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Fall 2020: a few highlights of the virtual literary season

The usual flurry of author tours isn’t happening this fall — but authors are coming to Seattle nonetheless, by way of a computer screen. Here is just a sampling of some of the highlights of the virtual literary season:

Sigrid Nunez. Nunez’s new book, “What Are You Going Through,” examines the value of companionship, as a woman narrator describes a series of encounters.

Laila Lalami and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Two masterful chroniclers of the immigrant experience in fiction will speak in conversation, inspired by Lalami’s new nonfiction book “Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.”

Helen Macdonald. The naturalist will speak about her latest book, “Vesper Flights."

Michael Ian Black. He’ll speak about his latest book, “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son."

Barbara Kingsolver. Kingsolver’s essays and novels have been beloved for decades; she’s also an acclaimed poet, whose new volume of work is titled “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)."

Ron Chew. A Seattle historian, author and community organizer, Chew will speak about his new book, “My Unforgotten Seattle."

Tana French. French’s series, each narrated by a different member of the squad, are addictive masterpieces of suspense and voice. She’ll be interviewed at her SAL virtual event by another elegant practitioner of crime fiction, Ruth Ware.

Tommy Orange. Orange’s 2018 debut novel “There There,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, is the 2020 Seattle Reads selection.

The article in The Seattle Times with dates, times and virtual places.

Books: 
What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436034
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Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2020

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747169
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Published: Pantheon - September 22nd, 2020

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616209117
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 15th, 2020

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062993083
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

My Unforgotten Seattle Cover Image
By Ron Chew, Carey Quan Gelernter (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780295748412
Availability: Backordered
Published: International Examiner - October 1st, 2020

The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

One by One Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501188817
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 8th, 2020

There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

The Runaways: A Novel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781839760341
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Published: Verso Fiction - August 18th, 2020

The Forest of Enchantments Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9789353025984
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins India - August 20th, 2019

A House Is a Body: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616209896
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 11th, 2020

Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020