books http://kuow.org en Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl http://kuow.org/post/exploring-world-war-i-books-nancy-pearl <p></p><p>World War I began 100 years ago this June. A century later, the Great War is still generating interest among scholars, writers and readers.</p><p>Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl meet up at the University Bookstore, in front of a display of new and old books about the war to end all wars.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:19:18 +0000 Steve Scher 32765 at http://kuow.org Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl William Easterly On Rethinking How We Give International Aid http://kuow.org/post/william-easterly-rethinking-how-we-give-international-aid <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with New York University Professor William Easterly about his new book, "The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor." Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:18:24 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 32818 at http://kuow.org William Easterly On Rethinking How We Give International Aid Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://kuow.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 32770 at http://kuow.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Navigating Love, Marriage, And Two Different Cultures http://kuow.org/post/navigating-love-marriage-and-two-different-cultures <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with author Krista Bremer about her memoir, "My Accidental Jihad." In it Bremer reflects on her marriage to a Libyan-born Muslim and the challenges she faced in a multicultural family. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:54:49 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32698 at http://kuow.org Navigating Love, Marriage, And Two Different Cultures An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal http://kuow.org/post/ex-seminarians-take-sexual-abuse-scandal <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds interviews local author Fred Moody about his account of discovering his seminary's sexual abuse past in his book, "Unspeakable Joy."</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 18, 2013.</em><br /> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 24069 at http://kuow.org An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal How Collaborative Commons Is The Beginning Of The End For Capitalism http://kuow.org/post/how-collaborative-commons-beginning-end-capitalism <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jeremy Rifkin about his new book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism." Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:09:53 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32614 at http://kuow.org How Collaborative Commons Is The Beginning Of The End For Capitalism Emma Donoghue's New Novel 'Frog Music' http://kuow.org/post/emma-donoghues-new-novel-frog-music <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with writer Emma Donoghue about her new book, "Frog Music." It was inspired by the unsolved 1876 murder of a woman named Jenny Bonnet in San Francisco.</p><p>Donoghue also discusses about how fact inspires her fiction. Her award-winning novel, "Room," was about a 5-year-old boy and his mother who were kept prisoner by their father and husband, respectively, in a backyard shed. The book was based, in small part, on a real life story Donoghue had seen in the news. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:34:42 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Arwen Nicks 32509 at http://kuow.org Emma Donoghue's New Novel 'Frog Music' 'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless http://kuow.org/post/grapes-wrath-75-its-depictions-poverty-are-timeless Much has been said and written about the Dust Bowl, but if you want to get a visceral feel for how it all began and the way it affected the people who experienced it, you need go no further than the opening pages of John Steinbeck's <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>:<p><blockquote><p>Men stood by their fences and looked at the ruined corn, drying fast now, only a little green showing through the film of dust. The men were silent and they did not move often. And the women came out of the houses to stand beside their men — to feel whether this time the men would break. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:24:42 +0000 Lynn Neary 32491 at http://kuow.org 'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless Nancy Pearl: A Memoir And A Story Of Hollywood http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-memoir-and-story-hollywood <p>Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about two books, "Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir," by Katie Hafner and "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War," by&nbsp;Mark Harris.</p><p>Hafner writes about the difficulties and rewards that arise out of the changing patterns of modern life. It explores the relationships of women caring for their aging mothers and their growing daughters at the same time, often under the same roof.</p><p>Harris looks at five famous film directors who left Hollywood to document World War II. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:31:15 +0000 Steve Scher 32305 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: A Memoir And A Story Of Hollywood Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation http://kuow.org/post/kristen-wiig-gets-serious-alice-munro-adaptation The new film <em>Hateship Loveship</em> was adapted from an <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/137943757/alice-munro">Alice Munro</a> short story and stars <em>Saturday Night Live</em> alumna Kristen Wiig in a performance that's a far cry from her outrageous characters on the comedy show.<p>In it, Wiig plays Johanna, a caretaker in Iowa assigned to help a grandfather, played by Nick Nolte, look after his 14-year-old granddaughter, Sabitha. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:40:45 +0000 NPR Staff 32367 at http://kuow.org Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation Jared Diamond Aims Evolution Education At Youth http://kuow.org/post/jared-diamond-aims-evolution-education-youth <p></p><p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with author and professor <a href="http://www.jareddiamond.org/">Jared Diamond</a> about an adaptation of his book<em>, "</em>The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The adaption targets high school students. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:59:02 +0000 Arwen Nicks, Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32299 at http://kuow.org Jared Diamond Aims Evolution Education At Youth The Untold Story Of War With Ann Jones http://kuow.org/post/untold-story-war-ann-jones <p></p><p>Battle scars are not always visible.</p><p>Post-traumatic stress disorder affects almost 30 percent of soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p>Journalist Ann Jones researched how war affects people’s minds by following troops in the Middle East. Her new book is called “They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story.”</p><p>In it, Jones also looks at how war touches those close to soldiers: spouses, children, doctors and friends. She spoke at Town Hall on March 18, 2014. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:10:01 +0000 Rachel Solomon 31897 at http://kuow.org The Untold Story Of War With Ann Jones Seeking Reconciliation For Fathers And Sons http://kuow.org/post/seeking-reconciliation-fathers-and-sons <p>Steve Scher talks with Garth Stein, author of "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets." The book is about the ways fathers and sons seek some peace and mutual acceptance as they age. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:55:10 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32238 at http://kuow.org Seeking Reconciliation For Fathers And Sons An Eye For An Eye: Did It Make The World Blind? http://kuow.org/post/eye-eye-did-it-make-world-blind <p>Steve Scher talks with Thane Rosenbaum, author of "Payback: The Case For Revenge," about how we view the phrase "an eye for an eye" and the role of revenge in our current justice system. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:11:59 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 32215 at http://kuow.org An Eye For An Eye: Did It Make The World Blind? 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance http://kuow.org/post/astonish-me-artful-elegant-dance "Etonnez-moi," Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes, used to say to his dancers. Astonish me. Maggie Shipstead's book of the same name does not astonish; rather, it charms. It is full of the kind of prose you want to curl up and nest in like a cat: seamless and full of small elegances.<p>Joan is a ballerina straining for perfection and falling short when she meets the famous Soviet dancer Arslan Rusakov. Seeing his fearless dancing "harrows her." She helps him defect, driving the getaway car and then hiding out from the paparazzi with him in a Manhattan apartment. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:18:53 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 32190 at http://kuow.org 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance