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"My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure." 
~ Oliver Sacks, Gratitude

November Author Events and Readings
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 p.m
Help us welcome renowned Bainbridge Island architect James Cutler when he presents the new book  Cutler Anderson Architects: The Houses. Since its founding in 1977, Cutler Anderson Architects has emphasized the ultimate objective of any architectural design is to reveal what is true about all of the circumstances of a project. From place to program, from materials to shape, all components need to be understood and designed into a harmonious whole that reveals each component's nature. This single-minded attitude has led to successful and award winning projects on three continents. 
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m
Welcome Seattle-based author Beth Jusino when she talks about her new book, Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago, an engaging memoir about letting go and living at a human pace while walking a thousand miles across Europe on a 900-year-old trail. This is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to us in the twenty-first.
Saturday, November 17, 3:00pm
What a fun celebration we'll have when Bainbridge Island author Jennifer Mann debuts her new book, Josie's Lost Tooth! "Mann's rustic pencil-and-pastel illustrations so closely resemble a child's drawings it's as if Josie has chronicled her own story. The inclusion of the letters to and from the Tooth Fairy may very well inspire young writers. The realistic dialogue, effective use of italics, and simple, kid-like vocabulary work well with the illustrations to create a satisfying tale on a familiar theme centered on friendship, play, and imagination...Readers will feel assured that anxiety is short-lived and friendship endures." ~ Kirkus Reviews
Jennifer will be joined by long-time favorite Bremerton author Toni Yulywith her great preschool books, including Thank you, Bees, and The Jelly Bean Tree
Sunday, November 18, 4:00 pm
Scraps, Peels, and Stems is a comprehensive and accessible guide to reducing food waste in our daily lives. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. From beef bones, Parmesan rinds, and broccoli stems to bruised apples and party leftovers, Jill explains what to do with unused food, and how to avoid the extras in the first place. With attitude, a sense of humor, and the acceptance that none of us are perfect, Jill helps all of us understand some of the larger social, economic, environmental, and agricultural issues around food and its exorbitant waste. And the recipes are great!
Indies First/Small Business Saturday 
Saturday, November 24, 10:00 am  to  7:00 pm

Start the holiday season off with great fun on Small Business Saturday / Indies First Saturday! We'll have authors in the store throughout the day ready to help you select some great holiday gifts or to sign their own books for you. With our partner Libro.fm, we will be offering special digital audio book deals to every customer. And there will be hot cider, goodies, and prizes throughout the day!  Please join us and other Island businesses on Small Business Saturday. Buying local is good for our whole community!

May we recommend...
Transcription, by Kate Atkinson
At the age of 18, in 1940, Juliet Armstrong is recruited by an obscure department of MI5. Her job is to transcribe meetings of Nazi sympathizer groups infiltrated by top British spies. Later, after having been vetted by her spy bosses, she assists in several covert and often terrifying activities. Ten years later, while working for the BBC, she is confronted by persons from her past and realizes that though the war is over espionage is still very much alive. This is Atkinson at her very best!  If you loved Women in the Castle, All the Light We Cannot See or any of the Masie Dobbs stories, Transcription will provide even more insight into the bravery and intelligence the young women of Britain applied to the war effort.   ~ Susan

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, by David Litt  
Witty and insightful, Thanks, Obama merges an account of the Obama White House with a truly entertaining coming-of-age story. As someone who doesn't normally read memoirs, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself drawn into this book. A rarity in political literature, I was left with a feeling of hope - that maybe things can get better. ~ Katie 

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, edited by John Brehm 
Every night I read one or two poems from this, my permanent bedside companion, and I've given the compact anthology to numerous friends. Organized around the three themes of its title, this accessible collection is a source of comfort and delight, yet it's filled with worthy mysteries and "aha" moments. The wonderful voices range from ancient to contemporary poets including Tu Fu, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, Gary Snyder, and WisÅ‚awa Szymborska. Especially insightful are the biographical notes provided by the editor. Reading this book helped me through a serious illness and I can't recommend it highly enough. ~ John

Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon From River to Table, by Langdon Cook
Upstream opens with the author standing on the Seattle waterfront, observing a ferry embark for Bainbridge Island, while on his way to Pike Place Market to witness the season's first Copper River salmon and the pandemonium it creates. Throughout the book, Cook traces the history of this iconic fish from the extinct runs of Europe and the Atlantic to the remaining few wild runs from Alaska to Puget Sound, and down the coast of Oregon. He explores the significance of salmon to Native Americans, the reliance of more than one hundred species of animals that rely on salmon as a food source, and the imperiled future that awaits not just those species, but the entire ecosystem should we lose this critical source of nutrients for our forests and streams. Cook presents a thorough, timely reminder of how much we have to lose and what we have to gain by restoring habitat that both salmon and humans need to thrive.  ~ Rebecca

Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid, by D ylan ThurasRosemary Mosco
For curious children, here is a book that will broaden their view of the world. With full color spreads of fascinating cultural, geographical, and man-made wonders on every continent, this book is sure to amaze and enchant. It is fun for kids to explore on their own, and for you to read and discuss together with the youngsters in your life. Get ready to experience the world in a new way!  ~ Jane

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M.T. Anderson
What a weird and wonderful book! Elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is sent (by catapult) to the seemingly wicked goblin court of Ghohg the Evil One to deliver a gift as a peace offering. His host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is happy and excited to show Brandon all the wonderful things his kingdom has to offer. But things don't go well for anyone and they are both caught up in an international crisis that could mean war. Told both with incredible illustrations by Eugene Yelchin and the narrative of Anderson, this is my favorite kind of middle grade book - one that can be read as an amazing adventure but also with so many more elements such as politics, prejudice and who gets to write history. Ages 10+  ~ Alison

The Deepest Well, by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.
From studies the world over of people in every economic strata, one in every six people suffered at least four "Adverse Childhood Experiences" (ACE) when they were young, with the result that they are 10 times as more likely to attempt suicide and significantly more at risk of heart disease, cancer, and any of the auto immune disorders. After reading Dr. Nadine Burke Harris' The Deepest Well, I learned how wrong I was to assume childhood trauma caused only psychological difficulties. It helps us to understand why effectively fighting obesity, diabetes, and ADHD to name a few may first require an understand of the underlying causes. Even if one believes the issue doesn't personally resonate, the science of how early trauma fundamentally alters the brains of its victims is fascinating. ~ Dave

New in Fiction
The Feral Detective
by Jonathan Lethem
Night of Miracles
by Elizabeth Berg
The Colors of All the Cattle
by Alexander McCall Smith
Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty
Kingdom of the Blind
by Louise Penny
Past Tense
by Lee Child
New in Nonfiction
by Michelle Obama
Why Religion 
by Elaine Pagels
The Nature Instinct
by Tristan Gooley
Heirs of the Founders
by H.W. Brands
Ottolenghi Simple
by Yotam Ottolenghi
White Darkness
by David Grann
New in Paperback Fiction
Future Home of the Living God
by Louise Erdrich
The Museum of Modern Love
by Heather Rose
The Odyssey
by Homer; translated by Emily Wilson
The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks
by Robert Harris
The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun
by J.R.R. Tolkien
New in Paperback Nonfiction
Promise Me, Dad
by Joe Biden
The Origins of Creativity
by Edward O. Wilson
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
by David Lebovitz
Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State 
by Nadia Murad
Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
by Lawrence O'Donnell
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
by Sohaila Abdulali
New Books for Kids
Good Morning Snowplow!
by Deborah Bruss
My Heart is a Compass
by  Deborah Marcero
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick
by Drew Daywalt
by Kenneth Oppel
by Adam P. Schmitt
Fox 8
by George Saunders
New Books for Young Adults
The Brilliant Death
by Amy Rose Capetta
by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
by Marissa Meyer
EHBC Bookgroups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%     
up until the date of discussion

November 6, 7:00 pm

November 6, 7:00 pm
by Mur Lafferty
       Mystery Book Group:
November 27, 7:00 pm
by Dervla McTiernan

And there's more...
In-Store Book Fair: The Carden Country School
Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 5 - 7 p.m
Parents, family, and friends of the Carden School are invited to a special In-Store Book Fair at Eagle Harbor Book Company! We will donate 20% of all sales during those hours to the Carden School to support its library and reading programs.
Digital Partners

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