This week on A Prairie Home Companion, an homage to the book (the paper kind) with a show for readers, including Ruth Harrison's encounter with Stephen King, Nick Lowe singing "When I Write the Book," a new version of "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Owl and the Pussycat" set to music. Plus, Maria Jette sings "Juliet's Waltz," The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, and The Hopeful Gospel Quartet sings the music of Tennyson. Plus the story of an encounter with "Papa" (Ernest Hemingway) at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, and again at a Lutheran Bible Camp in Michigan.