books

The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Katherine Howe: The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends.

Katherine Howe bings to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.

The Book Club @ 91.7
5:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Daniel James Brown: The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown tells the story of The Boys in the Boat, the University of Washington rowing team who won gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

The Book Club @ 91.7
5:41 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Jan Karon: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Nearly a decade after announcing the last book in her multi-million selling Mitford Years series, Jan Karon has returned to the cherished North Carolina town for a new novel, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good.

The Book Club @ 91.7
5:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Tamera Muente: The Boy at the Museum

Cincinnati author Tamera Muente introduces her first novel, The Boy at the Museum. Arthur has landed a job at the most sensational museum in 1830s Cincinnati. Filled with curiosities, its most popular live exhibit is Enos, a boy born without legs. Arthur meets the boy’s widowed mother and the two become entangled in the museum's strange world.

The Book Club @ 91.7
2:34 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Phil Nuxhall: Stories in the Grove

Phil Nuxhall, official historian for Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, followed up his successful photography book, Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, with Stories in the Grove - 115 of his favorite stories from the second largest cemetery in the country.  Nuxhall's collection includes tales of Wild Bill Hickok's wife, the man who changed Doris Kappelhoff's name to Doris Day, Babe Ruth's manager, the inventor of the oven window, and more. 

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