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 David Maraniss
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring David Maraniss

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss’s compelling new book, “Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe,” dives into the life of the Native American sports legend who excelled at every sport. Maraniss sits down with Book Lust host Nancy Pearl to talk about how the athlete’s life is a paradigm for the struggles of Native Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. The author also admits that writing about Thorpe came with some unique challenges he’d never encountered in his decades as a biographer.