Stories with Soul - Past Reads

  DATE

    READER

              STORY

  AUTHOR

 

11/6/19—1253

November host: Steve Michelman

Teresa Brooks

The Red Convertible

Erdrich, Louise

 

11/13/19–1254

Judy Chang

And of Clay We Are Created

Allende, Isabel

 

11/20/19–1255

Elizabeth Hill

Six Feet of the Country

Gordimer, Nadine

 

11/27/19–1256

Sarah Dowson

For the King

Smith, Zadie

 

12/4/19—1257

December host: Marilyn Mehr

Laird Kelly

The Immortals

Amis, Martin

 

12/11/19–1258

Neil Osborne and Audette Fulbright

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Thomas, Dylan

 

12/18/19–1259

Dennis DeForge

The Santaland Diaries

Sedaris, Davide

 

12/26/19–1260

Sarah Dowson

The Catbird Seat

Thurber, James

 

1/2/20—1261 January host: Anne Hollyday

Rebecca Minnich

Deportable Alien

Talusan, Grace

 

1/8/20–1262

Tim Kelley

For Esmé With Love and Squalor

Salinger, J. D.

 

1/15/20–1263

Jean Coleman

The Guilty Party

Silverstein, Shel

 

1/22/20–1264

Christina Black

The Summer Before

Black, Alethea

 

1/29/20–1265

David Hainsworth

Police Dreams

Bausch, Richard

 

2/5/20—1266

February host:

Steve Michelman

Neil Coleman

The Last Day on Earth

Puchner, Eric

 

2/12/20–1267

Steve Michelman

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Benet, Stephen Vincent

 

2/19/20–1268

Linda Rousseau

Frozen in Time

Farmer, J. Forbes

 

2/26/20–1269

Neil Osborne

At the Anarchists’ Convention

Sayles, John

 

3/4/20–1270

March host:

Tim Kelley

Cynthia Weinrich

A Ghost of a Chance

Henry, O.

 

3/11/20

 

Cancelled due to coronavirus

 

 

3/18/20

 

Cancelled due to coronavirus

 

 

3/25/20—1271 (online on Zoom)

Dixie Goss

Good News

Trevor, William

 

4/1/20—1272

April host:
Neil Osborne

(Zoom)

Pamela Patton

Teddy

Salinger, J. D.

4/8/20—1273 (Zoom)

Miles Chapin

The Kugelmass Episode

Allen, Woody

4/15/20—1274 (Zoom)

Emily Bergl

Parson’s Pleasure

Dahl, Roald

 

4/22/20—1275 (Zoom)

David Rockefeller

A Wind Storm in the Forests of the Yuba and The Tree Ride (chapters in The Wild Muir)

Muir, John

 

4/29/20—1276 (Zoom)

Dana Ivey

Motherless Child

Strout, Elizabeth

 

5/6/20—1277 May host:

Tim Kelley (Zoom)

Barbara Craig Schapiro

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

LeGuin, Ursula K.

 

5/13/20—1278 (Zoom)

Bill Bechman

The Strength of God

Anderson, Sherwood

 

5/20/20—1279 (Zoom)

Jennifer Pingeon

The Good Doctor

Haslett, Adam

 

5/27/20—1280 (Zoom)

Melissa Beck

Death of a Fish

Gopnik, Adam

 

6/3/20—1281

June host:

Marilyn Mehr (Zoom)

Deborah Taylor

Two

Lozier, Annalise

 

6/10/20—1282 (Zoom)

Carolyn Jackson

Wish

Knausgard, Linda Bostrom

 

6/17/20—1283 (Zoom)

Karen Steele

Once More to the Lake

White, E. B.

 

6/24/20—1284 (Zoom)

Carol Kirkman

Over the Wall

Angell, Roger

 

7/1/20—1285

July host: Paul Lenner (Zoom)

Lois Coleman

Jeeves in the Springtime

Wodehouse, P. G.

 

7/8/20—1286 (Zoom)

Sandy Ekberg

He

Porter, Katherine Anne

 

7/15/20—1287 (Zoom)

Marilynn Scott Murphy

Selections from Wet Cement

Leonard, Richard

 

7/22/20—1288 (Zoom)

Arthur Hopkirk

Balloon Night

Barbash, Tom

 

7/29/20—1289 (Zoom)

Carmen Cook

I Was Really Very Hungry

Fisher, M. F. K.

