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 Cristina García
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Cristina García
Author and playwright Cristina García joins Book Lust's Nancy Pearl to discuss her new novel, "Vanishing Maps," the long-awaited sequel to her 1992 debut, "Dreaming in Cuban." The two discuss García's writing style - "elastic realism" - and how the new novel came to be written. García's first novel followed a number of women from a family that is bitterly divided over the Cuban revolution. The new book picks up decades later in a very different world but filled with many of the same struggles. For fans of "Dreaming in Cuban," the new novel ties up a few loose ends and leaves you with a few new ones.