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Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Monday • July 28 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

I cant help but compare two excellent recent books because they have so much in common. Both (1) are almost exactly the same length, just slightly over 200 pages, (2) are about immigrant families from India, (3) families that are bravely facing the disability of one member in an alien new culture (4) with blackly comic results. One of them comes out in July from Penguin Originals – EM AND THE BIG HOOM by Jerry Pinto. I recommend it, but Im going with the other one from Norton – FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma. However, let me say that in a world where you read every book you wanted to read, the two pair perfectly with telling differences and heaps of lovely language in both, as each author confronts those difficulties and hurdles that families have to encounter together when they draw protectively around an injured member in that solidarity of blood that people feel for their parents and siblings.

Join our own resident writer, Nick DiMartino, for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our University District Store.

Hurricane Fever (TOR)

Monday • July 28 • 7pm

U District store

When bioterrorism and murder meet a Category 6 hurricane in Tobias S. Buckell's new thriller, what you get is an action-packed, James-Bond-meets-Michael-Crichton adventure that not only brings former Caribbean intelligence ...  Read more

Tuesday • July 29 • 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.

 

S.L. Whyte, T.M. Franklin, A.O. Peart, Martina Dalton, Eileen Riccio, Ava O'Shay and Fabio Bueno (VARIOUS)

Tuesday • July 29 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

In recent years, YA fiction has gone from a niche genre to a category of books read by various age groups and recognized for delivering some of the most compelling ...  Read more

Engine Summer (GOLLANCZ)

Tuesday • July 29 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

The author of 10 novels and three collections of short fiction, John Crowley has spent his career carrying readers to diverse and remarkable worlds of magic and wonder. His classic ...  Read more

Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel (PENGUIN)

Tuesday • July 29 • 7pm

U District store

When the Bloodlines series began, Sydney Sage took center stage in the addictive Vampire Academy spin-off as an Alchemist dedicated to guarding vampire secrets from human discovery. As the series' ...  Read more

Wednesday • July 30 • 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 ages 3–7. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

Wednesday • July 30 • 11am

Renton store

Join us at our Renton 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 ages 3 – 7.

 

Magic Breaks (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • July 30 • 7pm

U District store

Ever since Ilona Andrews introduced the kick-ass heroine of her bestselling urban fantasy series, Kate Daniels has been taking names and cleaning up problems of the paranormal kind. As the ...  Read more

Thursday • July 31 • 11am

Bellevue Store

Join us at our Bellevue 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 ages 3 – 7.

 

Where's Waldo (Candlewick Press)

Thursday • July 31 • 2pm

Renton store

Where's Waldo? This July, the famous children's book character and his dog Woof will be hiding out in 24 local businesses at The Landing in Renton. And it's up to ...  Read more

Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip (FAMILIUS)

Thursday • July 31 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

There's a reason why most family road trip movies are a comedy of errors. From keeping the kids entertained to not getting lost, pulling off a family vacation is never ...  Read more

Blue Mind (LITTLE,BROWN)

Thursday • July 31 • 7pm

U District store

Always thought you'd be happier if you could just live by the ocean? As Wallace J. Nichols argues in his new book, it's not all in your head. Presenting cutting-edge ...  Read more

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