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 Blaine Harden
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Blaine Harden

Author and journalist Blaine Harden joins Nancy Pearl to discuss his book "A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West." The book dismantles a bogus legend that turned failed missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman into great American heroes, justified devastating white conquest, and created a lasting false history about the founding of the Pacific Northwest. Also, Harden reveals what he reads in his spare time and tells Nancy how he feels about Hemingway.