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For several years, panelists have gathered on Wednesday nights on KZUM 89.3 FM to discuss contemporary and classic literature. As described on the radio station's internet page, "Booktalk on KZUM 89.3 is a variety show about books and stories on KZUM, Lincolnís community radio station. Booktalkers are the people who love to read and love to talk about what we read. We interview authors, review best sellers and classics, read excerpts, and talk about the Web sites that book lovers are haunting." Various library staff have served as guests or hosts of these literary discussions at various times. New episodes air every Wednesday evening at 6:30 local time.

The following is a partial listing of books discussed on episodes of Booktalk during 2005, based on the information currently available. We will attempt to fill in the gaps in this listing as additional information is made available to us.

December 21, 2005

The Year of Magical Thinking - Cover  Title Discussed: The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

Participants: Barb and Carol

December 7, 2005

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt - Cover  Title Discussed: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice

Participants:
[Also available in unabridged book-on-cd format.]

November 16, 2005

book cover  Title Discussed: The Master
by Colm Toibin

Participants: Carol, Layne, John, Leslie

October 19, 2005

book cover  Title Discussed: Truth and Beauty
by Ann Patchett

Participants: Carol, Vickie, Kit and John

September 21, 2005

book cover  Title Discussed: The Devil in the White City
by Eric Larson

Participants: Carol, Layne and Carlene
[Also available in abridged book-on-cd and unabridged book-on-cd formats.]

August 24, 2005

Nebraska Summer Writers Conference - Logo  Readings from Nebraska Summer Writers Conference?

Participants:

August 10, 2005

The Kite Runner - Cover  Title Discussed: The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Participants: Kit, Mary Jo and John [Hosts], Fran Reinehr
[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [abridged or unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

July 13, 2005

TITLE - Cover  Title Discussed: Sharing Good Times
by Jimmy Carter

Participants: Kit, Mary Jo, John [Hosts]
[Also available in unabridged book-on-cd format.]

July 6, 2005

Regarding the Sink - Cover  Title Discussed: Regarding the Sink
by Kate Klise

Participants: Sally [Host], Diane Henninger

June 29, 2005

  Hot summer reads, including Dating Big Bird, Little Earthquakes, Blue Shoe, In Her Shoes, A Year of Pleasures, A Good Yarn, The Shop on Blossom Street, True Believer, The Center of Everything, Straight Man, The Position, Me & Emma, Lost in the Forest,

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts]

June 22, 2005

One Book -- One Lincoln logo  The five One Book -- One Lincoln 2005 finalists

Participants: Kit [Host], Marcy Graybill

June 15, 2005

Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress - Cover  Title Discussed: Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress
by Susan Jane Gilman [B G420g]

Also discussed: Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a Smart-Mouth Goddess by the same author

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson

June 8, 2005

Nebraska Summer Writers Conference - Logo  Title Discussed: TITLE
by AUTHOR

Taped author interview with Rita Mae Brown from Nebraska Summer Writers Conference 2004

Participants: John [Host]
[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [abridged or unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

June 1, 2005

Nebraska Summer Writers Conference - Logo  Title Discussed: TITLE
by AUTHOR

Jonis Agee discusses the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts], Jonis Agee
[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [abridged or unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

May 25, 2005

  Title Discussed: Big Jinny: The Story of a Grizzly Bear
by Frank Linderman

Participants: Sally [Host], Pam Scott

May 18, 2005

Mermaid Chair - Cover  Title Discussed: The Mermaid Chair
by Sue Monk Kidd

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson
[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [both unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

May 11, 2005

In the Electric Mist... - Cover  Title Discussed: In the Electric Mist With the Confederate Dead
by James Lee Burke

Mayhem in the Midlands conference

Participants: Barbara [Host]
[Also available in unabridged audiotape format.]

May 4, 2005

Gilead - Cover  Title Discussed: Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts], Fran, Mary Jo
[Also available in unabridged audiotape and Large Print formats.]

April 27, 2005

Chasing Vermeer - Cover  Title Discussed: Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett

Participants: Sally [Host], Mary Jackson
[Also available in audiotape and book-on-cd formats.]

April 20, 2005

My Antonia - Cover  Title Discussed: My Antonia
by Willa Cather

One Book One State

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Fran, Kit
[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [abridged or unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

April 13, 2005

Dating is Murder - Cover  Title Discussed: Dating is Murder
by Harley Jane Kozak

Taped author talk: Harley Jane Kozak

Participants: John [Host]
[Also available in unabridged audiotape and book-on-cd formats.]

April 6, 2005

Exception to the Rulers - Cover  Title Discussed: Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them
by Amy and David Goodman

Taped author interview: Amy Goodman

Participants: John and Kit [Hosts]

March 30, 2005

  Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds -- A discussion of the Lincoln City Libraries' Summer Reading Program for Youth for the summer of 2005

Participants: Sally [Host]

March 23, 2005

The Poetry Home Repair Manual - Cover  Title Discussed: The Poetry Home Repair Manual
by Ted Kooser

Taped author event -- Ted Kooser at Lee Booksellers, January 30, 2005

Participants: Mary Jo [Host]

March 2, 2005

TITLE - Cover  Title Discussed: Bad Jews and Other Stories
by AUTHOR

[movie??]

Participants: Kit [Host], Peter Reigert, Judith Slater

February 23, 2005

All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton - Cover  Title Discussed: The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
by Jane Smiley

Particpants: Sally [Host], Mary Jackson
[Also available in unabridged audiotape, abridged audiotape formats.]

February 16, 2005

Ship Fever - Cover  Title Discussed: Ship Fever and Other Stories
by Andrea Barrett

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson

February 9, 2005

Bad Jews and Other Stories - Cover  Title Discussed: Bad Jews and Other Stories
by Gerald Shapiro

Also discussed: Little Men: Novellas and Stories
by Gerald Shapiro

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Gerald Shapiro

February 2, 2005

The Children's Blizzard - Cover  Title Discussed: The Children's Blizzard
by David Laskin

Taped event at Lee Booksellers from Jan 14 2005

Kit [Host]

January 26, 2005

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon - Cover  Title Discussed: The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
by Isabel Allende

Participants: Sally [Host], Nancy Smith

January 19, 2005

Road Trip - Cover  Title Discussed: Road Trip: Conversations With Writers edited by Shelly Clark and Marjorie Saiser

Participants: Kit [Host], Marjorie Saiser

January 12, 2005

Four Souls - Cover  Title Discussed: Four Souls
by Louise Erdrich

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Fran, Kit

[Also available in audiotape format.]

January 5, 2005

Broken for You - Cover  Title Discussed: Broken For You
by Stephanie Kallos

Participants: Barbara [Host]

[Also available in unabridged audiotape, book-on-cd formats.]

Other past KZUM Booktalk pages:

Past Years: Master Index | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

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