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A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Barack Obama's first presidential memoir, “A Promised Land," was released November 17, 2020.

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. All kinds of information here: https://obamabook.com

Including a brief interview in which he answers the question: what do you hope to accomplish with this book?

On his twitter feed, he says he would like you to read his book! here.

November 12, 2020. A first review. From the New York Times.

November 13, 2020.
In his new memoir, the former president writes of the job's loneliness and the importance of a trusted circle of confidants who saw him through. A review in The Seattle Times.

See here to order the audiobook through our partner LibroFM.


This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292696
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Published: Soho Press - November 10th, 2020

Great review in The Washington Post!

and Chosen for Indie Next.


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“It was originally just going to be an audio collection. So I chose things that I always looked forward to reading out loud,” he says. “It was that simple.”

Great interview with him on npr.

He reads the audio book -- it's all just so much better hearing his voice! Available through our partners at LibroFM.


The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

Staff recommended.

Review on npr.


Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781982174026
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Published: Scribner - October 27th, 2020

The Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818461
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 27th, 2020

Jack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” (The New York Times) series continues as the bestselling author Lee Child teams up with his brother, Andrew Child, fellow thriller writer extraordinaire.

Here is a free sneak preview!


The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419748684
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Published: Amulet Books - October 27th, 2020

Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062995285
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385545969
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Published: Doubleday - October 13th, 2020

"A Time to Kill" and "Sycamore Row" are the first two Jake Brigance novels.


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

In Ina’s new book you’ll find a collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes that will feed your deepest cravings. From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you’ll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.

Buy "Modern Comfort Food" from us and receive the first-ever downloadable Barefoot Contessa Recipe Index!
This comprehensive digital index has every recipe in Ina Garten’s 12 beloved cookbooks.

Order/buy "Modern Comfort Food" then visit the Random House website here.

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The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

Tana French has written seven previous novels, this is her eighth. There are important things they have in common. They’re superb. They’re set in Ireland. They pull you way down rabbit holes. They play devious tricks with memory. And they’ll work as haunting diversions from the stasis of now.

See our blog post with a list of books, and a link to a great article about all of them.


Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374279301
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

"Jack" is the fourth novel in Robinson's Gilead series, an intergenerational saga of race, religion, family, and forgiveness centered on a small Iowa town. But it is not accurate to call it a sequel or a prequel. Rather, this book and the others-- "Gilead," "Home," and "Lila"--are more like the Gospels, telling the same story four different ways." --Casey Cep, The New Yorker


Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589751
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

 

Jodi Picoult’s poignant new novel explores the paths not taken, and the choices that shape our lives.

 

Read a sneak peek of the prologue here!


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

Staff recommended across the board! She just keeps getting better!


The Testaments: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562627
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 2020

A few reviews for you:

  • First Look review from The Guardian, here
  • Heard on npr Fresh Air: Atwood Hints At A Brighter Future. Here.
  • The Seatle Times: Margaret Atwood’s mesmerizing sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ is finally here, complete review here.
  • The LA Times: Review: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel ‘The Testaments’ puts Margaret Atwood’s powers on full display. The review here.


The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658078
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733452
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

Northernmost: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525655756
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Published: Knopf - August 18th, 2020

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

From the Washington Post:

In “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, explained how the Great Migration changed our country forever. In “Caste,” she shows the distinctions between race, class and caste, the latter a means of ensuring that there is always a “bottom rung” for humans to supposedly rise above. Yet that deep rut has many costs, and not just for those consigned to remain there.


The Geometry of Holding Hands: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (13) (Isabel Dalhousie Series #13) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748944
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Published: Pantheon - July 28th, 2020

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316499019
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

Emma Donoghue’s "The Pull of the Stars" sets a gripping story in the midst of the 1918 flu pandemic. Review in The Washington Post, here.


Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593156858
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Published: Del Rey - July 21st, 2020

What Malorie and the kids did next: author Josh Malerman on the highly anticipated "Bird Box" sequel.
He talks to Katie Law, from the UK's Evening Standard about the sequel. Here.

Another great review of "Malorie" and recommendation of "Birdbox" here.

July 19, 2020. Heard on npr's Weekend Edition Sunday. Author Josh Malerman Returns To "Bird Box" Universe In His Sequel, "Malorie"
The author interview, here.


The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982157999
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2020

Alex Trebek’s memoir, "The Answer Is . . .," is everything a "Jeopardy!" fan could want!

Trebek dishes on “Jeopardy!” superstars like Ken Jennings — who’s co-narrating the audiobook version of the memoir with him.

The review in The Washington Post, here.


Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812997439
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Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

August 4, 2020: A Musical Journey with David Mitchell and Hari Kunzru.
Throughout our online event with English novelists David Mitchell and Hari Kunzru on July 23, many of us found ourselves frantically jotting down misspelled names of musicians, albums, and obscure musical genres as we tried to keep up with their listening recommendations. A great Q&A, including a Spotify playlist is here!

