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June 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Seattle Mystery Bookshop gets a James Patterson grant

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, winner of 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…

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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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May 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

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

“I Always Loved You,” Robin Oliveira’s new novel 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…

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April 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

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

Tom Nissley, author of “A Reader’s Book of Days.” Photo by Jay Dotson. 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…

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April 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Dinaw Mengestu’s novel of love, revolution and loneliness

Dinaw Mengestu, author of “All Our Names.” Photo credit: Michael Lionstar I read a lot of books, but some stick with me more than others. Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names” has an enduring place on my mental bookshelf – it’s a haunting novel of an African man swept into a revolution and an American social worker…

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March 18, 2014 at 3:14 PM

‘The Sixth Extinction’ – the radical pace of species destruction

   Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction” is one of those books that will alter your view of the world. Kolbert, a New Yorker staff writer, photo credit: Barry Goldstein documents with devastating effectiveness how humans are  causing changes to the planet that will eventually imperil most species. Already, we are living in an age of mass extinction, with…

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March 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Sonia Sotomayor’s rules for living

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor I was the tiniest bit miffed at having to arrive two hours early to last night’s appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Town Hall Seattle, in the service of having my ragtag messenger bag sniffed by  a bomb-detecting dog (a very friendly black lab).  Believe me, it was…

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February 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Ruth Ozeki writes ‘A Tale for the Time Being’

I had never read anything by Ruth Ozeki until I picked up her latest novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” and found a book that kept me thinking long after I put it away. A writer living on a British Columbia island (not unlike Ruth Ozeki) picks up the diary of a Japanese teenager…

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