July 25, 2014
In his debut novel, Smith Henderson writes about a social worker in rural Montana who runs afoul of a paranoid survivalist. The book has gotten excellent reviews, and this hour, we’ll hear from Henderson about its inspirations. We’ll also get our book critics’ top summer reading picks, and learn what to squeeze in before school starts.
May 23, 2014
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, but our guests are officially ready to start summer reading. It’s time to crack open (or download) whatever’s going to keep you cool. This hour we’ll talk about the beachy reads and serious literature that should top your list this season.
October 25, 2013
‘Tis the season to curl up with a cup of something hot (no judgment) and crack open a good book. This hour, host Chris Purdy and his panel will fill us in on Fall’s must-reads. We’ll also hear an interview with Wally Lamb, whose new book, We are Water explores the themes of racial violence, class struggles and the quest for creativity.
January 25, 2013
Since the weather outside is so very frightful lately, it’s much easier to cozy up on the couch with a good read than do just about anything else. On this segment of All Sides Weekend, Classical 101 Host Christopher Purdy will host a panel to talk about the top books for the season.