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Holiday Gift Suggestions for Book-Lovers from Nancy Pearl

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Aired on Wednesday, December 13th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak once again with our longtime book reviewer, Nancy Pearl. A retired librarian, bestselling author, literary critic, and former Tulsan, Nancy, now based in Seattle, is a well-known reading advocate who was named the 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. Here are the books that she recommended to us on today's program:
 
"The Talented Ribkins" by Ladee Hubbard
 
"10 Restaurants That Changed America" by Paul Freedman
 
"4321: A Novel" by Paul Auster
 
"Seven-Day Magic" by Edward Eager  
 
"A Long Way from Verona" by Jane Gardam
 
"Uncivil Seasons" by Michael Malone
 
"Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin
 
"Lucky Ones" by Julianne Pachico
 
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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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