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"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened."  
~ Ernest Hemingway

For those of us who crave continuity in a chaotic, even Comey-otic time, it seems fitting that April -- the month that began with our wild launch party for Bainbridge Island's Jonathan Evison and his critically acclaimed new Bainbridge Island novel Lawn Boy -- should smoothly segue into May. That's when our books on gardening will be featured at a 15% discount. 

May is also the month of Mother's Day, and it also seems fitting to point out that women are still reading circles around men, according to a number of studies conducted over the last decade. It's a divide that gets more pronounced when it comes to fiction vs. nonfiction, e-books vs. print books, and older women vs. younger women. (Google the 2012 reading survey conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts for the most interesting nuggets.) So the gift of words between covers still seems like a safe bet on that special day. Read more...

~ Jim

Author Events and Readings
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm
Seattle author Kit Bakke tells a story of the past that has relevance today in her book Protest on Trial: The Seattle 7 Conspiracy. The founders of the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) embodied late 1960s counterculture. Months after violence erupted during a demonstration, authorities arrested six men and one woman--all SLF members. The Seattle 7 faced federal conspiracy and intent to riot indictments aimed at limiting their ability to organize and protest. The real issue was Americans' freedom to organize and protest. Bakke will discuss the chaotic trial, surprising tactics used by the FBI and judicial system, what it meant for the young activists, and why it still matters.

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3:00 pm
Join us for a conversation with authors Naomi Hirahara and Heather Lindquist when they present their new book, Life After Manzanar.  They will visit the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial at 12:30pm, and then come to the bookstore for their 3 pm event. This look at the resettlement of Japanese Americans after World War II weaves new and archival oral histories into an engaging narrative that illuminates the lives of former internees in the postwar era, both in struggle and unlikely triumph. 

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 pm
Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task. Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times offers a powerful antidote to these feelings. Kate Davies shows how conventional ideas of hope are rooted in the belief that life will conform to our wishes and how this leads to disappointment, despair, and a dismal view of the future. As an alternative, it offers 'intrinsic hope,' a powerful, liberating, and positive approach to life based on having a deep trust in whatever happens. 

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm  
In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, living what appeared to be the perfect life. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years--one that unraveled suddenly. Since then, the world has wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. From hundreds of interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. Bainbridge Islander Bill Marler, the subject of Benedict's book  Poisoned, will introduce the author.

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Here is how to explore and cook and have fun in the Pacific Northwest! Join us when Bainbridge Island author Nancy Blakey talks about her new book, By the Shore: Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a LocalFrom whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike! Gorgeously illustrated with line drawings and color photographs, this book is a visual treat for the armchair adventurer, as well as a practical guide to take with you on your next outing.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm
Join us when award-winning Pacific Northwest author Peter Donahue comes to speak about his new volume of short novels, Three Sides Water, all set on the Olympic Peninsula. Peter delves deep into the lives of three young characters who, learning to act for themselves and make decisions that will shape their lives forever, persevere in an often violent, insensible world. Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest's Olympic Peninsula, they take extraordinary steps to show what it means to become the agent of one's own destiny.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 pm
We will revisit a classic when John Douglas Marshall comes to talk about his book Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey (originally published in 1993). In this prize-winning memoir, Marshall recounts a road trip around America in search of the truth about his famous grandfather General S. L. A. (Slam) Marshall, author of Pork Chop Hill. In the process he comes to terms with his own past and that of others whose families were torn apart by the Vietnam War.
"This poignant book... is an important contribution to the rich literature of the Vietnam War." ~ David Halberstam, Washington Post Book World. 

Thursday, May 31, 6:30 pm
Join us for a taste of Owen Laukkanen's latest thriller, Gale Forcea rousing seafaring yarn set in the north Pacific. Filled with bravery, betrayal, sudden twists, and pure excitement, Gale Force is a spectacular new adventure from the fast-rising suspense star.


Shop. Visit friends. Celebrate with a good meal. And win a chance for a $1000 shopping spree! You and your girlfriends are invited to enjoy the day on Winslow Way.

Save the Date!

Headlining this year's Summer Bookfest is the internationally bestselling author, Elizabeth George! Pre-order copies of your favorite titles now and they will be here for her to sign!

May we recommend...

