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This Week In Books (11/23 – 11/29)

King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild cover

New and still going on WRBH! Up this week is…

Best Selling Fiction –  THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt and read by Shawn Hollahan (M-F 11AM-12PM; 9:30PM-10:30PM)

Best Seller Non- Fiction (NEW!) –   VITAMANIA: OUR OBSESSIVE QUEST FOR NUTRITIONAL PERFECTION by Catherine Price and, starting Friday, KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR: THE PATH TO A BETTER WAY OF DEATH by Katy Butler and read by Naomi Orlansky (M-F 9AM-10AM; 7PM-8PM)

Book Off The Shelf  – WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES by Karen Joy Fowler and read by Corey Walsh (M-F 2:30PM-3PM; 10:30PM-11PM)

Great Literature (NEW!) –  FASTER: THE ACCELERATION OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING by James Gleik and read by Ellen Hazard and, starting Wednesday, KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST: A STORY OF GREED, TERROR, AND HEROISM IN COLONIAL AFRICA by Adam Hochschild and read by Ray Lang (M-F 8PM-9PM)

Midday Short Story (NEW!) – THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008 (MTThF at 12:30PM-1PM)

Midday Poetry – WORD OF MOUTH edited by Catherine Bowman (W 12:30PM-1PM)


YA Literature – THE LOUDNESS by Nick Courage (M-Sun 9PM-9:30PM)

Crescent City Chronicles (NEW!) –  THE IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS by Dr. Laura Kelly (Sat 5PM-6PM)

Military History – THE DOOLITTLE RAIDS (Sun 2PM-3PM)

Sci-Fi and Fantasy (NEW!) – THE AUTOMATIC DETECTIVE by A Lee Martinez (Th 1AM-2AM; Sun 10PM-11PM)

Tales of Terror – THE GIANT BOOK OF VAMPIRES (W 12AM-1AM; Sat 1AM-2AM)

Monday Mystery  – NIGHT WATCHMAN by Tony Dunbar (T 12AM-2AM)

Thrilling Thursday  –  THE AXEMAN: A NOVEL by Ray Celestin  (F 12AM-1AM)

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