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Here's what our team is reading ....


July 25, 2014

Rick Eytcheson is working on Money Blood and Revolution by George Cooper. Did you hear Tony LaRussa on NPR this morning? Ben Adler is reading his book, One Last Strike. Alison Appleyard-Gainer (Member Services) has been reading Mission to Paris by Alan Furst. Patti Stoltz (Member Services) is working on Learn Chess by John Nunn. And from the newsroom, Senior Editor Alan Ray found a fish book -- The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket by Trevor Corson.


July 3, 2014

Let's get the party started. Classical Host Kent Teeters has picked With Lawrence in Arabia (1924) by Lowell Thomas. Another Classical host, Luke Reinhart, is ready for Blood Line by James Rollins. Production and Recording Master Mark Jones also likes James Rollins and is reading The Kill Switch. Susan Damberger selected The Kybalion by The Three Initiates. From Underwriting, Tara Brennan is working on Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte. In the Development Department, Sarah Hoover is reading Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. And Vicki Lorini, from the CapRadio Reads team, is settled in with the not-yet-released The Children Act by Ian McEwan.


June 27, 2014

This weekend (when not at the record sale), Marketing Maven Constance Crawford will be reading The Circle by Dave Eggars. Catherine Stifter, who produces our documentary series, The View From Here, has selected Aging as a Spiritual Practice by Lewis Richmond in audiobook form. Foodie Elaine Corn says she is eating up The Humbling by Philip Roth. Operations Director Evan Matsler has designs on Murder on Bamboo Lane (An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery) by Naomi Hirahara. For Member Services Guru Jennifer Halm, it's The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. CFO Extraordinaire Jun Reina is counting on A Splendid Exchange by William Bernstein to balance his weekend. News & Info Director Joe Barr will read The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever. Director of Development Arla Gibson has Mary Coin by Marisa Silver waiting for her. Insight/News contributor Cody Drabble will be chillin' with Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. From the Underwriting Dept, Lisa Cooper has Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (binge reading before series begins). This just in from the newsroom: Jenny O'Mara is reading Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell.


DEVIN YAMANAKA (Afternoon News Host) IS READING ...

June 25, 2014

Naturally, one of my favorite books came from listening to the radio. Fresh Air’s Terry Gross interviewed former FBI agent Robert K. Wittman about his book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures, and I was riveted. Wittman explains the histories of the stolen art and antiquities, giving value to the works beyond the dollars we usually hear about. His recounting of how he personally recovered these works minces no words and is without melodrama. I credit/blame Wittman for my interest in art crime, and I compare all other art-crime books to his as the standard.



November, 2013

Hungry is a different twist on the chef’s memoir.  Author Darlene Barnes recounts her experiences as a fraternity house cook in Washington.  Who knew fraternities employed cooks?  Her story about the frustrations and joys on the job and her efforts to bring local, organic food to the house is a fun read.

August, 2013

I love New Year’s resolutions.  A fresh start toward a “new me” is invigorating.  For an ambitious take on the practice, check out Gretchen Rubin’s books, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She describes tasks she undertook each month to improve her home, marriage, relationships and herself.  Good ideas for next year…

May, 2013

If you, too, love coming-of-age tales, consider Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Dairy Queen trilogy. The stories highlight the pressures faced by a teen girl who is a gifted athlete. An appealing innocence runs throughout.  The first in Murdock’s series is a finalist on NPR’s thought-provoking list of top teen novels.

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