Today is the last week of the month and of course it’s the end of the year. We’ll save our yearly wrap up until next week and this week we’ll concentrate on the excellent offerings from the month of December. If you like historical fiction, chances are you’re familiar with Philippa Gregory. In The Lady of the Rivers, she reaches back to the 1400s and introduces us to the women of the War of the Roses.
Next, Maggie Linton sits down with the king of the weepers, Nicholas Sparks, and they’ll talk about his latest bestseller, The Best of Me.
And we’ll take another listen to our choices at the movies, from the pages of The New Yorker. [Original Broadcast Date: December 27, 2011]