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 Juliet Grames
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Juliet Grames

Author Juliet Grames joins Nancy Pearl to discuss her recent book, how she balances writing alongside editing crime fiction at Soho Press, and trends in the literary world. Her debut novel, "The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna," is the fictional story of two feuding sisters told over a lifetime between Southern Italy and Connecticut. She talks about her Italian grandmother, the inspiration behind Stella Fortuna, who actually had eight near-death experiences. Grames was inspired by immigration stories and the strength and bravery of women of her grandmother's generation.