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 Rosalyn Story
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Rosalyn Story

Writer and concert violinist Rosalyn Story's new book, "Sing Her Name," interweaves the lives of two Black women singers living more than a century apart. In the book, a present-day young singer facing struggles stumbles upon an extraordinarily successful, but mostly forgotten, singer (based on the soprano Sissieretta Jones). In learning about her life and the hardships she suffered, the young woman finds life-altering inspiration and guidance. Story joins Nancy Pearl to discuss the new novel, her previous books, and her passionate interest in elevating Black women to their rightful place in the annals of American music.