Histories ~ show April 25th and 26th


“Dead Wake” by Erik Larson
“Water to Angels” by Les Standiford
“Empire’s Crossroads” by Carrie Gibson
“Midnight at the Pera Palace” by Charles King
“The Phantom of Fifth Ave” by Meryl Gordon
“Beethoven” by Jan Swafford
“Elephant Company” by Vicki Constantine Croke

Les Standiford, Author

Fabulous new histories brimming with satisfying substance. Elaine speaks with Les Standiford about the evolution of Los Angeles, using the life and work of William Mulholland and his leadership of the water department.

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Amazon for the holidays?


Ordering books from Amazon for the holidays? Procrastinators, take note.

The cash-short United States Postal Service has struck a deal with the online retailer to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both. The deal gives the Postal Service, which lost nearly $16 billion last year, a chance to boost its business. The Postal Service said it expected to make more deals with other merchants, and carve out a larger role in the $186 billion e-commerce market. This holiday shopping season, Sunday Amazon delivery will be limited to the LA  and New York metro areas, then expand to other cities in 2014.
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Are there more novels by JD Salinger yet to be discovered?

Very possibly. The swamis at The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Society, Salinger’s spiritual home during his Silent Years, have donated some of the author’s letters to the Morgan Library.

These letters reveal much about Salinger’s mindset after The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger retreated from the world….and turned to eastern philosophy. Some believe this was an attempt to find relief from his post-war nervous breakdown, or what is now called PTSD. And….these newly uncovered letters suggest Salinger may have completed at least two additional novels.

For more on the fascinating literary folks, tune into my show the Book Report. It’s on Los Angeles KTLK 1150AM Saturdays 5 – 5:30pm, New York WOR 710AM Saturdays, 11pm to Midnight and Miami WIOD 610 AM Sundays, 3 to 4 pm

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Authors: Sylvia Plath


There’s a new biography of Sylvia Plath out, timed to the 50th anniversary of her death. Will it have unexpected revelations?

Carl Rollyson has just published “American Isis, The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath.” It’s the first biography to draw from archives of Plath’s husband, poet Ted Hughes. Rollyson, who’s also done biographies of Marilyn Monroe and Susan Sontag, focuses on what it meant to be a female artist in mid-20th century America. Plath faced many challenges.

For more titles that are worth a read, check my website, http://www.bookreportradio.com. And, tune into my show, The Book Report. The Book Report is on Saturday in LosAngeles (KTLK) 5PM & NewYork (WOR) 11PM and Sunday Miami (WIOD) 3PM.

Adult fairy tales August 24th & 25th show

The Book of Lost Things” by John Connolly
“The Kings and Queens of Roam” by Daniel Wallace
“Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Earth Unaware” by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
“The Night is Alive” by Heather Graham
“The Darwin Elevator” by Jason Hough
“Fifth Grave Past the Light” by Darynda Jones
Daniel Wallace, Author
An escape into the world of adult fairy tales….tales of love, loss, revenge and redemption.
The Book Report is on Saturday in Los Angeles (KTLK) 5PM & New York (WOR) 11PM, and Sunday in Miami (WIOD) 3PM.