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This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, December 29-30, 2012


Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to look back at the biggest news events from 2012.

Since it is no surprise that good writers are also good readers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that these good writers and readers are also passionate advocates for good bookstores.  The title of editor Ronald Rice’s book explains it all: My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.  Rice and writer Ann Patchett talk with Bob about why physical bookstores are important to our society. Patchett co-owns a bookstore in Nashville.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week, essayist Debi Knight Kennedy describes what an old seashell taught her about aging gracefully.


It’s been 200 years since the Brothers Grimm first shared their collection of fairy tales with children and adults alike.  The lure of “once upon a time” captured people’s imagination, making Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Rapunzel and many others some of the Western world’s most beloved stories.  Harvard professor Maria Tatar edited The Annotated Brothers Grimm and talks with Bob about these enticing and often grisly tales.

Bob talks with book critic Laura Miller about the best books of 2012.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM EST.

Visit Bob Edwards Weekend on PRI’s website to find local stations that air the program.

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Reader Comments (3)

The interview this weekend with Ronald Ricce and Ann Patchett this weekend was wonderful. I wanted to share it with my wife, who missed it; but could not find it online. Is there a way to rehear the audio on line?

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob Baker

I heard the sound of nails squeeking across a chalkboard while I listened to Bob Edwards weekend on Saturday, Dec 29. During the discussion about the importance of independent brick and mortar bookstores, the comment was made "....conversations between Ann and I". Editors should certainly no when to use "I' and when to use "me" -- and NPR, the last remaining bastion of literacy in the public media should not have let this cross the air without a correction.

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHugh Bryan

The segment on Indy bookstores I'm listening to right now is wonderful; every superlative and anecdote, however, also applies not only to stores like Brookline Booksmith, but also to every public library in the country; I wish one of the guests would address their peerless value in our communities.

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMilkmaid Librarian

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