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‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ is the local fiction best-seller

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is the local nonfiction best-seller.



‘The Woman in the Window’ is the nation’s top fiction best-seller

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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“Fire and Fury” is the nation’s top nonfiction best-seller.



Can nuclear energy save our environment? Authors make a case in ‘Seeing the Light’

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

The book is a worthy read to understand Scott Montgomery and Thomas Graham’s intriguing scenario of growing the peaceful use of nuclear energy to avoid climate change. They will be speaking Jan. 26 at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum.



Seattle author begins a crucial discussion in ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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Ijeoma Oluo’s new book, essentially a set of guidelines and tips for discussing race across identities, is timely and urgent.



Nathaniel Rich’s dark thriller takes its cues from jazz and film noir

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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It isn’t quite “Ragtime” — but “King Zeno” is a fun read and more ambitious than most genre novels.



A journey for everyone in ‘Epic Drives of the World’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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This new collection, from the editors of Lonely Planet, presents 200 road-trip ideas, all over the world.



The fight for Arthur Miller’s archive

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0800

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The battle over the late playwright’s manuscripts, private journals and other papers pitted two of the nation’s most prestigious archival institutions against each other. And it cracks a window onto the rarefied trade in writers’ papers.



Remembering beloved Seattle book dealer Louis Collins

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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One of Seattle’s most beloved book dealers, Louis Collins, longtime proprietor of Louis Collins Books and producer of the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, died of a heart attack on Jan. 2 at the age of 77.



Anne Fadiman, Ijeoma Oluo among authors discussing their books this week

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

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Here are notable author events for the week of Jan. 19-25.



Crime fiction: James Lee Burke’s latest brings back deputy ‘Robicheaux’

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

James Lee Burke’s “Robicheaux” revisits the author’s best-known figure: Dave Robicheaux, a Cajun sheriff’s deputy in Iberia Parish, Louisiana.



‘Origin’ is the nation’s top fiction best-seller

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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“Leonardo da Vinci” is the nation’s top nonfiction best-seller.



‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ is the local fiction best-seller

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

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"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" is the local nonfiction best-seller.



New novel ‘Red Clocks’ presents a not-that-far-fetched dystopia

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

Like Margaret Atwood in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Portland author Leni Zumas’ new book describes a future both frightening and all too possible.



Jayne Ann Krentz’s latest, ‘Promise Not to Tell,’ is full of murder and mayhem

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

The best-selling author’s new romantic-suspense novel is a compelling sequel to last year’s “When All the Girls Have Gone.”



Jesmyn Ward, Nikki Giovanni among notable authors in town

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

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Here are some interesting author events for the week of Jan. 12-18.



‘One of the most important American writers today’: Jesmyn Ward comes to Seattle

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Armed with two National Book Awards and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, author Jesmyn Ward will speak at Benaroya Hall on Jan. 17.



‘Frankenstein’ turns 200: Mary Shelley’s horror story was published this month in 1818

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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The genesis of “Frankenstein” began in 1816 when young Mary Shelley and a group of illustrious writers sat around a fireplace telling ghost stories; Shelley’s eventual book, “Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus,” was released on New Year’s Day of 1818.



In remembrance of Sue Grafton, who created memorable detective Kinsey Millhone, and left a remarkable literary legacy

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

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The literacy legacy of Sue Grafton, who died Dec. 28, is remarkable. She was — along with Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller and others — a pioneer in creating an American genre of female-centered detective fiction in the 1980s.



For your listening pleasure: 3 recommended audiobooks

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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A memoir, a thriller and a translated-from-the-Italian historical novel make for tasty listening.



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

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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