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The Jordan Rich Show Winter 2011 Book List

Curling up with a good book on a cold night?  It's doesn't get much better.  Talking about books on my show with listeners from across the country?  It warms the heart.   My thanks to so many wonderful callers and of course "Bonnie the Book Lady" for helping me with this new book list.  Remember, you can find these on line or ask your librarian or local bookstore.

Listener Suggestions -

"Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World," by Vicki Myron

"Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend," by Robert James Waller

"Outliers: The Story of Success," by Malcolm Gladwell

"Columbine," by Dave Cullen

"Escape from Barbados," by William Sexton

"The Lonely Dandelion," by Richard Trust (children's book)

"Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob," by Kevin Weeks

"The Finkler Question," by Howard Jacobson

"1776," by David McCullough

"The Lay of the Land," by Richard Ford

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett

"This is Where I Leave You," by Jonathan Tropper

"Stolen Innocence," by Elissa Wall (true story of polygamy)

"Seven Days and Seven Nights," by Wendy Max

"Virgin River – Series" by Robyn Carr

"Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story," by Pegi Deitz Shay

"A Reporter's Life," by Walter Cronkite

"The Jessup County Secret," by Rebecca Davidson

"To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa," by Pat Shipman

"The Outlander," by Diane Gabaldon

"The Last Gunfighter," series by William Johnstone

Bonnie the Book Lady's choices -

(Listen to "Books and Beyond" hosted by Bonnie on the web at

"If this is Love, I'll Take Spaghetti," series by Ellen Conford

"Lost Innocents," by Patricia McDonald

"Heart of the Matter," by Emily Giffin
"Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm," by Jon Katz

"Evergreen," by Belva Plain

"Still Missing," by Chevy Stevens

"The Burying Place," by Brian Freeman

"The Opposite of Music," by Janet Ruth Young

"The Language of Secrets," by Dianne Dixon

"Broken Vows," by Eric Francis (true crime)

From Jordan -

First, authors interviewed on the broadcast…

"I, Emma Freke," by Elizabeth Atkinson  (for young readers)

"American Suite," by Diana Sheets

"The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses," series for young readers by Shirin Yim Bridges

"The Lake of Dreams," by Kim Edwards

"The Black Widow Trainer," by Craig Odanovich

"Deep Down True," Juliette Fay

JR's Picks -

"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption," by Laura Hillenbrand

"Crazy," by William Peter Blatty

"The Death Instinct," by Jed Rubenfeld

"Moonlight Mile," by Dennis Lehane

"The Killer of Little Shepards: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science," by Douglas Starr

"The Inner Circle," by Brad Meltzer

"Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Mickey Ward," by Bob Halloran

"The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women," by Deborah Swiss

"Fried: Why You Burnout and How to Thrive," by Dr. Joan Borysenko

"The Flowers of Edo," by Michael Dana Kennedy

Thanks for listening!
Jordan Rich, WBZ, WCCO

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