This series opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.
Neal Bascomb, The Winter Fortress (#538) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs. Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Neal Bascomb's The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skies, perilous survival in the wild, sacrifice for one's country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb-and alter the course of the war.
Best of Summer Reads (#539) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Ann Gwinn share recommendations on what to read in the waning days of summer. Their list includes new books in paperback, surprise first novels, and a few personal favorites.
Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (#533) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of how a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist to save precious centuries old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda. The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.
Louise Erdich, Larose (#532) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Bestselling author of the National Book Award winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves Louise Erdich visits Well Read to discuss her literary masterwork, LaRose. In it, she wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.