author http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Lee Sandlin On The History Of Tornado Chasing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-lee-sandlin-history-tornado-chasing <p>This is the time of year when we begin to worry about severe weather. From thunderstorms to hail, high winds to tornados, we get more than our share.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:56:51 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Lee Sandlin On The History Of Tornado Chasing In Writing His Memoir, Bosnian War Survivor Found Perspective http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/writing-his-memoir-bosnian-war-survivor-found-perspective <p>Kenan Trebinčević was 11 years old when the Bosnian War arrived in his hometown of Brcko on May 1, 1992. He remembers going to buy bread at the store and being told by a neighbor not to come back because “pretty soon you Turks won’t need to be eating anymore.”</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:27:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 33984 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Writing His Memoir, Bosnian War Survivor Found Perspective Young People Develop Writing Skills, Preserve Family History http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-people-develop-writing-skills-preserve-family-history <p>When families gather for the holidays, it can be an opportunity to tell stories and pass on memories. For the St. Louis-based <a href="http://www.thegrannieannie.org/" target="_blank">Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, </a>that provides a possible treasure trove for young people to build writing skills and forge strong family bonds.</p><p>Every year, The Grannie Annie publishes a volume of family stories written by students in the fourth to the eighth grade.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:58:41 +0000 Camille Phillips 31749 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Young People Develop Writing Skills, Preserve Family History New Novel by 'Joy Luck Club' Author Amy Tan Explores Love And Abandonment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-novel-joy-luck-club-author-amy-tan-explores-love-and-abandonment <p><em>Recorded Saturday, November 16 at the St. Louis County Library</em>.</p><p>Amy Tan, author of <em>The Joy Luck Club </em>and other novels centered on the mother-daughter relationship, visited St. Louis as part of a tour for her new book, <a href="https://www.amytan.net/valley-of-amazement-1.html" target="_blank"><em>The Valley of Amazement</em></a>.</p><p>In front of an audience of several hundred fans, she spoke with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh about the novel, her writing, her life, and her belief in ghosts.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:31:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 31596 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Novel by 'Joy Luck Club' Author Amy Tan Explores Love And Abandonment St. Louis Native Tells Comedy Of Errors In Memoir About Move To Rural Vermont http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-native-tells-comedy-errors-memoir-about-move-rural-vermont <p>After years of going on vacations and dreaming of living in the places they visited, St. Louis native Ellen Stimson and her family decided to move to rural Vermont to be close to the mountains.</p><p>They bought a country store, decided to homeschool their youngest son, and began raising chickens. And soon learned that vacationing in Vermont is much different than living there.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:36:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 30932 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Native Tells Comedy Of Errors In Memoir About Move To Rural Vermont Author Sue Grafton Swings By St. Louis On Book Tour For 'W Is For Wasted' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-sue-grafton-swings-st-louis-book-tour-w-wasted <p>Thirty-one years after bestselling author Sue Grafton introduced the world to the fictional private eye Kinsey Millhone in <em>A is for Alibi, </em>fans of her books still eagerly await the next book in the series. <em>W is for Wasted </em>was published earlier this month, marking the 23rd letter in the alphabet and the 23rd book in the series.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:52:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 30002 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Sue Grafton Swings By St. Louis On Book Tour For 'W Is For Wasted'