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.
Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord (#529) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times best-selling author Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: King David. Brooks takes Well Read through his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.
Jim Lynch, Before The Wind (#530) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Author of The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, returns to Well Read with his long-awaited breakthrough - a grand saga of a sailing-obsessed family, "Before the Wind." Set in Seattle, Victoria and Olympia, much of the novel unfolds on the water in this two-decade odyssey of the Johannssen family.
Sam Quinones, Dreamland (#526) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In this special addition of Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar fills in as guest host to interview best-selling author and fellow former LA Times reporter, Sam Quinones, about the drug scourge running through our country. They will discuss the rise of pain killer abuse to heroin addictions.
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.
Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Yours Is Not Yours (#527) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Author of five novels, Helen Oyeyemi brings her new collection of short stories - What is Yours is Not Yours - to Well Read. The award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox brings together a series of stories cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.
Ethan Canin, A Doubter's Almanac (#523) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A writer who has been hailed as "the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation," Ethan Canin, the New York Times best-selling author of America America and The Palace Thief, comes to Well Read to discuss his latest novel. A Doubter's Almanac tells the story of a family as it explores the way ambition lives alongside destructiveness, obsession alongside torment, love alongside grief.
Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman (#531) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
National Book Award winning and best selling author Timothy Egan comes to Well READ with the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth century America - Thomas Francis Meagher. The Irish American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of Meagher.
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.