King County Councilmember and Des Moines Library user Dave Upthegrove finished this year's 10 to Try reading challenge and shares his picks.
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.