July 8, 2020. From Rebecca Jones, Arts correspondent, BBC News.
Author David Mitchell: Writing a music novel is 'impossible'  The terrific interview here.


July 11, 2020. Heard on npr Weekend Edition Saturday: 'Utopia Avenue,' The Greatest Sixties Band That Never Was. Interview here.

He joined Seattle Arts + Lectures July 23, 2020.
There is a great [short] video/interview [with his lovely British accent!] here. [scroll down the page a bit...]

A lovely review in The Washington Post, here:  In David Mitchell’s splendid "Utopia Avenue," a ’60s rock band finds its groove.

And a not-so-glowing review here:
July 21, 2020. The latest novel from "Cloud Atlas" author David Mitchell, overstuffed with rock star cameos and allusions to the author's earlier works, has its moments but... The entire review in The Seattle Times here.

Read the reviews. See what you think. We have the book. Let us know if you would like us to hold one for you.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


Sex and Vanity: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546270
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Published: Doubleday - June 30th, 2020

The author on his new novel, his harrowing ride in a speedboat, and why he loves Joan Didion.

An interview with Kevin Kwan, here.

7/8/2020: "Crazy Rich Asians" author Kevin Kwan talks about his newest novel and the sequel to his hit movie. The great column/review in The Seattle Times here.


Friends and Strangers: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520597
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Published: Knopf - June 30th, 2020

A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick!


Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062975973
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Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

Staff recommended.


Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271013
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

Staff recommended.


The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

great mini-review/interview here at Libro.fm


What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
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Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

Redhead by the Side of the Road: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525658412
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Published: Knopf - April 7th, 2020

Staff favorite author. We have a few autographed copies of her new novel! Email us if you would like us to arrange to send you one! Here: edmondsbookshop@msn.com.

Great mini-review/interview at Libro.fm, here.


The Wild Robot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316382007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Staff recommended. A lovely story about a robot shipwrecked on a remote island. She learns how to fend for herself, but more importantly, with the initially reluctant help of the animals who live there, she learns the meaning of family. Now in paperback. For ages 8 and up.


Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

Staff recommended.  Set in 1976 in the oil-boom ranch country of Odessa, Texas, this story is told through the distinct perspectives of several women. After something horrific happens to 14 year old Gloria repercussions are felt through the intertwined lives of these strong women, telling us much about resiliency and humanity when your voice is not always heard or believed. ~ Michelle

Great reviews and all about the author information in Indie Next April 2020 list. Here.

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick. Lots more information and reviews here.


Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Staff recommended. This collection of refreshing, hilarious essays is really spot-on, dealing with Irby's perspective on life, and are just what may be needed to take the edge off. ~Michelle

4/1/2020: The Wildly Funny Samantha Irby Is Back, Not a Moment Too Soon
Fantastic review in The New York Times, here.

And words from the author herself, here on npr.


The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

Staff recommended.

"From the award-winning author of 'Station Eleven,' a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise ..."

See HERE for more information about the new novel, including a fascinating Q&A with the author, and a "What I'm Reading" video. Fantastic.

And a beautiful npr review, here.

Plenty of infomation in Indie Next April 2020, here.

4/1/2020: New, great review here in The Seattle Times.
National Book Award finalist Emily St. John Mandel crafts another ingenious puzzle in "The Glass Hotel."


House Lessons: Renovating a Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632172440
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Published: Sasquatch Books - March 24th, 2020

Staff recommended.

March 1, 2020: Erica and her husband, [and her house!] are on the cover of Pacific NW Magazine.
All about her new book, "House Lessons: Renovating a Life."
Some introduction/background info from our author and an excerpt from her book, are here.


The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Staff recommended.  I quite liked the new Erdrich... classic writing from her! ~Michelle.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

Staff recommended! So far we are all loving it! More specific reviews to come...

Words from Mr. Larson:

“It is not my intent with my books to inform in the way that perhaps a hardcore historian might be inclined to do. My goal is to create as rich a historical experience as I possibly can."

Author Erik Larson talks to host J.T. Ellison about "The Splendid and the Vile" on NPT’s A Word on Words. Here.


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By David James Duncan (Introduction by), Brian Doyle
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316492898
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 3rd, 2019

The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525659297
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Published: Knopf - December 3rd, 2019

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive  Industry on Earth Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525575474
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Published: Crown - October 1st, 2019

The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 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!


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


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

Staff recommended: All the great hype you have ever heard about this book is completely true. And it's even better than that. Truly. You will not be sorry to have read this! ~ Elaine.

"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."

One of Bill Gates' top 5 books of 2018.
View his review and his entire 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.