Red, white, and new Susan Isaacs believes in the American gift for dreaming, too, and in happy endings. So, even if her new, and most welcome, novel, Red, White and Blue (HarperAudio, $25, 6 hours, 0694519820), takes on bigotry, hate crimes, and a nasty group of white supremacists, you can be sure that the good guys and a gal will prevail. Yet, while giving us this charming, disarming love story, Isaacs confronts tough issues and asks us to ponder the nature of our country and the motivation of people who would destroy our democracy. But don't let a little pondering put you off this is Isaacs at her witty, wonderful best, and John Shea's reading only adds to the enjoyment.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.