Broadcast: Midmorning, 05/07/2009, 9:06 a.m.
When times are tough, a good book can provide an escape. Two book critics offer their suggestions for books that take readers to a different place.
- Janice Harayda: Author and editor-in-chief of One Minute Book Reviews. Her novels include "the Accidental Bride" and "Manhattan on the Rocks."
- Mark Athitackis: Author and book critic. His reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, and the Star Tribune. He also writes about books on his blog, American Fiction Notes.