Ann Patchett talks about her collection of essays, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Then we re-air our 2012 interview with Patchett’s mother Jeanne Ray — also a writer — about her novel, Calling Invisible Women.
Isabel Allende talks about her latest novel — and her first mystery — RIPPER. It’s about an appealing young sleuth who teams up with her grandfather and some online friends to solve a spate of murders in San Francisco. Then we re-broadcast our 2010 interview with Allende about her novel of revolutionary Haiti, Island Beneath The Sea.
Journalist Alan Weisman talks about his important and riveting new book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? It’s about the overpopulation crisis and how we can solve it.
Teacher John Hunter talks about the inspiring World Peace Game he’s been teaching to kids for thirty years. His book is WORLD PEACE AND OTHER FOURTH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS. And Heather Rogers talks about her book, GREEN GONE WRONG: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution.