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Marcie Sillman talks with book hugger Nancy Pearl about her pick of the week: a first novel by author Rebcecca Scherm titled, "Unbecoming."

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Marcie Sillman speaks with librarian Nancy Pearl about a new collection of short stories that caught her eye: "Single, Carefree, Mellow," by Katherine Heiny.

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Marcie Sillman speaks with book hugger Nancy Pearl about the librarian's reading pick of the week: Seth Greenland's novel, "I Regret Everything: A Love Story." Pearl says when it comes to relationship tales, this book is the real deal. 

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Marcie Sillman gets the week's reading recommendations from beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl, who suggests Priyar Parmar's, "Vanessa and Her Sister." The historical novel provides insight into the novelist Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell.

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Marcie Sillman gets this week's reading recommendation from everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl. She suggests the latest police procedural from Richard Price (under the pen name Harry Brandt), "The Whites."

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Marcie Sillman talks with book hugger Nancy Pearl about the reading pick of the week: "If I Fall, If I Die." It is the first novel of British Columbia writer Michael Christie about on-the-job training for one parent-child relationship. 

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Marcie Sillman talks with Nancy Pearl about the beloved librarian's weekly reading recommendation: a science-fiction novel by Felix Gilman, "The Revolutions."

Gail Godwin's new book, 'Publishing,' is an inside look at the industry.
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Gail Godwin is best known as an award-winning novelist, but Nancy Pearl told KUOW's Marcie Sillman that with her new book, Godwin explores her relationship with the publishing industry. The book is called "Publishing."

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Marcie Sillman speaks with beloved librarian Nancy Pearl about the book pick of the week by Canadian writer Emma Hooper, a first-time novelist. Called "Etta and Otto and Russell and James," it is about a middle-aged woman who decides to walk from her home on Canada's Great Plains all the way to the Atlantic coast.

A new year is a good time to try something new. Librarian Nancy Pearl talks to KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a first-time novelist from Spokane named S.M. Hulse. Her book, set in Montana, is called "Black River."

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Marcie Sillman talks to librarian Nancy Pearl about her recommendation for the week: "Spooner," a novel by Pete Dexter that Pearl first read in 2009 and still loves.

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Marcie Sillman talks with bookhugger Nancy Pearl about a new book that can help you improve your knowledge base for the beginning of the new year. Pearl recommends "Knowledge is Beautiful," by David McCandless.

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Marcie Sillman and librarian Nancy Pearl discuss escaping into a good book with this week's recommendation, "F," by Daniel Kehlmann, translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

Librarian Nancy Pearl occasionally joins Morning Edition to talk about books she loves that you might not have heard of. As she tells NPR's Steve Inskeep, her latest batch of under-the-radar reads includes some older books as well some new ones.

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Marcie Sillman gets a last minute gift recommendation from Seattle's jolliest librarian, Nancy Pearl. If you still have a child on your list, she suggests picking up "Take Away the A," by Michael Escoffier and Chris DiGiacomo.

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