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Nelson Mandela and Valentine's Day

It's been 20 years since Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. We talk with Janet Heard, 2010 Neiman Fellow of Journalism at Harvard University and Executive Editor, Weekend Argus, Cape Town; and Frank Thomas, Chairman, The Study Group, and personal friend of Mandela.

Plus, Romance Novels with writer Judith Arnold; Yu Jin Ko, Professor of English at Wellesley College; and Jon Smyrnish, Buyer, New England Mobile Book Fair. And Valentine's Day food and wine with Sheryl Julian, food editor of the Boston Globe and Jonathan Alsop, founder of the Boston Wine School.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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