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Adam Woog’s 10 best mysteries of 2016
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:03:00 -0800
Adam Woog’s list of his 10 favorite mysteries of 2016 constitutes a ripping good reading list for now and well into 2017.
‘The Glass Universe’: Women pioneers of research study the stars
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:03:00 -0800
Dava Sobel’s new book, “The Glass Universe,” tells the story of a group of women at Harvard who conducted breakthrough research on the nature of stars and the universe. Sobel appears Thursday, Dec. 15, at Town Hall Seattle.
18 books perfect for the bookworm in your life
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0800
Page-turning selections of literature, art appreciation, history and nature, chosen by Seattle Times book critic Mary Ann Gwinn for giving and receiving.
Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:07 -0800
STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won’t be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet. Dylan, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature, declined the invitation to the Dec. 10 prize ceremony and banquet, pleading other commitments. […]
‘Other Minds’: Diving deep into the world of the octopus
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800
Peter Godfrey-Smith’s new book, “Other Minds,” delves into the deep mysteries of the octopus, both its evolution and its many marvelous abilities. Godfrey-Smith appears Thursday, Dec. 8, at Town Hall Seattle.
The King County Library System’s five top books of 2016
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:05 -0800
The King County Library System, one of the largest public library systems in America with a lot of avid readers among its patrons, has released its list of the five most popular books of 2016. The library measures popularity by the number of holds placed on a title. Best of 2016 The OG sandwich — […]
The best books of 2016, from our critics
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800
Seattle Times book reviewers share their fiction and nonfiction favorites from the past year, from the challenging to the sublime.
Sherman Alexie Jr.’s ‘Thunder Boy Jr.’ pulls in end-of-year accolades
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:17:10 -0800
Seattle’s Sherman Alexie Jr. is a versatile fellow – he’s written novels, poetry, screenplays and young adult books. His “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” won a National Book Award for Young People’s literature. Alexie published a picture book this year, and the critics loved that too. “Thunder Boy Jr.”, about a little […]
Three books take you back to the time of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:13:18 -0800
Thanks to Google Doodle, Louisa May Alcott is trending on Twitter – it’s her 184th birthday. How cool is that? Of course you have read “Little Women,” Alcott’s wonderful novel about a family of four New England girls and their fortunes and misfortunes as they struggle with the upheaval caused by the Civil War. Alcott […]