Read a Book About History

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about books about history. First, we talk to Amy Stewart about her historical mysteries, starting with Girl Waits With Gun, that star the real-life Kopp sisters, and her nonfiction on plants, bugs, and more. Then, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan discusses her historical thriller Manhattan Beach, her research process, and the lives of American women in the 1940s. Finally, Jeopardy champion and author Ken Jennings tells us about overdue library books, his podcast Omnibus, and presidential snacks.
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Read a Book about Family

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about books about families, including how we make families and what it means to be part of one. Journalist Angela Garbes joins us to discuss her book Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through The Science And Culture Of Pregnancy. Then we chat with Laurie Frankel, author of This…
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