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Host Terry Tazioli discusses the latest books and has conversations with noted authors. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn recommends related authors and other reading material.

TV Schedule

Greg Martin, Stories for Boys #307 [TV-G]
Greg Martin's father tried to kill himself to hide a secret he'd hidden from his family for decades.

  • KET2 Monday, August 18 at 1:00 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Amy Tan, The Valley of Amazemen #326 [TV-G]
Another stirring novel about mother-daughter relationships from the author of The Joy Luck Club.

  • KET Tuesday, August 19 at 2:30 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, December 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Guy Gavriel Kay, River of Stars #308 [TV-G]
The fantasy fiction writer discusses his epic of prideful emperors and nomadic invasions.

  • KET2 Monday, August 25 at 1:00 pm EDT

Tim Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher #101 [TV-G]
The riveting story of Edward Curtis, whose now-famous Native American photographs earned him scorn and poverty during his own lifetime.

  • KET Tuesday, August 26 at 2:30 am EDT

Christa Parravani, Her #309 [TV-G]
A heart-wrenching memoir of the author's struggle after losing her identical twin sister to suicide.

  • KET2 Monday, September 1 at 1:00 pm EDT

Ian Rankin, Standing In Another Man's Grave #201 [TV-G]
Former detective John Rebus investigates the disappearance of three women in Ian Rankin's thriller.

  • KET Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 am EDT

Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat #310 [TV-G]
A ragtag group of young Americans rowed to gold at the 1936 Olympics, right in the face of Hitler.

  • KET2 Monday, September 8 at 1:00 pm EDT

Sam Kean, The Violinist's Thumb #202 [TV-G]
Sam Kean explores the fascinating world of DNA, proposing that human genetics is responsible for qualities ranging from musical talent to skin tone to Einstein's genius.

  • KET Tuesday, September 9 at 2:30 am EDT

Lee Child, Never Go Back #311 [TV-G]
In Child's latest thriller, Jack Reacher lands in Virginia to find his old headquarters in an uproar, Susan Turner in jail, and lawyers on his tail.

  • KET2 Monday, September 15 at 1:00 pm EDT

Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell #203 [TV-G]
The latest in Richelle Mead's Bloodline series features a teen hiding the existence of vampires.

  • KET Tuesday, September 16 at 2:30 am EDT

Jeff Guinn, Manson #312 [TV-G]
Through first-ever interviews with Manson's sister and others, Guinn offers new insights into the horrific murders committed by Charles Manson and his "family."

  • KET2 Monday, September 22 at 1:00 pm EDT

Frederick Hoxie, This Indian Country #204 [TV-G]
Prominent historian Frederick Hoxie traces the history and heroes of Indian political activism.

  • KET Tuesday, September 23 at 2:30 am EDT

Ivan Doig, Sweet Thunder #313 [TV-G]
In Doig's latest novel, journalist Morrie Morgan takes on the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

  • KET2 Monday, September 29 at 1:00 pm EDT

Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie #205 [TV-G]
Ayana Mathis' novel follows the lives of Hattie Shepherd and her 12 children.

  • KET Tuesday, September 30 at 2:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned David Laskin, The Family #314 [TV-G]
The founding of Israel, the Holocaust, and Maidenform feature into the genealogy of Laskin's family.

  • KET2 Monday, October 6 at 1:00 pm EDT

Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat #206 [TV-G]
Michael Moss delves into the world of processed foods, where armies of chemists invent foods designed to target the public's "bliss point. "

  • KET Tuesday, October 7 at 2:30 am EDT

Rebecca Eaton, Making Masterpiece #315 [TV-G]
The Emmy-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece discusses Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

  • KET2 Monday, October 13 at 1:00 pm EDT

Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins #207 [TV-G]
In Jess Walter's acclaimed novel, the lives of his protagonists match the title of the book.

