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"It is also thanks to diapause that stinkbugs, indoors, seem inordinately graceless and impossibly dumb. But, as we all know, being graceless and dumb is no obstacle to being powerful and horrifying.
            "The Home Invasion,"  Kathryn Schulz (The New Yorker, 3.12.18)
For those of you who roamed our creaky floors last month, your first inkling that we were remodeling would have been incessant hammering, wallboard dust in every crevasse, flickering lights, nasty fumes, and a staff and owners that were pretending that it was all just fine, knowing full well that we'd have much less space to do the vital back office work that keeps us going. Even though working behind that green curtain now has a contact sport quality, one and all have adjusted and are delighted with the result. 

Our expanded children's area gave Kiyo space to teach two groups of kids how to create comic books and gives us room to do other cool stuff with kids. We also expanded to the east walkway, bringing more natural light and extra space for journals and cards, plus a quieter spot for a chat with a pal, reading, or a quick snooze away from the maddening crowd. Come and check out our new space!

~ Jane and Dave

Author Events and Readings
Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30pm.
Join us when best-selling author, inspiring librarian, and literary critic Nancy Pearl (yes, the Nancy Pearl) comes to visit Eagle Harbor Book Company to talk shop (and the paperback release of her delicious novel George & Lizzie) with another great librarian, Bainbridge Island's own Martha BayleyFrom America's librarian and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.
Thursday, August 9, 6:30pm
Come celebrate with Bainbridge Island educator Roberta Newland and her co-author (and son) John Newland-Thompson when they read from their book The Cle Elum Fire of 1918. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Cascades, Cle Elum grew as a railroad town, transporting lumber and coal, both from nearby Roslyn and later from Cle Elum itself. In 1891, it survived its first fire. In 1918, after reaching its population high of over 2,700 residents, a catastrophic fire broke out on a windy June day. Two-thirds of the townspeople were left homeless, and the majority of the town was destroyed. Cle Elum rose again from the ashes, thanks to the will of its citizens and help from all around the Pacific Northwest.
Thursday, August 16, 2:00pm 
Calling all young scientists! We'll have cool summer experiments on the sidewalk with everyone's favorite science nerd,  Lynn BrunelleAnd when we say "cool," we mean you'll make ice cream in baggies, do pop bottle experiments with water, and more great fun!  Lynn is the award-winning author of more than 45 books, mostly for kids, that center around her love of science and nature. Her newest title,  Turn This Book Into A Beehive , is a popular staff pick here at the bookstore; her best-selling title for kids is Parents' Choice Award-winner  Pop Bottle Science-79 Science Experiments You Can Do With a Plastic Pop Bottle .

Thursday, August 16, 6:30pm
We are pleased to welcome Nashville recording artist Robert Hunter for some music and book signing for his new book Relapse: A Love Story A love story at its best and wild ride at its drunkest, Relapse careens through shaman-led weddings, car heists that lead to strange prophesies, and the inner workings of a mind rife with possibility and absolutely unaffected by the moonshine, thank you very much. Is it relapse, or is it revival? Robert is known best for his unabashed contempt for the conventional, and his unique brand of lyrical alt-country-rock. Robert's nationwide 2018 Relapse & Revival Tour is the first of its kind, a mixture of the literary and lyrical promoting both a new record and a highly anticipated new novel.

Can't make it to these great events?
Don't worry! Just call (206) 842-5332 or email us here and we will reserve a signed copy for you!
Sunday, Se ptember 9, 6:30 pm 
It's a Pajama Party!

We are celebrating  Suzanne Selfor's  latest release for middle readers,  Wish Upon a Sleepover .  Island School's amazing librarian and fellow local author George Shannon will be on hand to get the party started - in his p.j.'s of course! And we already know, no one throws a better party than Suzanne and George. So if you are a middle reader who likes to have fun and read really good books, put on your pajamas and come for some fun!

August Savings!

Cyber Monday - August 6!
Another way to save this month is to shop online with our 20% Cyber Monday sale on first Monday, August 6. The store will be open all day, but you can save by shopping online.

Sports and Outdoor Books - 15% off!
We wait all year for these warm days, so whatever you do, play outside! Throughout the month of August all sports, camping, hiking, and outdoor books will be on sale at 15% off! Come see our selections and let us help you get outdoors.

May we recommend...
The Man Who Climbs Trees, by James Aldred
This amazing adventure memoir details the life of BBC and National Geographic cameraman James Aldred as he makes his way into the canopies of the world's magnificent trees. It's an account that entails figuring out how to reach the lower branches of a 250ft. strangler fig tree in Borneo. There's excruciating tension as he endures an attack by a nest of bees in Gabon. There's heat and drenching humidity but also the great beauty of the view from the tree tops, and because Aldred writes well and loves what he does the entire account is lyrical.  ~ Ann

Dumplin', by Julie Murphy
So good. So, so, so, so, so, so good. I am so glad I read this book. I want all the fat bottomed people to read this...Or the people with big, crooked teeth, funny feet or any other "imperfections" (all of which I possess above). Or even if you have no obvious imperfections, but think you do... Read it! ~ Jenna

