The Best Books of 2020

In this episode, we're joined by librarians Vicki Huggins and Rachel Adams to talk about the library's best books of 2020 lists. We also talk about reading in 2020 and revisit our reading goals for the year. Recommended Reading Check out all of KCLS' Best Books on our Best Books page. Listen A transcript of…
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Long-distance Book Club

In this episode, we're tackling two categories from the 2020 annual reading challenge, 10 to Try. First, we talk to writer Sarah Gailey for the category "Read a book by an author whose gender is different from yours." Then, Emily chats with two friends about Tana French's new novel  for the category "Read a book…
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Feed Drop: Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, joins us for a conversation about: Immigrant experiences Writing a novel with multiple voices to avoid the "single story" Research while writing historical fiction National Book Awards judging process The Book of Unknown Americans The Book of Unknown Americans Listen A transcript of this episode is…
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Feed Drop: Terese Marie Mailhot in Conversation with Sara Ortiz

In this bonus listen, we're sharing a recording of a live event. Enjoy this conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries. Terese was joined by Sara Marie Ortiz, Manager of Native Education at Highline Schools. Listen A transcript of this episode is available at the end of the show notes. Watch You can…
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Feed drop: Nancy Pearl

In this bonus listen, we're sharing a recording of a live event. Emily talked to super librarian Nancy Pearl about her new book, The Writer's Library, what she learned talking to writers about their reading lives, her pandemic reads, and more.  Listen A transcript of this episode is available at the end of the show notes. Watch…
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The Great Outdoors

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about books about nature and books about journeys. We chat with Nancy Blakey, author of By the Shore, about the benefits of spending time in nature and some of her favorite Pacific Northwest outdoor experiences. Then, we hear from cartoonist, Seattle Public Library employee, and Washington…
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Feed Drop: Molly Wizenberg and Katrina Carrasco In Conversation

In this bonus listen, we're sharing a recording of a live event. Seattle writer Molly Wizenberg joined us for a discussion of her new memoir, The Fixed Stars. Katrina Carrasco, author of The Best Bad Things, moderated the conversation. They discussed queer identity, favorite queer writers, and more. Listen Download episodes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google. A transcript of…
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