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Authors in town the week of Jan. 15: Daniel James Brown, Jess Walter join ‘Writers Resist’

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Author readings for the week of Jan. 15 include a star-studded “Writers Resist” program at Town Hall Seattle, and David B. Williams discussing his upcoming book on Seattle walks.



This stands alone as a guide to cheese, cheesemakers

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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“The Oxford Companion to Cheese” covers everything you could possibly want to know about cheese, from ancient and modern cheese making to the dizzying variety of cheeses today.



Upcoming readings: Daniel James Brown and Jess Walter

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Readings for the upcoming week including a “Writer’s Resist” event featuring Daniel James Brown and Jess Walter, and a look at an upcoming book on Seattle walks by David B. Williams.



When your son is a girl: Seattle author tells a story of gender dysphoria

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800

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Seattle author Laurie Frankel’s new book, “This Is How It Always Is,” is the story of a family with a child who wants to undergo a gender transition.



A new-to-Seattle reading list, part 2: The nonfiction edition

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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These books tell Seattle’s backstory, including entertaining takes on local history, compelling personal stories and remembrances of the city’s changing music scene.



Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’: transition zone from an old life to a new one

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Rachel Cusk’s new novel “Transit” follows a divorced woman in London as she encounters an ensemble of characters on her way to building a new life.



‘Hola and Goodbye’: a warm portrait of a multigenerational family

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Seattle writer Donna Miscolta’s story collection “Hola and Goodbye” pays tribute to themes of heritage, immigration and identity in its portrait of a multigenerational Southern California family.



Shanthi Sekaran’s ‘Lucky Boy’: one child, three loving parents

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0800

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Shanthi Sekaran’s novel “Lucky Boy”, the story of an undocumented immigrant who is separated from her child, is set in genteel upper-middle- class Berkeley. Sekaran will appear Jan. 17 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.



‘K Street’: when the machinery of government goes haywire

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:08:45 -0800

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Seattle author Mike Lawson, writing under the name of M.A. Lawson, tells a story ripped from today’s headlines about government upheaval in his new book “K Street.” Lawson will read and sign at several locations in the Seattle area.



Sherman Alexie, Annie Proulx, Lindy West win Pacific Northwest Bookseller Awards

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:30:59 -0800

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The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, the organization that represents independent booksellers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, has announced its 2016 book awards. Here’s the list: “Barkskins” by Annie Proulx. An 400-year epic novel about the despoliation of the North American forests, told through the lives of two intersecting families. Proulx lives in Carnation. “Bitch […]



Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:57:08 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Monica Crowley’s “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the “opportunity” for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her text. Crowley is a syndicated talk show host and Trump’s pick to serve as director of communications at the […]



Obamacare expert: ‘This couldn’t be a more Republican policy’

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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With Republican threats to dismantle the Affordable Care Act looming, Daniel E. Dawes, a health-care lawyer and the author of “150 Years of Obamacare,” is hearing concerns nationwide.



‘The Whistler’ is a national best-seller

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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“Killing the Rising Sun” is a Publishers Weekly nonfiction best-seller.



‘Atlas Obscura’ is a Pacific NW nonfiction best-seller

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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“The Underground Railroad” is a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association fiction best-seller.



Author readings: an astrobiologist and an adventure story

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Here’s a taste of the most noteworthy author readings for the week of Jan. 8.



‘The Inheritance’: a gentleman detective tries to save a friend

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Charles Finch’s 10th mystery featuring amateur sleuth Charles Lenox features a world-famous scientist in fear of his life, along with satisfying digressions on life in 19th-century England.



‘In the Midnight Hour’: the soulful life of Wilson Pickett

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Tony Fletcher’s new biography, “In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett,” faithfully documents the life of the transcendently talented soul singer.



‘The Sleepwalker’: secrets of a nighttime wanderer

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Chris Bohjalian’s compelling novel “The Sleepwalker” tells the story of a family with sleepwalking in their genes.



Issaquah bookbinder among handful at libraries nationwide still operating a ‘mendery’

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 15:25:22 -0800

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King County Library System bookbinder Donald Vass said it took him 15 years to master the skills of book mending. Here’s one how-to: Use a hypodermic needle to shoot bits of wheat paste into the corners of dog-eared covers to stiffen them.



‘A Drop of Ink’: Another haunted writing session at a Swiss villa

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0800

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Inspired by the Gothic writing session that produced “Frankenstein,” Washington state novelist Megan Chance in “A Drop of Ink” imagines different participants in the same spooky location.