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Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature is designed to inspire you to not only read printed books, but to read only the very best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles. Just the Best Literature is the biggest international book club you could ever belong to—for just the price of a few books, which you get to keep. Tuning in will help you develop the skills necessary to gain more value from what you are currently reading. Dennis Leap will give you tips on how to read more effectively, how to analyze what you read, how to think more deeply about what you read, and how to discuss books in scintillating discussions with your friends and family. Come join the conversation.


Host Dennis Leap discusses “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank” as: inspiration to change your thinking about what you can do in your life; suggests following Carhart’s humble example and find a teacher to help you accomplish your goals; and for those wanting to write—study the memoir as a piece of fine literature.

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss music education as lessons for life and the excellent writing of the memoir.

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss the great aspects to the book, as well as, the French people and their culture.

Host Dennis Leap and guest Ryan Malone discuss Thad Carhart’s memoir as it relates to piano lessons for adults, the piano’s place in the family, and a master class for life.

Host Dennis Leap and guest Ryan Malone discuss Thad Carhart’s memoir as it relates to choosing the Armstrong Auditorium piano, the piano as an instrument, and piano lessons for children.


Host Dennis Leap discusses the inspiring reasons to read this pleasurable memoir.

In this final program on “H Is for Hawk,” host Dennis Leap gives his insights into the great mystery that Helen Macdonald did not answer in her memoir.

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss the challenging aspects of Helen Macdonald’s bestselling memoir.

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss the challenging aspects of Helen Macdonald’s bestselling memoir.