15 with the Author | ‘Belzhar’ by Meg Wolitzer 11/17/14

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On today’s 15 with the Author, Meg Wolitzer, author of “Belzhar”  talks about writing the kind of book she would’ve liked to have read when she was 14.  The setting is a boarding school in Vermont where 5 teenagers, who have had traumatic experiences, are chosen for a class called “Special Topics English”.    In class, […]

15 with the Author | ‘Field Exercises’ by Stephanie Westlund 11/10/14

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In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, today’s 15 with the Author highlights a new book on how veterans are finding healing in nature.  Teri Knight’s guest is Stephanie Westlund.  She’s the author of “Field Exercises – how veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities”.  There’s more and more scientific proof of the healing […]

15 with the Author | ‘This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids’ 11/3/14

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Peoples sexuality and gender issues aren’t new but the open conversations certainly are.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight’s guest is co-author Kristin Russo  of “This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids – a Question and Answer Guide to Everyday Life”.    The book is a practical guide to aid in the […]

15 with the Author | ‘Personal’ by Lee Child 10/27/14

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Jack Reacher has out thought and out fought an array of cold-blooded villains, a former American military policeman, he’s a wanderer with no home, no car and no cell phone.  He hitchhikes, takes the Greyhound and inevitably rights a wrong.  His creator, Lee Child, has just released his 19th Jack Reacher novel, “Personal”.  Child talks […]

15 with the Author | ‘Glimpsing Heaven’ by Judy Bachrach 10/20/14

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What happens when we die?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Judy Bachrach author of “Glimpsing Heaven – the stories and science of Life after Death”.  Over six years, Bachrach conducted numerous interviews in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with cardiologists, emergency room physicians, brain surgeons, psychiatrists, […]

15 with the Author | ‘I’ll Drink to that’ by Betty Halbreich 10/13/14

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On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with 86 year old Betty Halbreich about her book “I’ll Drink to That – a life in style with a twist”.  Betty has spent 40 years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan.   Betty herself was a socialite who spent her days shopping […]

15 with the Author | ‘Soldier Girls – the battles of 3 women at home and at war’ by Helen Thorpe 10/6/14

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In the Spring of 2001, three women enlisted in the Indiana National Guard. Each had her own idea of what a stint in the Guard might mean — free education, a sense of purpose, extra money. But just months after they signed up, the Sept. 11th attacks occurred and what they thought would be a […]

15 with the Author | ‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy’ by Karen Abbott 9/29/14

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In the countless books about the Civil War, the role women played has been mostly non-existent.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Karen Abbott, the author of  “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy – 4 women undercover in the Civil War”.  The true stories of 4 women whose contributions to both sides could’ve […]