Don Noble's Book Reviews

Mondays at 7:45 a.m and 4:44 p.m.

Recently retired as English professor at The University of Alabama, Dr. Noble's  specialties are Southern and American literature.  He also hosts Bookmark on Alabama Public Television.

Don Noble's reviews can be heard most Mondays at 7:45am and 4:44pm.  and have been made possible in part through grants from the Alabama State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To listen to the audio version of Dr. Noble's reviews, just click on the book title to be taken to the full page.  Audio is found either at the very beginning of the transcript or at the bottom of the page.

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Dr. Noble's Book Reviews are made possible in part with a grant from The Alabama State Council on the Arts, with the support of The University of Alabama, and from the generous support from our listeners.  Thank you!

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8:00 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Fox is Framed

Title:  Fox is Framed
Author:  Lachlan Smith

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8:00 am
Mon March 16, 2015

What Stands in a Storm

Title:  What Stands in a Storm
Author:  Kim Cross

Transcript to be added soon.

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Book Review
8:45 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Lost Capitals of Alabama

Title: Lost Capitals of Alabama
Author: Herbert James Lewis

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Title: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
Author: Jonathan Odell

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8:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Two Children's Books: Seeds of Freedom & The Cats Pajamas

Title: Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
Author: Hester Bass
Illustrator:  E. B. Lewis

Title:  The Cat's Pajamas
Author & Illustrator:  Daniel Wallace
  

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

West of Sunset

Title: West of Sunset
Author: Stewart O'Nan

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Book Review
11:34 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Diamonds in the Rough

Title: Diamonds in the Rough
Author: James Sanders Day

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist

    

Title:  Better Than Them:  The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist
Author: S. McEachin Otts

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Driving the King

    

Title: Driving the King
Author: Ravi King

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Book Review
8:38 am
Mon January 19, 2015

The Meaning of Human Existence

Title:  The Meaning of Human Existence"
Author:  E.O. Wilson

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

The Professor

 Title: The Professor: A Legal Thriller
Author: Robert Bailey
Publisher: Exhibit A
Pages: 404
Price: $14.99 (Paperback)

Robert Bailey, in practice as a civil defense trial lawyer in Huntsville for the past 13 years, has now joined the legion of Alabama attorneys to try their hand at fiction. And it’s not a bad start at all. “The Professor” has believable, interesting characters and, most importantly, pace.

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8:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Flying Shoes

Title:  Flying Shoes
Author:  Lisa Howorth

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Book Review
8:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

The Men We Reaped

Title:  The Men We Reaped
Author:   Jesmyn Ward

Transcript and audio to be added soon.

Book Review
8:00 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Dear Committee Members

Title:  Dear Committee Members
Author: Julie Schumacher

Transcript to be added soon.

Book Reviews
8:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Prosperity

 Title:  Prosperity
Author:  B. J. Leggett

Transcript and audio to be added soon.

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