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.
Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe (#613) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
From The New York Times best-selling author Dava Sobel comes The Glass Universe. This week on Well Read, Sobel shares the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
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Jayne Ann Krentz, When All The Girls Have Gone (#614) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Today's Well Read guest believes at the core of the romance suspense novel lies a classic American story. Author Jayne Ann Krentz explains the core values present in each of her books; debunks the misconception that romance novels are sexual tales; and introduces us to an unlikely crime fighting couple in her new book "When All The Girls Have Gone." In Bookmarks, Mary Ann's list of improbable partners working together to right wrongs.
Tracy Kidder, A Trunk Full of Money (#608) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Author Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" tells the story of Paul English - founder of Kayak.com - a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often-humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.
Garth Stein & Mary Ann Gwinn: Writers to Reviewers (#615) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A show for readers, writers and reviewers. First author Garth Stein gives tips on navigating the world of the writer. Then some of our past guests weigh in on research, inspiration and writing styles. Finally, Mary Ann Gwinn is interviewed about life of a reviewer.
Mark Shriver Pilgrimage (#616) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Since his 2013 election, Pope Francis has captivated the world. In Pilgrimage, Mark Shriver, nephew of President Kennedy, retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open and unpretentious style... in so doing Shriver reveals his personal reconnection to his own religious commitments.
Ann Patchett, Commonwealth (#606) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Ann Patchett comes to the show with her newest book, Commonwealth - a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another. Full of rich characters intertwined in a complicated family dynamic full of explosive secrets.