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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Monday • May 29 • 4pm

The book store cafe fireside

SPECIAL HOURS: Due to Memorial Day, this month's meeting will be at a special time.

Join Nick's Picks book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

Cora's mother abandoned her at the age of ten and fled to the freedom of the North. Cora is now a young woman and says shes not running away, but Caesar talks her into it. They plan on escaping together—until Lovey surprises them by showing up and insisting on going with them.

Ridgeway, the most successful slave catcher in America is on their trail. Cora's mother got away from him. He's not going to let Cora do the same thing.

Colson Whitehead gives us Cora's escape attempt in thrilling chunks of story, interrupted by meditations by some of the characters and realistic period advertisements for runaway slaves. Whitehead can tackle just about any topic with realism and panache and this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale is no exception.

Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our U District store.

Tuesday • May 30 • 11am

U District store

Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books.

You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.

 

Tuesday • May 30 • 6pm

U District store

During the Certificate in Memoir program through University of Washington's Professional and Continuing Education program, students learn about the art of storytelling and how to approach their own stories by ...  Read more

Churchill and Orwell (PENGUIN PRESS)

Tuesday • May 30 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Winston Churchill, the great WWII British prime minister, and George Orwell, celebrated author of 1984 and Animal Farm, never met. There's no evidence that Churchill ever read a word by ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 31 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for toddler to preschool age children. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

Wednesday • May 31 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us for a reading from UW Continuum's advanced fiction class! Be one of the first to experience the work of this talented group of up-and-coming writers.

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation HAYMARKET BOOKS

Wednesday • May 31 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor explores the Black Lives Matter movement in the context of the current political climate in From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Reviewing the progress (or lack ...  Read more

The Push (PENGUINRANDOM)

Wednesday • May 31 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after ...  Read more

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