Likely Stories Archives - 2013
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12/26/2013  Likely Stories - Best of 2013 (03:34)
My best reads of 2013 -- Fiction (mostly), poetry and non-fiction.
12/19/2013  Likely Stories - A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas (03:29)
Heart-warming story of Dylan Thomas' Christmas memories belongs right alongside Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
12/12/2013  Likely Stories - Maru by Bessie Head (03:41)
Africa's greatest woman writer tells the story of her struggles against apartheid in this award winning novel.
12/05/2013  Likely Stories - Martha Quest by Doris Lessing (03:33)
Doris Lessing, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, died recently, and her 5-volume series, The Children of Violence begins with Martha Quest.
11/28/2013  Likely Stories - Dear Life by Alice Munro (03:40)
Canadian Author, Alice Munro, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. This collection of short stories splendidly shows why.
11/21/2013  Likely Stories - Aimless Love by Billy Collins (03:50)
Billy Collins published his tenth collection of poetry this month with many favorites and 50 new poems.
11/14/2013  Likely Stories - Collected Stories by Lydia Davis (03:48)
American writer, Lydia Davis, a master of the short story, won the 2013 Man International Booker Prize
11/07/2013  Likely Stories - A Happy Death by Albert Camus (03:33)
Philosopher Albert Camus's posthumously published "Notebook," A Happy Death, contains the seeds of his novel The Stranger, as well as some insights into his life.
10/31/2013  Likely Stories - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (03:31)
Jane Austen?s Pride and Prejudice remains as popular as ever on the 200th anniversary of its publication
10/24/2013  Likely Stories - Reading for My Life by John Leonard (03:30)
Outstanding critic and one of my favorite book reviewers.
10/17/2013  Likely Stories - A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke (03:29)
Classic science fiction which inspired a popular movie.
10/10/2013  Likely Stories - The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (03:31)
Performance artists or con artists? You be the judge!
10/03/2013  Likely Stories - The Essential Neruda by Pablo Neruda (03:24)
Collection of poetry by the greatest South America poet who died 40 years ago last month.
09/26/2013  Likely Stories - Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz (03:51)
Follow up to Katz's non-fiction tale of a city man who moves to the country and tries sheep herding with his faithful dogs.
09/19/2013  Likely Stories - Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (03:33)
Fiction reaches dizzying heights with this tale of a tight rope walking Frenchman, 9/11, and a group of individuals affected by the tragedy in New York.
09/12/2013  Likely Stories - The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker (03:43)
Sequel to Alice Walker's Pulitzer and National Book Award winning novel, The Color Purple
09/05/2013  Likely Stories - Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (03:30)
Introverts and extroverts: the best of both worlds.
08/29/2013  Likely Stories - Jeannine Hall Gailey (03:42)
Abridged conversation with Jeannine Hall Gailey, Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington.
08/29/2013  Likely Stories - Jeannine Hall Gailey - complete interview (20:43)
Complete conversation with Jeannine Hall Gailey, Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington.
08/22/2013  Likely Stories - Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwen (03:28)
Booker Prize winning author, Ian McEwen, sheds some light on the mysterious British Intelligence agency MI5 during the days following the cold war.
08/15/2013  Likely Stories - The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien (03:55)
The creator of Middle Earth and Hobbits adapts the tale of King Arthur and his final battle.
08/08/2013  Likely Stories - Athena by John Banville (03:30)
Booker Prize winning author, John Banville, weaves an ethereal and absorbing tale.
08/01/2013  Likely Stories - The Emperor's Tomb by Joseph Roth (03:30)
Joseph Roth continues his magnificent saga of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I
07/25/2013  Likely Stories - The Hanging Garden by Patrick White (03:37)
Australia's only native born winner of the Nobel Prize for literature begins the story of children sent from England to Australia for the duration.
07/18/2013  Likely Stories - Unexplained Fevers by Jeannine Hall Gailey (03:50)
Latest collection from the poet laureate of Redmond, Washington provides interesting and clever twists on well-known fairy tales.
