PODCAST

An Adventurer Reckons With Profound Loss

BY MEGAN LABRISE • February 18, 2020

Legendary explorer Roman Dial spent two years in Costa Rica searching for his missing son.

 

On this episode, Dial, a renowned Alaskan adventurer and ecologist, presents his memoir, The Adventurer’s Son (William Morrow). The book centers on the tragic disappearance of his 27-year-old son, Cody Roman Dial, from Corcovado National Park in 2014.

Kirkus calls The Adventurer's Son, "A poignant, highly moving memoir of tragic circumstances and a lifelong love of exploring."

Dial discusses his family history, natural beauty, and his personal philosophy of balancing physical risk against emotional reward.

Then, children’s editor Vicky Smith, fiction editor Laurie Muchnick, and editor-in-chief Tom Beer join with their reading recommendations for the week.

 

Editors’ picks:

Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara, ill. by Micah Player (Schwartz & Wade)

Weather by Jenny Offill (Knopf)

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland (Tin House)

 

Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.

Our Take On This Week's Bestsellers

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    SKIP IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    SKIP IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

  • Our Verdict

    GET IT

Advertisement

The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

The Earth Issue: featuring conversations with Hope Jahren, Michael Christie, Anuradha Rao; and more

subscribe
  • The Kirkus Star

    One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.

  • The Kirkus Prize

    The Kirkus Prize is among the richest literary awards in America, awarding $50,000 in three categories annually.

    See the 2019 winners.

Great Books & News Curated For You

Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features in Kirkus Reviews. Get awesome content delivered to your inbox every week.

Thank you!