Saturday, September 29, 2012

Podcast - Michael Morris "Man in the Blue Moon"

Sara Hoover interviews Michael Morris about his novel, Man in the Blue Moon. It’s the story of Ella Wallace and her three sons fighting to save their home and the mystical land it’s set upon in the Florida panhandle. While World War I rages across the ocean, a mysterious man’s arrival impacts the entire community. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Broadcast - September 22, 2012 - Kevin Powers "The Yellow Birds"

Tune into Book Talk this week as Stephen Usery interviews Kevin Powers about his bestselling debut novel, The Yellow Birds. It's the story of young soldiers serving in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. Something terrible has happened, and we see the psychological effects afterwards and the circumstances leading up to the event. Both poetic and unflinching, The Yellow Birds is one of the best reviewed debuts of the year. Kevin Powers on this week's Book Talk, Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. on FM89.3 WYPL Memphis.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Podcast - Peter Heller "The Dog Stars"

Stephen Usery interviews Peter Heller about his book, The Dog Stars. A New York Times bestseller, the novel focuses on Hig, a survivor of the superflu which eliminated most of humankind. He flies his 1956 Cessna with his dog Jasper in Colorado. The pair forge an uneasy alliance with the killer Bangley and try to navigate their way through this new world.