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Stories and features from the KUOW newsroom.

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7 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Nancy Pearl

Latest release on Sep 13, 2017

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Stories and features from the KUOW newsroom.

Rank #1: Nancy Pearl finds crime fiction simply thrilling

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In Great Britain, the term "crime fiction" refers to everything from a cozy mystery to a police procedural. Here in the U.S., we divide our crime fiction into separate genres, according to librarian Nancy Pearl. A mystery starts with the world out of kilter, and ends with everything put to rights again. A police procedural focuses on the nuts and bolts of solving crimes. And a thriller? Well, as Nancy Pearl told KUOW's Marcie Sillman, a thriller is a page turner, as addictive as potato chips.

Feb 17 2017

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Rank #2: Need a good read? Try this book about friendship

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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about “She Poured Out Her Heart,” by Jean Thompson.

Aug 30 2016

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Rank #3: Nancy Pearl says it may look like sci-fi, but you can't tell a book by its cover

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Award winning short story writer Nina Allan has just published her first novel. Although bookstores and libraries may file it in the science fiction/fantasy section, librarian Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman that Allan's book "The Race" is best described as experimental fiction.

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #4: Nancy Pearl says October is the best time to pick up a book

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October is prime time to stay inside with a book. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a novel that should keep readers happy: "After the Parade," by Lori Ostlund.

Oct 18 2016

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Rank #5: Nancy Pearl recommends a thrilling read for a dark night

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Most of the time, Nancy Pearl loves a good literary thriller. But sometimes, she just likes to chill out with a page turner. Today she tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a new writer she's just discovered named Becky Masterman, author of a series featuring a retired FBI agent. The book is called "Rage Against the Dying."

Nov 01 2016

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Rank #6: Nancy Pearl: Sometimes it takes a little effort to get through a good book

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Some books are page turners; other require a little more concentration. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman that Carol Black's novel "Orphans of the Carnival" is not an easy read, but the effort pays off in the end.

Oct 11 2016

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Rank #7: Nancy Pearl is rooting for a Nobel Prize for Ian McEwan

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Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Ian McEwan's newest book, "Nutshell." You may be familiar with McEwan's novel "Atonement," which was transformed into an award-winning film.

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #8: Nancy Pearl says everybody needs an editor, and that makes for a good read

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Terry McDonnell spent his career as an editor at an assortment of national magazines, and he's got the dirt of the writers he worked with. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman you'll find some great stories in McDonnell's essay collection, "The Accidental Life."

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #9: Nancy Pearl has at least one thing in common with 'Avid Reader'

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Marcie Sillman talks with book hugger Nancy Pearl about "Avid Reader" — a title after the book hugger's own heart. It's a memoir by Robert Gottlieb , who worked as editor-in-chief at the publishing houses Simon and Schuster and Alfred A. Knopf before landing at the New Yorker magazine.

Oct 04 2016

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Rank #10: Need a late summer read? Nancy Pearl can help

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Marcie Sillman talks with "Book Lust" author Nancy Pearl about "The Last Samurai" by Helen DeWitt.

Aug 09 2016

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Superstar librarian Nancy Pearl adds her own book to the shelf

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Does anyone not know Nancy Pearl? For years she’s told NPR and KUOW listeners what to read with a kind of care and insight that’s made her a household name. There’s also a decent chance her action figure is on your desk or bookshelf right now.

Sep 13 2017

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Superstar librarian Nancy Pearl adds her own book to the shelf

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Does anyone not know Nancy Pearl? For years she’s told NPR and KUOW listeners what to read with a kind of care and insight that’s made her a household name. There’s also a decent chance her action figure is on your desk or bookshelf right now.

Sep 13 2017

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Nancy Pearl tells us about a new novel — her own

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KUOW's Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle librarian and author Nancy Pearl about her first novel, "George and Lizzie."

Sep 05 2017

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Nancy Pearl tells us about a new novel — her own

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KUOW's Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle librarian and author Nancy Pearl about her first novel, "George and Lizzie."

Sep 05 2017

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Nancy Pearl says you're never too old for picture books

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Despite the allure of technology, librarian Nancy Pearl says picture books still draw in readers of all ages. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about two books in particular: "Roberto the Insect Architect," by Nina Laden and "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," by Lindsay Mattick with illustrations by Sophie Blackall.

Feb 28 2017

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Nancy Pearl says you're never too old for picture books

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Despite the allure of technology, librarian Nancy Pearl says picture books still draw in readers of all ages. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about two books in particular: "Roberto the Insect Architect," by Nina Laden and "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," by Lindsay Mattick with illustrations by Sophie Blackall.

