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The Book Club @ 91.7
10:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Snowman's Story: Will Hillenbrand

Snowman's Story by Will Hillenbrand

One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn't about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on!

Filled with charm and fun, Snowman's Story is cleverly designed to let kids tell their own version of the story.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:13 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Books?!? A Bunch of Humbug!

Bruce Cromer and the cast of 'A Christmas Carol' at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park
Sandy Underwood

Actor Bruce Cromer, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the always popular A Christmas Carol at Cincinati's Playhouse in the Park, discusses the production and shares what he's reading.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:15 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Living Hell: the Dark Side of the Civil War by Michael C.C. Adams

Living Hell: the Dark Side of the Civil War by Michael C.C. Adams

Many Americans, argues Michael C. C. Adams, tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious, less awful, than the reality. Millions of tourists flock to battlefields each year as vacation destinations, their perceptions of the war often shaped by reenactors who work hard for verisimilitude but who cannot ultimately simulate mutilation, madness, chronic disease, advanced physical decay.

In Living Hell: the Dark Side of the Civil War, Adams tries a different tack, clustering the voices of myriad actual participants on the firing line or in the hospital ward to create a virtual historical reenactment.

Michael C.C. Adams will be discussing and signing his book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion on Saturday, December 6 at 2pm.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:10 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Diane Muldrow: Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book will delight fans of those gold foil-spined treasures.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:05 am
Fri December 5, 2014

The History of Us by Leah Stewart

The History of Us by Leah Stewart

Sometimes home is the hardest place to go.

In The History of Us, Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach her first class at Harvard when she receives the devastating news that her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident. Eloise leaves her life in Cambridge and moves back into her family’s century-old house in Cincinnati, pouring her own money into the house’s upkeep and her heart into raising her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire.

Nearly twenty years later, the now-grown children seem ready to leave home, and Eloise plans to sell the house and finally start a life that’s hers alone. But when Eloise’s mother decides that they should all compete for the chance to keep the house and Claire reveals a life-changing secret, the makeshift family begins to fall apart and ultimately must decide what in life is worth fighting for.

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