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.
Ian Rankin: Rather Be The Devil (#618) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
International best selling author Ian Rankin, fresh from his homeland of Scotland, talks about his latest tale for popular detective John Rebus in the new book Rather Be The Devil. A must read about power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh.
Viet Thanh Nguyen / The Refugees (#619) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Pulitzer prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen shares with Well Read audiences his second work of fiction, The Refugees. A book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.
George Saunders / Lincoln in the Bardo (#620) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. The long-awaited first novel from George Saunders: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.
Margo Livesey, Mercury (#611) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A grieving optometrist is blind to the family drama and psychological deterioration playing out before his very eyes. Today author of "Mercury," Margo Livesey takes us inside a marriage broken by secrets and obsession and tells why she chose a magnificent horse to set off a chain reaction of deceit and crime. In Bookmarks, Mary Ann Gwinn gives us a reading list full of unbridled obsession: five books about horses and the people who love them.
Mohsin Hamid / Exit West (#621) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
From the internationally bestselling author Mosin Hamid shares his astonishingly timely love story in his new novel Exit West. A book that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees -- as they're driven from their homes to the uncertain embrace of new lands.