This Week on Well Read TV: Margot Livesey Talks about MERCURY

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Margot Livesey will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Mercury (2016), released September 27. The tale of a Thoroughbred racehorse (the book’s namesake), ex-equestrian Viv Stephenson, and the depths of dangerous obsession, Mercury, writes Booklist reviewer Carol Haggas, is a “sublimely nuanced psychological exploration of personal ethics and responsibility ideal for book-discussion groups.” In the video clip above, Livesey discusses her interest in “the difference between a Scottish childhood and an American childhood” and how this distinction translates into the book itself.

To watch her full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, January 6.

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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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