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The Book Doctors: Coming of Age

As a tribute to back to school season, one of the most dramatic seasons in a youngster's existence, the Book Doctors and listeners share their favorite coming of age tales.By Walt Bodine Show, Aug 21, 2009

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-Jeffrey Ann Goudie, a freelance writer and book reviewer based in Topeka
-Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library
-Mark Luce, Barstow School

Books Discussed on Today's Program

The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein & Stephen G. Bloom

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Americana by Don Dellilo

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Obedience by Will Lavender

Coming Of Age Novels

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel

Shelf Discovery by Lizzy Skurnick

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Siddhartha by Herman Hess

Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

Listener recommendations

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

Great Santini and Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Beneath the Wheel by Herman Hesse

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

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