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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993264
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Published: Random House - April 16th, 2019

The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524748210
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Published: Pantheon - April 16th, 2019

The Book of Dreams: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525572534
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Published: Crown - April 9th, 2019

The Last Elephants Cover Image
By Don Pinnock (Compiled by), Colin Bell (Compiled by), Prince William Duke of Cambridge (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781588346636
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Published: Smithsonian Books - April 9th, 2019

 

 

Amazing photographs of elephants accompany narratives from researchers, scientists, and conservationists celebrating elephants and calling for their preservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The A List (Ali Reynolds Series #14) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501151019
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Published: Gallery Books - April 2nd, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

Staff favorite finally in paperback!


The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible Cover Image
By Catherine Burns (Editor), Meg Wolitzer (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101904428
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Published: Crown Archetype - March 19th, 2019

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635065
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

The River: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
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Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things --- Stories from Science and Observation Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643887
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Published: Greystone Books - March 5th, 2019

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154850
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

Staff recommendation: Lisa See always delivers a rich and thought-provoking story about friendship and women's roles in society and the hardships they overcome. This book give us a glimpse into Korean sea diving women... ~ Susan


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

March 14, 2019. The National Book Critics Circle winner for fiction for publishing year 2018:
Winner for fiction: Anna Burns for her novel, "Milkman."

See all kinds of information about the awards here.

 

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.


The Border: A Novel (Power of the Dog #3) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062664488
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Published: William Morrow - February 26th, 2019

Staff recommended series and author.

Great interview with the author on the Writer's Bone Podcast, March 6, 2019:
Episode 348: "The Border" Author Don Winslow

Don Winslow, author of "The Force," "The Cartel," and "The Power of the Dog," joins Daniel Ford on the show to talk about his new novel "The Border." The episode here.


Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

We have a few signed first editions available!
Let us know, and we will make sure to save one for you. [or send you one!]

In Valeria Luiselli’s innovative new novel, a family road trip collides with America’s refugee crisis.

"Lost Children Archive" begins as a family journey from New York to the Southwestern desert. What comes next is a brilliant and shocking examination of the world we live in — one that drops the reader fully into the predicament of refugee children.

A great new review here.

Valeria Luiselli will be appearing with Seattle Arts & Lectures April 17, 2019. All the information on their website.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Why Netflix star chef Samin Nosrat says you don’t have to buy that super-expensive soy sauce
Originally published March 6, 2019 in The Seattle Times, the column here.

Netflix star Samin Nosrat just wants to get everybody cooking.


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 12th, 2019

The amazing memoir finally in papeback!


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

Breaking news from Seattle Arts and Lectures: "We're thrilled to announce that Tara Westover, an American historian and writer, is joining our 2018/19 SAL Presents line-up on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Benaroya Hall, to speak about the courageous education journey she traces in her internationally-acclaimed memoir, "Educated."

Born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education, Westover never attended school and spent her days working in her father’s junkyard—until she decided to get an education and experience the outside world. Her story gets to the heart of what education is: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it."

All the information you will need about Seattle Arts and Lectures, here.

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.

Staff recommendation: Paced like a mystery or a courtroom thriller, the author tries to figure out how a college dropout convinced very smart, well-connected, and rich, people to invest millions and to continue to back her for years. Hard to believe and even harder to look away! Fascinating. ~ Elaine.