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Mark Shriver, Pilgrimmage

Since his 2013 election, Pope Frances has captivated the world. In Pilgrimmage, Mark Shriver, nephew of President Kennedy, retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open and unpretentious style... in so doing Shriver reveals his personal reconnection to his own religious commitments.

Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 pm on 12.2

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The weekly series WELL READ features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature. Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books — both fiction and non-fiction — and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works. This season features renowned authors Khaled Hosseini (And the Mountains Echoed), Temple Grandin (The Autistic Brain), Susan Orlean (Rin Tin Tin) and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout (The Burgess Boys). Following each interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to further explore the literary themes of the week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.