Feb 28 2017

6mins

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Nancy Pearl finds crime fiction simply thrilling

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In Great Britain, the term "crime fiction" refers to everything from a cozy mystery to a police procedural. Here in the U.S., we divide our crime fiction into separate genres, according to librarian Nancy Pearl. A mystery starts with the world out of kilter, and ends with everything put to rights again. A police procedural focuses on the nuts and bolts of solving crimes. And a thriller? Well, as Nancy Pearl told KUOW's Marcie Sillman, a thriller is a page turner, as addictive as potato chips.

Feb 17 2017

6mins

Play

Nancy Pearl finds crime fiction simply thrilling

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In Great Britain, the term "crime fiction" refers to everything from a cozy mystery to a police procedural. Here in the U.S., we divide our crime fiction into separate genres, according to librarian Nancy Pearl. A mystery starts with the world out of kilter, and ends with everything put to rights again. A police procedural focuses on the nuts and bolts of solving crimes. And a thriller? Well, as Nancy Pearl told KUOW's Marcie Sillman, a thriller is a page turner, as addictive as potato chips.

Feb 17 2017

6mins

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Nancy Pearl knows what your child wants for Christmas: A crocodile!

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If you've been in a quandary over what to give your favorite child this holiday season, fret no more! Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about "The Christmas Crocodile," a picture book by Bonny Becker, illustrated by David Small.

Dec 13 2016

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Nancy Pearl knows what your child wants for Christmas: A crocodile!

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If you've been in a quandary over what to give your favorite child this holiday season, fret no more! Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about "The Christmas Crocodile," a picture book by Bonny Becker, illustrated by David Small.

Dec 13 2016

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Nancy Pearl raves about latest Winston Churchill biography

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Longtime KUOW listeners know that Nancy Pearl calls herself an armchair historian. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Candice Millard's new book "Hero of the Empire," a chronicle of Winston Churchill and South African's Boer War.

Dec 06 2016

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Nancy Pearl raves about latest Winston Churchill biography

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Longtime KUOW listeners know that Nancy Pearl calls herself an armchair historian. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Candice Millard's new book "Hero of the Empire," a chronicle of Winston Churchill and South African's Boer War.

Dec 06 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl is rooting for a Nobel Prize for Ian McEwan

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Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Ian McEwan's newest book, "Nutshell." You may be familiar with McEwan's novel "Atonement," which was transformed into an award-winning film.

Nov 29 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl is rooting for a Nobel Prize for Ian McEwan

Podcast cover
Read more

Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about Ian McEwan's newest book, "Nutshell." You may be familiar with McEwan's novel "Atonement," which was transformed into an award-winning film.

Nov 29 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl says it may look like sci-fi, but you can't tell a book by its cover

Podcast cover
Read more

Award winning short story writer Nina Allan has just published her first novel. Although bookstores and libraries may file it in the science fiction/fantasy section, librarian Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman that Allan's book "The Race" is best described as experimental fiction.

Nov 22 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl says it may look like sci-fi, but you can't tell a book by its cover

Podcast cover
Read more

Award winning short story writer Nina Allan has just published her first novel. Although bookstores and libraries may file it in the science fiction/fantasy section, librarian Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman that Allan's book "The Race" is best described as experimental fiction.

Nov 22 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl says everybody needs an editor, and that makes for a good read

Podcast cover
Read more

Terry McDonnell spent his career as an editor at an assortment of national magazines, and he's got the dirt of the writers he worked with. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman you'll find some great stories in McDonnell's essay collection, "The Accidental Life."

Nov 15 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl says everybody needs an editor, and that makes for a good read

Podcast cover
Read more

Terry McDonnell spent his career as an editor at an assortment of national magazines, and he's got the dirt of the writers he worked with. Nancy Pearl tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman you'll find some great stories in McDonnell's essay collection, "The Accidental Life."

Nov 15 2016

3mins

Play

Nancy Pearl recommends a thrilling read for a dark night

Podcast cover
Read more

Most of the time, Nancy Pearl loves a good literary thriller. But sometimes, she just likes to chill out with a page turner. Today she tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a new writer she's just discovered named Becky Masterman, author of a series featuring a retired FBI agent. The book is called "Rage Against the Dying."

Nov 01 2016

4mins

Play

Nancy Pearl recommends a thrilling read for a dark night

Podcast cover
Read more

Most of the time, Nancy Pearl loves a good literary thriller. But sometimes, she just likes to chill out with a page turner. Today she tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a new writer she's just discovered named Becky Masterman, author of a series featuring a retired FBI agent. The book is called "Rage Against the Dying."

Nov 01 2016

4mins

Play

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