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Last Build Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

 



‘Secrets in Death’ top national fiction best-seller

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” is top national nonfiction best-seller.



‘Glass Houses’ top local best-seller

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’ is No.1 local nonfiction best-seller.



‘Autonomous’: a funny, violent novel of robots, humans, radical science

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The first novel by renowned science popularizer Annalee Newitz is both extremely funny and unfussily violent.



Nathan Englander, Nicole Krauss among authors in town this week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Interesting author events for the week of Sept. 22-28.



An appreciation of Beverly Cleary: both children’s author and memoirist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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The Oregon author, beloved by generations of young readers, wrote two memoirs that are forgotten Northwest gems.



Authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Isabel Allende, others visiting Seattle this fall

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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A wide range of authors, from “America’s librarian” Nancy Pearl to Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander to actor Bruce Campbell (yes, of “The Evil Dead” fame) will be dropping by to read, sign and talk books.



‘Five-Carat Soul’: James McBride’s new short-story collection is a charmed one

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0700

The National Book Award winner for “The Good Lord Bird” releases his first collection of short fiction, all set in a working-class black neighborhood in Pittsburgh.



Jesmyn Ward is a finalist for the $50,000 Kirkus Prize

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:37:04 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward’s ghostly “Sing, Unburied, Sing” and Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel about refugees “Exit West” were among the finalists Tuesday for the fourth annual Kirkus Prize. Presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, the prize includes six nominees each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young people’s literature. Winners for […]



A riveting novel of injustice, race in the Jim Crow South

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Eleanor Henderson’s second novel, “The Twelve-Mile Straight,” is a masterful piece of storytelling. She will appear Sept. 18 at Elliott Bay Book Co.



‘Glass Houses’ tops national best-seller list

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is the No. 1 national nonfiction best-seller.



Drama swirls around immigrant family in Salman Rushdie’s ‘Golden House’

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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In his latest novel, Salman Rushdie tells a tale of a wealthy Mumbai family taking up residence in New York’s Greenwich Village in a post-Obama world.



Indian culture adds spice to Bharti Kirchner’s new Seattle mystery series

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

With “Season of Sacrifice,” Seattle author Bharti Kirchner launches a new series of mystery novels about a Seattle-based private investigator. She will make three appearances in Seattle, including Sept. 20 at Elliott Bay Book Co.



Crime-fiction roundup: Two great female detectives — and a call for help

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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New books featuring veteran detectives Vera Stanhope and Sharon McCone. Perhaps they could save Seattle Mystery Bookshop?



Joyce Maynard, Jamie Ford, Marie Lu among author appearances this week

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Here are some notable book events during the week of Sept. 15-21.



Frank Bidart among poets on National Book Awards long list

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:30:35 -0700

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The National Book Foundation released a long list of 10 poetry works, a day after announcing the long list for young people's literature. Nonfiction and fiction lists come out later in the week.



Book review: Clinton’s account of how she was ‘shivved’ in the 2016 presidential election

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:20:40 -0700

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What Happened By Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster. 494 pp. $30   Most Read StoriesSeahawks' Richard Sherman, dozens of athletes respond to Trump's rant against NFL player protestsGOP’s know-nothing approach to health care is symptom of a bigger disease | Danny WestneatA daring betrayal helped wipe out Cali cocaine cartelSeahawks, Titans stay in locker […]



White House accuses Hillary Clinton of ‘reckless attacks’ in book about election

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:40:57 -0700

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is accusing former campaign rival Hillary Clinton of “propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’s unsure if President Donald Trump will read “What Happened,” Clinton’s account of the 2016 campaign. She says the president is “pretty well-versed on what […]



Author Celeste Ng draws inspiration from her high-school years for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Celeste Ng’s second novel is “Little Fires Everywhere,” a layered tale of mothers and daughters. She’ll read from it Monday, Oct. 2, at Elliott Bay Book Co.



A family’s moving, mythical journey to a notorious prison

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Jesmyn Ward’s mesmerizing, cathartic family story is steeped in the painful legacy of American racism.



A grand, fluid dive into the exploration of ‘Tides’

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

“Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” offers a grand mix of science history, ocean lore and literary travel writing. Author Jonathan White will make an appearance at the University Lutheran Church on Sept. 12.