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Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. New [11/9/18] review here.

Mrs. Obama was on 20/20, interviewed by Robin Roberts, the link to the interview here. [you may need to sign in with your cable provider...]

Just announced: this is the next pick for Oprah's book club. The article here


The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #19) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747800
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Published: Pantheon - November 6th, 2018

The White Darkness Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780385544573
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Published: Doubleday - October 30th, 2018

The Reckoning: A Novel Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385544153
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Published: Doubleday - October 23rd, 2018

Chosen for November IndieBound.org.


Unsheltered: A Novel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

October 14, 2018
Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Barbara Kingsolver about her novel "Unsheltered," where a dilapidated Victorian house, family fortunes in decline and the pressures of middle age all converge.

The author interview here.


The Witch Elm: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224629
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Published: Viking - October 9th, 2018

A Spark of Light: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780345544988
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 2nd, 2018

A few signed first editions available in the store.
You may add a comment to your order requesting a signed copy, and while supplies last, we will be happy to save one for you to pick up in the store or ship it directly to you.


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781936787975
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Published: Catapult - October 2nd, 2018

In her stunning memoir, the freelance writer tracks the story of her own adoption, from when she was born premature and spent months on life support to the decision, while pregnant with her first child, to search for her birth family. Growing up the only person of color in an all-white family and neighborhood in a small Oregon town, Chung felt out of place. Her writing is vibrant and provocative as she explores her complicated feelings about her transracial adoption and the importance of knowing where one comes from. A lovely new [9/27/18] review in The Seattle Times.

Chosen for October IndieBound.org.


American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101902806
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2018

“American Wolf” tells the tale of O-Six, a Yellowstone alpha female who was known as the “most famous wolf in the world“. As author and environmental activist Rick Bass writes in The New York Times Book Review, it also tells the story of the people who love and hate the wolves (which were reintroduced to the Rockies in recent decades), and the complex politics of the West surrounding them.

It is the October pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club.
All the information is here: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/the-october-pick-for-the-pbs-newshour-new-york-times-book-club-is-american-wolf


Fear: Trump in the White House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501175510
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 11th, 2018

We have this back in stock, and we would be happy to save one for you! Give us a call, or order one here. We will be happy to send it to you, or hold it for you to pick up in the store.

An initial review in The SeattleTimes from September 5, 2018, is here. "Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is damning, depressing — and heartening ..."

Mr. Woodward was on The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Link to the interview here.

An editorial by Leonard Pitts Jr., journalist at the Miami Herlad, syndicated columnist, published in The Seattle Times on Sundays. His September 13, 2018 column here:  "Will Bob Woodward help upend another presidency?"


21 Lessons for the 21st Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525512172
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 4th, 2018

French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062846921
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2018

A new [8/31/18] review in The Seattle Times: Patrick deWitt's “French Exit” begins with an irresistible bang: We meet two insanely rich people, who are about to become insanely broke. The pair, who live in eccentric seclusion in a lavish apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, clearly aren’t going to handle an impoverished life very well.


These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018


Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less). New review in the New York Times here.

Lepore is coming to Seattle Arts & Lectures in October, visit that website here.
 


Leadership: In Turbulent Times Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476795928
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 18th, 2018

What Doris Kearns Goodwin thinks Trump could learn from Lincoln’s ‘hot letters.' A review in The Washington Post here.

Goodwin is coming to Seattle Arts & Lectures in October, visit that website here.
 

 


Clock Dance: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521228
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Published: Knopf - July 10th, 2018

A few signed first editions available in the store.
You may add a comment to your order requesting a signed copy, and while supplies last, we will be happy to save one for you to pick up in the store or ship it to you.


Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690399
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018

Staff recommended: Part noir thriller and part bromance, follow Obama and Biden fighting sinister forces. A cathartic read for these times. Fun! ~ Susan


There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

Staff recommended: Mary Kay strongly recommends THERE THERE by Tommy Orange, an outstanding and much reviewed first novel about the Native American experience in contemporary Oakland, CA. 


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Stirring and enraging, “The Hate U Give” squeezes the air from your lungs. Bleak and heavy, it’s also hopeful and joyous. A palpable manifestation of suppressed anger and frustration too powerful to ignore, it offers a complex look at a complicated problem, one screaming to be addressed.

New review here.
Audrey Wells’ script necessarily streamlines events — there’s more space on the page than on film. And as we always say: The book is better than the movie!


Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171276
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cultural atlas, full of compelling infographic visuals,  includes this one, entitled "Novel Niches" in which novels are arranged by genre and linked to subject matter.

And look what friend of the bookshop we found included in this graphic!