book reviews http://publicradiotulsa.org en Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/books-vacations-escapes-and-getaways-all-kinds-summer-reading-suggestions-nancy-pearl <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome back Nancy Pearl, our longtime book reviewer. Nancy is a former librarian --- and former Tulsan --- who's also a bestselling author, editor, critic, and book advocate. She's also the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. She can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, where she regularly offers good-reading tips, and her wide-ranging, well-researched recommendations have also been collected into the ongoing and highly popular "Book Lust" series of volumes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 62794 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hell-lid-blown-tornado-driven-mystery-novel-set-eastern-oklahoma-1916 <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Donis Casey, a mystery author and former librarian who is originally from Oklahoma and has been based in Arizona for many years. "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- the seventh title in Casey's popular Alafair Tucker series -- is newly available, and (as with the rest of Casey's fiction) this novel draws heavily upon her Oklahoma roots...as well as the roots of her Sooner State relatives. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 61998 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/historical-novel-concerning-shakers-visionist <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with Rachel Urquhart, a writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, Elle, The New York Times, Vogue, and Spy, among other publications. Urquhart has recently published her first novel, "The Visionist," which is a widely acclaimed historical drama about a teenage girl who finds refuge --- or perhaps does not find refuge --- in an 1840s Shaker community. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:26:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 61575 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/author-and-filmmaker-rebecca-miller-discusses-jacobs-folly-her-latest-novel <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at <a href="http://www.booksmarttulsa.com/events/">a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event</a> at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title). Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 57993 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/book-lust-road-show-our-esteemed-colleague-nancy-pearl-will-give-talk-ou-tulsa <p>On this installment of ST, we are pleased to speak once again with the author, critic, former librarian, and die-hard book-lover Nancy Pearl, who's well-known for her frequent appearances on NPR's Morning Edition, her tireless championing of old or out-of-print titles, and her "Book Lust" series of books about books. Nancy used to live in Tulsa, and she's been the book reviewer for this program for 20+ years --- indeed, while she usually joins us by phone from her home in Seattle, this time around, Nancy is with us in the studio. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:24:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 57148 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa Noted Tulsa-Based Author Clifton Taulbert Offers "The Invitation" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-tulsa-based-author-clifton-taulbert-offers-invitation <p>Today on StudioTulsa, we chat with the esteemed Tulsa-based author and longtime public-speaker and businessman Clifton Taulbert, whose many books include "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored," "The Last Train North," and "Eight Habits of the Heart." Taulbert joins us to discuss his newest book, a memoir called "The Invitation," which is just out from New South Books. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:20:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 55926 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Noted Tulsa-Based Author Clifton Taulbert Offers "The Invitation" "America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/america-its-language-and-most-controversial-dictionary-ever-published-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program first aired last year.) On our show today, we speak by phone with David Skinner, an editor and writer whose work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The New Atlantis, Slate, The Washington Times, and other publications. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:46:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 52764 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published" (Encore presentation.) Susan Nussbaum Offers the Moving, Challenging, and Dramatic "Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/susan-nussbaum-offers-moving-challenging-and-dramatic-good-kings-bad-kings-novel <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Susan Nussbaum, an accomplished playwright, first-time novelist, and longtime disabilities-rights advocate. Nussbaum tells us about her widely acclaimed and award-winning debut novel, "Good Kings Bad Kings," which is just out in paperback, and which a critic for The Los Angeles Review of Books has called "a knockout.... Nussbaum possesses an astonishing ear for idiosyncratic voices, and a talent for creating characters who appear in full bloom within a few sentences. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:38:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 51446 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Susan Nussbaum Offers the Moving, Challenging, and Dramatic "Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/page-turning-gift-ideas-holidays-nancy-pearl-offers-cant-miss-books-give-or-request <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, our old pal (and longtime book reviewer, and former Tulsan) <a href="http://www.nancypearl.com/?page_id=2">Nancy "America's Librarian" Pearl</a> returns with --- just in time for the holidays --- another list of outstanding literary recommendations. Whether you're keen on ficton or non-fiction, a YA novel or a thriller, a work of history or one of satire, Nancy has just the book you're looking for. . . . Here's the rundown of titles/authors that she shares with us on today's program:<br /><br />Scott Anderson, "Lawrence in Arabia"<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:23:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 50960 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!) "Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/overland-search-america-key-west-arctic-ocean-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) Our guest is the celebrated American author, Philip Caputo, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in Chicago before going on to write several notable works of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including 1977's "A Rumor of War," one of the most highly praised and widely read volumes ever published on the Vietnam War. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:35:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 48320 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean" (Encore presentation.)