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New and Notable Books
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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?"
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.
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.
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.
Staff recommended: This remarkable debut novel may be rightfully called the Great American Millennial Novel. Four classmates return to their down and out Ohio town 12 years after graduation and reflect on the awful decade that saw war, recession and addiction claim their hopes and dreams. A contemporary masterpiece. ~ Ron.
From the authors's website: At once a murder mystery and a social critique, "Ohio" ingeniously captures the fractured zeitgeist of a nation through the viewfinder of an embattled Midwestern town and offers a prescient vision for America at the dawn of a turbulent new age.
Visit his website here.
New review [8/24/18] in The Seattle Times, here.
New review in The Seattle Times. [8/10/18] here.And on PBS NewsHour [8/14/18], how the book grew out of the reporting Beth Macy did at the Roanoke Times.
A few signed first editions available in the store.
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The 8th pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
A debut short story collection from Nneka Arimah that ranges from realism to folk tale to sci-fi, telling tales of family and home. It won the 2017 Kirkus Prize and New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award.
On the Now Read This web site you will find all kinds of great information, including an annotated page from the story 'Glory' where the author explains "...where she got the opening scene, how she sees Glory, and the challenge of writing unlikeable characters."
And discussion questions to help guide you as you read the book over the next month. You can also submit your own questions for Nneka Arimah on the Facebook page, which she will answer on the NewsHour broadcast at the end of the month. The Facebook page is here.
Staff recommended: Part noir thriller and part bromance, follow Obama and Biden fighting sinister forces. A cathartic read for these times. Fun! ~ Susan
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.
This is the 7th pick by the Now Read This bookclub which is an amazing collaboration from the PBS NewsHour and The New York Times.Visit the facebook page here: facebook.com/groups/NowReadThisBookClub/about/From Now Read This: Every month, we’ll pick a book that helps us make sense of the world we’re living in — fiction, history, memoir and more.Visit the PBS Now Read This web site, here.It is also the January 2019 pick for our Edmonds Bookshop Book Club.