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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Fascinating novel about Circe, a witch with extraordinary powers.

Stories from the great Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami

A widow with an infant works at a convent laundry to pay her way.

The masterpiece of Charlotte Brontë’s Villette as we continue the tour of the Brontë sisters

Interesting story of 11 vastly different characters who experience Florida in a variety of ways.

Story of two friends who live on the edge of poverty in Naples.

Another dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Charming story of a retirement home for literary senior citizens.


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