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‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ is the local fiction best-seller

“Becoming” is the local nonfiction best-seller.
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‘Connections in Death’ is the national fiction best-seller

“Becoming” is the national nonfiction best-seller.
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These books-turned-movies — including ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ — are coming to screens near you

Set to arrive in movie theaters this year are adaptations of the beloved set-in-Seattle best-seller by Maria Semple, several thrillers by Stephen King, the latest version of Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" (starring Saoirse Ronan as Jo and Meryl Streep as Aunt March), and more.
Tags: Books, Movies, News, Entertainment, Stephen King, Meryl Streep, Seattle, Saoirse Ronan, Jo, Louisa May Alcott, Bernadette, Maria Semple

Jean Godden looks back on a lifetime of Seattle politics in ‘Citizen Jean’

Jean Godden looks back on her decades-long newspaper career and her 12 years on the Seattle City Council, which began at an age when most people hope to be retired.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Jean Godden

In a new collection, Janet Malcolm pulls back the curtain on celebrity, from Eileen Fisher to Rachel Maddow

Janet Malcolm's writing on noted personalities is peerless when it comes to unraveling what makes people tick, and her new book, “Nobody’s Looking at You," is no exception.
Tags: Books, Rachel Maddow, News, Entertainment, Eileen Fisher, Janet Malcolm

Seattle author Tara Conklin’s ‘The Last Romantics’ is a lovely page-turner, shadowed with loss

Tara Conklin’s “The Last Romantics” — the tale of a group of intertwined siblings, making their separate ways through the decades yet bound by an invisible, twisting cord — beautifully understands its characters.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Tara Conklin

Here’s how to join Moira’s Book Club and what we’ll be reading

Moira's Seattle Times Book Club, an online gathering of readers, gets under way this month. Here's the FAQ.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Moira, Seattle Times Book Club

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring’s BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author Lupita Nyong’o. Others appearing will be fantasy novelist Tomi Adeyemi, “Artemis Fowl” […]
Tags: Books, New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, George W Bush, Lupita Nyong, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Tomi Adeyemi Artemis Fowl

‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is more than her weight. The six-part comedy is based on Seattle author Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” which Bryant said struck a […]
Tags: Books, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Aidy Bryant, Seattle, Hulu, Bryant, Pasadena Calif, Lindy West

David Moskowitz captures the beauty — and fragility — of the Northwest’s mountain caribou

In "Caribou Rainforest," Moskowitz doesn’t spare us a vivid look into the animals' struggle, as the caribou, muzzles dusted with snow, eke out their survival day to day.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Northwest, David Moskowitz, Caribou Rainforest Moskowitz

Paperback Picks: books by Chloe Benjamin, Zadie Smith and more

Among this week's half-dozen Paperback Picks are works by a pioneering African-American playwright, filmmaker, activist, film editor and educator; a noir thriller set in 1918 New Orleans; and more.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, New Orleans, Chloe Benjamin Zadie Smith

21 Places To Read Free Books Online

Here are 21 of my favorite places to read free books online. Getting ebooks for free online will save you money, and save you some bookshelf space as well! The post 21 Places To Read Free Books Online appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit biblemoneymatters.com for more great content.
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For Valentine’s Day, a roundup of books about love — in all its forms

Here are four recently published books about love, from the book equivalent of a movie rom-com to a thriller firmly ensconced in "Gone Girl" territory and more.
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Crime fiction: In ‘The Moroccan Girl,’ a thriller writer becomes a real spy

Charles Cummings is the primary heir to espionage legend John le Carré. And his newest novel centers around a fascinating premise: what happens when a writer of thrillers is recruited to be a real spy?
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, John Le Carre, Charles Cummings

Michelle Obama reschedules Tacoma appearance

Michelle Obama's talk at the Tacoma Dome has been rescheduled due to weather predictions.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Michelle Obama, Local News, Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, Nation & World Politics

In ‘Trailblazer,’ Dorothy Butler Gilliam shares her struggles — and successes — as The Washington Post’s first black female reporter

Dorothy Butler Gilliam was the first black female reporter at The Washington Post. In a new memoir, she shares the struggles she faced, and provides insights that resonate in today's media landscape.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Washington Post, The Washington Post, Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Book-It takes on the raw pain, gallows humor of addiction with ‘American Junkie’

Book-It is adapting Tom Hansen's "American Junkie," his precise, raw, plain-spoken memoir about becoming a heroin user and dealer in Seattle's music scene, to the stage.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Theater, Seattle, Tom Hansen

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is the nation’s top fiction best-seller

‘Becoming’ is the nation’s top nonfiction best-selle
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‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is the local top fiction best-seller

‘Becoming’ is the local top non-fiction best-selle
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From ‘The Dry’ to ‘The Lost Man’: Jane Harper is becoming the queen of Australian outback mysteries

The harsh environment of the Australian outback serves as a fascinating backdrop in Jane Harper's mysteries, and the former journalist's career has taken flight after her debut novel 'The Dry' was published in 2015. Harper will visit Seattle on Feb. 5 to talk about her third book, 'The Lost Man.'
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Harper, Jane Harper

Detained asylum-seeker wins Australia’s top literary prize

The prestigious award, selected from a short list of winners in other categories, grants the winning author 125,000 Australian dollars (about $90,000) and counts the country’s most prominent writers among its recipients.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Australia, World, Nation, Nation & World

Books about gaming are becoming big business

As video games have become more mainstream, books about them have followed suit. Here's a helpful list of such gems.
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Paperback Picks: books by Tayari Jones, Walker Percy and more

Among this week's half-dozen Paperback Picks are an Oprah’s Book Club selection and New York Times best-seller, the winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 2018 and a novel being reissued nearly 30 years after its author's death.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, New York Times, Oprah, Tayari Jones Walker Percy

Pam Houston, of ‘Cowboys Are My Weakness’ fame, tells a new love story — one between a writer and her wild home

“I realized I could make my own life,” writes Houston. “I could have my own ranch. I finally realized I could be the cowboy.”
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A new book promises to help women find joy late in life. If only it were so simple.

Mary Pipher is best known for her 1994 best-seller, "Reviving Ophelia," an astute consideration of adolescent girls. Now Pipher uses her skills to help us older girls — the 60-and-up set — who in Pipher's words are navigating the "last stretch of the river with its treacherous currents."
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American Library Association announces 2019 Carnegie awards

The American Library Association, in Seattle for its midwinter meeting, announced winners of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence, as well as its awards for children's and young adult books.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, American Library Association, Andrew Carnegie

We’re starting a book club! Join Seattle Times arts critic Moira Macdonald in a new online group

Seattle Times arts critic Moira Macdonald is starting an online book club! If you're interested in joining, the first order of business is: Vote for which book you'd like the club to read.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle Times, Moira Macdonald

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for February 2019

Our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.
Tags: Books, Music, Movies, News, Entertainment, Events, Visual Arts, Dance, Classical Music, Theater, Seattle, Nightlife, Seattle Times

Crime fiction: As the new year begins, rounding up more of 2018’s best thrillers

Crime fiction columnist Adam Woog shares more of his favorite books of 2018.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Adam Woog

One nation, under inequality: ‘The Inner Level’ examines the psychological toll of the wealth gap

In their 2009 best-seller "The Spirit Level" Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett found that “inequality affects the vast majority of the population, not only the poor minority.” “The Inner Level” follows up on that work.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett

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