 

8/5/20—1290 August host: Susan Linden

(Zoom)

Claudia Keenan

 

 

The Appropriation of Cultures

 

The Revenge of the Lawn

Everett, Percival

 

Brautigan, Richard

 

8/12/20—1291 (Zoom)

James Hayman

All Our Yesterdays

Klavan, Andrew

 

 

8/19/20—1292 (Zoom)

Laurel Shoshani

Wanda’s

Beattie, Ann

 

8/26/20—1293 (Zoom)

Mamta Chaudry

A Recollection

Gallant, Mavis

 

9/2/20—1294 September host: Neil Osborne (Zoom)

Dana Ivey

Docent

Smith, R. T.

 

9/9/20—1295 (Zoom)

Miles Chapin

The Waiter’s Nightmare

Corsa, Larry

 

9/16/20—1296 (Zoom)

Emily Bergl

The Track

Flattery, Nicole

 

9/23/20—1297 (Zoom)

Pamela Patton

In the Moment: Music and Amnesia

Sacks, Oliver

 

9/30/20—1298 (Zoom)

David Rockefeller

Control Negro

Johnson, Jocelyn Nicole

 

10/7/20—1299 October host: Anne Hollyday

(Zoom)

Tim Kelley

My Chivalric Fiasco

Saunders, George

 

10/14/20—1300

(Zoom)

Jennifer Pingeon

Talk to Me

Avi

 

10/21/20—1301

(Zoom)

Brian Kelley

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Arimah, Lesley Nneka

 

10/28/20—1302

(Zoom)

Christina Black

White Noise (part)

Cline, Emma

 

11/4/20—1303

November host: Tim Kelley (Zoom)

Joe Burby

Uncle Fred Flits By

Wodehouse, P. G.

 

11/11/20—1304 (Zoom)

Syd Golston

The Second Tree from the Corner (and two brief essays)

White, E. B.

 

11/18/20—

1305 (Zoom)

Susanna Frazer

Winter, 1965

Tuten, Frederic

 

11/25/20—1306 (Zoom)

Peter Vilbig

B. Wordsworth

Naipaul, V. S.

 

12/2/20—1307 December host: Paul Lenner (Zoom)

Laird Kelly

An Unlikely Series of Conversations

Mosley, Walter

 

12/9/20—1308

Susan Linden

Sad Man in the Sky

Rash, Ron

 

12/16/20—1309

Julie Brannan

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Tournier, Michael

 

12/23/20—1310

Neil Osborne

The Nicht Afore Christmas

Cameron, Jamie

 

12/30/20—1311

Tim Kelley

North Coast Limited

Kelley, Timothy

 

1/6/21—1312

January host: Bill Bechman (Zoom)

Audra Robb

The Shadow Table

Fulton, Alice

 

1/13/21—1313

Anne Hollyday

A Little Holiday

O’Brien, Edna

 

1/20/21—1314

Thomas Davis

The Apprentice

Brown, Larry

 

1/27/21—1315

Cherie Henderson

Moving On

Cook, Diane

 

2/3/21—1316 February host: Arthur Hopkirk (Zoom)

Elizabeth Hutchinson

Future Emergencies

Krauss, Nicole

 

2/10/21—1317

Melissa Borja

All Will Be Well

Li, Yiyun

 

2/17/21—1318

Frank Ciulla

Gravel

Munro, Alice

 

2/24/21—1319

Peggy Kampmeier

Aquanile

Gautier, Amina

 

3/3/21—1320 March host: Neil Osborne (Zoom)

Miles Chapin

On for the Long Haul

Boyle, T. Coraghessan

 

3/10/21—1321

Dana Ivey

Blushes

Swift, Graham

 

3/17/21—1322

David Rockefeller, Jr.

