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Book Reviewer Rebecca Howard Offers Her Best Books of 2019

Aired Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we welcome a new book reviewer to the program. Rebecca Howard is a regional manager for the Tulsa City-County Library system and has served as the county-wide literacy coordinator, and helped launch the library's reader's advisory service "Your Next Great Read." For the past year, Rebecca has written "Imprint", a monthly column in our e-newsletter, and today she offers her list of the best books of 2019 for the book lover on your holiday gift list.

"Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Strahdal

"Normal People" by Sally Rooney

"Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson

"Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead

"Cantoras" by Carolina de Robertis

"Lady in the Lake" by Laura Lippman

"Heaven My Home" by Attica Locke

"Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation" by Mira Jacob

"Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love" by Dani Shapiro

and one other that did not make it on the broadcast, "Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre" by Tulsa World reporter Randy Krehbiel.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.