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Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

 



‘Dark in Death’ is the nation’s top fiction best-seller

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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



Into the wild: Alaska becomes star of family survival tale ‘The Great Alone’

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Kristin Hannah’s new novel, about a troubled family going “off the grid” in Alaska, is a worthy successor to “The Nightingale.” She will makes appearances Feb. 24 at Costco in Redmond and Feb. 27 at The Loft in Poulsbo.



‘The Great Alone’ is the local fiction best-seller

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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“Fire and Fury” is the local nonfiction best-seller.



‘Feel Free’: a beguiling stroll through Zadie Smith’s new essays

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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The author's topics range from Brexit to Billie Holiday to Jordan Peele’s wily comedy-horror film, “Get Out.” In everything to do with books, language and family experiences, she’s funny, intuitive, spry and sharp.



‘Farewell to the Horse’ celebrates the role of horses in history

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

Ulrich Raulff’s book is nothing less than a requiem Mass for this long-suffering, noble creature.



Walter Mosley brings us a new sleuth in ‘Down the River Unto the Sea’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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The prolific, gifted author of “Devil in a Blue Dress” returns with a new cop-turned-P. I.



All good magazines go to Heaven

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:09:21 -0800

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The Hyman Archive was confirmed as the largest collection of magazines in 2012 by Guinness World Records; then, it had just 50,953 magazines, 2,312 of them unique titles. Now it has 160,000 magazines, most of which are not digitally archived or anywhere on the internet.



Sex tapes, politics, cigarettes: a conversation with Fran Lebowitz

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

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When author and social commentarian Fran Lebowitz comes to Seattle Feb. 18, she’ll spend most of her visit taking questions from the audience. Since the election, she said, 90 percent of the questions people ask her are about politics.



‘Have a Nice Day’: a wittily animated gangster tale in China

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:36 -0800

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Movie review: The follow-the-money thriller is presented as a Darwinian commentary on ruthlessly modern materialism.



Popular books are ready for checkout — no waiting list — through Seattle Public Library’s Peak Picks program

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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SPL’s Peak Picks presents a curated collection of multiple copies of about 40 popular titles, both fiction and nonfiction, shelved together and available for immediate checkout at your neighborhood library; first come, first served.



New guide helps you find a snow-free South Sound hike near Olympia

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0800

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Craig Romano’s latest Mountaineers guide helps you pick a lowland trek around Olympia and environs.



Madeleine Albright joins Seattle Arts & Lectures lineup

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:59:52 -0800

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The former Secretary of State will discuss her new book, "Fascism: A Warning."



Want to work out like the ‘Notorious RBG’? Come meet her trainer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:35:42 -0800

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What's it like to be the personal trainer for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Turns out it doesn't involve a whole lot of talking.



Why a group of Seattle mothers and children came together to write their own alphabet book

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:53:00 -0800

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The Seattle families brought in family possessions, rooted in Somali culture, to be photographed to appear alongside the appropriate letter of the alphabet. The plan now is to distribute 1,000 copies of “Baro Af-Soomaali” locally, before marketing the book more broadly.



Celebrated author David Grossman wins 2018 Israel Prize

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:34:46 -0800

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Celebrated Israeli author David Grossman has been awarded the country’s highest literary accolade, the Israel Prize for Literature, for this year. Israel’s Education Ministry announced on Monday that Grossman, who also won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” was the Israel Prize winner […]



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

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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



Strong women lead two crime-fiction tales

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

Reviewer Adam Woog looks at Seattle writer Robin Oliveira’s engrossing “Winter Sisters” and Karen Cleveland’s swift and sure-footed debut, “Need to Know.”



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

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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“Fire and Fury” is the local nonfiction best-seller.



For Valentine’s Day, here are four books with different takes on love

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

With Valentine’s Day approaching, arts critic Moira Macdonald sifted through her pile of new releases to find some especially appropriate reads for this most romantic of holidays.



Q&A with Steve Coll on ‘America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan’

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Steve Coll, who appears in Seattle on Feb. 15, answers questions about his new book, “Directorate S: the C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the sequel to his 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Ghost Wars.”