Cougar

Anderson, Maria

 

3/24/21—1323

Colin Wulff

The Open Boat

Crane, Stephen

 

3/31/21—1324

Donna Drewes

Deep Holes

Munro, Alice

 

4/7/21—1325 April host; Tim Kelley (Zoom)

Ron Schaumburg

A Literary Nightmare and a seletion from Dandelion Wine informally called The Time Machine

Twain, Mark

Bradbury, Ray

 

4/14/21—1326

Barry Dickson

The Wish and the Deed

Adeler, Max

 

4/21/21—1327

Karen Steele

Missing Out

Aboulela, Leila

 

4/28/21—1328

Elaine Henry Olaoye

Inclusion

and

Anancy and Jeffrey Amherst

Jones, Llewellyn Mark

 

Salkey, Andrew

 

5/5/21—1329 May host: Teresa Brooks (Zoom)

Susan Linden

Among the Ruins

Friel, Brian

 

5/12/21—1330

Birgit Matzerath

Elvissa and the Rabbi

Willis, Meredith Sue

 

5/19/21—1331

Marilynn Scott Murphy

On the Run

Beard, Peter

 

5/26/21—1332

Neil Osborne

The Ransom of Red Chief

Henry, O.

 

6/2/21—1333

Special host: Tim Kelley (Zoom)

The late Steve Michelman, on video (memorial program)

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Benét, Stephen Vincent

 

6/9/21—1334 June host: Marilyn Mehr  (Zoom)

Harry Miller

The Littoral Zone

Barrett, Andrea

 

6/16/21—1335

Tim Kelley

The Affair (+ other selections)

Gilchrist, Ellen

 

6/23/21—1336

Dan Cryer

Everything in This Country Must

McCann, Colum

 

6/30/21—1337

Jacob M. Appel

Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets

Appel, Jacob M.

 

7/7/21—1338 July host: Paul Lenner (Zoom)

Anne Hollyday

Two Kinds

Tan, Amy

 

7/14/21—1339

Syd Golston

When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine

Lahiri, Jhumpa

 

7/21/21—1340

Laird Kelly

The Brakeman’s Daughter

Runyon, Damon

 

7/28/21—1341

Judith Moldover

We’re All In This Together

Moldover, Judith

 

8/4/21—1342 August host: Bill Bechman (Zoom)

Audra Robb

The American Embassy

Adichie, Chimimanda Ngozi

 

8/11/21—1343

Victor Fidel

Realer Than You

Barzak, Christopher

 

8/18/21—1344

Larry Reina

Rooms By the Sea

Christopher, Nicholas

 

8/25/21—1345

Neil Osborne

The Woman Who Swallowed the Book of Kells

Wild, Ian

 

9/1/21—1346 September host: Tim Kelley (Zoom)

Brian Kelley

Lady Tigers

White, Nick

 

9/8/21—1347

Bill Bechman

A Sense of Shelter

Updike, John

 

9/15/21—1348

Dan Cryer

Teaching

Doyle, Roddy

 

9/22/21—1349 (in Reidy Friendship Hall)

David Rockefeller and Paula Ewin

Community Service (original play)

Pedersen, Laura

 

9/29/21—1350

Diana Mullman

The Encounter

Joyce, James

 

10/6/21—1351 October host: Neil Osborne (Zoom)

David Rockefeller

Crow Country Moses

Wink, Callan

 

10/13/21–1352

Dana Ivey

Old Babes in the Wood

Atwood, Margaret

 

10/20/21–1353

Jacob M. Appel

The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street

Appel, Jacob M.

 

10/27/21–1354

Miles Chapin

The Poison Tree

Clemons, Walter

 

11/3/21—1355 November host: Dan Cryer (Zoom)

Melinda Beck

The Knowers

Phillips, Helen

 

11/10/21–1356

Dixie Goss

The Great Escape

Wolitzer, Hilma

 

11/17/21–1357

Dana Ivey

Enoch and the Gorilla

O’Connor, Flannery

 

11/24/21–1358

Tim Kelley

City Life

Gordon, Mary

 

12/1/21—1359

December host: Susan Linden (Zoom)

Carmen Cook

He and I

Ginzburg, Natalia

 

12/8/21—1360

 

Neil Osborne and Donna Drewes

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Thomas, Dylan

 

12/15/21–1361

Julie Brannan

A Clock Ticks at Christmas

Highsmith, Patricia

 

12/22/21–1362

Paul Lenner

Old Filth

Gardam, Jane

 

12/29/21–1363

Laird Kelly

Little Red

Tamny, Gilmore

 

1/5/22—1364 January host: Paul Lenner (Zoom)

 

Anne Hollyday

Five Tuesdays in Winter

King, Lily

 

1/12/22—1365

Elizabeth Hill

Give My Love to the Savages

Stuck, Chris

 

1/19/22—1366

Marilynn Scott Murphy

What Dizzy Dean Taught Me

Leonard, Richard

 

1/26/22—1367

Syd Golston

A Christmas Memory

Capote, Truman

 

2/2/22—1368

February host: Anne Hollyday (Zoom)

Christina Gombar

The Girl on the Plane

Gaitskill, Mary

 

2/9/22—1369

Ron Schaumburg

With the Beatles

Murakami, Haruki

 

2/16/22—1370

Carmen Cook

Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln (Selections)

Gross, Anthony, ed.

