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The Book Club @91.7 is currently on hiatus. Mark Perzel has moved to the mountains of North Carolina to be closer to family. However, all the interviews are still posted here for you to enjoy. Thank you for listening to The Book Club!


The Hamilton County Ohioana Library Association presentedd their Cooper Award for commitment to books, reading and literacy to 91.7 WVXU and our show The Book Club @91.7. Mark Perzel accepted the award and we appreciate the recognition from Ohioana!

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Here are the books you heard about on the July 2 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court
  2. Heads by Jesse Jarnow
  3. Susan Silverman’s Casting Lots

  J. Todd Scott's The Far Empty is a modern Western, a story of loss and escape set along the sharp edge of the Texas border.

  Every family has heartbreaks, failures, a black sheep or two...

In Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo, when the inept, the addict, and the ex-con join to weave the family story back together, either the barn will burn to the ground or something bigger than any of them will emerge, shining with hope.

  In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, National Geographic's Guide to National Parks of the United States is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition.

Off The Shelf: June 25, 2016

Jun 24, 2016


  Here are the books you heard about on the June 25 edition of Off The Shelf:

  Emily Wing Smith’s  All Better Now

July 19, 2016 - UPDATE - Congratulations to local author/illustrator Loren Long for winning the 2016 Ohioana Book Award in the Juvenile Fiction category for his book Little Tree!

  Danny Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic. With Shut Your Monkey he teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do--create.

  Nora McInerny Purmort gives her readers a true gift — permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay.

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

  Into the Black is a real-life techno-thriller from bestselling author and aviation expert Rowland White that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.

  The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry is a spellbinding thriller about an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift who is branded a heretic. Now she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death.

  In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures travels around the world to trace culture-bound syndromes to their sources - and in the process, tells a remarkable story about the strange things all of us believe.

  Shawn Braley, Co-Founder of Cincy Stories, talks about gathering and sharing the stories of Walnut Hills, June 10 at 6pm at The Walnut Hills Story Gallery.

  Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

  The New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns with Alone in the Dark - a breathtaking new novel of suspense in the Cincinnati series - that crosses the line between danger and desire, and justice and revenge.

  Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra is a “rambunctiously entertaining” debut novel inspired by the author’s time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant.

  Kim Popa, founder of dance company Pones, Inc. talks about "Graphic," their new production for the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

Welcome to Camp OTR

May 27, 2016

  Hear about the summer schedule of Camp OTR - family friendly day camps at Washington Park from Emily Stowe of 3CDC.

Sophie Egan: Devoured

May 20, 2016

Sophie Egan's Devoured weaves together insights from the fields of psychology, anthropology, food science, and behavioral economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and unique look at food in America.

  Learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level--and then how each connects to the other with The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll.

  Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Curtis Sittenfeld honors and updates Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with Eligible.

  Hear about a couple of special events from the Cincinnati Rollergirls from team member Cherry Choke.

Help is on the way!

On every page of Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest, you'll discover easy-to-do, boldly illustrated, unconventional solutions, arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.

Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, Manuel Gonzales' The Regional Office Is Under Attack! is a seismically entertaining debut novel about revenge and allegiance and love.

America's National Forest system encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons. 

Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses and Grasslands by Char Miller features our nation's thirty most notable national forests.

I ♥ Madisonville Day

May 13, 2016

Sara Sheets from the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation talks about the I ♥ Madisonville Day on May 21.

  The New York Times bestseller from "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a funny and surprisingly inspirational memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

  A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is a reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer.

  William Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya by John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in Jungle of Stone.

  Greg Sack, artist and organizer of the Clay Alliance's Spring Pottery Fair, talks about Saturday’s event in East Walnut Hills.

  Recess: From Dodgeball to Double Dutch by Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. It includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world.