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Monday, November 10, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on November 10 at 10:22 AM


There are three readings tonight.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Gary Zebrun reads from Only the Lonely, in which a young gay Egyptian-American’s dad dies and his brother wants to join an Afghanistani training camp.

At the library, William Least Heat-Moon, who everybody knows as the Blue Highways guy, returns with Roads to Quoz, wherein he follows a historical road trip. This paragraph, from B&, really might signify what the book is like:

What is Quoz? Is it a question or a quibble, quiddity or quintessence? It’s foremost a nonce word, a found word, which Least Heat-Moon picked up like a fossil-bearing rock to carry on his journeys, noting that it rhymes with Oz, that troubled realm conjured by the mind of another fevered plainsman.


And up in Lake Forest Park, they’re having a big party to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Third Place Books. Here is a list of authors who will be in attendance: Matt Ruff, Brian Herbert, Julie Paschkis, Ivan Doig, Ann Rule, Ciscoe Morris, Jeffrey Deaver, Jack Prelutsky, Kat Richardson, and I have sources who are “90% certain JA Jance will be there too.” This is clearly the books event to attend: where else are you going to get a chance to be in a room with so much literary talent and literary schlock, all at the same time?

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Sorry, Paul (and J A Jance fans), but the odds were wrong. No Jance, but still plenty of other authors!

Posted by MisterWinter | November 10, 2008 11:09 AM

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