  • KET Tuesday, October 14 at 2:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Laurie King, The Bones of Paris #316 [TV-G]
Real bones and real chills highlight King's latest thriller featuring Inspector Harris Stuyvesant.

  • KET2 Monday, October 20 at 1:00 pm EDT

Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick: The Mystery Woman #208 [TV-G]
In Jayne Ann Krentz' latest paranormal romance novel, detective Beatrice Lockwood encounters a mad scientist with an ancient Egyptian potion for reviving the dead.

  • KET Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Bob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul #317 [TV-G]
The spy thriller with twists and turns, where nobody is quite who they seem to be, is discussed.

  • KET2 Monday, October 27 at 1:00 pm EST

Gretel Ghrlich, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of a Tsunami #209 [TV-G]
Gretel Ehrlich chronicles stories of devastation, heartbreak, and human resilience in Japan's 2011 tsunami.

  • KET Tuesday, October 28 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Paul Harding, Enon #318 [TV-G]
A grieving father struggles to come to grips with his teenage daughters' death in Harding's book.

  • KET2 Monday, November 3 at 1:00 pm EST

Ivan Doig, The Bartender's Tale #210 [TV-G]
Ivan Doig's latest novel concerns a young boy growing up in rural Montana.

  • KET Tuesday, November 4 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Elizabeth George, Just One Evil Act #319 [TV-G]
Inspector Thomas Lynley pursues a case of child abduction and murder from England to Italy and back.

  • KET2 Monday, November 10 at 1:00 pm EST

Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic #211 [TV-G]
Julie Otsuka's novel tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago.

  • KET Tuesday, November 11 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Langdon Cook, The Mushroom Hunters #320 [TV-G]
Landon Cook takes readers inside the "Wild West" subculture of mushroom hunters.

  • KET2 Monday, November 17 at 1:00 pm EST

Jonathan Evison, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving #212 [TV-G]
Jonathan Evison's poignant and humorous novel follows Ben, the caregiver to a petulant teen struggling with muscular dystrophy.

  • KET Tuesday, November 18 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Mark Helprin, In Sunlight and In Shadow #321 [TV-G]
Helprin's novel is a powerful love story and battle against the mafia, played out on the grand stage of post-WWII New York City.

  • KET2 Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Manil Suri, The City of Devil #213 [TV-G]
Sarita searches for her physicist husband in Mumbai, emptied by the threat of nuclear annihilation, in Manil Suri's searing love story.

  • KET Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Debbie Macomber, Starry Night #322 [TV-G]
Big-city society columnist Carrie Slayton journeys to the Alaskan wilderness for the story of a lifetime and finds love.

  • KET2 Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

#341 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Jonathan Lethem, Dissident Gardens #323 [TV-G]
An American communist and an activist, mother and daughter, antagonize and love each other in Lethem's latest novel.

  • KET2 Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

#342 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Elizabeth Gilbert, The Sig. of All Things #324 [TV-G]
Gilbert's novel follows brilliant botanist Alma Whittaker on a voyage of science and desire.

  • KET2 Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

#343 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Garrison Keillor, O What A Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound #325 [TV-G]
The celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion has written his first poetry collection.

  • KET2 Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

#344 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

#345 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being #327 [TV-G]
A despairing Japanese teen's journal washes up on a Canadian beach, uniting its writer and reader.

  • KET2 Monday, January 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#346 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Armistead Maupin, The Days of Anna Madrigal #328 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, January 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#347 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Nicola Griffith, Hild #329 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#348 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Tom Nissley, A Reader's Book of Days #330 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#349 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction #331 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#350 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Dinaw Mengestu, All Our Names #332 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, February 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#351 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Carol Cassella, Gemini #333 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, February 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

#352 [TV-RE]

  • KET Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:30 am EST

Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See #334 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, February 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Sam Kean, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons #335 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Robin Oliveira, I Always Loved You #336 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, March 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Tom Rachman, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers #337 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? #338 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Joseph Boyden, The Orenda #339 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST
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