Continuing an annual tradition, the 2014 holiday gift books edition of Word By Word: Conversations With Writers on North Bay Public Media, KRCB-FM. host Gil Mansergh welcomes back the book buyers from the local Copperfield’s Bookstores, Sheryl Cotleur and Michelle Bellah with their always challenging task of choosing which books to talk about when they only have an hour to do it.
We are doubly pleased this year, because Sheryl served as one of the judges for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, and she gives us an insider’s peek at that process and the panel’s final selection, Philip Klay’s novel Redeployment.
In addition to fiction, we hear selective ideas for exceptional coffee-table books, nonfiction books, biographies, resource books, cookbooks, and how-to-do-it books, as well as books for young adults and children. It’s a lot of ground to cover, but Bellah (as she likes to be called), Gil and Sheryl approach the task with joy and happiness.