Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. 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.