The KCTS 9 Book Club is a virtual* conversation event series, in collaboration with Third Place Books in Seattle and PBS Books.
Monthly book selections are made by a rotating group of Washington authors who will also host the virtual discussions. The twist: authors select books that aren't their own! Most months, books selected are fiction, but we may change it up once every so often. Themes correspond to current programming airing on KCTS 9.
Our May theme is "History" and we'll be reading The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. Steve Olson will be the facilitator. The book selection complements these programs on KCTS 9:
- NOVA: Dino Pompeii-May 11
- Great Performances: Merry Wives of Windsor- May 13
- Infamous History with Lucy Worsley- May 15
- American Experience: Plague at Golden Gate Bridge- May 17
- Mossback's Northwest- on demand at KCTS9.org/mossbacks-northwest
Books will be available for purchase through Third Place Books for a 20% discount**. Orders can be placed HERE and may be picked up in person at any Third Place Books location or shipped directly to you.
*You will receive a link to the virtual event in your reservation confirmation and in an email we send to you the day prior to the event.
**Discount applies only to physical copies for the month prior to the discussion. Audiobooks are available through www.Libro.fm. Should you need assistance locating a Braille copy or have budget restrictions, please contact KCTS 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 443-5476. It is important to us that everyone who wants to participate is able to do so.
Attendees agree to abide by the Cascade Public Media Event Code of Conduct.
About the Facilitator:
Steve Olson is the author of the book The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age, a new history of the nuclear era told from the perspective of the Hanford nuclear reservation. His previous book, Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, won the Washington State Book Award and was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon. He also is the author of Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and other books, and he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, the Smithsonian, and many other magazines. Since 1979, he has been a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national scientific organizations. A native of Eastern Washington, he now lives in Seattle.