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Charlotte Talks

Books, Reading and Publishing (Rebroadcast)


Books, Reading and Publishing (Rebroadcast) Labor Day weekend is upon us but it's never too late to pick up a fun summer read for your last trek to the beach. We'll talk with local book experts about some of the best reads from the summer. We'll also talk about some of the major changes in the book world, including e-books, self-publishing, the downfall of major booksellers like Borders and what's happening to independent booksellers. Originally Aired: 7/28/2011 Guests Sally Brewster - Co-owner of Park Road Books Alan Michael Parker - Professor of Creative Writing at Davidson College and author of Whale Man Alan Michael Parker's Picks: Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home by Thomas A. Bass Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer Too Much Happiness: Stories by Alice Munro Sally Brewster's Picks: The Sister Brothers by Patrick De Witt The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin Rules of Civility by Amor Towles The Informationist: A Thriller by Taylor Stevens Once Upon A River: A Novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell Add and read comments