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26 Seconds by Alexandra Zapruder

Thursday • November 9 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

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

Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he ran home to grab his video camera on November 22, 1963 that this single spontaneous decision would change his family's life for generations to come. 26 Seconds is the moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, it demonstrates how one man's unwitting moment in the spotlight shifted the way politics, culture, and media intersect, bringing about the larger social questions that define our age.


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

The Water Will Come (HACHETTE)

Thursday • November 9 • 7pm

Cancelled

U District store

Author and Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell discusses his latest title The Water Will Come. In a shocking cover story for Rolling Stone, Goodell predicted that within a lifetime, ...  Read more

Own the Moment (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Thursday • November 9 • 7pm

U District store

Leader of the Hillsong Church NYC—an 8,000 member community in the heart of Manhattan—Carl Lentz signs his inspirational new book Own the Moment.

Lentz is not what you might ...  Read more

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Nightfall Simon and Schuster

Friday • November 10 • 6pm

U District store

New York Times best-selling author Shannon Messenger introduces the thrilling sixth book in her Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Nightfall.
Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows ...  Read more

Regeneration by Pat Barker

Friday • November 10 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join Nancy Pearl's book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee

In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring his "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.


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

The Burning Girl (NORTON)

Friday • November 10 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Celebrated writer Claire Messud reads from her latest New York Times bestseller, The Burning Girl.

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including ...  Read more

Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

Friday • November 10 • 7:30pm

Greenwood Senior Center 525 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Visual journalist and former senior National Geographic design editor Oliver Uberti offers a fascinating vision of animal behavior in Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps ...  Read more

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook Melville House

Saturday • November 11 • 6pm

U District store

Historian, former Occupy Wall Street organizer, and current Dartmouth College lecturer Mark Bray provides a smart and gripping investigation of anti-fascism with Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. His one-of-a-kind look inside ...  Read more

It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel (HARPER)

Sunday • November 12 • 5pm

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

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, authors of the New York Times best-selling novel Welcome to Night Vale and creators of the popular podcast of the same name discuss their thought-provoking ...  Read more

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Jade City and This Mortal Coil (ORBIT)

Monday • November 13 • 7pm

U District store

Authors Fonda Lee and Emily Suvada join us for a discussion of their latest works.

In Lee's new book Jade City family is duty, magic is power, honor is ...  Read more

Tuesday • November 14 • 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 • November 14 • 7pm

Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant, 111 Central Way, Kirkland

The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These events provide the Northwest ...  Read more

Tuesday • November 14 • 7:30pm

Seattle First Baptist Church

Seattle Arts and Lectures presents an evening with internationally acclaimed writer, creative writing professor, and relgions scholar Dr. Reza Aslan.

Come to McCaw Hall for an original, multi-media talk ...  Read more

Wednesday • November 15 • 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.

 

Bonfire: A Novel (Penguin Random House)

Wednesday • November 15 • 6pm

U District store

Krysten Ritter—star of Netflix's Jessica Jones and Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23—introduces a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide with Bonfire.

It's ...  Read more

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! (HARPER)

Wednesday • November 15 • 6pm

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

The Pioneer Woman arrives in Seattle! Ree Drummond joins us for a signing of her new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!.

Let's face it: while ...  Read more

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Wednesday • November 15 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

SPECIAL MEETING DAY: Due to Thanksgiving, this month's meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month instead of the fourth.

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

NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016
Winner of the 2017 PEN Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

Half-sisters Effia and Esi are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, Esi is imprisoned beneath her in the castles dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coasts booming slave trade and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. Written with tremendous sweep and power, this New York Times bestseller traces generations of family through two continents and 300 years of history, fully revealing the legacy of slavery in the light of the present day.

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

Endurance (PENGUINRANDOM)

Thursday • November 16 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street

Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain Scott Kelly joins us for a reading from his incredible memoir, Endurance, in conversation with Puget Sound Business Journal aerospace beat writer Andrew McIntosh.
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The Familiar Volume 5 (PENGUINRANDOM)

Thursday • November 16 • 7pm

U District store

National Book Award finalist Mark Z. Danielewski brings the fantastic fifth volume (and season finale) to his series about a young girl who befriends a cat hunting humanity. One September ...  Read more

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Thursday • November 16 • 7:30pm

Temple De Hirsch Sinai 1511 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Best-selling author and Hardball Anchor Chris Matthews offers a revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy in Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.
Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his ...  Read more

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