© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KCUR FM is operating at lower power and KCUR HD1 & HD2 (Classical) are off air while Kansas City PBS performs repair work. Signals will be restored this afternoon.

Book Doctors: Recent and Musically Inspired Reads

3295261-1322717765.jpg

An exploration of favorite books that employ music, or a musical instrument, as key elements of the story, as well as recent reading recommendations.By The Walt Bodine Show

Kansas City, MO –

?Listen?Podcast

What's on your list for springtime reading? Have the birds' songs inspired your literary spirit? KCUR's Dan Verbeck welcomes the Book Doctors for an exploration of favorite books that employ music, or a musical instrument, as key elements of the story. Of course, they also share their latest reading and recommendations.

Guests:

Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer and reviewer

Steve Paul, Kansas City Star

?

Jeffrey Ann Goudie's recommendations:

Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott

Mean Free Path, by Ben Lerner

The House oof Tomorrow, by Peter Bognanni

Accordion Crimes, by E. Annie Proulx.

Steve Paul's recommendations:

Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, by Elyssa East

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, by Brigid Pasulka

No Eyes: Lester Young, by David Meltzer

When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison, by Greil Marcus

The Unabridged Mark Twain

Books Also Mentioned:

Just Kids, by Patti Smith

Chronicles, by Bob Dylan

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make non-profit journalism available for everyone.