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, by Hendrik Groen
Hendrik Groen is an 83¼-year-old widower living in a nursing home in the Netherlands. Because he feels that, as a rule, he is too wishy-washy, too polite and courteous when he'd rather speak his mind, he has decided to express his true feelings by keeping an uncensored diary, an exposé if you will. It is quite an exposé. Most every aspect of life in "the home" is detailed: the friendships, the ailments, the rules, the rebellions, the onset of Alzheimer's, the prospect of euthanasia. It's a quiet book, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always genuine, always engrossing. ~ Ann

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, 
by Timothy Snyder
The political and social upheaval in America is not unique, and Snyder deftly puts it in the context of trends in Europe and Russia. Beginning with the death of the Polish president in 2010, he traces the rise of populist sentiment, fear-mongering in politics, and the emergence of "post-truth" news media with the nuanced, unsparing eye of an investigative journalist. History, philosophy, and journalism combine for a fascinating, if upsetting, analysis. ~ Tim

Mercy Dogs, by Tyler Dilts
Dilts delivers a slow burn of a crime novel, tension shivering under its placid surfaces. Former police detective Ben Shepard, retired by a gunshot wound to the head, lives a quiet life, pleasantly shaken up by the presence of a lively young tenant, Grace. When Grace disappears, Ben dusts off his cop identity and pokes into her secretive past. The thread on which he tugs leads to a trail of bad and good cops, all of whom turn on Ben's trail. Dilts is the rare novelist who takes physical damage and emotional debilitation seriously. He understands that the wounds of the body become wounds of the spirit, part of one's identity. ~ Jim

Turn This Book Into a Beehive!, by Lynn Brunelle
This book is brilliant! It is delightfully illustrated and filled with fun facts about bees and why they are important, as well as lots of amazing and easy experiments for young minds to try. As if that wasn't enough, the entire book becomes a beehive for mason bees - so your child can be crafty while participating in saving the planet! And if you build it, the bees will come! What's not to love? ~ Jane

The Widows of Malabar Hill: Mystery of 1920s Bombay,
by Sujata Massey. 
Bombay, 1921 - Perveen Mistry is a recent Oxford law grad and one of the first female solicitors in India. She has joined her father's law firm, biding her time until women are granted full solicitor rights. She's sent to the home of three widows, whose common husband has died leaving an estate managed by a disreputable estate manager. When the manager turns up dead, Perveen assists the widows in navigating the labyrinth of Muslim law to insure the widows' security and find the killer. Much historical detail, lots of suspense, and Perveen is a totally captivating new character! This new series is a gem! ~ Susan

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
by David Sax
Like all Boomers and Gen-Xers, I watched the world transition from film to digital cameras, vinyl to mp3, and board to video games. With so many "brick and mortar" businesses closing by the late '00s, it was easy to believe that we had moved into a shiny new digital era. In that context, David Sax opens his book, wondering why some analog products like records, film, board games, and (dare I say) physical books, were seeing a resurgence. To answer these questions and more, Sax travels the globe to interview entrepreneurs and technology leaders who defied conventional wisdom and invested in analog businesses or are attempting to integrate the best of analog and digital business practices. What we learn along the way is insightful, always accessible, and ultimately optimistic. Whether you are an early adopter or card-carrying Luddite, there is something in this book for you. ~ Kiyo

Smon Smon, by Sonja Danowski
With incredibly beautiful illustrations, and playful rhymes, we follow Smon Smon on a whimsical and mysterious journey through a land of enchantments. Along the way there are won wons, lon lons, ton tons, and even klon klons to learn about. With delightful encounters and sudden pitfalls, It is a stunningly beautiful book, meant to be read aloud with your favorite youngster (or oldster!). Jane 

New in Hardcover Fiction
The Perfect Mother
by Aimee Molloy
Love and Ruin
by Paula McLain
That Kind of Mother
by Rumaan Alam
Two Steps Forward
by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
Noir: A Novel
by Christopher Moore
The Judge Hunter
by Christopher Buckley
New in Hardcover Nonfiction
Young Washington
by Peter Stark
by Zora Neale Hurston
The Seasons of My Mother
by Marcia Gay Harden
by Dave Itzkoff
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli
The Electric Woman
by Tessa Fontaine
New in Paperback Fiction
Wicked River
by Jenny Milchman
The Essex Serpent
by Sarah Perry
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy
Mrs. Fletcher
by Tom Perrotta
Young Jane Young
by Gabrielle Zevin
Men Without Women
by Haruki Murakami
New in Paperback Nonfiction
MacArthur's Spies
by Peter Eisner
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beyone Infinity
by Eugenia Cheng
The Fact of a Body
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich 
by Patricia Lockwood
Churchill & Orwell
by Thomas E. Ricks
New Books for Kids
Llama Llama Loves to Read
by Anna Dewdney & Reed Duncan
How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
by Erin Danielle Russell
I Walk With Vanessa
by Kerascoet 
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
by Stacy McAnulty
The Lifters
by Dave Eggers
Endling: The Last
by Katherine Applegate
New Books for Young Adults
Ash Princess
by Laura Sebastian
The Smoke Thieves
by Sally Green
by Rachel Hawkins
EHBC Book Groups
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up until the date of discussion

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