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.
Miami Book Fair International - Part 2 (#520) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In Part 2 of the WR road trip to one of the biggest book fairs in the world-Miami Book Fair International. In this episode, Terry sits down with authors who've found themselves on some of the biggest book awards lists of the year.
Elizabeth Strout, My Name Is Lucy Barton (#521) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
From best-selling author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, comes a keenly observant, deeply human and truly unforgettable new book. In My Name Is Lucy Barton, extraordinary writer, Elizabeth Strout, shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all-the one between mother and daughter.
Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman (#522) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes to WR with the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in 19th-century America-Thomas Francis Meagher. The Irish-American story is told through the improbable life of Meagher. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence.
David Brooks, Road to Character (#501) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
New York Times columnist and author David Brooks discusses his new book Road to Character. Brooks discusses the people who he profiled in the book and how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. The discussion centers around the opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. According to Brooks, "it is a conversation we are all eager to have."