Check It Out

Tuesdays at 7:42 a.m. and 5:18 p.m.

Check It Out is a weekly spotlight on literature and book culture that Siouxland Public Media co-produces with the Sioux City Public Library

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.  

Today, I’m recommending the sophomore work from critically acclaimed author Emma Hooper, called Our Homesick Songs. If Hooper’s name sounds just a little bit familiar to you, you might have heard about or read her heartfelt debut novel Etta and Otto and Russell and James. Like her debut novel, Emma Hooper has graced us readers once again with another beautifully moving story in Our Homesick Songs.

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.

This is Jorge and you are listening to Check It Out.

I have to admit that I don’t often read romance novels.  Maybe this is because the one thing that all romances have in common is that there is always a happy ending, and maybe I’m too much of a skeptic.  But today, I am recommending Katherine Center’s latest novel, How to Walk Away—a book that shows us that there are all kinds of happy endings. 

Beginning her career in New York City as an actress, she had fallen in love with writing after getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School.  Check out her work at the Sioux City Public Library. 

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Check It Out: Misery by Stephen King

Aug 14, 2018

This is Preston Schultz and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Imagine being held hostage by a deranged fan and forced to do something against your will or face a severe punishment. Well, in Stephen King’s 1987 psychological horror story entitled “Misery,” that is what happens to best-selling American author Paul Sheldon.

This is Kathy Pfautsch and you are listening to Check It Out.

With summer coming to a bittersweet end and school creeping around the corner, it wouldn’t be too early to get the reading juices flowing again. On that note, I will be recommending a kid friendly entry level chapter book that we all might know that is the first book of the ever-loving Magic Treehouse series entitled Dinosaurs Before Dark written by Mary Pope Osbourne.

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