Nancy Pearl http://kuow.org en Nancy Pearl On Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-non-fiction-reads-fiction <p>Ross Reynolds talks with book lusting former librarian Nancy Pearl about why she says "Factory Man," Beth Macy's non-fiction book about a family furniture company, reads like a page-turning fiction tale. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:24:33 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 38736 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl On Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction Nancy Pearl Gives Northwest Writer The Thumbs Up On Second Book http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-gives-northwest-writer-thumbs-second-book <p>Marcie Sillman sits down with librarian of the airwaves, Nancy Pearl, to discuss a Northwest writer she says merits a second read. Pearl recommends Chelsea Cain's new mystery novel "One Kick," as well as the author's first book, "Confessions of a Teen Sleuth," a re-imagination of the old Nancy Drew young adult books. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:29:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman 38054 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Gives Northwest Writer The Thumbs Up On Second Book Nancy Pearl's English Walking Tour Inspires Mystery (Reading) http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-english-walking-tour-inspires-mystery-reading <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with librarian of the airwaves Nancy Pearl about her suggestions for great mysteries.&nbsp; Pearl just returned from a 10-day English walking tour. She traced the Thames River from its source all the way to Windsor Castle. The long walk reminded Pearl of some of the British mystery fiction she enjoys. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:55:16 +0000 Marcie Sillman 37178 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's English Walking Tour Inspires Mystery (Reading) Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading http://kuow.org/post/librarian-nancy-pearl-maps-out-plan-your-summer-reading If you like your summer reading to take you beyond the beaten path, librarian Nancy Pearl is here to help. NPR's go-to books guru joins us once again to share "under the radar" reads — books she thinks deserve more attention than they've been getting. Pearl talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about some of the titles she picked out for the summer reading season — several of which will make you reconsider the way you think about maps. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:15:13 +0000 Nancy Pearl 36881 at http://kuow.org Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading Nancy Pearl Recommends Armchair Travel Books http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-recommends-armchair-travel-books <p>Marcie Sillman gets book hugger Nancy Pearl's recommendations for a good book to take you to an exotic location from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:14:20 +0000 Marcie Sillman 18011 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Recommends Armchair Travel Books Nancy Pearl's Book Picks For Different Life Journeys http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-book-picks-different-life-journeys <p>Steve Scher interviews everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, about Andrew Solomon's “Far From The Tree: Parents Children and The Search For Identity.” She calls it an important book about parents who have to learn to accept their different, difficult and sometimes very troubled children.</p><p>For a journey of a different kind, she also recommends the graphic novel “Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey,”&nbsp;by Nick Bertozzi. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:34 +0000 Steve Scher 35138 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Book Picks For Different Life Journeys Nancy Pearl Picks For Books That Peddle Adventure http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-picks-books-peddle-adventure <p>Steve Scher talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about some books about biking that have put her in a traveling frame of mind. Tue, 20 May 2014 21:48:35 +0000 Steve Scher 34772 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Picks For Books That Peddle Adventure Nancy Pearl Finds Library Passion In Pictures http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-finds-library-passion-pictures <p>Steve Scher talks to book hugger Nancy Pearl about a book that shares her passion for libraries. Also, she re-introduces us to an author she considers one of the best to ever put pen to paper. &nbsp; Tue, 13 May 2014 21:33:22 +0000 Steve Scher 34094 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Finds Library Passion In Pictures Book Hugger Nancy Pearl Revists Old Favorites http://kuow.org/post/book-hugger-nancy-pearl-revists-old-favorites <p>Steve Scher talks with Nancy Pearl about the books she has been re-reading lately, including Reif Larsen's "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivett," and David Lodge's "The Campus Trilogy." Fri, 02 May 2014 21:40:36 +0000 Steve Scher 33705 at http://kuow.org Book Hugger Nancy Pearl Revists Old Favorites Why Do You Love The Books You Love? http://kuow.org/post/why-do-you-love-books-you-love <p></p><p>Think of your favorite book. What is it about that book that makes you love it? Is it the eloquence of the sentences? The adrenaline of the story? Characters that seem so real they could be friends? A setting that sweeps you away? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:04:04 +0000 Steve Scher 33235 at http://kuow.org Why Do You Love The Books You Love? 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 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 Nancy Pearl: Swing And A Hit http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-swing-and-hit <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about just a few of the many baseball books available, just in time for Tuesday's Opening Night at Safeco Field. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:54:06 +0000 Steve Scher 31624 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: Swing And A Hit Nancy Pearl: 'Understories' And 'The Land Of Steady Habits' http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-understories-and-land-steady-habits <p></p><p>Steve Scher sits down with librarian Nancy Pearl to talk about two books.</p><p>Pearl says Tim Horvath's collection of short stories, "Understories," showcases a good example of elastic realism. The stories are rooted in reality but stretched into unexpected and odd places.</p><p>Ted Thompson's book, "The Land of Steady Habits," is a character-driven novel with exciting writing around the theme of living with and escaping from your past. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:40:21 +0000 Steve Scher 31231 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: 'Understories' And 'The Land Of Steady Habits' Nancy Pearl: Wandering The Aisles Of A Secondhand Bookstore http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-wandering-aisles-secondhand-bookstore <p></p><p>Steve Scher and Nancy Pearl look for the treasures that can only be found at used bookstores. They visit Magus Books in the University District in Seattle. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:30:02 +0000 Steve Scher 31002 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: Wandering The Aisles Of A Secondhand Bookstore