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Nonemma Donohue, The Wonderer (Episode #612)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Obedience to God? Mental deficiency? Medical anomaly? What is the reason behind a young girl's claim she no longer needs food. That is the premise in the novel "The Wonder." In this episode, best known for her book "Room," Emma Donoghue tells us why she wrote a book about a girl starving in remote Ireland; how she crafts a story told in small spaces; and, why she chose both a nurse and a nun to help unravel the mystery of a fasting girl. Mary Ann gives her recommendations for more Emma Donoghue to add to your reading list in Bookmarks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Margo Livesey, Mercury (Episode #611)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Dr. Alexander McCall Smith, Precious and Grace (Episode #610)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. Joins Well Read to discuss the latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series: Precious and Grace.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Dr. Larry Brilliant, Sometimes Brilliant (Episode #609)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. Dr. Brilliant shares his story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination meet the right circumstances to effect positive change, is the kind that keeps hope and the sense of possibility alive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
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