A Good Read with Judlyne Lilly

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A Good Read — All Hallow’s Read

A couple of years ago, author Neil Gaiman was disappointed that there wasn’t a “holiday” for books, so he created All Hallow’s Read — a literary holiday celebrating spooky books.


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A Good Read — Books for the Government Shutdown

With the ongoing government shutdown, now is the time to pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read or find a new one. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has a few suggestions.


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A Good Read — The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin

It was almost a hundred years ago, 99 to be exact, when World War I began. The U.S. didn’t enter the war until 1917 when it was nearly over, but America lost 117,000 men in just 19 months.


Frozen in Time author Mitchel Zuckoff.

A Good Read — Frozen In Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

Imagine surviving the winter for five months in a place where the wind can cut your eyes out. That’s what five men had to do in Greenland in November 1942, as detailed in the book Frozen In Time by Mitchell Zuckoff.


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A Good Read — Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

In her new book Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline writes about a little known and disturbing piece of American history that went on for 75 years.


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A Good Read — A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah

Sister Souljah, the author known as the voice of the hip-hop generation, is finally out with the sequel to her 1999 novel, The Coldest Winter Ever. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly talked to her about A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story.


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A Good Read — Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Author and dancer Tim Federle followed the classic rule — “Write what you know” — in his book “Better Nate than Ever.”


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A Good Read: Artunes

If you want a good laugh at the expense of the classical music community WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly says a good read might be a book of cartoons called Artunes.


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A Good Read — Trying by Rebecca Gale

Work-life balance is such a sought-after concept in today’s society that it has its own Wikipedia page. In Roll Call editor Rebecca Gale’s first novel, “Trying,” she explores that concept using some anecdotes from her own time as a Capitol Hill staffer.


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Songwriter Janis Ian, winner of the Best Spoken Word Album for 'Society's Child: My Autobiography', poses in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

A Good Read — Society’s Child: My Autobiography, By Janis Ian

Janis Ian made a big, controversial splash in the 1960’s, when she was just a teenager, with her song ‘Society’s Child.’ Her tune of an interracial romance made waves during a time of civil unrest.


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