Elaine Charles podcasts

Return to Spring

We salute the welcome return of Spring with a spotlight on characters who've come through adversity and made it to...

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Non-Fiction

A look at new, well-reviewed non-fiction titles that spotlight the people, places and events that chronicled...

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Award Nominated Books

Elaine looks at books shortlisted for prestigious literary prizes. The titles are a worthy group of contenders which...

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The Oscars 2014

A look at the books behind this year's crop of Oscar hopefuls. Join Elaine in a special Book Report salute to actors,...

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Rock And Roll

A spotlight on musicians who rocked the house, and rocked the world. Elaine presents biographies that provided the...

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Life Stories

After last week's focus on love stories, this week we explore a great new selection of "life stories"....not...

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Valentine's Day 2014

Love is in the air...and on the page in this special salute to a bouquet of titles picked for Valentine's Day.

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Celebrities

A focus on entertaining new biographies that take you behind the tabloids to offer up an accurate account of the...

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History

A look at current history titles you'll find as compelling as novels. Their subjects cover diverse eras and offer...

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Manners and Etiquette

A jump start to New Year's Resolutions with titles on business, food and fitness to help you take those difficult...

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Literary Rockers

Bestselling authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan and Mitch Albom speak about their new titles.... and their membership (and...

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New Year's Thrillers

We're "resolving" to catch up on books you've been meaning to read. Elaine researches a great mix of mystery,...

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Best of 2013

Elaine scours those popular year-end "Best Of" lists to bring you selections you may have missed, but are definitely...

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Christmas 2013

John Dufresne's "No Regrets, Coyote" captures the wonderfully quirky Florida Noir.

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Long Books

Long, luxurious books to see you through the long winter nights

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Old Friends

A reunion with "old friends"...so appropriate at holiday time! Elaine checks in with favorite literary characters...

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Comedy

A selection of humorous books to see you through the inevitable stress and strain of the holidays.

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Gifts Head Start

Get a head start on finding perfect gifts for everyone on your list....WITHOUT stepping into the Mall. Elaine offers...

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LawandOrder

Allison Leotta, called "the female John Grisham," served as a federal prosecutor in Washington DC for 12 years. She's...

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Veteran's Day 2013

A literary salute to Veteran's Day with a mix of military history, fiction and notable new titles focusing on our...

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