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Book Doctors: Latest Reads and Recommendations

As the weather warms and thoughts turn to sitting in the sun with a good book, wouldn't it help to have suggestions for some great page-turners?


The Book Doctors: writer Gina Kaufmann, Barstow School teacher Mark Luce, Mid-Continent Public Library staffer Princess Massey, and Kansas City Library staffer Kaite Stover join Up to Date to discuss their recent, favorite reads.

Books discussed on this program

Gina Kaufman:

Up in the Old Hotel
by Joseph Mitchell

Vessel of Wrath: The Life and Times of Carry Nation
by Robert Lewis Taylor
Mark Luce:

Spider's House
by Paul Bowles

A Savage War for Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
by Alistair Horne

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
by Ken Denmead

50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
by Gever Tulley and Julie Spiegler

FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History

Kaite Stover:

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

151 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Leonard Maltin

Princess Massey:

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeanette Walls

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

Listener Recommendations:

Miss Me When I'm Gone by Philip Stephens

The Road to the Dayton Accords: A Study of American Statecraft by Derek Chollet

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Rabbit Series by John Updike

Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller by Ben Tripp

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