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Fear: Trump in the White House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501175510
Availability: Backordered
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 4th, 2018

French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062846921
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.
 

 


Ohio Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501174476
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

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.


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316551243
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

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.


Clock Dance: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521228
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211032
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

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.


Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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. 


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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.
 
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.
 
It is also the January 2019 pick for our Edmonds Bookshop Book Club.