Anchee Min, acclaimed author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao, talks with Ian about her newest novel Pearl of China, based on the life of the famous Pearl S. Buck. Anchee Min also treats us to a few lines of Chinese opera!
Gayla Marty also joins us in the studio to talk with Stephanie Wilbur Ash about her memoir Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm, newly out from the University of Minnesota Press and now earning rave reviews for its examination of the relationship of forests, farms, and migration in Western civilization to her family’s former farm in Pine County, Minnesota, four miles west of the St. Croix River.
Jennifer Dodgson from the Loft also joins us for a few minutes to talk about up-coming Loft offerings this summer.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-Holiday, Billie / Keeps On a-Rainin’ / Complete Decca Recordings / MCA / 3.16
-Cats the Fiddle / Chant of the Rain / Killin’ Jive / Dee Jay / 2.48
-Turner, Big Joe / Rainy Weather Blues / Big Joe Turner / JSP / 2.31
-Boyd, Bill / I Get the Blues When It Rains / 78 / Montgomery Ward 7812B / 2.29
-Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Didn’t It Rain / Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 4 (1939-1943) / Document / 2.27