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What We're Reading, November 2019


In this edition of What We're Reading:

Samuel Shem’s 1978 novel The House of God, has been called “one of the most important medical novels written.” Shem is hoping to foster change again in his follow-up novel, Man’s 4th Best Hospital. Best-selling author Ruta Sepetys' new book is called The Fountains of Silence, it’s a historical novel set in the 1950s Franco-era Madrid. Contributor Gary Rozman gives us his take on Stephen King's new book, The Institute. Lily Winter returns with another installment of Forgotten Authors--we’ll hear about Belgian writer George Simenon. Wisconsin author Ed Block has written the first book-length study of the life and works of Minnesota writer Jon Hassler. Ed’s new book is Jon Hassler--Voice of the Heartland.


Ruta Sepetys on her new book The Fountains of Silence.

Contributor Gary Rozman on Stephen King's The Institute.

Contributor Lily Winter on writer Georges Simenon.

Author Ed Block on his new book "Jon Hassler: voice of the heartland."