Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian," best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl sits down each month with authors, poets, and other literary figures for conversations about books, reading, and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy, who brings an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling "Book Lust" series, creator of the internationally recognized program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" (which became "Seattle Reads"), and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Steve Olson
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Steve Olson

Science writer Steve Olson joins Nancy Pearl to talk about his book "The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age," the story of the Manhattan Project, WWII, and the Cold War from the perspective of the often-overlooked Hanford Nuclear Facility. In the book, Olson, who grew up just down the road from the Hanford site in Othello, Wash., recounts stories of the influential scientists and engineers and the small town that played a big role in creating plutonium that fueled some of the most destructive weapons ever created.