S4 E25: Tyler Kepner, Monica L. Smith, and Mathew Sleeth

In this episode of This Is the Author meet Tyler Kepner, author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches; Monica L. Smith, author of Cities; and Matthew Sleeth, author of Reforesting Faith. Each of these authors wants to ensure that the history and importance of particular people and places are acknowledged, explored, and celebrated—whether it’s a beloved baseball pitcher, a bustling city, or the beauty of trees in the natural world. And, learn why one author’s recording experience reminded him of reading aloud in first grade.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
Author: Tyler Kepner
Read By: Tyler Kepner

The New York Times baseball columnist shares an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.

“There has been so much good writing on the subject of baseball that you sometimes wonder if there can be a fresh way to go about it. But Tyler Kepner turns the trick. Analytical and anecdotal, insightful and entertaining, K is a welcome addition to the baseball bookshelf.” —Bob Costas

Cities

A sweeping history of cities through the millennia—from Mesopotamia to Manhattan—and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance.

“[An] enjoyable, humorous combination of archeological findings, historical documents, and present-day experiences.” —Publishers Weekly

Reforesting Faith

The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you’ve missed the forest…and the trees. In this groundbreaking walk through Scripture, former physician and carpenter Dr. Matthew Sleeth makes the convincing case why trees are essential to every Christian’s understanding of God.

“Reforesting Faith affirms that trees play a central role in the teachings of many religions around the world. The book is a fascinating journey into our past that teaches us what we must do to ensure a future full of beauty, life, and purpose.” —Dan Chu, executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation

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