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 Steve Olson
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Steve Olson

Science writer Steve Olson joins Nancy Pearl to talk about his book "The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age," the story of the Manhattan Project, WWII, and the Cold War from the perspective of the often-overlooked Hanford Nuclear Facility. In the book, Olson, who grew up just down the road from the Hanford site in Othello, Wash., recounts stories of the influential scientists and engineers and the small town that played a big role in creating plutonium that fueled some of the most destructive weapons ever created.