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Book Recommendations with Nancy Pearl, America's Librarian

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill chat with Nancy Pearl! Nancy regularly offers book recommendations on NPR, was named Librarian of the Year in 2011 by Library Journal and even has her own action figure. Nancy has long been known for her ability to recommend books and now she's written her own debut novel, George and Lizzie.

During the conversation, Nancy discusses her new book, libraries and a whole slew of other fun topics. She then does us the honor of providing loads of book recommendations (listed and linked below). Take a listen!

Books featured in this episode

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The True Flag by Stephen Kinzer

The Brothers by Stephen Kinzer

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Half Magic by Edward Eager

Defectors by Joseph Kanon

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

Design for Dying by Renee Patrick

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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