What We're Reading

Rotating basis, Sundays.

Host and staff librarian Tammy Bobrowsky interviews authors and talks books with community members. Be a part of our online What We're Reading Community on Facebook where you can get great book recommendations from other community members and let us know what you're reading! 

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Declan Keenan

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels. In her latest book she “tackles fractured family relationships through the story of a quietly unhappy nuclear family trapped in a narrative of their own making.”

We celebrated Father’s Day recently, and that got community member Ryan Zemek from Bemidji thinking about what it means to be a father. He shares his thoughts about fatherhood through a book that caught him at just the right time: Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road.

What We're Reading, June 2020

Jul 1, 2020

We hear from authors Kristan Higgins, Anne Enright, and David Pepper--they all have new novels to tell us about, and later in the show we’ll hear from social media personality and author Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, community member Ryan Zemek will reflect on fatherhood and Cormac McCarthy’s novel the Road, and we’ll hear from Minnesota writer Sun Yung Shin, she’s the editor of the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which was recently selected as our next One Book One Minnesota read.

The killing of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, by a police officer was like pouring gasoline on a smoldering fire. As many of us watched the protests grow across the country, you may have found yourself wondering: How did we get here? What can we do? And hopefully now you’re asking...how can we move forward--together? 

What We're Reading, May 2020

Jun 10, 2020

We hear from writer Brooke Fossey on her debut novel about seniors in an assisted living facility coming together to help a troubled young woman, it’s called The Big Finish; Sue Monk Kidd asks what if Jesus had a wife and envisions what her life may have been like in her new highly anticipated novel The Book of Longings.