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Dennis Lehane’s on what it’s like to write both books and movies

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:13:04 -0700

Dennis Lehane talks about his latest book, which like many of his other books is set to be a movie.

New book ‘Churchill and Orwell’ finds the iron core of both men relevant in today’s world

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Thomas Ricks’ book explores the lives of two very different Englishmen who fought against fascism and communism.

Guidebook tells how to take your kitty mountain climbing

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The book “Adventure Cats” is serious about helping felines live nine lives to the fullest.

Stephen King calls Islamic State ‘rogue cult’ on Twitter

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:44:06 -0700

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Horror author Stephen King says Islamic State is a “rogue cult” and that the group’s bombings will eventually lead to its undoing. King made the comments via his Twitter account on Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a suicide bombing attack at an Ariana Grande show on Monday night that left […]

Bill Gates reveals his summer reading list

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:07:16 -0700

Yes, Bill Gates has time to read -- and some suggestions.

What happens when you have to break up with your book club?

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Book clubs can be the epicenter of fierce friendships and also of enmity; a breeding ground for resentments large and small. They can be as fraught with drama as any romance, and like love, can lead to breakups, anticipated or not.

E-books aren’t dying, but their quest to dominate the world has hit a speed bump

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

It turns out that not all readers are quite ready to give up the tactile pleasures of holding a hardcover or paperback in their hands.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks on life after loss: ‘Ask me how I am today’

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:04:34 -0700

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined author Cheryl Strayed at The Moore Theatre Tuesday to discuss her book, "Option B," about grief and loss.

New American Writers Museum lets Prince’s lyrics rub elbows with Hemingway’s works

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:19 -0700

The museum wanted the broadest possible concept of writing, one that includes not just novels, memoirs and poetry, but screenplays, journalism, rap lyrics, advertising slogans and even stand-up comedy.

Cultural FOMO: the neverending struggle to keep up

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Books, TV shows, podcasts, news stories, the latest meme. There’s a constant stream of media to keep up with. How do we stay sane?

A Seattle summer reading challenge for all ages: book bingo

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:22:59 -0700

Looking to stretch your reading horizons? Use these reading bingo cards brought to you by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library.

15 books we recommend for your summer reading pleasure — plus a dozen paperbacks

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Arts critic Moira Macdonald has saved you the trouble of getting ready for vacation — or long weekends — by browsing stacks of books and finding the perfect tomes to keep you company. She also offers a list of a dozen paperbacks, easy to tote along.

9 local literary celebs tell us what they’re reading this summer

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Seattle-area booksellers, librarians and authors share their summer-reading plans.

Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan featured in free “buzz book” compilation

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:20:09 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from new books by Louise Erdrich and Amy Tan can be read for free in a pair of new digital compilations. The industry newsletter Publishers Lunch announced Tuesday that 53 works coming out this fall and winter will be highlighted in “Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter” and “Buzz Books 2017: Young […]

20 authors booked to be in Seattle this summer

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Dennis Lehane, Louise Penny, Kristin Hannah, Delia Ephron, Sherman Alexie and Arundhati Roy are just a few.

10 of the summer’s hottest crime-fiction titles

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Need a little mystery to go with your iced tea? Try one of these.

‘The Rosie Project’ author returns with a second-chance love story

Sun, 14 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Graeme Simsion’s new novel, “The Best of Adam Sharp,” opens 22 years after “The Rosie Project” left off.

‘The Radium Girls’ tells of the women whose deaths revolutionized the workplace

Sun, 14 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Kate Moore’s book honors the lives — and horrifying deaths — of early 20th-century women whose work with the newly discovered substance radium maimed and killed them.

Philip Caputo’s latest heads deeper into Mexico, drug wars

Sun, 14 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Two Americans trying to do good in a Mexican village are at the center of “Some Rise by Sin,” Philip Caputo’s 16th book, and he’s a writer who knows how to set a scene and build tension. He’ll be at Town Hall Seattle on Friday, May 26.

Whether you’ll watch the new series or not, Anne of ‘Green Gables’ is worth revisiting

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:06:16 -0700

The plucky redhead is on the mind of arts critic Moira Macdonald — thanks to the new Netflix series “Anne with an E” — and she caught up with her old friend by rereading L.M. Montgomery’s classic book from 1908. You should, too, she writes.