Thursday, May 19, 2011

Author Diane Ackerman on NPR Today

I heard a wonderful interview today on the NPR show Radio Times with author Diane Ackerman, perhaps best known for her novel, The Zookeeper's Wife.  She was discussing her latest book, a memoir called One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing.  It's about her husband, fellow author Paul West, and a terrible stroke he suffered that took away his command of language, leaving them to recreate their own way of communicating with each other.  The interview was wonderful, and the book sounds warm, moving, and fascinating.  You can listen to the interview online or download it here.

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