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Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Here are just a few of the amazing books published in April by Washington state authors. BOOKS FOR ADULTS Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison – FICTION Mike Muñoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school–and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and…

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

It’s been a busy month for authors in Washington State. Fiction: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: In 1974 a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move wife, Cora, and daughter, Leni north, to Alaska, where they will live off…

Sherman Alexie’s memoir finalist for Carnegie Medal

Sherman Alexie’s memoir finalist for Carnegie Medal

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Washington author Sherman Alexie is one of six finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction and Nonfiction, an annual award sponsored by the American Library Association. In You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Alexie presents a courageous, enlightening, anguished, and funny memoir told in prose and poetry that…

Five Washington authors on Top 100 Kids’ Books of 2017 list

Five Washington authors on Top 100 Kids’ Books of 2017 list

New York Public Library’s Top 100 Children’s Titles for Reading and Sharing is a fabulous resource each year. Making it even better this year: Washington authors Asia Citro, Dam Gemeinhart, Laura Kvasnosky, Corinna Luyken, and Curtis Manley! Picture Books Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura Kvasnosky Little Wolf can’t help but follow the wild rhythm in his heart in this…

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Congrats to Washington authors Sherman Alexie, Laurie Frankel, Barbara Johns, Corinna Luyken, Chandler O’Leary, Jessica Spring and Jonathan White – all on the shortlist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards! Books considered for the awards were published between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and were written (or illustrated) by a Pacific NW author…

WA Do I Read Next?

WA Do I Read Next?

Do you love book recommendations with a pun on the side? If so, take a look at these 42 titles presented at the 2017 Washington Library Association “WA Do I Read Next?” session devoted to highlighting Washington authors. A panel of librarians selected books across genres and for a variety of ages and interests for a fast-paced session (42 books…

Featured Book: Pie & Whiskey

Featured Book: Pie & Whiskey

Spokane authors Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon have been giving writers a pie and a whiskey prompt to inspire a new piece. Over the past six years, the Pie & Whiskey events in Spokane and Missoula have featured Washington writers like Jess Walter, Paisley Rekdal, Ed Skoog and Elizabeth J. Colen. Now they have an anthology that, the New York…

New books from Washington authors: September 2017

New books from Washington authors: September 2017

We are thrilled to share some of the latest books published by authors in Washington state! First up, three novels for adults, beginning with one from the former director of the Washington Center for the Book! George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl: From one of our local librarians and NPR books commentator, Nancy Pearl delivers an emotionally riveting debut novel about an…