07/11/2013  Likely Stories - Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin (03:32)
Temple Grandin looks into the life and death of the animals we bring into our home as pets and those we use to sustain our food supply.
07/04/2013  Likely Stories - Land of Green Plums by Herta Mueller (03:33)
Herta Mueller, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009, captures life in Romania before the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
06/27/2013  Likely Stories - Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (03:38)
Debut novel which relates the story of a young girl shipped off to South Africa to marry a man she barely knows.
06/20/2013  Likely Stories - All That Is by James Salter (03:35)
Latest novel from a true 'Writer?s writer.'
06/13/2013  Likely Stories - Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers (03:14)
Story of two amazing sisters, Vanessa Stephens Bell and Virginia Stephens Woolf, and their artistic lives.
06/06/2013  Likely Stories - The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (03:25)
Peter Heller?s first novel of a dystopian landscape and characters struggling to survive.
05/30/2013  Likely Stories - Villette by Charlotte Bronte (03:45)
Most everyone knows something about Jane Eyre, but Charlotte Bronte's Villette is full of passion and romance.
05/23/2013  Likely Stories - Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (03:34)
Pulitizer Prize winning poet, Tracy K. Smith, was featured at the 2013 Beall Poetry Festival
05/16/2013  Likely Stories - Here and Now by Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee (03:32)
Letters might seem uninteresting, but these two award-winning writers share all sorts of thoughts on writing, literature, and sports.
05/09/2013  Likely Stories - Cain by Jose Saramago (03:37)
Nobel Prize winning writer, Jose Saramago offers a witty and thought-provoking tale of the Old Testament.
05/02/2013  Likely Stories - The Odds by Stewart O'Nan (03:30)
Stuart O'Nan continues his chronicle of the middle class and their struggles in life.
04/25/2013  Likely Stories - Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien (03:34)
Noted Irish author, Edna O?Brien, opens up a window on Irish life among farmers and their families.
04/18/2013  Likely Stories - The Train by Georges Simenon (03:18)
Georges Simenon, creator of the Inspector Maigret detective series,weaves a suspenseful tale of the opening days of World War II in France.
04/11/2013  Likely Stories - Wild Nights! by Joyce Carol Oates (03:35)
The first woman of American letters speculates on the days before -- and sometimes after -- the passing of some of the giants of American Literature.
04/04/2013  Likely Stories - The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle (03:50)
Booker Prize-Winner Roddy Doyle delves into the mind of an abused woman.
03/28/2013  Likely Stories - Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (03:37)
Stunningly beautiful work, which provided the spark for the new environmentalism of the 1960s.
03/21/2013  Likely Stories - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (03:29)
A magical circus - open only at night - provides the setting for a fierce competition between two illusionists and their proteges.
03/14/2013  Likely Stories - The Centaur by John Updike (03:47)
The best novel by one of the great writers of the 20th century.
03/07/2013  Likely Stories - Elsewhere by Richard Russo (03:19)
Richard Russo, known for his tales of the Rust Belt, pens a memoir which provides clues to many of the characters in his work.
02/21/2013  Likely Stories - Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie (03:40)
Salman Rushdie adds to his list of great works with a tale of love and magic.
02/07/2013  Likely Stories - Red Bird : Poems by Mary Oliver (03:17)
A collection of poetry by Mary Oliver, who delights the reader with tales of nature.
01/31/2013  Likely Stories - The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (03:41)
Harbach's The Art of Fielding is not another sports story about a sad-sack team of misfits saved by the talent, hard work and charisma of a young phenom.
01/17/2013  Likely Stories - Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel (03:33)
Booker Prize winner Hillary Mantel's sweeping novel of the reign of Thomas Cromwell, advisor to Henry VIII.
01/03/2013  Likely Stories - Winter King by Thomas Penn (03:33)
Biography of Britain's Henry VII, first of the Tudor kings.
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