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 Lauren Kessler
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Lauren Kessler

Journalist and narrative non-fiction writer Lauren Kessler explains the meaning behind the evocative title of her new book "A Grip of Time: When Prison Is Your Life." It's the story of her experience working with a writing group for men serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison. She also hints at her next writing project, a true tale of a pathbreaking woman from the Victorian Era in Manhattan.