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June 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Seattle Mystery Bookshop gets a James Patterson grant

James Patterson is one of those authors who write books that you often see in airports. The prose of a Patterson novel is quick and punchy and the plot is suspenseful. He has sold a lot of books – 240 million, according to his publisher’s web site – and he’s made a lot of money For…

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June 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Hillary Clinton will sign her new book June 18 in Seattle

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, possible presidential candidate and author, will be in Seattle on June 18 to appear in conjunction with her new book “Hard Choices.” (Simon & Schuster). Clinton will sign books starting at 5 p.m. that day at the University Book Store in the University District. Signing guidelines are specific: A limited amount…

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June 3, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The children of World War II – Anthony Doerr’s novel ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

Thus far Anthony Doerr has been a writer much admired by other writers, but not a household name.  His new novel “All the Light We Cannot See” may change that. Seattle Times reviewer David Laskin called it “stupendous… ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ is a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel.”  In the Washington Post,…

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May 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

‘I Always Loved You’ – Seattle author Robin Oliveira’s novel of the French Impressionists

It’s hard to imagine a more creative, idiosyncratic and talented group of humans than the French Impressionists. Seattle-area novelist Robin Oliveira thought so too, and focused her new novel “I Always Loved You” on this tempestuous group. She focuses on two painters, the American Mary Cassatt and the French artist Edward Degas, who had a…

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April 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Tom Nissley writes the book on bibliophilia

Tom Nissley is a literate guy. He’s a “Jeopardy!” champ. He’s the author of a delightful compendium of knowledge about books and authors, “A Reader’s Book of Days.” And he’s about to be a bookstore owner – he’s agreed to purchase Santoro’s Books in Greenwood. Nissley is interviewed tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors…

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