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Pat Tyrer

HPPR Radio Readers Book Leader

Radio Reader Pat Tyrer (pronounced ty-REE) will serve as Book Leader for The Cellist of The Cellist of Sarajevo. Tyrer is Jenny Lind Porter Professor of English at WTAMU where she teachers creative writing, American literature and technical communication, but Pat began her career as an LPN and a Navy purchasing agent before beginning her academic career at age 40. She has published short stories, poems and essays in a variety of journals, and has published two books of poetry, Creative Hearts and Western Spaces, Western Places.

  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Bytes for Spring 2024. Lucas Bessire’s Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains is surely one of the most frightening books I’ve read in recent days, which unfortunately is not fiction.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. This will be my fourth time discussing Elmer Kelton’s The Time it Never Rained which was published in 1973 and republished in 1984.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. I’ll be continuing my talk today on Elmer Kelton’s The Time it Never Rained. Today’s discussion concerns the clash of cultures in West Texas, the men who work the land and those who profit from it.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. Today, I’ll be continuing my discussion over Elmer Kelton’s The Time it Never Rained. Today’s discussion concerns the novel’s theme of land use, government policies, and the volatility of Mother Nature.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas, for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. The novel I’ll be talking about today is by Texas author, Elmer Kelton. The Time it Never Rained was published in 1973 and republished in 1984.
  • Inspired by actual events, this West Texas novel explores Charlie Flagg’s response to the 1950s drought. An honest, decent rancher, the cranky Flagg refuses the “assistance” of federal aid programs and the accompanying bureaucratic regulations.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club.The novel I’ll be talking about today is Richard Power’s 2021 novel Bewilderment.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that some of the most provocative and enjoyable writing is being published in the genre of young adult novels. Such is the case with Daniel Nayeri’s Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story). In fact, I was so affected by this book that I have bought and given away several copies.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Bytes for Summer 2023.
  • I’m Pat Tyrer from Canyon, Texas for the High-Plains-Public-Radio-Readers Book Club. I’m excited to talk about A Gentleman in Moscow, one of my very favorite books.