Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Debra Dean
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Debra Dean

Best-selling author Debra Dean discusses her new biography, "Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One," with host and author Nancy Pearl. "Hidden Tapestry" reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Yoors -- childhood vagabond, wartime Resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian. Dean describes her fascination with the artist and his two wives, reflects on the shift to writing non-fiction and recounts how she delved into Yoors' colorful life and detailed his astonishing secrets. Her celebrated debut novel, "The Madonnas of Leningrad," was a New York Times Editors' Choice novel. A Seattle native, Dean lives in Miami and teaches creative writing at Florida International University.