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Our Beloved Book Whiz, Nancy Pearl, Offers Summer Reading Suggestions

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Aired on Friday, June 30th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to welcome back to the show Nancy Pearl, our longtime book reviewer. A former Tulsa resident, Nancy is a retired librarian, best-selling author, literary critic, and tireless reading advocate -- as well as a frequent book reviewer for NPR's All Things Considered. She joins us to offer some can't-miss reading suggestions for the summer months. Here are the books she tells us about:

Peter Blauner, "Proving Ground"

Jamie Harrison, "The Widow Nash"

Stephen Mack Jones, "August Snow"

Joseph Kanon, "Defectors"

Steven Kinzer, "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire"

Laura McBride, "Round Midnight"

Bonnie Nadzam, "Lions"

Renee Patrick, "Design for Dying"

Nick Petrie, "The Drifter"

Drew Daywalt, "The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors"

Kathleen Rooney, "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk"

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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