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1988

Two-minute or less radio features about books and writers heard on WCBS-AM and later syndicated by the CBS Radio Stations News Service. They're simple mp3 files. Click to listen or "save as" to load onto your iPod or other mp3 player.


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  • 01 T. Coraghessan Boyle - "World's End" 1-4-88
  • 02 Sidney Sheldon - "Windmills of the Gods" 1-7-88
  • 03 Thomas Fleming - "Time and Tide" 1-11-88
  • 04 Bruce Duffy - "The World As I Found It" 1-14-88
  • 05 Issac Asimov - "Fantastic Voyage 2" 1-18-88
  • 06 Joan Didion - "Miami" 1-25-88
  • 07 Gregory Mcdonald - "Fletch", "A World Too Wide" 1-28-88
  • 08 Patricia Highsmith - "Found in the Street" 2-1-88
  • 09 Whitley Strieber - "Communion" 2-3-88
  • 10 Russell Hoban - "The Medusa Frequency" 2-8-88
  • 11 Jack Higgins - "Night of the Fox" 2-11-88
  • 12 Ryder McDowell - "The Mercy Man" 2-15-88
  • 13 Stanley Elkin - "The Rabbi of Lud" 2-16-88
  • 14 Dan Greenburg - "The Nanny" 2-18-88
  • 15 Gary Jennings - "Spangle" 2-22-88
  • 16 Paul Theroux - "Ozone" 2-25-88
  • 17 Calvin Trillin - "If You Can't Say Something Nice" 2-29-88
  • 18 Thomas McMahon - "Loving Little Egypt" 3-4-88
  • 19 Brendan Gill - bio of Frank Lloyd Wright, "Many Masks" 3-7-88
  • 20 Robin Cook - "Mortal Fear," "Outbreak" 3-11-88
  • 21 Dorothy Salisbury Davis - "The Habit of Fear" 3-14-88
  • 22 Philip Caputo - "Indian Country" 3-16-88
  • 23 Tess Gallagher - "The Lover of Horses" 3-18-88
  • 24 Christopher Cerf, editor - "Free to Be A Family" by Marlo Thomas 3-21-88
  • 25 Robert Hughes - "The Fatal Shore" 3-24-88
  • 26 Fabienne Marsh - "Long Distances" 3-28-88
  • 27 Piers Anthony - "Robot Adept," "Out of Phaze" 3-30-88
  • 28 Mark Ribaud, photo-journalist - "Photographs at Home and Abroad" 4-4-88
  • 29 Frances Fitzgerald - "Cities on a Hill" 4-7-88
  • 30 Gordon Lish - "Mourner at the Door" 4-11-88
  • 31 Ethan Canin - "Emperor of the Air" 4-18-88
  • 32 Toni Morrison - "Beloved" 4-20-88
  • 33 Anne McCaffrey - "The Lady" 4-24-88
  • 34 Herbert Mitgang, New York Times - "Dangerous Dossiers" 4-27-88
  • 35 Garret Weyr - "Pretty Girls" 5-2-88
  • 36 Fay Weldon - "The Hearts and Lives of Men" 5-4-88
  • 37 Kendall Hailey - "The Day I Became an Autodidact" 5-9-88
  • 38 Edmund White - "The Beautiful Room is Empty" 5-11-88
  • 39 Clifford Irving - "Daddy's Girl" 5-16-88
  • 40 Linda Gray Sexton - "Points of Light" 5-19-88
  • 41 Barrington Boardman - "From Harding To Hiroshima" 5-23-88
  • 42 Delhia Ephron - "Funny Sauce" 5-24-88
  • 43 Ariel Dorfman - "Last Waltz in Santiago" 5-25-88
  • 44 Herbert Gold - "Dreaming" 5-30-88
  • 45 Mary Morris - "Nothing to Declare" 6-2-88
  • 46 David Schoenbrun, obituary of former CBS News Correspondent 6-6-88
  • 47 Michael Crighton - "Travels" 6-8-88
  • 48 Penelope Lively, Booker Prize winner - "Moon Tiger" 6-13-88
  • 49 Langston Hughes (with biographer Arnold Rampersad) 6-20-88
