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The Book Doctors

Spring has sprung in Kansas City, and if you need a good book for these rainy April days, the Book Doctors have some suggestions for you.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Book Doctors Jeffrey Ann GoudieMark LuceGrace Suh and Kaite Stover join us to talk about their favorite springtime reads and some of their poetic favorites for National Poetry Month.

Kaite Stover
Print the Legend by Craig McDonald
Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez
Suspect by Robert Crais

Grace Suh
Quiet by Susan Cain
App: Poems by Heart

Mark Luce
Building Stories by Chris Ware
The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers

Jeffrey Ann Goudie
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

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Jeffrey Ann Goudie has been a freelance writer and book reviewer for 30 years. She has written columns for the  Topeka Metro News and Topeka Capital-Journal. Grace Suh is a writer and editor who specializes in features, essays and reviews, as well as ghostwritten memoirs, branding copy and promotional materials for private and corporate clients. Her writing has been published in The San Francisco Weekly, The Pitch, Kiwi, Ink Magazine, M Magazine, KC Spaces, The FlickCast and KoreAm Journal, and anthologized in numerous collections including Kansas City Noir, Echoes Upon Echoes, Imprint and Making More Waves. It has 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. Her clients include Moleskine, OverChicago, FusionLab, Ampersand Design Studio and Hamptons Film Festival. Mark Luce is the chair of the English department and senior dean at The Barstow School. 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.

Up To Date Book Doctors
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.