non-fiction Likely Stories: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy By Jim McKeown • May 24, 2018 A young, enthusiastic student accepts a teaching job on an island of illiterate children. Listen Listening... / 3:33 Likely Stories - The Water is Wide Likely Stories: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent By Jim McKeown • Apr 12, 2018 Romantic story of a lonely man recently widowed and a woman dealing with a divorce. Listen Listening... / 3:32 Likely Stories: Back on the Fire by Gary Snyder By Jim McKeown • Apr 5, 2018 Listen Listening... / 3:34 Pleasant series of essays on topics ranging from immigration to the environment. Likely Stories: The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro By Jim McKeown • Mar 15, 2018 Listen Listening... / 3:33 True adventure of a young boy who dreams of accompanying Byrd to Antarctica. Likely Stories: Reading List for 2018 By Jim McKeown • Dec 21, 2017 A selection of interesting and eclectic titles for 2018 Listen Listening... / 3:34 Likely Stories: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris By Jim McKeown • Jul 20, 2017 Delightful story of an editor at The New Yorker obsessed with punctuation and pencils. Listen Listening... / 3:31 Likely Stories: Summer of 2017 Reading List for Bibliophiles By Jim McKeown • Jun 15, 2017 A selection of books for everyone’s tastes. Listen Listening... / 3:46 Likely Stories: The Book on the Book Shelf by Henry Petroski By Jim McKeown • May 4, 2017 An unlikely premise turns into an informative and wonderful romp in the history of shelves Listen Listening... / 3:33 Likely Stories: Looking Ahead to 2015 By Jim McKeown • Dec 25, 2014 Jim McKeown A list of planned reads for Likely Stories in 2015. Listen Listening... / 3:36 Jim gives a peek at what's ahead on Likely Stories in 2015. Likely Stories: In Praise of Shadows By Jim McKeown • Aug 21, 2014 Jim McKeown A pleasing exploration of the aesthetic of Japanese architecture and decoration. Listen Listening... / 3:38 In Praise of Shadows reviewed August 21, 2014 Likely Stories: Why I Read By Jim McKeown • Jul 24, 2014 Jim McKeown An interesting excursion into the mind of a reader, writer, and inveterate “book smeller.” Listen Listening... / 3:33 Why I Read reviewed July 24 on Likely Stories.