 

2/23/22—1371

Pamela Patton

The Book of Martha

Butler, Octavia

 

3/2/22—1372

March host:

Tim Kelley

(Zoom)

Richard Esposito

The Paper Menagerie

Liu, Ken

 

3/9/22—1373

Jane Levenson

The Small Miracle

Gallico, Paul

 

3/16/22—1374

Peter Vilbig

The Brilliant Purple China Rose

Xue, Can

 

3/23/22—1375

Elizabeth Hill

Vows

Means, David

 

3/30/22—1376

Christina Black

An Abduction

Hadley, Tessa

 

4/6/22—1377

April host: Karen Steele (Zoom)

 

Adine Usher

The Appropriation of Cultures

Everett, Percival

 

4/13/22—1378

Malinda Foy

Apollo

Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi

 

4/20/22—1379

Margaret MacCary

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

Wolff, Tobias

 

4/27/22—1380

Olivia Valcarce

In Kind

Whaley, Kayla

 

5/4/22—1381 May host: Neil Osborne (Zoom)

Dana Ivey

The President of the Louisiana Live Oak Society

Gilchrist, Ellen

 

5/11/22—1382 (In person and on Zoom)

Tim Kelley

Letter of Apology

Riva, Maria

 

5/18/22—1383

David Rockefeller Jr.

Four Days

Garshin, Vsevolod

 

5/25/22—1384

Miles Chapin

The Curfew

Doyle, Roddy

 

6/1/22—1385

June host: Bill Bechmann (Zoom)

Elaine Henry Olaoye

Dramatic Irony

Jones, Llewellyn Mark

 

6/8/22—1386

Liz Pressman

Snowfall

Philyaw, Deesha

 

6/15/22—1387

Jerry McCathern

In the Palm of His Hand

Kispert, Peter

 

6/22/22—1388

Marilyn Mehr

Passages on Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Souhami, Diana

 

6/29/22—1389

Lauren Dohr

Selections from Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Lo, Malinda

 

7/6/22—1390

July host: Jean Coleman (Zoom)

Neil Coleman

The Yo-yo

James, P. D.

 

7/13/22—1391

Susan Hayes

She’s the One

Hadley, Tessa

 

7/20/22—1392

Jenna Sherriton

How to Become a Writer

Moore, Lorrie

 

7/27/22—1393

Tim Kelley

The Visitation

Pansing, Nancy Pelletier

 

8/3/22—1394 August host: Paul Lenner (Zoom)

Julie Brannan

Moonwalk

Power, Susan

 

8/10/22—1395

Syd Golston

The Martyr’s Corner and Lawley Road

Narayan, R. K.

 

8/17/22—1396

Neil Osborne

At the Anarchists’ Convention

Sayles, John

 

8/24/22—1397

Anne Hollyday

The Beholder

Smith, Ali

 

8/31/22—1398

Susan Linden

Sad Man in the Sky

Rash, Ron

 

9/7/122—1399

September host:

Tim Kelley (in person and on Zoom)

Karen Steele

A New Life

Brown, Mary Ward

 

9/14/22—1400

Pamela Patton

The Nose

Gogol, Nikolai

 

9/21/22—1401

Dixie Goss

Detective Dog

Jen, Gish

 

 

9/28/22—1402

Jacob M. Appel

Coulrophobia

Appel, Jacob M.

 

10/5/22—1403 October host: Neil Osborne (on Zoom)

Dana Ivey

Hello, Goodbye

Li, Yiyun

 

10/12/22–1404

David Rockefeller Jr.

