fiction http://wrkf.org en In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' http://wrkf.org/post/age-slavery-two-women-fight-their-wings Sue Monk Kidd's new novel is a story told by two women whose lives are wrapped together — beginning, against their wills, when they're young girls. One is a slave; the other, her reluctant owner. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:08:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 21050 at http://wrkf.org In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction http://wrkf.org/post/want-read-others-thoughts-try-reading-literary-fiction Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/10/02/science.1239918.abstract">study</a> in the journal <em>Science</em> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or nonfiction.<p>On average, people who read parts of more literary books like <em>The Round House</em> by Louise Erdrich did better on those tests than people who read either nothing, read nonfiction or Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 17056 at http://wrkf.org Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction Author David Madden, Molly Buchmann of BR Ballet Theatre http://wrkf.org/post/author-david-madden-molly-buchmann-br-ballet-theatre <p>Jim talks with author and former Baton Rougean David Madden, about his new book “London Bridge in Plague and Fire” and about some of Madden’s favorite writers.</p><p>From the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Molly Buchmann discusses this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:36:16 +0000 Jim Engster 3339 at http://wrkf.org