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Best of the Book Nook: 'The Soul's Religion: Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life' by Thomas Moore

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Back when many authors still went out on long book tours, Dayton, Ohio, was a literary destination. The former Books & Company location in Kettering used to have hundreds of author events each year. Those were the days and also a huge reason that this program even exists. During that period there were so many books being discussed in our region that we decided the radio was a perfect place to talk about them and gain some insights into the people who create them.

Thomas Moore came through Dayton on several occasions and we did some interviews. I really enjoyed our conversations, we developed a rapport. In 2002, Moore had just completed a grueling book tour and he was back at his home base when I called him on the telephone to conduct this live interview. Of course there was no way that I could know then that this would be our final deep dive together into spiritual matters. He has not appeared on the program since.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Tipp City Public.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.