Pat Conroy http://apr.org en My Reading Life http://apr.org/post/my-reading-life <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d74c652c4bb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d74c652c4bb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d74c652c4bb-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953041.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Pat Conroy might be the most dedicated reader of any novelist, living or dead. This volume is a kind of memoir, structured around the most important books and book-people in Conroy's life. It altogether one of the most candid, funny, beautiful and heart-breaking books I have read in a very long time.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:20:00 +0000 Don Noble 1892 at http://apr.org My Reading Life Frank Stitt's Southern Table: Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar http://apr.org/post/frank-stitts-southern-table-recipes-and-gracious-traditions-highlands-bar <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d75609ce74d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d75609ce74d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d75609ce74d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-455833.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>This commentary on <i>Frank Stitt's Southern Table</i> is the first in this spot about a cookbook. But this book is in fact more than just recipes; there's a good deal of text here, about Frank Stitt's life, his father and mother, education, and philosophy and about Southern food and farming.</p> Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:53:00 +0000 Don Noble 1314 at http://apr.org Frank Stitt's Southern Table: Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar