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January 2023 Seattle Times Catch-Up

January 4, 2023. Debunking wellness myths with "You Just Need to Lose Weight"
Portland-based author Aubrey Gordon brings skillful analysis, acute understanding and a dose of humor to her newest book. The column/review is here.

January 6, 2023. Books are magic — vessels for words that can make you feel happy or heartbroken.
Tell us how you want to feel.
We’ll tell you what to read next

"We asked more than a dozen booksellers and librarians to prescribe books that personally made them feel joyful, nostalgic, scared, smart, inspired, heartbroken, adventurous, rebellious, less lonely or loved....We got almost 100 recommendations with a few books getting more than one nomination. [note: Michelle Bear is one of the people they tapped for this list. Hooray!]

American poet, essayist and professor Ross Gay emerges as the top author for books that make readers feel joyful.
Ed Yong’s book “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us” is a popular recommendation as a book that makes readers feel smart.
Meanwhile, Kelly Barnhill’s “When Women Were Dragons” is a favorite for women who want to feel rebellious."
[just listed a few of the books below -- all books in this really fun column are available to order.]
The column here!

January 10, 2023. Start 2023 with mysteries worth rereading and newer page-turners. The column here.
Many of the books deemed worthy of rereading are indeed still available to order! See below.

January 16, 2023. Allegra Goodman’s look at the traumas, revelations of growing up
“Sam” is a novel for anyone who’s witnessed a kid grow up, felt nostalgic, and yearned to watch the process all over again. The column here.

January 17, 2023. A new children’s book highlights architect behind Pacific Science Center
Katie Yamasaki’s book is about her grandfather Minoru Yamasaki, who grew up in Seattle and designed Pacific Science Center and the original World Trade Center. The column here.

January 23, 2023. Henry Marsh's third memoir is a serious and wise book about the power of denial and how all of us can ignore uncomfortable truths. A neurosurgeon tells his powerful story of becoming the patient. The column here.

January 24, 2023 by Providence Cicero. A physician's cookbook explores the link between food and Alzheimer’s.
The new cookbook “The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food,” by former OB/GYN Annie Fenn, offers 100 recipes for a brain-healthy diet.
The column here.

January 25, 2023. Fueled by her years as an elite runner and advocate for women in sports, Lauren Fleshman offers her inspiring personal story and a rallying cry for reform of a sports landscape that is failing young female athletes. "Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World. " The column here.

 

Books: 
“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People (Myths Made in America) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780807006474
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beacon Press - January 10th, 2023

Due back in stock end of February.


Inciting Joy: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643753041
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781643753287
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - August 16th, 2022

Staff recommended: They are indeed just delightful! ~Michelle


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593133231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385548229
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - May 3rd, 2022

Staff recommended by Elaine and Michelle.


Portrait of a Thief: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

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Portrait of a Thief: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593186060
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 4th, 2023

Locust Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250844231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Celadon Books - January 17th, 2023

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Moonflower Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062955463
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - November 30th, 2021

Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062196538
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 16th, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899538
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2020

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume II (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781984899545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2020

Rebecca Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743219570
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2001

A Test of Wills: The First Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062091611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 16th, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A George Smiley Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119784
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2011

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984881014
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2022

The Bullet That Missed: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593299395
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 20th, 2022

Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1) (Martin Beck Police Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
By Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo, Henning Mankell (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307390462
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - September 30th, 2008

Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander Series #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400031573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - January 14th, 2003

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307454546
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - June 23rd, 2009

I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781094080994
Availability: Backordered
Published: Blackstone Publishing - July 9th, 2019

In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143113492
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

Staff recommended series. "Series" only in the sense that they all feature the Dublin Murder Squad. Different main protagonist in each phenomenal novel. The others are there in the background, but the focus changes with each book. Quite well done literary mystery/thrillers.


City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062191359
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 10th, 2012

Tropic of Night: A Novel (Jimmy Paz #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061650734
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 30th, 2008

Valley of Bones: A Novel (Jimmy Paz #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061650741
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2009

The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061134005
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - October 3rd, 2017

Presumed Innocent Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781478948445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 30th, 2017

Sam: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593447819
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The Dial Press - January 3rd, 2023

Shapes, Lines, and Light: My Grandfather's American Journey Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324017011
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Norton Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

And Finally: Matters of Life and Death Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250286086
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2023

Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296783
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Press - January 10th, 2023

The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781648290367
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Artisan - January 3rd, 2023