This year's theme is "Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat" so join us for an afternoon gathering to kick off a week of reading across the nation. Lots of Cat and the Hat activities, whimsical treats to eat, Open Mic for students to read their own work and...meet four local children authors at this Seussical celebration honoring Dr. Seuss and the world of reading. Fun, Fun and lots more Fun!!!
Author Booksigning Party
Tuesday, March 4th 7:00 pm
Meet Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhange Boys Know, a "wonderful and haunting book" about the lives of the inhabitants of a condominium in Washington DC's Chinatown. Each story is told separately yet is part of a web of entaglements with entrances and exits befitting a French comedy. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, March 5th 7:00 pm
Wind Is Not A River
Brian Payton will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Wind Is Not A River, a gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife - separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil - fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands. This powerfully written historical novel explores themes of war, life and death, morality, and love in this unique WWII battleground that very few people outside Alaska know about or remember. Excellent read for history buffs and historical fiction readers alike. The author has written for the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe. A previous title Shadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness was winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Book of the Year. Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster andEndurance in the Arctic Wilderness and his novel, Hail Mary Corner, were published to acclaim in Canada. He lives with his family in Vancouver.
Evening with Robin Oliveira
Thursday, March 6th 7:00 pm
I Always Loved You
The award winning author of My Name is Mary Sutter will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, IAlways Loved You, a captivating historical fiction account of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas's great romance. Following years of frustration and rejections from the Parisian art critics, Mary Cassatt began to doubt the wisdom of moving to Paris to become an artist. Then one fateful evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. The meeting seems a miracle and begins the defining period of her life and the "most tempestuous of relationships." The author's previous book, My Name is MarySutter won the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and was the chosen book for the 2011 If All Kirkland Read the Same Book program.
An Evening For Bookclubs
Tuesday, March 18th
We will be presenting 30 plus new recommended titles for bookclub discussion, will be available to answer any questions about joining a book group, and will provide an annotated list of the recommended titles. Whether you currently belong to a group or not, please join us for this fun and informative evening. Remember the next best thing to reading a book...is talking about it.
Seating fills quickly so please come early.
Evening with Nancy Horan
Thursday, March 20th 7:00 pm
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Meet PacNW author, Nancy Horan as she discusses and signs copies of her newest historical fiction book, Under the Wide and Starry Sky that chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and the American divorcee, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. The two meet in rural France in 1875 where Fanny, having run away from a philandering American husband, has taken refuge with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And thus begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world. The author's previous book, Loving Frank received much acclaim due to her extensive research, followed by her moving account of the tempestuous and tragic relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mameh Cheney.
Upcoming Events March 2014
Quote of the Month
"I got my break, my big break, when I was 5 years old. And its taken me more than 70 years to realize it. You see, at 5 I learned to read. It's that simple...and it's that profound." ~ Sean Connery
Wednesday, March 12th 7:00 pm
Join our featured PNW poets for an evening of poetry and Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Sunday, March 23rd 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
Tuesday, March 25th 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Round House by Louise Erdrich
Both bookclubs are Open To All
Saturday, March 22nd 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Meet Lorna Faxon as she signs copies of her book Life and Times of Lorna Rae, the first literary achievement for the author. Thanks to her love of friends fashion, and a beloved collection of handbags, she was able to create this story within a story. Lorna works in Corporate Real Estate and lives in the PacNorthwest.
Saturday, March 29th
Mary Ann Woodruff will be available to sign copies of her book, Last of the Good Girls: SheddingConvention, Coming Out Whole, the compelling memoir of a child of the 1940s who followed all the rules-until she couldn't any more. Like many in her generation, she married Mr. Right, kept house, raised her children, joined a church and volunteered in her community. Then, at midlife, she had to dismantle it all to find her true self. To her surprise, that included falling in love with another woman. The author has master degrees in Library Science and Organization Systems Design.
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