The Jordan Rich Show Summer 2011 Book List

A super variety of wonderful books to take along to the beach awaits you.  My thanks to so many wonderful callers and of course “Bonnie the Book Lady” for helping me with this new book list.  Also a special thank you to Robin Stratton author of the novel “On Air” and writing consultant and editor (  Remember, you can find these books on line or ask your librarian or local bookstore.

Listener Suggestions –

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A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me,” by Jon Katz

Wagner without Fear: Learning to Love and Even Enjoy Opera’s Most Demanding  Genius” by William Berger

Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resistance and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand

Cornflakes with John Lennon,” by Robert Hillburn

The Final Solution: A Novel of Detection,” by Michael Chambon

Panorama of the Renaissance,” by Margaret Aston

The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity,” by Catherine Ponder

Flash Forward,” by Robert J. Sawyer

Me,” by Ricky Martin

July July,” by Tim O’Brien

The Celestine Prophecy,” by James Redfield

My Path Leads to Tibet,” by Sabrive Tenberker

Memory Slips: A Memoir of Music and Healing,” by Linda Cutting

Requiem,” by Graham Joyce

Tunnel Vision,” by Gary Braver

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals,” by Wayne Pacelle

Oliver Wiswell,” by Ken Roberts

Angeology,” by Danielle Trussonti

The Secret History of the World,” by Mark Booth

Columbine,” by Dave Cullen

Escape from Barbados,” by William Sexton

How We Decide,” by Jonah Lehrer

False Memory,” by Dean Koontz

The Island at the Center of the World (Manhattan)” by Russell Shorto

Coming to Texas,” by Eric Anderson
In Revere, in Those Days,” by Roland Merullo

The Girl in the Italian Bakery,” by Ken Tingle

Psycho Chicken and other Foolish Tales,” by Mike Girard

Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese

Let the Great World Spin,” by Colum McCann
Common Sense,” by Thomas Paine

The Ginger Man,” by J.P. Donleavy

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The Dark Side of Camelot,” by Seymour Hersh

The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett

Bonnie the Book Lady’s choices –
(Listen to “Books and Beyond” hosted by Bonnie on the web at

The Summer I Got a Life,” by Mark Fink

Heart in the Right Place,” by Carolyn Jourdan

Nobody Don’t Love Nobody,” by Stacey Bess

The Rain Before it Falls,” by Jonathan Coe

The Secret Gift,” by Ted Gup

Perfect Nightmare,” by John Saul

Sing You Home,” by Jodi Picoult

When Jeff Comes Home,” by Catherine Atkins

The You I Never Knew,” by Susan Wiggs

Maybe a Miracle,” by Brian Strause

From Jordan –
First, authors interviewed on the broadcast…

Donny Boy,” by Ron Phillips

Pieces of Eight: Piracy, witchcraft and the Great Spirit of Colonial Cape Cod,” by Joshua Blair Delaney

Old Souls,” by Jonathan Womack

Purgatory Chasm,” by Steve Ulfelder

Catherine’s Ring,” by Elena Dorothy Bowman

Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathaniel Green,” by Janet Uhlar

JR’s picks –

On Air,” by Robin Stratton

Live Wire,” by Harlan Coben

Buried Secrets,” by Joseph Finder

Tabloid City,” by Pete Hamill

Bliss Remembered,” by Frank DeFord

Axis Sally: the American Voice of Nazi Germany,” by Richard Lucas

Sixkill,” by Robert Parker

Big in China,” by Alan Paul

Rubber Balls and Liquor,” by Gilbert Gottfried

This is a Book,” by Demetri Martin

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