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2021/2022 Seattle Arts + Lectures Season announced!

Featuring both in-person and digital options, and an incredible line-up of authors and thinkers ...

Details about the appearances, including reviews of books and great videos of the guests, all on the SAL website, here.

A brief list of the guests and dates of their appearances is here, and further down is a selection of the books with brief reviews...


Billie Jean King: Online-Only. Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:30 pm PST

Anthony Doerr: In-Person & Online. Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:30 pm PST

Lauren Groff: In-Person & Online. Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:30 pm PST

Louise Erdrich: Online-Only. Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:00 pm PST

Peter Wohlleben: Online-Only. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:30 pm PST

Rita Dove: Online-Only. Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30 pm PST

Cathy Park Hong in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online. Friday, January 28, 2022 7:30 pm PST

**New Addition to the Schedule** Michael Schur in Conversation with George Meyer: In‑Person & Online. Wednesday, February 2, 2022 7:30 pm PST.

Charles Yu: In-Person & Online. Tuesday, February 15, 2022 7:30 pm PST

Daniel James Brown: In-Person & Online. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:30 pm PST

**New FREE Addition to the Schedule**  Tune in virtually on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3 pm PT, for a conversation with Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie, the co-authors of "Abolition. Feminism. Now."  A limited number of free copies of "Abolition. Feminism. Now." is available for the first 400 registrants. All the infromation here.

Don Mee Choi: In-Person & Online. Thursday, April 7, 2022 7:30 pm PST

Richard Powers: In-Person & Online. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:30 pm PST

**New Addition to the Schedule**  Sonya Renee Taylor in Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: In-Person & Online. Monday, May 2, 2022 7:30 pm PST

**New Addition to the Schedule**  Natalie Baszile: In‑Person & Online Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:30 pm PST. Part of the Women You Need to Know series.

Books: 
All In: An Autobiography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101947333
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Published: Knopf - August 17th, 2021

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

In the Pulitzer Prize–winning "All the Light We Cannot See," Anthony Doerr crafted one of the most beloved novels of our time. A writer of immense imagination and compassion, Doerr has returned with "Cloud Cuckoo Land," a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood searching for hope in a broken world.

"Cloud Cuckoo Land" is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship—of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.
https://lectures.org/event/anthony-doerr/


All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

The Shell Collector: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439190050
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Published: Scribner - January 4th, 2011

Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

The author of six books of fiction, Lauren Groff has been described as brilliant and hard-working, “a woman of intellect and integrity, generous and warm, and hard to keep up with.” The same could be said of her stunning, glimmering prose.

The two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author returns with an exhilarating new novel called "Matrix," her first since the groundbreaking "Fates and Furies." In this tale of historical fiction, Groff follows the real-life figure of Marie de France into a violent, sensual world of religious ecstasy and consuming passion—a world that refuses to reconcile itself with Marie’s bold heart and crusading existence.
https://lectures.org/event/lauren-groff/


Fates and Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

Florida Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories Cover Image
By Flannery O'Connor, Lauren Groff (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358139560
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Published: Mariner Books - December 10th, 2019

The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

The Round House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061787423
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 23rd, 2016

The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

Around the time scientists discovered a vast underground network of fungi connecting trees of different species—an arboreal Internet or “wood wide web”—renowned forester and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben began to notice bizarre root shapes and strange growth patterns in the forests he tended in Western Germany.

In "The Hidden Life of Trees," Wohlleben describes what he learned by listening to trees; in his newest work, "The Heartbeat of Trees," he delves deeper, drawing on research and new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world.

https://lectures.org/event/peter-wohlleben/


The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393867770
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

The Darker Face of the Earth (Oberon Modern Plays) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781840021295
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 11th, 1999

Collected Poems: 1974-2004 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393354935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 14th, 2017

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982159313
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 25th, 2022

From the creator of The Good Place and the co-creator of Parks and Recreation, comes "How to Be Perfect"—a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,500 years of deep thinking from around the world. Q&A with George Meyer.

https://lectures.org/event/michael-schur/


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

An Abolitionist's Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250272973
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 25th, 2022

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

Charles Yu is the infinitely inventive writer on HBO’s Westworld and the author of four books, including his latest, "Interior Chinatown," winner of the 2020 National Book Award.

"Interior Chinatown" is a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.

https://lectures.org/event/charles-yu/


Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525557401
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Published: Viking - May 11th, 2021

Daniel James Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Indifferent Stars Above," "Under a Flaming Sky," and "The Boys in the Boat."

His latest, "Facing the Mountain," is a gripping saga about the contributions and sacrifices Japanese immigrants and their children made during World War II: the courageous Japanese American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families, incarcerated back home; and a young man who refused to surrender his constitutional rights.

https://lectures.org/event/daniel-james-brown/


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061348112
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Published: Mariner Books - September 22nd, 2015

Abolition. Feminism. Now. Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642592580
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

"Abolition. Feminism. Now." is a celebration of freedom work, a movement genealogy, a call to action, and a challenge to those who think of abolition and feminism as separate—even incompatible—political projects. Join these change-makers as they offer a course toward a liberated future.

A limited number of free copies of "Abolition. Feminism. Now." is available for the first 400 registrants.

https://lectures.org/event/abolition-feminism-now/


DMZ Colony Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
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Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

The multilayered works of National Book Award-winning translator, poet, and essayist Don Mee Choi are known for holding history accountable. Her most recent book, "DMZ Colony" is described as “a tour de force of personal and political reckoning set over eight acts.”

As a storyteller, Choi often weaves together poems, prose, photographs, and drawings to create a palimpsest of voices that further intertwine. In these fertile overlaps, Choi creates space for these voices to converse and to question truth, fact, and imagination.

https://lectures.org/event/don-mee-choi/


Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

The characters created by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Powers share a certain discomfort with the world. They shift between the impulse to connect and the urge to withdraw—into a novel, a piece of music, a movie house, a museum, even cyberspace.

"The Overstory," Powers’ sweeping, impassioned paean to the natural world, was a move to unite a cast of iconoclastic activists and resisters, roots to crown. His forthcoming novel, "Bewilderment," is a deeply felt study into attachment, loss, and hope: of a grieving father, an extraordinary yet troubled son, and an imperiled planet, each of which is inextricably linked with the others.

https://lectures.org/event/richard-powers/


The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love Cover Image
By Sonya Renee Taylor, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781523090990
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - February 9th, 2021

World-renowned activist Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of "The Body is Not An Apology," a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation.

Taylor is also a former National and International poetry slam champion, the author of two books, including "The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love," and an educator who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences, and individuals, from board rooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.

https://lectures.org/event/sonya-renee-taylor/


We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

Natalie Baszile has created an immersive, polyphonic examination of Black people’s connection to American land from Emancipation to the present day.

"We Are Each Other’s Harvest" is an anthology of essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories that explore the lives of Black farmers today: why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss, how they are building on the legacy of their ancestors, and the challenges they face in seeking to redress food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.

https://lectures.org/event/natalie-baszile/