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Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga

Monday • October 27 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Heres one you havent read before! Think LORD OF THE FLIES meets LITTLE WOMEN, and then throw in a racial conflict bloodthirsty enough to rip a nation in two. Surprisingly funny, surprisingly touching, OUR LADY OF THE NILE is Scholastique Mukasongas first novel, and she expertly covers all her bases without dragging you through buckets of horror, making her point in miniature and leaving the rest to you. A little tour-de-force I look forward to reading a second time, with a delightful cast of teenagers in a story told with confidence and compassion by an authentic African voice.


Monday • October 27 • 6:30pm

U District store

This fall, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley begins a new multi-volume epic that chronicles the last century through an intimate and personal story of an Iowa farming family. In ...  Read more

Child of a Hidden Sea (TOR)

Tuesday • October 28 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Introducing a magical world of island nations, the first book in A. M. Dellamonica's new fantasy series begins when her adventurous young protagonist sets off in search of her birth ...  Read more

The Peripheral (PENGUINRANDOM)

Tuesday • October 28 • 7pm

U District store

Marking a return to the futurism of Neuromancer, William Gibson is back with a new novel that alternates between the near future and the distant future in a fascinating sci-fi ...  Read more

Various Works by William Cowper

Wednesday • October 29 • 7pm

U District store

One of the most popular English poets of his time and a forerunner of Romantic poetry, William Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing about everyday ...  Read more

Burned (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • October 29 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

In her 2007 memoir, Fair Game, former CIA operative Valerie Plame gave the world a behind-the-scenes look into her life as a covert agent. But as the author of the ...  Read more


Managing Social Media with Hootsuite Mobile

Thursday • October 30 • 12pm

The book store cafe fireside

Learn about social media management using Hootsuite mobile with Bianca J. Smith, Hootsuite Ambassador for North America.

Looking for ways to build your social presence? Interested in learning what ...  Read more

Tales to Disturb Your Sleep (NA)

Thursday • October 30 • 6:30pm

Bellevue Store

Why should kids have all the storytime fun? Our Short Story Society features dramatic readings of short tales for adults.

This October, we'll read stories with a creepy, Halloween ...  Read more

The Slow Regard of Silent Things (DAW)

Thursday • October 30 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street

The third novel in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles may still be a ways out, but that doesn't mean fans need to go through withdrawal. Releasing several short stories and novellas ...  Read more


Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture (NA)

Thursday • October 30 • 7pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 220

Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health (UW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

Thursday • October 30 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

When Barbara Natterson-Horowitz took a job as a cardiovascular consultant at the Los Angeles Zoo, she was surprised to discover how many diseases are experienced in much the same way ...  Read more


Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Friday • October 31 • 6pm

Swedish Club -1920 Dexter Ave N

No tricks, just a treat! Award-winning Swedish chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson will visit the Swedish Club to meet, mingle, and discuss his latest book, Marcus Off Duty: The ...  Read more


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