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Resurrection of the Wild (Kent State University Press)

Tuesday • March 26 • 6pm

U District store

America's more dramatic locations are frequently celebrated for their natural beauty, but far less has been written about Ohio's unique and beautiful environment. Author Deborah Fleming, who has lived in ...  Read more

Postracial Resistance (NYU Press)

Tuesday • March 26 • 7pm

New Time

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Join us at the Seattle Central Library for an evening of an insightful examination of the media landscape and its impact on African American women. Using the experiences ...  Read more

Mercy River (Harper Collins)

Wednesday • March 27 • 6pm

U District store

Helping a fellow veteran accused of murder, Van Shaw is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth involving smuggled opioids, ruthless mercenaries, and deadly family secrets that will challenge his notions of ...  Read more

The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J. Harris

Wednesday • March 27 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join the Main Street book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

A captivating mystery and coming-of-age story about a boy with synesthesia—a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds—who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible.

Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart lives in a world of dazzling color that no one else can see, least of all his dad. Words, numbers, days of the week, peoples voices—everything has its own unique shade. But recently Jasper has been haunted by a color he doesnt like or understand: the color of murder.

Convinced hes done something terrible to his new neighbor, Bee Larkham, Jasper revisits the events of the last few months to paint the story of their relationship from the very beginning. As he struggles to untangle the knot of untrustworthy memories and colors that will lead him to the truth, it seems that theres someone else out there determined to stop him—at any cost.

Book club members, save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.

Radicalized (Tor)

Thursday • March 28 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Join us, at the Seattle Central Library, to hear Doctorow discuss his timely book, comprised of four science fiction novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and ...  Read more

Tiamat's Wrath (ORBIT)

Thursday • March 28 • 7pm

U District store

The eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series, Tiamat's Wrath finds the crew of the Rocinante fighting an underground war against a nearly invulnerable authoritarian empire, with ...  Read more

After the Orange: Ruin and Recovery B Cubed Press

Friday • March 29 • 7pm

U District store

B Cubed Press authors read from the three newest anthologies in the Alternative Truths series, which examine American politics and culture through the lens of speculative fiction.

Alternative ...  Read more

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Friday • March 29 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Join The Odd Shelf book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosleys bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, honors the hardboiled attitude and traditions of Hammett and Chandler, while taking readers down the mean streets his predecessors never could have.

Set in the late 1940s in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. It's a simple decision, but for one thing: nobody warned him—better the devil you know ...

Book club members, save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.  Read more

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

Sunday • March 31 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Sign your kids up for Pillow Fort Book Club! This fun meetup for readers 8 – 12 introduces kids to some of the greatest middle grade titles around. Discover new books, meet new friends, and encourage a life-long love of reading. Parents are welcome to attend!

Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The good ones. The not-so-good ones. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard. But Ms. Bixby is none of these. Shes the sort of teacher who makes you feel like the indignities of school are somehow worthwhile, who makes the idea of growing up a bit less terrifying, who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind.

Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she is very sick and wont be able to finish the school year, they come up with a plan: a plan that starts with them cutting school for the first time in their lives and making their way across their hometown. Through the three different stories they tell, we begin to understand just what Ms. Bixby means to Topher, Brand, and Steve—and why they are willing to go to such great lengths to tell her.

Book club members, save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

Sunday • March 31 • 3pm

U District store

Join the Murder & Mayhem book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids who spend their days biking around their sleepy English village, leaving secret messages to each other with little chalk stick figures. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks hes put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prankuntil one of them turns up dead. Thats when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.

Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut filled with compelling, fleshed out characters, each mystery offers a satisfying pay-off, and the novel's many twists will shock even the savviest reader!

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

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