Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian," best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl sits down each month with authors, poets, and other literary figures for conversations about books, reading, and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy, who brings an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling "Book Lust" series, creator of the internationally recognized program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" (which became "Seattle Reads"), and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Karl Marlantes
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Karl Marlantes

Nancy Pearl sits down with author Karl Marlantes to discuss his new novel, Finland's political history, reading, and his writing process. "Deep River" is a family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle in a Pacific Northwest logging town in the early 1900s. Marlantes talks about his inspiration for the story, including his own childhood in a small town in Oregon, stories from his Finnish grandmother, Norse mythology, and the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.