Bad Dreams

Hadley, Tessa

 

10/19/22–1405

Miles Chapin

Glut Hut

Lott, David

 

10/26/22–1406

Margaret MacCary

Voices Lost in Snow

Gallant, Mavis

 

11/2/22—1407

November host:

Paul Lenner (on Zoom)

Neil Osborne

At the End of the Mechanical Age

Barthelme, Donald

 

11/9/22—1408

Ron Schaumburg

House Hunting

Chabon, Michael

 

11/16/22–1409

Syd Golston

Strong Horse Tea

Walker, Alice

 

11/23/22–1410

Tim Kelley

Take Half, Leave Half

McGuane, Thomas

 

11/30/22—1411

Anne Hollyday

In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried

Hempel, Amy

 

12/7/22—1412

December host: Teresa Brooks (on Zoom)

Elaine Henry Olaoye

A Christmas Dream, and How It Came to Be True

Alcott, Louisa May

 

12/14/22–1413

Peter Clark

Taking Care of Business

Ferguson, Craig

 

12/21/22–1414

Julie Brannan

Santa’s Children

Calvino, Italo

 

12/28/22–1415

Jean Coleman

Christmas 1953

Hanks, Tom

 

1/4/23—1416

January host: Anne Hollyday (on Zoom)

Christina Black

Dear Life

Munro, Alice

 

1/11/23—1417

Christina Gombar

Infected

Scanlon, Seamus

 

1/18/23—1418

Jackie Coffee

Squatters

Slavin, Julia

 

1/25/23—1419

Mickey Greaves

Silhouettes

May, Hayden Ira

 

2/1/23—1420

February host: Susan Linden (on Zoom)

Bill Bechman

Love Wins

Obergefell, Jim

 

2/8/23—1421

Tim Kelley

The Intruder

Dubus, Andre

 

2/15/23–1422

Paul Lenner

Desire

Beattie, Ann

 

2/22/23—1423

Diana Mullman

Jemina, the Mountain Girl

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

 

3/1/23—1424

March host: Tim Kelley (on Zoom)

Ron Schaumburg

And of Clay We Are Created

Allende, Isabel

 

3/8/23—1425

Dan Cryer

First Encounter

Means, David

 

3/15/23—1426

TC Niemann

The Rain Came

Ogot, Grace

 

3/22/23—1427

Susan Malins

The Ballad of the Sad Café (part)

McCullers, Carson

 

3/29/23—1428

Jennifer Vermont-Davis

Overtime

Wolitzer, Hilma

 

4/5/23—1429

April host: Neil Osborne (on Zoom)

Dana Ivey

How I Became a Vet

Galchen, Rivka

 

4/12/23—1430

Miles Chapin

Houyhnhnm

Alexis, André

 

4/19/23—1431

Anne Hollyday

The Beads

Erdrich, Louise

 

4/26/23—1432

David Rockefeller

Anna on the Neck

Chekhov, Anton

 

5/3/23—1433

May host: Laird Kelly (on Zoom)

Melinda Beck

Black Box

Egan, Jennifer

 

5/10/23—1434

Syd Golston

Swim

Weiner, Jennifer

 

5/17/23—1435

Susan Lawrence

D.P.

Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

 

5/24/23—1436

Steve Marmon

The Homes of the Stars

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

 

5/31/23—1437

Jim Lessersohn

The Counterlife (part)

Roth, Philip

 

6/7/23—

ON HIATUS

 

 

 

6/14/23—

ON HIATUS

 

 

 

6/21/23—1438 Host: Tim Kelley (on Zoom)

Susan Linden

Ransom

Rash, Ron

 

6/28/23—1439

Tim Kelley

Roses, Rhododendron

Adams, Alice

 

 

7/5/23—1440 Host: Paul Lenner on Zoom

Nolan P. Shaffer

Of Missing Persons

and

The Third Level

Finney, Jack

 

7/12/23—1441

Jack Burkhalter

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

O’Connor, Flannery

 

7/19/23—1442

Marilyn Mehr

Smoke

Barnes, Djuna

 

7/26/23—1443

Host: Tim Kelley in person

Neil Osborne

Flower Children

Swann, Maxine

 

8/2/23—1444

Host: Karen Steele on Zoom

Malinda Foy

Stone Mattress

Atwood, Margaret

8/9/23—1445

Patricia Loverich

What You Will Pawn I Will Redeem

Alexie, Sherman

 

 

 

 

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