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.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Daniel James Brown
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Daniel James Brown

Nancy Pearl talks with Daniel James Brown, author of the wildly successful "The Boys in the Boat." His new book, "Facing the Mountain - A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II," chronicles four Japanese American families and their sons, telling the story of World War II in a way you've never heard before. He explains how the book grew out of conversations with Tom Ikeda of Densho, the Seattle-based nonprofit that collects oral histories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Plus, Brown shares what he's been reading for pleasure after four years immersed in book research.