Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas A Selection of Books, New and Old, From a Variety of Publishers On L2L: December 1, 2017 (click to listen to the episode) About the Episode With the holiday season upon us, this week’s episode of Listening to Literature examines some new books, and some old books, that could make good gifts for the book lover in your life. The holidays, though, don’t have to mean buying something from a store. Sharing your favorite work of literature with others or asking someone what he or she has read recently can open undiscovered avenues with family members or an old friend or can start conversations that lead to new friends. This episode features synopses of recent books from a variety of genres as well as excerpts of some classics, including Marcel Proust’s À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (aka In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past), the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “Landor’s Cottage.” Correction Ronald Keith Gaddie is a co-author of the book The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics, along with Charles S. Bullock III and Scott E. Buchanan. Dr. Gaddie’s last name…

If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough
Interviews , Nonfiction , Travel , Utrinque Paratus / September 22, 2017

If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World Kristine K. Stevens   On L2L: September 22, 2017 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book In honor of her 40th birthday, Kristine K. Stevens sold her house, quit her job, and traveled solo around the world. Carrying a backpack and the naïve belief that the trip was nothing more than a six-month-long vacation, she hit the road. As her journey moved on and off the beaten tourist path, she braved a monsoon in Zanzibar, a safari in Kenya, trekking in Nepal, kayaking in Thailand, caves in Laos, red plaid fish and lava in Hawaii, and grizzly bears in Alaska. Told with wonder, humor, and suspense, with historical facts woven into the tale, If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough captures the twisted, unpredictable nature of global travel. About the Author Kristine K. Stevens lives in Savannah with her husband Gene. She spends most of her time asking questions about life, keeping her husband on his toes, racking up travel miles, romancing her honeybees, and writing her second book, a memoir based in Iceland.