memphian and NBA superstar Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and how he helped his friend Desmond Merriweather coach the Lester Middle School basketball team to a championship and the impact it had on their Binghampton community.
Stephen Usery interviews Richard Paul Evans about the fourth installment of his The Walk series. In A Step of Faith, former advertising executive Alan Christofferson is continuing his walk from Seattle to Key West, which he began after the death of his wife and losing his firm. He starts off in Saint Louis, makes his way to Georgia, including a stop at Graceland, and meets the kind and sometimes bizarre people who make up our country.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Stephen Usery welcomes Clyde Edgerton back to the program. Known for his often humorous novels, Clyde is now branching out into the field of paternal advice with Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages. Clyde draws on his experience with his four children, three of whom came along in his late fifties. He even sings a little song that he wrote for his kids.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Stephen Usery interviews National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin about her thirteenth novel, Flora. Flora is the story of ten year-old Helen Anstruther and her 22 year-old cousin Flora who spend the summer of 1945 in a run-down grand home on top of a hill in western North Carolina. Helen's father is helping the war effort over in Oak Ridge, TN, while Flora has come up from Alabama to stay with her.