Jim McKeown

Host, Likely Stories

Life-long voracious reader, Jim McKeown, is an English Instructor at McLennan Community College. His "Likely Stories" book review can be heard every Thursday on KWBU-FM! Reviews include fiction, biographies, poetry and non-fiction. Join us for Likely Stories every Thursday featured during Morning Edition and All Things Considered with encore airings Saturday and Sunday during Weekend Edition.  

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Comedy by David Sedaris considering ‘What if animals acted like people?’

Two Australian women try to escape an oppressive parent by moving to England.

Fantastic story of a Count under house arrest ostensibly for the rest of his life.

  A powerful company draws an unsuspecting young woman into its web.

Poetry collection from the noted Copper Canyon Press.

  Tense and absorbing story of a runaway balloon, and several men trying to help.

Four long short stories about Frank Bascombe wandering his way through his late 60s

Fascinating tale of the aftermath of the Trojan War told by the main survivors

Story of a woman who oversees retirement living for senior citizens.

Five women and one man start a book club to explore the works of Jane Austen

In the midst of a terrible war, a Cellist plays every day for each person killed in a bombing.


Newly minted PhD examines soil and all its properties.

A young, enthusiastic student accepts a teaching job on an island of illiterate children.


One of the best gothic novels in all of literature.

A mysterious man with three sons moves from Bombay to New York