Nancy Pearl

Marcie Sillman gets book explorer Nancy Pearl's pick of the week: David Shafer's dystopian fantasy, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."

Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer's book "Sorcery and Cecelia"

Marcie Sillman talks with Nancy Pearl about the stalwart librarian's latest recommendation: a trip back in fictional time to the 19th century with the book, "Sorcery and Cecelia, or The Enchanged Chocolate Pot" by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer.

Marcie Sillman talks with revered librarian Nancy Pearl who recommends "The Diamond Lane," by Karen Karbo. It is a Hollywood satire that should cheer up the gray, rainy weather. 

Marcie Sillman gets a thrilling recommendation from book maven Nancy Pearl, just in time for Halloween. This week, Pearl suggests picking up "The Distance," by Helen Giltrow.

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 Marcie Sillman talks to book hugger Nancy Pearl about a "cozy" mystery to settle in with now that the rain has returned to Puget Sound. Her recommendation for the week is "Murder at the Brightwell," by Ashley Weaver.

Marcie Sillman gets the week's reading list from beloved librarian Nancy Pearl, who in honor of back-to-school season recommends two academic satires: "Famous Writers I Have Known," by James Magnuson, and "Dear Committee Members," by Julie Schumacher.

Helen Thorpe's "Soldier Girls"

Marcie Sillman talks books with stalwart librarian Nancy Pearl, who recommends "Soldier Girls," by Helen Thorpe. It's a look at three military women, why they served and what that service meant to them.

Marcie Sillman talks with everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, who has been inspired by current Middle East politics to read up on the culture and history of the region. She recommends "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests," by Ted Rall, and "My Promised Land," by Ari Shavit.

Siri Hustvedt's novel "The Blazing World."

Marcie Sillman sits down with book luster Nancy Pearl and learns about the latest novel from author Siri Hustvedt, "The Blazing World, " about one woman's efforts to make it in the art world by using male pseudonyms. 

Ben Macintyre's book "A Spy Among Friends."

Marcie Sillman gets this week's book recommendation from literary maven Nancy Pearl, who suggests picking up non-fiction spy thriller, "A Spy Among Friends," by Ben Macintyre. It's the account of Kim Philby, who double-crossed British intelligence for the Soviet Union in the height of the Cold War.

Ross Reynolds interviews Nancy Pearl about her latest book recommendation, "Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire," by Ruth Downie.

Alan Bradley's "The Dead in their Vaulted Arches."

Ross Reynolds talks with book-lusting former librarian, Nancy Pearl, about Alan Bradley's mystery, "The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches," and its adorable, but brilliant, tween heroine, Flavia de Luce. 

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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.

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.

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Marcie Sillman speaks with librarian of the airwaves Nancy Pearl about her suggestions for great mysteries.  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.

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