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