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The Girls From the Five Great Valleys by Elizabeth Savage

Friday • August 1 • 6:30pm

The book store cafe fireside

Hilary. Doll. Janet. Kathy. Amelia. Five girls. Five dreams. Five destinies. As the leader of a diverse group of female friends soon to graduate from high school in Missoula, Montana, Hilary doesn't make any decisions without carefully calculating the potential outcome. She's chosen the others to be her friends in order to help her achieve her goals, but each of these young women is about to discover there's little they can control when it comes to what fate has in store.

Join us for a discussion of this classic novel rediscovered with Seattle's Nancy Pearl.

The Book of Life (PENGUIN)

Friday • August 1 • 7pm

U District store

When Deborah Harkness introduced historian and witch Diana Bishop and her vampire scientist partner Matthew Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches, her enchanting world captivated readers around the globe. In ...  Read more

Saturday • August 2 • 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. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

Fool's Assassin (RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • August 4 • 7pm

U District store

Twenty years ago, Robin Hobb stole readers' hearts with her ground-breaking Farseer Trilogy about an illegitimate royal with assassin's training and magical talents. This summer, the series' most beloved characters ...  Read more

Tuesday • August 5 • 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.

 

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

Tuesday • August 5 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

Feed your body and your mind. Bring your lunch and join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm to talk books at the Book Bites Book Club.

They insist they're just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they're not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. And in his chilling, in-depth exposé, journalist Jeff Sharlet goes inside to reveal who and what the self-proclaimed Family really is.

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

Sweet Thunder (PENGUIN)

Tuesday • August 5 • 7pm

U District store

Of all of Ivan Doig's unique characters, 1920s conman-turned-librarian Morrie Morgan is one of his most enjoyable. When conflict between Butte, Montana's miner's union and the Anaconda Copper Mining Company ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 6 • 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 • August 6 • 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.

 

The Trauma of Everyday Life (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • August 6 • 7pm

U District store

Over the course of his career, psychiatrist Mark Epstein has observed the human tendency to respond to trauma with denial and avoidance time and time again. However, looking into his ...  Read more

Thursday • August 7 • 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.

 

Jack Straw Writers Anthology (JACK STRAW)

Thursday • August 7 • 7pm

U District store

Join us for a memorable presentation as writers from the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program read from new works written during the program, including special selections from the 2014 Jack ...  Read more

Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening (VIVA EDITIONS)

Friday • August 8 • 7pm

U District store

A moving collection of poems, prayers and reflections, inspirational author June Cotner's Garden Blessings is an uplifting tribute to the gifts of the earth, the joys of gardening, and the ...  Read more

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