Nancy Pearl 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 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 Nancy Pearl: Mystery And Science Fiction http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-mystery-and-science-fiction <p>Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl get reacquainted with old authors and also discover new names on the mystery and science fiction shelves at Seattle Public Library's Northeast Branch. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:54:54 +0000 Steve Scher 30095 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: Mystery And Science Fiction Nancy Pearl Introduces New Books On The Shelf http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-introduces-new-books-shelf <p>Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl explore some of the recently published books at Seattle Public Library's Northeast Branch. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:26:18 +0000 Steve Scher 30071 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Introduces New Books On The Shelf Old Favorites On The Library Shelf http://kuow.org/post/old-favorites-library-shelf <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve </span>Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> look through the bin of Newberry Award winners at </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Public Library's </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northeast Branch. They also wander over to the children’s literature shelves where Pearl encounters some old friends.</span> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:47:09 +0000 Steve Scher 29478 at http://kuow.org Old Favorites On The Library Shelf Children's Books: Poem Depot And Thomas Jefferson http://kuow.org/post/childrens-books-poem-depot-and-thomas-jefferson <p>Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about her latest book recommendations for children. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">She says she admires everything by </span>Maira<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kalman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including her new book, “</span>Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.” </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're a fan of poems by </span>Shel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Silverstein or Jack </span>Prelutsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Pearl heartily recommends "</span>Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" by Douglas </span>Florian.<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:08:57 +0000 Steve Scher 29213 at http://kuow.org Children's Books: Poem Depot And Thomas Jefferson Joys And Dangers Of Re-Reading Old Favorites http://kuow.org/post/joys-and-dangers-re-reading-old-favorites <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve </span>Scher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about the joys and dangers of re-reading favorite books. Pearl said revisiting a book years after the first read will sometimes force herself to ask, "What did I see in this?” But other times, she is glad to be reunited with an old friend. </span> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:39:37 +0000 Steve Scher 28671 at http://kuow.org Joys And Dangers Of Re-Reading Old Favorites Nancy Pearl Goes Undercover http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-goes-undercover <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about her latest book recommendations. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Berlin Game" is a Cold War spy novel by </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Len </span>Deighton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It is the first of a worthwhile trilogy rounded out by "Mexico Set" and "London Match."</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new book, "Dominion" by C.J. </span>Sansom, portrays an<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> alternate history where Great Britain didn't fight Germany and now is run by the Nazi Party.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She also suggests Sansom's </span><span id="freeTextContainer15527294035632436175">Matthew Shardlake series, which is </span>set in the time of Henry VIII. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:34:52 +0000 Steve Scher 28455 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Goes Undercover Relationship Between Writers And Alcohol http://kuow.org/post/relationship-between-writers-and-alcohol <div><p>Steve Scher talks with Nancy Pearl about two books that explores the relationship between writers and alcohol.</p></div><div>"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking" by Olivia Laing explores the role that alcohol played in the lives of six great American male writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.<p>She also recommends an older book, "Drinking, A Love Story" by Caroline Knapp, which helps a reader understand addiction. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:34:48 +0000 Steve Scher 28454 at http://kuow.org Relationship Between Writers And Alcohol Nancy Pearl's Book Picks: Mystery And Novella http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-book-picks-mystery-and-novella <p>Marcie Sillman hears some great book recommendations from librarian Nancy Pearl. This week's list includes "In The Last Analysis" by Amanda Cross and "The Summer House: A Trilogy" by Alice Thomas Ellis.</p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:02:47 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 27262 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Book Picks: Mystery And Novella Nancy Pearl Can’t Wait For These Women Writers’ Books http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-can-t-wait-these-women-writers-books <p>Nancy Pearl is looking forward to reading at least three books coming out in 2014. Of course, this is only the start of her 2014 reading list.&nbsp;</p><p>In fiction, the popular Jo Walton has another science fiction novel, “My Real Children.” In non-fiction, “Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War,” by Amanda Vaill and “Flappers: Six Women Of A Dangerous Generation,” by Judith Mackrell.&nbsp; Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:00:26 +0000 Steve Scher 26890 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Can’t Wait For These Women Writers’ Books Nancy Pearl's Recommendations: Allegory And Mystery http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-recommendations-allegory-and-mystery <p>Steve Scher sits down once again with Nancy Pearl to discuss three books from 2013 that she recommends before they get lost amidst the new books of the new year; including a modern allegory “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War”&nbsp; by Stephen Kinzer, and Laurie R. King’s mysteries “A Grave Talent” and “To Play The Fool." Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:59:22 +0000 Steve Scher 26515 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Recommendations: Allegory And Mystery