Dog Eared Reads Episode 14

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Beyond the Cover Feature: Catherine Coulter, author of 70 books of both regency romance and FBI Thrillers, joins us this month to discuss her writing process, what it’s like to co-write with other authors, and shares some stories about her decades-long career as a full-time, bestselling writer.  She also dishes about some of her contemporaries, including J.T. Ellison, Clive Cussler and James Patterson.

Lively LibChats: Katie Baxter and Michael Bach from the Kodiak Public Library review “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling and discuss the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit game the library has brought in for patrons to check out and enjoy.  They also review “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott Odell and discuss how this popular 1960’s children’s book has historical relevance, is an accurate portrayal of native Alaskans travelling as far south as California in the pursuit of hunting sea otters, and how people interested in this history can use the KPL as a resource to research Aluutiq history from this era.

In a second interview, Michael Bach interviews local Daria Safronova-Simeonoff about her amazing adventure bringing microfiche of historical source documents back to the Kodiak Public Library.  She talks about what the microfiche contained, the process of acquiring them and bringing them to Kodiak, and the ongoing project of translating the documents from phonetic Aluutiq scribed in Cyrillic, into English – and what it might mean for the Kodiak Public Library as a resource library for historians in the future.

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