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The Book Doctors: Adventure Tales

Follow the adventures of a boy as he swaps toys for grown-up pursuits and childhood tales of Lenin for the American Dream. And if you like a little adventure, join a pizza hotline operator as he tries to figure out how to deal with a time traveler.

On Monday's Up to Date, the Book Doctors return to share these tales and more as they tell us about the books that have been keeping them warm this winter.


  • Kaite Stover, director of readers' services at the Kansas City Public Library.
  • Jeffrey Ann Goudie, freelance writer, editor and reviewer.
  • Steve Paul, member of The Kansas City Star's editorial board
  • Grace Suh, writer, editor and blogger

Kaite Stover:

  • A Highly Unlikely Scenario by Rachel Cantor
  • The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System by Anne Thompson
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Jeffrey Ann Goudie:

  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  • How to Read a Novelist by John Freeman
  • Remarkable Kansas Women by Gina Kaufmann

Steve Paul:

  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Burglary by Betty Bedsger

Grace Suh: 

  • Bark by Lorrie Moore 
  • In Korean Wilds and Villages by Sten Berman 
  • Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart
  • Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant
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.