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The Book Doctors: Love, Ghosts, Prostitutes & Politics

Feb 7, 2013

Cruise the back alleys of prohibition-era Boston, hide from a convict with a suburban madam and sail through Scandinavia with a crew of medieval Norwegians.

They're all the subjects of great reading from Up to Date's Book Doctors. 

Thursday, Steve Kraske welcomes Kansas City Public Library's Kaite Stover and Lorenzo Butler, and writer, blogger, and editor Grace Suh to share their favorite recent reads.

We'll ask our guests about their favorite love story (in honor of the holiday popularized by Kansas City's benevolent greeting card overlords and fed by a locally-based chocolatier)

Our Book Doctors spoke about:

Kaite Stover, director of reader services, Kansas City Public Library

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock—

Blood Music by Jessie Prichard Hunter

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

Ghost Man by Roger Hobbs

The Iron King by Maurice Druon

Grace Suh, writer, blogger, editor

Splendors of China’s Forbidden City by Chuimei Ho

Tenth of December by George Saunders 

In Other Words by Christopher Moore

Commanders of Dutch East India Ships in the Eighteenth Century by Jaap Bruijn

Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Lorenzo Butler, communications specialist, Kansas City Public Library

The Promise: President Obama Year One by Jonathan Alter

Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News by Dan Rather

How The French Invented Love: 900 Years of Passion and Romance by Marilyn Yalom


Kaite Mediatore Stover is the Director of Reader Services for Kansas City Public Library. She is the co-editor of The Readers Advisors' Handbook and leads the KCPL/Kansas City Star FYI Book Club. She is the recipient of the Public Library Association’s 2012 Allie Beth Martin Award.

Grace Suh is a writer and editor who specializes in features, essays and reviews, as well as ghostwriting and copywriting for private and corporate clients. Recent book projects include Diamond in the Rough by Shawn Colvin (Wm Morrow) and White Girls by Hilton Als (McSweeney's). Her writing is published in The San Francisco Weekly, The Pitch, Kiwi, Ink Magazine, M Magazine, KC Spaces, The FlickCast and KoreAm Journal, and has been anthologized in numerous collections including Kansas City Noir, Echoes Upon Echoes, Imprint and Making More Waves. She's received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Overbrook Foundation, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Kansas City Press Club and the Howard M. Teichman Foundation.