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‘The Rooster Bar’ is nation’s top fiction best-seller

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It” is the nation’s top nonfiction best-seller.



‘The Midnight Line’ is local fiction best-seller

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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“Leonardo da Vinci” is the local nonfiction best-seller.



‘Mrs. Osmond’ continues Henry James’ 1881 masterpiece with vigor and style

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

“The Portrait of a Lady” has been begging for a sequel for 136 years. Enter Man Booker Prizewinner John Banville, who audaciously picks up where Henry James left us hanging.



Timely ‘Fable of Resistance’ involves global warming, Starbucks, beer

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Bill McKibben, known primarily as an environmentalist who writes for the layman, never lets his politics sour what is, at heart, a romp. The author of “Radio Free Vermont” will appear at Elliott Bay Book Co. on Monday, Nov. 20.



New book presents 100 inspiring, unsettling facts about black history

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s fascinating new book was inspired by a 1934 work by the pioneering black journalist Joel Augustus Rogers.



New biography of Chief Seattle is thorough, insightful and, at times, heartbreaking

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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David M. Buerge’s new biography is the result of 20 years of research about the man who gave our city its name.



Alec Baldwin and Tony Ventrella part of notable author events this week

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:11:54 -0800

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Here are notable author appearances for the week of Nov. 17-23.



Jeffrey Toobin writing book about Trump and Russia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:17:48 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Toobin’s next book will be a probe into Donald Trump’s election. The author and CNN commentator will write about alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia and the investigations by Congress and special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Doubleday announced Tuesday that the book was currently untitled and no release date has […]



Remember Pappy Pariah? Sean Penn has written a novel

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:33 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn is writing a novel about a “divorced, disillusioned man.” And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym “Pappy Pariah.” Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday that Penn’s “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” will come out March 27. The novel builds upon an audiobook […]



‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ is local fiction best-seller

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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“Leonardo da Vinci” is the local nonfiction best-seller.



bestsellers12

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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BEST-SELLERS As reported by Publishers Weekly Hardcover fiction 1. The Rooster Bar, John Grisham 2. Origin, Dan Brown 3. Deep Freeze, John Sandford 4. Uncommon Type, Tom Hanks Most Read StoriesEverett’s bikini baristas head to federal court to argue for freedom of exposureParents, adult son believed dead in Sammamish murder-suicideKickoff time, TV info announced for […]



2017 crime-fiction roundup: Let’s begin with 4 notable thrillers

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Here’s a look at A.J. Banner’s “The Twilight Wife,” Mick Herron’s “Spook Street,” Fred Vargas’ “A Climate of Fear” and Mick Finlay’s “Arrowood.”



Review: Reza Aslan’s intriguing book explores questions about ‘God’

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Driven by Reza Aslan’s grace and curiosity, “God” helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life.



Astronaut Scott Kelly details his extraordinary year aboard the International Space Station

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Scott Kelly’s book “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery” describes his childhood with identical twin Mark, also an astronaut, and the achievements of his adult life, including spending a record-setting 340 days aboard the ISS.



You can shower with the new Kindle — you just can’t read when it gets wet

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:34:37 -0800

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Tech Review: The Kindle Oasis is waterproof, which protects the device from accidental splashes and spills. But common with other gadgets, the touch screen gets errant when wet.



Matthew Weiner appearance in Seattle canceled

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:11:04 -0800

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The planned November 13 Town Hall appearance of Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men” and author of the new novel “Heather, the Totality,” was canceled Friday morning.



Ticket alert: Tom Hanks coming to Seattle in December as part of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:46:45 -0800

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Tom Hanks is coming to Seattle Dec. 6 to promote his first book of fiction, "Uncommon Type: Some Stories." Here's how you can get tickets.



Jeffrey Eugenides and Krysten Ritter among authors in town this week

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Here are notable author events for the week of Nov. 10-16.



New cycling guide offers epic Pacific Coast ride

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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‘Cycling the Pacific Coast’ is new from Mountaineers Books and Seattle rider/writer Bill Thorness.



The Book Fairies, including those in Seattle, leave books as gifts to be discovered

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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The Book Fairies, a worldwide group that leaves books as gifts in places including buses and park benches, has been working a little magic in the Seattle area. Next they plan to drop copies of Seattle author Rachel Linden’s “Ascension of Larks” in several West Coast cities.