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The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780345540027
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 22nd, 2019

The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812994162
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Published: Random House - January 15th, 2019

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

Freefall: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062874832
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Published: Harper - January 8th, 2019

Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

The winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize finally published in the U.S.
Ms. Burns is the first author from Northern Ireland to win the prize.

"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian
"From the opening page her words pull us into the daily violence of her world--threats of murder, people killed by state hit squads--while responding to the everyday realities of her life as a young woman."--Kwame Anthony Appiah, chair of Man Booker Prize judging panel.

An interview on npr, here.

The complete review in The Guardian, here.


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


Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250066206
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 27th, 2018

Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

One of Bill Gates' top 5 books of 2018.
View the whole list on his website here.

Also Chapter #5 in the PBS Newshour Now Read This Bookclub. All kinds of great information, and interviews with the author on that website.

 


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

One of Bill Gates' top 5 books of 2018.
View the whole list on his website here.


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

One of Bill Gates' favorite books of 2018.

Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and current co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a tradition of releasing a December list of his favorite books of the year.
Here is the list on his site with his unique/fun method of delivery.


Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393608984
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 24th, 2018

One of Bill Gates' top 5 books of 2018.
View the whole list on his website here.


Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524796280
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Published: Bantam - November 20th, 2018

A Separation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576119
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

The PBS NewsHour New York Times book club "Now Read This" November 2018 selection.

 Katie Kitamura’s psychological thriller “A Separation.”

A psychological thriller about a woman who learns that her estranged husband has gone missing in Greece, and tries to find him. It explores intimacy and infidelity, power and control. It was named a best book of the 2017 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and many more.

All the information here.

‘Reading is part of my job,’ and more writing advice from author Katie Kitamura.
Kitamura shares her writing routine (much different now that she’s a mother), her favorite childhood book (it’s actually a series) and the best writing advice she’s received. All the fascinating behind the scenes info here.


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

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

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.


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
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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


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!


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. 


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


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.


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!