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The Jordan Rich Show Summer 2011 Book List

The Jordan Rich Show Summer 2011 Book List

A super variety of wonderful books to take along to the beach awaits you.  My thanks to so many wonderful callers and of course "Bonnie the Book Lady" for helping me with this new book list.  Also a special thank you to Robin Stratton author of the novel "On Air" and writing consultant and editor (  Remember, you can find these books on line or ask your librarian or local bookstore.

Listener Suggestions -

"A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me," by Jon Katz

"Wagner without Fear: Learning to Love and Even Enjoy Opera's Most Demanding  Genius" by William Berger

"Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resistance and Redemption," by Laura Hillenbrand

"Cornflakes with John Lennon," by Robert Hillburn

"The Final Solution: A Novel of Detection," by Michael Chambon

"Panorama of the Renaissance," by Margaret Aston

"The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity," by Catherine Ponder

"Flash Forward," by Robert J. Sawyer

"Me," by Ricky Martin

"July July," by Tim O'Brien

"The Celestine Prophecy," by James Redfield

"My Path Leads to Tibet," by Sabrive Tenberker

"Memory Slips: A Memoir of Music and Healing," by Linda Cutting

"Requiem," by Graham Joyce

"Tunnel Vision," by Gary Braver

"The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals," by Wayne Pacelle

"Oliver Wiswell," by Ken Roberts

"Angeology," by Danielle Trussonti

"The Secret History of the World," by Mark Booth

"Columbine," by Dave Cullen

"Escape from Barbados," by William Sexton

"How We Decide," by Jonah Lehrer

"False Memory," by Dean Koontz

"The Island at the Center of the World (Manhattan)" by Russell Shorto

"Coming to Texas," by Eric Anderson
"In Revere, in Those Days," by Roland Merullo

"The Girl in the Italian Bakery," by Ken Tingle

"Psycho Chicken and other Foolish Tales," by Mike Girard

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese

"Let the Great World Spin," by Colum McCann
"Common Sense," by Thomas Paine

"The Ginger Man," by J.P. Donleavy

"The Dark Side of Camelot," by Seymour Hersh

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett

Bonnie the Book Lady's choices -
(Listen to "Books and Beyond" hosted by Bonnie on the web at

"The Summer I Got a Life," by Mark Fink

"Heart in the Right Place," by Carolyn Jourdan

"Nobody Don't Love Nobody," by Stacey Bess

"The Rain Before it Falls," by Jonathan Coe

"The Secret Gift," by Ted Gup

"Perfect Nightmare," by John Saul

"Sing You Home," by Jodi Picoult

"When Jeff Comes Home," by Catherine Atkins

"The You I Never Knew," by Susan Wiggs

"Maybe a Miracle," by Brian Strause

From Jordan -
First, authors interviewed on the broadcast…

"Donny Boy," by Ron Phillips

"Pieces of Eight: Piracy, witchcraft and the Great Spirit of Colonial Cape Cod," by Joshua Blair Delaney

"Old Souls," by Jonathan Womack

"Purgatory Chasm," by Steve Ulfelder

"Catherine's Ring," by Elena Dorothy Bowman

"Freedom's Cost: The Story of General Nathaniel Green," by Janet Uhlar

JR's picks -

"On Air," by Robin Stratton

"Live Wire," by Harlan Coben

"Buried Secrets," by Joseph Finder

"Tabloid City," by Pete Hamill

"Bliss Remembered," by Frank DeFord

"Axis Sally: the American Voice of Nazi Germany," by Richard Lucas

"Sixkill," by Robert Parker

"Big in China," by Alan Paul

"Rubber Balls and Liquor," by Gilbert Gottfried

"This is a Book," by Demetri Martin

Thanks for listening!
Jordan Rich, WBZ, WCCO

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