"Resting Places" is Michael C. White's seventh novel. He also teaches in Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing program, which he founded - that's Fairfield, Connecticut, not to be confused with Fairfield, Iowa, the home of KRUU and Writers' Voices.
A few years ago, Michael noticed one of those roadside memorials, known in Spanish as "descanos", or resting places, along a road he had often traveled. He stopped to check it out, and the inscription and belongings that had been left there suggested an entire story of a man who had died there. From that experience grew this novel about a woman who loses her son in a mysterious accident, and sets out on a cross country journey to visit the site of his death.
Join us on Writers' Voices as we once again delve into the craft of writing.
This week's feature is the new album by Bonnie Raitt:
Dig In Deep
What Raitt has done on her 20th album is go deep in the pocket, leaning on her gifts as a sensitive bandleader, bottleneck guitarist and producer, not to mention a paragon of modern blues expression.--NPR review
Here it is. And what exactly is it? And why was I allowed to play with one in grade school gym class at Pleasant Plain Elementary in the sixties? Answers to these and other burning questions(like "How much longer is this stupid show on the air???") will be answered on "The Feed Store," thursday at 10AM CDT and Sunday at Noon CDT.
Take The Three O'Clock starter, add in a crankcase of Nilsson, Tricky, The White Stripes, and Robert Cray. Rev up an engine full of Deep Purple, Marshall Crenshaw, and The Allman Brothers Band. Lube it all up with Sly & Robbie. Fuel it with Jah Wobble, The Romantics, Procol Harum and The Alabama Shakes. It all adds up to a clean burn, two hours of all killer, no filler rock, tomorrow at two on KRUU. The G Man
(Note: see link to playlist below). In the past ten years, DJ Andy Bargerstock has introduced the listeners of Fringe Toast to thousands of new tunes from many genres and artists around the world. We make yearly Crispy Awards for best new releases from off-the-beaten path. And, of course there are the epic early fall Best of Fringe Toast editions. This program's playlist was selected by DJ Andy’s brother, Charlie, with his favorite tracks from the past. Next week, prepare to listen to Part 2. Both Charlie and DJ Andy will be hosting live on these dates.
Start with Ryan Bingham’s cut "Until I’m One with You" which was theme music for the TV series The Bridge. We bring back an old favorite "Had a Dream" by actress and sometimes singer Bird York and "Willie" by Cat Power (photo right). We feature electronic composer and DJ Emancipator’s "When I Go" and two pieces by Blue Tofu--"Wild Blue" and "Spiritual". Throw in some Mark Isham, Zero 7 (photo upper left), Dido and join the second hour swoon of Chill Zone classics. Be assured, this music never grows old.
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Her deceased mom's messy recipe box is one of author Lynda Cohen Loigman's most prized possessions, and it appears in the hands of Rose, a viewpoint character in Loigman's debut novel, The Two-Family House. "This book is for the women in my mother's family," Loigman's acknowledgment reads, but both men and women play pivotal roles in this richly-textured multi-generational story that explores the impact of sustained family lying.
If you grew up in the USA during the 1960s, 70's or 80's, then chances are you have fond memories of "The Little House on the Prairie" TV Show, if not the books.
Our guest this week on Writers' Voices, William Anderson, fell in love with "The Little House" book in the third grade, and became curious about the real lives of the people the book was based on. He went on to write at least half a dozen books about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her work, plus over 20 other books, mostly history for young readers. His most recent book "The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder" brings this celebrated author to live in her own words, annotated with useful historical references.