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Atul Gawande

Mon Oct 20 at 7:30 pm.

Atul Gawande Gawande writes nonfiction about being a health-care provider, including Complications and The Checklist Manifesto. His new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, sounds like an important book, but also kind of a downer. I think "important" overplays "downer" any day, don't you? $5.

Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave

Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, John Summers

Mon Oct 20 at 7:30 pm.

Thomas Frank, Rick Perlstein, John Summers This is reading from No Future for You: Salvos from the Baffler. The Baffler is an excellent, and highly underrated, magazine. $5.

Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave

Chuck Palahniuk

Mon Oct 20 at 7 pm.

"From the author of Fight Club comes a novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure." So there you go. Free with book purchase.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE

Jason Mott

Mon Oct 20 at 7 pm.

Jason Mott The Wonder of All Things is a novel about a little girl who gets healed by a miracle. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Joshua Howe

Mon Oct 20 at 7 pm.

Joshua Howe Are you ready for another book about global warming? The author of Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming will try to win your attention. Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Matt Bai

Tues Oct 21 at 7:30 pm.

Matt Bai Bai's latest book is titled All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. It's about the Gary Hart affair. If you don't know about Gary Hart, maybe it's best that you don't investigate any further. $5.

Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave

Urban Waite

Tues Oct 21, noon.

Urban Waite Sometimes the Wolf is about a man trying to get out from under his father's shadow. Waite is a local author of thrillers. Free.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry St

Greg Bear

Tues Oct 21 at 7 pm.

Greg Bear In the sci-fi world of War Dogs, humans team up with one kind of alien to fight with some other type of alien. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Kealoha

Tues Oct 21 at 7 pm.

Kealoha Hawaii's first poet laureate. $10-$12.

Paul Roberts

Tues Oct 21 at 7 pm.

Paul Roberts Roberts is the author of a book that claims we lack impulse control and that we're losing a sense of community as a species. Which strikes me as a couple of boring generalizations, but what do I know? I wrote this while simultaneously tweeting, tindering, and Google Plussing, and I haven't spoken to a real human being in 25 days. Free.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave

Aaron Counts

Wed Oct 22 at 7 pm.

As part of the Furnace reading series at Genius Award-nominated Hollow Earth Radio, Counts will read aloud a new story about a man who encounters a panhandler. Music and/or sound effects will be involved with the reading. Free.

Hollow Earth Radio
2018A E Union St

Katha Pollitt

Wed Oct 22 at 7:30 pm.

Katha Pollitt Pollitt is a poet and a feminist. Her newest book is titled Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. It's about how the anti-abortion movement has made some huge strides in the last few years and how the pro-abortion side needs to retrench and restate the importance of its cause. This sounds like an important book to me. $5.

Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave

Garth Nix

Wed Oct 22, noon.

Garth Nix Nix unveils his latest masterwork, Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen, in which magical, mystical things happen to magical creatures and mystical people. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Lola Lafon

Wed Oct 22 at 6 pm.

Lola Lafon We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm is a novel about two women who have been sexually assaulted. Free.

Alliance Francaise de Seattle
4649 Sunnyside Ave N #205

Eric Liu

Wed Oct 22 at 7 pm.

Eric Liu A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream recounts the history of Chinese Americans and examines the experience of being Chinese American today. Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Rev. Steven Greenbaum

Wed Oct 22 at 7 pm.

The reverend brings his book about exploring all religions while maintaining your own, called Practical Interfaith: How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity. Free.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE

Zachary Bonelli, A. Ka

Wed Oct 22 at 7 pm.

Bonelli is the author of Alterra and Ka wrote The Autumn. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Lit Crawl 2014 at Hugo House

Thurs Oct 23 at 6 pm.

Lit Crawl 2014 at Hugo House As part of this year's Lit Crawl, Hugo House is hosting food trucks and poets and the official Lit Crawl Afterparty. Free.

Hugo House
1634 11th Ave

Norman Lear

Thurs Oct 23 at 7 pm.

Norman Lear The legendary television producer, who created Archie and Edith Bunker, reads from his new book Even This I Get to Experience. Free with book purchase..

Sarah Dowling, Christine Deavel

Thurs Oct 23 at 7 pm.

Sarah Dowling is the author of DOWN and Birds & Bees. Christine Deavel is co-owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium. It's part of the Margin Shift series of poetry readings. Free.

Hedreen Gallery
901 12th Ave

Jaime Lerner

Thurs Oct 23 at 7:30 pm.

Jaime Lerner Lerner was the mayor of a city in Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. He helped pioneer things like bus rapid transit (which Seattle transit has bowdlerized into a joke) and pedestrian-only zones in a time when the dominance of cars was unquestioned. Urban Acupuncture is his first book to be translated to English. $5.

Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave

G. Willow Wilson, Kelly Froh, Greg Stump

Thurs Oct 23 at 8 pm.

G. Willow Wilson, Kelly Froh, Greg Stump A 2014 Stranger Genius Award in literature nominee who is famous in part for her (very good) mainstream comics writing makes an appearance with two excellent local small-press comics talents as part of the annual Lit Crawl. This oughta be fun.

Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E

Jacqueline West

Thurs Oct 23 at 6 pm.

Jacqueline West The author of the Elsewhere series for kids reads from her latest. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Jaqueline West

Thurs Oct 23 at 6 pm.

Still Life is reportedly the fifth and final book in West's the Books of Elsewhere series. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Linda Carroll

Thurs Oct 23 at 7 pm.

Carroll is a couple’s therapist. Her book is called Love Cycles. Free.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE

 

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