Diese Sendung ist seit dem 04. Juli 2017 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 1. Dienstag von 20:00 bis 21:00

Reading Circle

The reading group of some 30 members founded by Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner is now in its third year. Each month we meet in a member’s home to discuss a contemporary book in English, usually a novel.

In this monthly radio programme 3 or 4 of us get together in the studio to discuss  the book of the month by sharing impressions and insights.


MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Dienstag, den 03. Juli 2018

'The Burgess Boys' (2013)
by Elizabeth Strout

Angie, Alex, Heinz, Sandra and Andrew discuss the novel.

'Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim has belittled his big-hearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in his stride.

But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her teenage son, Zach, has landed in a world of trouble by throwing a half-frozen pig's head into a Somali mosque. Susan desperately needs help. And so the Burgess Brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and overshadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.'

Music played:

  • The Logical Song (Supertramp)
  • Your Cheatin' Heart (Fats Domino)
  • Reach out (The Four Tops)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

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