On this broadcast of StudioTulsa, we speak with the author, editor, and retired librarian Nancy Pearl, formerly of Tulsa and now based in Seattle, who is also our longtime book reviewer. We called Nancy recently and asked her to offer a few can't-miss summer reading recommendations. Here are the titles that she spoke with us about:
Chris Bachelder, "The Throwback Special"
Margeret Lazarus Dean, "Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Space Flight"
Helen DeWitt, "Last Samurai"
Lissa Evans, "Crooked Heart"
Elly Griffiths, "The Crossing Place"
Michael Gruber, "The Good Son"
Dylan Hicks, "Amateurs"
Stan Jones, "White Sky, Black Ice"
Dominic Smith, "The Last Painting of Sara De Vos"
(Also, please note that we spoke with Nancy about two forthcoming books, both due out in November. One is Michael Chabon's "Moonglow" and the other is the third volume in Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.)