  • 50 Alfred Alcorn - "Vestments" 6-27-88
  • 51 Jim Lehrer, PBS News Hour - "Kick the Can" 6-29-88
  • 52 Reynolds Price - "Good Hearts" 7-4-88
  • 53 Mary Higgins Clark - "Weep No More My Lady" 7-8-88
  • 54 Louis L'Amour, obituary 7-11-88
  • 55 Paul Theroux - "Riding the Red Rooster" 7-13-88
  • 56 Edward Stewart - "Privileged Lives" 7-18-88
  • 57 Ian Hamilton - "In Search of J.D. Salinger" 7-20-88
  • 58 Doris Lessing - "The Fifth Child" 7-25-88.mp3
  • 59 John Gregory Dunne - "The Red White and Blue" 8-1-88
  • 60 Gail Parent - "A Sign of the Eighties" 8-3-88
  • 61 Barbara Raskin - "Hot Flashes" 8-5-88
  • 62 Richard Marek, editor turned writer - "Works of Genius" 8-8-88
  • 63 H.L. Saint - "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" 8-11-88
  • 64 Truman Capote (with biographer Gerald Clarke) 8-15-88
  • 65 William Kennedy - Quinn's Book 8-22-88
  • 66 Robert Moss - "Carnival of Spies" 8-24-88
  • 67 Paul Erdman - "Crash of '89" 8-26-88
  • 68 Linda Silitoe - account of Mark Hoffman and the Morman forgeries, "Salamander" 8-29-88
  • 69 T. Coraghessan Boyle - "World's End" 9-1-88
  • 70 Raymond Carver, obituary 9-5-88
  • 71 Eden Ross Lipson, N.Y. Times Book Review children's editor - "New York Times Parents' Guide to the Best Books for Children" 9-7-88
  • 72 Jonathan Fast - "The Jade Stalk" 9-12-88
  • 73 Ishmael Reed - "Writin' is Fightin'" 9-14-88
  • 74 Elmore Leonard - "Freaky Deaky," "Touch" 9-16-88.mp3
  • 75 Alice Hoffman - "At Risk" 9-19-88
  • 76 Tony Hillerman - A Thief in Time" 9-21-88
  • 77 Carolyn Chute - "Letourneau's Used Auto Parts" 9-26-88
  • 78 Shirley Jackson (with biographer Judy Oppenheimer) 9-28-88
  • 79 Jerzy Kosinski - "The Hermit of 69th Street" 10-3-88
  • 80 Larry Woiwode - "Born Brothers" 10-10-88
  • 81 William Safire - "Freedom" 10-13-88
  • 82 Ellen Douglas - "Can't Quit You Baby" 10-17-88
  • 83 Franklin Allen Leib - "Fire Arrow" 10-18-88
  • 84 Andrew Vachss - "Blue Belle" 10-26-88
  • 85 Western States Book Awards (with Terry Melton, director) 10-31-88
  • 86 Jay McInerney - "Story of My Life" 11-1-88
  • 87 AlisonLurie - "The Truth About Lorin Jones" 11-7-88
  • 88 Cynthia Freeman - obituary 11-9-88
  • 89 James Ellroy - "The Black Dalhia" 11-10-88
  • 90 Harold Brodkey - "Stories in an Almost Classical Mode" 11-14-88
  • 91 Gail Godwin - "A Southern Family" 11-18-88
  • 91 John Houseman, obituary (WCBS) 1988
  • 92 Studs Terkel - "The Great Divide" 11-21-88
  • 93 T. Jefferson Parker - "Little Saigon" 11-28-88
  • 94 Lawrence Ferlinghetti - "Love in the Days of Rage" 11-30-88
  • 95 Meg Wolitzer - "This is Your Life" 12-5-88
  • 96 Kevin Boyle, director, Article 19, human rights group 12-12-88
  • 97 Avery Corman - "Fifty" 12-15-88
  • 98 D.M. Thomas - "Memories and Hallucinations" 12-19-88
  • 99 Fannie Flagg - "Fried Green Tomatoes" 12-22-88
  • 100 Anne Rice - "Queen of the Damned" 12-26-88


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