This Weekend's Program (Feb 22-23, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, February 22-23, 2014

Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
More than twenty years after his debut novel, The CommitmentsRoddy Doyle returns to the band of working class Irish youths who brought soul music to Dublin in the 1980s.  In The Guts, front man Jimmy Rabbitte is now forty-seven, married with four children, and has bowel cancer.
In 2004, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family—her parents, husband and two sons—were vacationing in Sri Lanka.  A tsunami swept the family away, killing all but Deraniyagala.  Her book, Wave, is now out in paperback, and was an Amazon and New York Times Best Book of 2013. 
Ransom Riggs is a writer and filmmaker whose 2011 book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children landed on the New York Times best-seller list and stayed there for the next 63 weeks.  Inspired by his collection of mysterious 19thcentury photographs – think children levitating — Riggs created a single story out of his eclectic pictures.  The tale continues in his new sequel Hollow City.

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