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  C is for “Clang,” E is for “Eek,” and Y is for “Yoink” in the fun new book from author and bestselling illustrator Adam F. Watkins, R IS FOR ROBOT: A Noisy Alphabet. The key word in the title of this alphabet book is noisy,” as a team of robots constructs each letter of the alphabet using cranes, pulleys, hammers and drills. The robots get the job done, but none too quietly - a fact that will delight young readers and lucky adults who get to read along with them. Adam Watkins joins us to talk about his work and career.

  

Kelly Blewett is joined by bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby, writer of the new novel A Prodigal Son, the latest in her Rev. Curtis Black series, to discuss the series and using the biblical story of the prodigal son as the theme for this book.

The Girls of Atomic City is a fascinating fact-based novel about the women who unknowingly built the atomic bomb while working in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Author Denise Kiernan was recently in Cincinnati and came by our studio to talk with Lee Hay about these women and this little known part of WWII history.

Bestselling author David Baldacci’s newest effort is the first of a four-part young adult series entitled The Finisher. As he tells our Barbara Gray, this is part of the author’s continuing support of the literacy effort, Wish You Well Foundation, which he and his wife started.

Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, returns with her first new novel in eight years, The Invention of Wings (currently #1 on the New York Times bestseller list) and she’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray.

Author and WKU professor David Bell

Jan 10, 2014

David Bell is a successful author and English professor at Western Kentucky University. His latest suspense thriller is entitled Never Come Back and he’s on the phone to talk about this new book with Barbara Gray.

Fans of Downton Abbey will want to tune in for Barbara Gray’s interview with Lady Fiona Carnarvon, resident of the majestic Highclere Castle, and author of Lady Catherine, The Earl, and the Real Downton Abbbey. This is her follow-up to her New York Times bestselling first book, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. The much anticipated fourth season of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS stations on January 5.

A talk with the author of the "Madeline" book series

Nov 29, 2013

John Bemelmans Marciano, grandson of “Madeline” creator Ludwig Bemelmans and author of two new “Madeline” books, was in town recently and came by our studio for a conversation with Barbara Gray. He talks about how his grandfather came up with Madeline and reads an excerpt from his Madeline & the Old House in Paris book.

A new biography of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington

Nov 15, 2013

Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, jazz musician and author, joins David Delegator by phone for a talk about his latest biography, DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington.

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