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December 10, 2018
Untold Stories: Matt and Meilute Kusak discuss Ruta Sepetys’ book “Between Shades of Gray” and Lithuania during WWII.

In this interview, Matt asks Meilute questions about Between Shades of Grey, and to make connections between events from her own life to fictional character Lina’s.

December 10, 2018
Before Graduation: Kayla Byrne and her mother Armita Bijari discuss the importance of reading the book Jane Eyre.

In this recording, student Kayla Byrne and her mother and neurologist Dr. Armita Bijari do a follow up interview after reading the book Jane Eyre to discuss why it was such a valuable read.

December 9, 2018
Literary Experience: Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner, its applications in life, and the reasons to read it

In this episode of Literary Experience, high school seniors Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They talk about personal experiences relating to the book and various interesting aspects of the novel.

December 9, 2018
The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

December 9, 2018
Bookwise: Reeya Patolawala and Denise Fischer discuss The Color Purple

Two friends talk about the lesssons learned, characters, and more in The Color Purple.

December 9, 2018
Novel Wisdom: Jennifer Stavreva and Boryana Stavreva discussing “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy.

In this recording, student Jennifer Stavreva and her mom Boryana Stavreva, discuss “Anna Karenina” and why people should read it.

December 5, 2018
Silence: “A twist on a typical martyr story” Part 2

High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. Part 2 of my interview! Part 1 got cut short because of technical difficulties,...

December 5, 2018
Silence: “A twist on a typical martyr story” Part 1

High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. In this interview, we discuss whether Fr. Rodrigues's final decision was correct in the...

December 1, 2018
This is an interview between Tina Rivera and her aunt, Vesna Gajic, talking about the book The Great Gatsby.

In this recording, Tina and her aunt have a conversation about the book The Great Gatsby talking about why Vesna recommended it for Tina. They also talk about the characters and the symbols in the book.

November 27, 2018
The Show with Conor Dunne (ft. Mom)

Today I interviewed my mom and we talked about a book she recommended I read.