On Tuesday 12/29, Evan Dawson, the host of WXXI AM1370's "Connections," had a show about the favorite books that notable Rochesterians read in 2014. It is a richly textured show with viewpoints and book synopses by a wide variety of readers. I was pleased that Evan asked me to be a guest and we had a nice chat about my favorite read for the year. If you'd like to listen to a recording of the show, click here.

A friend asked if I would compile a list of guests and their favorite books, so here it is, in the order they appeared on Connections:

First Hour Jack Garner: "Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era that Shaped His Masterpiece" Lovely Warren: "If Mayors Ruled the World; Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities" Jane Andrews: "Missing Microbes" Todd Moss: "The Professionals" Joel Seligman: "The Innovators" Erica Bryant: "Song of Solomon" Eric Grode: "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Annette Ramos: "Warrior Goddess Training" Joe Flaherty: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" George T. Conboy: "Out Stealing Horses" Erika Rosenberg: "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" Mark Tichenor: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" Allie Larkin: "Life Drawing"

Second Hour Todd Baxter: "The Good Soldiers" Tom Proietti: "The Circle" Norma Holland: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Brian Sampson: "The End of Membership as We Know It" Joe Morelle: "Master of the Senate" Dresden Engle: "Mogul Mom" Beth Adams: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" Adam Frank: "The Snow Leopard" Cody Steffen: "Seconds" Peter Bell: "The Orenda" Evan's Dad: "I am Pilgrim" and "The Boys in the Boat"

George T. Conboy, Chairman


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