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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.
Sam Kean, The Violinist's Thumb #202
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, December 10 at 2:30 am EST
Frederick Hoxie, This Indian Country #204
Prominent historian Frederick Hoxie traces the history and heroes of Indian political activism.
- KET Tuesday, December 17 at 2:30 am EST
Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie #205
Ayana Mathis' novel follows the lives of Hattie Shepherd and her 12 children.
- KET Tuesday, December 24 at 2:30 am EST
Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat #206
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, December 31 at 2:30 am EST
Tim Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher #101
The riveting story of Edward Curtis, whose now-famous Native American photographs earned him scorn and poverty during his own lifetime.
- KET2 Monday, January 6 at 1:00 pm EST
Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins #207
In Jess Walter's acclaimed novel, the lives of his protagonists match the title of the book.
- KET Tuesday, January 7 at 2:30 am EST
Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14 #102
The life and remarkable prison camp escape of North Korean Shin Dong-hyuk are chronicled.
- KET2 Monday, January 13 at 1:00 pm EST
Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick: The Mystery Woman #208
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, January 14 at 2:30 am EST
Louise Erdrich, The Round House #103
In this coming-of-age novel set on North Dakota's Ojibwe reservation, the lives of 13-year-old Joe Coutts and his mother are turned upside down by a mysterious crime.
- KET2 Monday, January 20 at 1:00 pm EST
Gretel Ghrlich, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of a Tsunami #209
Gretel Ehrlich chronicles stories of devastation, heartbreak, and human resilience in Japan's 2011 tsunami.
- KET Tuesday, January 21 at 2:30 am EST
Paul De Barros, Shall We Play That One Together? #104
Paul de Barros chronicles the fascinating life and beautiful music of Jazz great Marian McPartland.
- KET2 Monday, January 27 at 1:00 pm EST
Ivan Doig, The Bartender's Tale #210
Ivan Doig's latest novel concerns a young boy growing up in rural Montana.
- KET Tuesday, January 28 at 2:30 am EST
Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys #305
The novelist discusses her deeply illuminating story about the ties that bind us to family.
- KET2 Wednesday, January 29 at 10:30 pm EST
Mark Bowden, "The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden" #105
Bowden traces the United States' war on terror from 9/11 to the Navy Seals' daring elimination of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden.
- KET2 Monday, February 3 at 1:00 pm EST
Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic #211
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, February 4 at 2:30 am EST
Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died A Lot #106
Bookworld enforcement officer Thursday Next deals with an assassination attempt, her children's crises, and other challenges in Fforde's latest fantasy novel.
- KET2 Monday, February 10 at 1:00 pm EST
Jonathan Evison, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving #212
Jonathan Evison's poignant and humorous novel follows Ben, the caregiver to a petulant teen struggling with muscular dystrophy.
- KET Tuesday, February 11 at 2:30 am EST
David Blatner, Spectrums #107
Blatner explores the bizarre, beautiful wonders of our universe in language we all can understand.
- KET2 Monday, February 17 at 1:00 pm EST
Manil Suri, The City of Devil #213
Sarita searches for her physicist husband in Mumbai, emptied by the threat of nuclear annihilation, in Manil Suri's searing love story.
- KET Tuesday, February 18 at 2:30 am EST
G. Willow Wilson, Alif The Unseen #108
Hackers, geeks, the Arab Spring, a parallel universe, genies: they're all part of G. Willow Wilson's debut novel.
- KET2 Monday, February 24 at 1:00 pm EST
Domingo Martinez, "The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir" #109
First-time author Martinez' compelling memoir of growing up in the border town of Brownsville, Texas.
- KET2 Monday, March 3 at 1:00 pm EST
Karl Marlantes, What It Is Like to Go to War #110
The Vietnam veteran, author, and PTSD survivor discusses the mindset of the modern soldier.
- KET2 Monday, March 10 at 1:00 pm EST
Chris Cleave, Gold #111
Two Olympic speed cyclists must decide whether winning means more than friendship in Cleave's book.
- KET2 Monday, March 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST
Lesley Hazleton, "The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad" #112
Lesley Hazleton traces the dramatic life story of Muhammad, the prophet, the man, and the founder of Islam.
- KET2 Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST
Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday #113
The American scientist and author explores what modern can society learn from "primitive" cultures.
- KET2 Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST
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