Nancy Pearl

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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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Marcie Sillman checks in with esteemed librarian Nancy Pearl to get her recommendation for a great historical read: "The Unsubstantial Air: American Flyers in the First World War," by Samuel Hynes.

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Marcie Sillman gets a recommendation from gifted librarian Nancy Pearl for a book to help those seeking a little relief from the holiday bustle: "2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas," by Marie-Helene Bertino.

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Marcie Sillman talks with beloved librarian Nancy Pearl, who recommends a new history of WWI through the lens of poetry: Max Egremont's book, "Some Desperate Glory."

David Shafer's book "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

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.

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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. 

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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.

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