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The Lido, by Libby Page
Kate Mathews is a twenty-something journalist, newly moved to Brixton, London. Rosemary Peterson is eighty-six, has lived in Brixton all her life and is depressed about the changes taking place as the neighborhood. When Kate is tasked with covering a plan to close the local swimming center, the lido, she meets Rosemary, who has been a life-long daily swimmer. As they join forces to fight to save the lido, a bond grows between them that strengthens and nourishes the two women in surprising and transformative ways. This gem will warm your heart and fuel your resolve that goodness is still alive and well in small corners of the world. Book groups will find much to discuss about the friendship between Kate and Rosemary. ~ Susan

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
After just a few pages you will know you are about to read something very special. No wonder it's a best-seller and a book group favorite! Gifted author Min Jin Lee delivers a beautiful historical novel following characters and generations from Korea to Japan. NPR describes it best when they say
 "Pachinko is the kind of book that can open your eyes and fill them with tears at the same time." I can't describe it any better than that.  ~ Kathie 

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
Egan conjures up a wonderful tableau of characters in this richly told novel about NYC during WW II. A precocious ingĂ©nue turned hard hat diver is the star of the show, a crippled sister who briefly arises Lazarus-like, a fraught dad, and a gangster who can't quite decide if he fits the mold. This tale starts slowly but properly so, since developing these complex characters understandably takes time. The research into the functioning of New York's waterfront during the war effort is fascinating and her treatment of how all these lives connect delights to the very end. No wonder Egan is a previous Pulitzer Prize winner.  ~ Dave

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
Nina Hopgood is a farmer's wife in the English countryside. Anders Larsen is a curator in a museum in Denmark. Through a common interest in the Tolund Man, the topic of Seamus Heaney's famous poem, they begin a correspondence that enriches and changes them. Both plagued by loneliness and lives that have become something they hadn't anticipated, their correspondence spawns a deep and surprising relationship. There have been several meaningful epistolary novels of late, but this is something very special and heartwarming. If you loved the Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Society you will find Anne Youngson's debut novel every bit as wonderful!  ~ Susan

Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There is much to discuss in this rich story that is beautifully told, as only Adichie can do. It is a family drama set in contemporary Nigeria with universal themes - indigenous culture vs. modernity, youth and elders living in harmony, oppression in its many forms - government, church, and patriarchy - and the deep shame and fear involved with hiding family secrets. In the end it is about enduring love, as everything seems to be. Of her many books, this first of her novels has become my strong favorite. ~ Jane

Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler
Willa Drake can count the defining moments of her life on one hand. From the whirlwind courtship with her college beau to marriage, parenthood and beyond, she floats along in comfortable bliss. But as her life as a widow begins she is drawn into a new chapter filled with not only grief and loss but twists and turns involving family, community, commitment and experiences she would never have envisioned in any of her former lives. How did she find herself here? Will she stay? Is this what she really wants? Ann Tyler's stories are always filled with humor, intricate emotions, warm friendship and complicated but wry moments of joy and this is no exception. ~ Susan

New in Fiction
The Devoted
by Blair Hurley
French Exit
by Patrick deWitt
We That Are Young
by Preti Taneja
Three Things About Elsie
by Joanna Cannon
Whiskey When We're Dry
by John Larison
Sea Queen
by Linnea Hartsuyker
New in Nonfiction
Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
by David Quammen
Okay Fine Whatever
by Courtenay Hameister
Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
by Lisa Margonelli
Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Bricks
by David Frye
Chesapeake Requiem
by Earl Swift
by Alec Nevala-Lee
New in Paperback Fiction
Forest Dark
by Nicole Krauss
The Seventh Function of Language
by Laurent Binet
A Column of Fire
by Ken Follett
by Nicky Drayden
The Locals
by Jonathan Dee
The Child Finder
by Rene Denfeld
New in Paperback Nonfiction
Notes on a Foreign Country
by Suzy Hansen
Nothing Good Can Come from This
by Kristi Coulter
American Wolf
by Nate Blakeslee
Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud
by Anne Helen Petersen
Tree: A Life Story
by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady
The Bettencourt Affair
by Tom Sancton
New Books for Kids
The Little Rocket
by R ichard Collingridge
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
by Grace Lin
Crow Not Crow
by Jane Yolen
Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen 
by Merrill Wyatt

The Griffin's Feather, #2 Dragon Rider
by Cornelia Funke
The Dollar Kids
by  Jennifer Richard Jacobson
New Books for Young Adults
Catwoman: Soulstealer
by Sarah J. Maas
The Cheerleaders
by Kara Thomas
Sparks of Light
by Janet B. Taylor
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And there's more...

When the Swedish Academy cancelled the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, a Swedish journalist, Alexandra Pascalidou, with the help of prominent Swedish cultural figures, launched a new prize. It's called the  New Academy Prize in Literature 2018, to be announced on  October 14 , and this time, we can all be involved in making the choice. Voting can be made at the prize's website ( click here  ). There is a strong list of 46 international nominees, including many American 
authors. You can read more about it here. Voting closes on  August 14, so l et's make sure they here from all of us! Because at Eagle Harbor Books, we know that our readers are the best! 

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