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St. Louis on the Air
3:31 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

New Novel by 'Joy Luck Club' Author Amy Tan Explores Love And Abandonment

The picture of Amy Tan's grandmother that led Tan to wonder if her grandmother was a courtesan, circa 1910.
(Courtesy Amy Tan)

Recorded Saturday, November 16 at the St. Louis County Library.

Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and other novels centered on the mother-daughter relationship, visited St. Louis as part of a tour for her new book, The Valley of Amazement.

In front of an audience of several hundred fans, she spoke with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh about the novel, her writing, her life, and her belief in ghosts.

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Shots - Health Blog
1:31 am
Tue October 9, 2012

A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen

Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities.
L.A. Cicero Stanford University

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 9:35 am

At a recent academic conference, Michigan State University professor Natalie Phillips stole a glance around the room. A speaker was talking but the audience was fidgety. Some people were conferring among themselves, or reading notes. One person had dozed off.

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Books
2:34 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Poverty Informs J.K. Rowling's New Novel For Adults

Author J.K. Rowling arrives at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in Leicester Square in central London.
Matt Crossick PA Photos/Landov

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 11:00 am

The extended interview above includes parts one and two of the Morning Edition interview, plus additional material.


J.K. Rowling has a new novel. She's moved away from Harry Potter, the boy wizard whose stories prompted millions of kids to obsess over books big enough to serve as doorstops. Having concluded that series, she's written a novel for grown-ups called The Casual Vacancy, a story of troubled teenagers and their even more troubled parents.

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2:46 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Unfit to read? Book challenges in Missouri

Banning books in schools is nothing new, but a project launched today by the Columbia Missourian examines which Missouri schools challenged which books, and why, since 2008. Check out the project via the link, which includes a map, interactive graphic and more. Some schools from the St. Louis region also make appearances in the data.
Book challenges run the gamut, both in rationale and result The project | Sunshine requests for public records of book challenges were sent to all 566 Missouri school districts asking for all correspondence regarding book challenges since Jan. 1, 2008. Responses to the requests came in from 495 of the school districts.
Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sat June 30, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 24

Sue's News

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 24:

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Arts & Culture
7:00 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 20

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 20:

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
6:40 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 13

Main Street Books in St. Charles

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 13:

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
8:17 pm
Sun April 29, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 22

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 22:

 

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 15

Subterranean Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 15:

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
11:17 pm
Sun April 15, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 8

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 8:

Adult:

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