It’s always better with a book!
Writer George Point reviews books that are grabbing the attention of folks in the WDVR listening area.
Monday, October 21st
George presents a special edition of Book Talk! he’s calling Spooky Tales, three spook-tacular children’s books specially selected for Halloween!
Listen to George Point's exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author Anna Quindlen about her latest book, Nanaville - Adventures in Grandparenting.
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Monday, September 16th, 2019
In this week’s edition of Book Talk!, George presents his take on Maggie Brown & Others: Stories, a collection of interlocking short stories and a novella by National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Peter Orner.
Monday, September 9th, 2019
George takes a look at Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; a quirky, poignant, very human novel about the importance of human connection. Soon to be a major motion picture.
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Check out George’s take on Solitary, the harrowing autobiography of Albert Woodfox, who spent 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.
Monday, August 5th, 2019
George presents a special edition of Book Talk! he’s calling Literary Lunacy: three moon-themed childrens books.
Monday, July 15th, 2019
In this week’s edition of Book Talk!, George Point presents his take on Washington Black, a novel by Esi Edugyan sweeping in its geographic scope and in its exploration of the nature of personal freedom and what it means to attain it.
Monday July 1st, 2019
In this special edition of Book Talk! called Beach Blanket Bookmarks, George Point offers recommended books for your summer reading pleasure.
Monday June 3rd, 2019
George shares his take on The Best We Could Do, a graphic memoir by author Thi Bui that chronicles her family's journey from war-torn Vietnam to America, her personal struggle to bridge two cultures, and coming to grips with the transition from being her parents' child to raising a family of her own.
Monday, May 20, 2019
With so many people living so much longer, how can we bring the generations together to the benefit of all? On the next edition of Book Talk!, George Point shares his take on author Marc Freedman’s solution to this and other urgent societal questions in How to Live Forever.
Airing Monday, May 20th at 3:30 on Let’s Talk with Claudine Wolk and Andy Kin. Archived editions stream any time from the Book Talk! show page at wdvrfm.org.
Monday, May 6th, 2019
On this edition of Book Talk!, George Point takes a look at Choosing Sustainability by local author Mindy Mutterperl. Mindy offers a roadmap to navigating this complex and often misunderstood subject, and guides readers toward lifestyle choices that can help build a more sustainable future.
Airing Monday, May 6th at 3:30 on Let’s Talk with Claudine Wolk and Andy Kin, and streaming any time from the Book Talk! show page at wdvrfm.org.
“It’s easy as AB…Z!”
April 15, 2019
George Point presents three books for young readers that make learning the alphabet fun!
Airing April 15, 2019 at 3:30 on Let’s Talk
April 1, 2019
George Point shares his take on Gloria Takes a Stand, a book for young readers by local author Jessica Rinker that tells the story of women’s rights leader Gloria Steinem.
Airing April 1, 2019 at 3:30 on Let’s Talk
So Tall Within
On the next edition of Book Talk!, George Point discusses So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom, the story of a child born into slavery but possessed with an indomitable spirit that led her to become a champion for the rights of all women and enslaved African Americans.
Airing Monday, February 18th at 3:30 on Let’s Talk
Ruth and the Green Book
A brief history of the Green Book – an essential guide for African American motorists from the 1930’s through the 1960’s – and discussion on on Ruth and the Green Book, a fictional account for young readers of an African American girl’s painful awakening to racial prejudice.
Bridge of Clay
A novel by Australian author Markus Zusak about five brothers coming to terms with the death of their mother, the disappearance of their father and the family secrets that are revealed upon his return.
Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches: from Sài Gòn to Texas, a memoir by Oanh Ngo Usadi.
In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family escape to a small town in Texas and adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to build a new life in America.
Winter Warmers #2
Part 2 of our Books to Curl up with on a Cold Winter’s Night, as chosen by the folks at independent book shops in our listening area.
About George Point
George Point, the producer and presenter of Book Talk!, is a freelance author and playwright whose work has appeared in local and national publications, including The New York Times. When he’s not busy writing, George serves as a volunteer at the D&R Greenway Land Trust. Book Talk! is featured on Let’s Talk with Laurie K., Mondays 3:00-5:00pm