Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Author Events and Readings
Monday, September 9th, 7:00 pm
The Hardy Tree with Linda Bierds at BIMA 
Join Eagle Harbor Books and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for an evening with  Linda Bierds. There will be copies of  The Hardy Tree available at the event for purchase. This book of poetry begins with imagery of the tree in the middle of St. Pancras Old Church, planted by Thomas Hardy. The Hardy Tree brings up the lives of Alan Turing, Virginia Woolf, and the World War One poets,  The Hardy Tree examines power, oppression and individual rights in ways that reverberate through our lives. Please see the BIMA website for tickets and more information.

Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 pm
An Evening of Poetry with Jed Myers and Tina Schumann
Jed Myers' Love's Test is the winner of the 2019 Grayson Books Chapbook Competition. Life's most fundamental questions are raised in this elegant short poetry collection by Jed Myers. In the end, the poems in Love's Test acknowledge our separateness, and our struggles to connect, but also affirm the power of our willingness to try and try again. A poet who writes with great tenderness, honesty, and grace, Myers has won many awards for his work.

Tina Schumann is the author of the poetry collections As If (Parlor City Press, 2010), which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, and Requiem: A Patrimony of Fugues (Diode Editions, 2017), which won the 2016 Diode Editions chapbook competition. Her work was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro Prize, and the New Issues Prize. She is the recipient of the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal and a Pushcart nominee. She is the curator and editor of the anthology Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017).
Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm
Knock Knock! Join your bird-loving bookstore friends at a fun event where Sneed Collard will talk about Warblers and Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding. So many of us remember our parents introducing us to this pastime. Collard is the author of more than 75 award-winning books for young people, along with countless magazine articles for both children and adults. A marine biologist and scientist by training, most of Collard's books focus on natural history, science, and the environment.
Thursday, September 19, 6:30pm
"Turn Around Time: An Evening of Poetry and Illustration." 
BIMA and Eagle Harbor Book Company present acclaimed Bainbridge Island author, David Guterson, for a night featuring poems from the author's new book, Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest, and a pop-up viewing of illustrations by Justin GibbensThe work of artist Justin Gibbens is collected by individuals and institutions, including Washington Arts Consortium, Grinnell College, Microsoft, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Free, reservations recommended and available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 pm
Join us to hear Kim Brown Seely discuss her memoir of empty nesting, Uncharted, narrative memoir about the particular midlife crisis that comes when children leave home. Author Kim Brown Seely and her husband (Seattle residents who did time in NYC) decided somewhat spontaneously to acquire a 54-foot sailboat, learned how to sail, then set off to find a spirit bear (the rare white Kermode bear) in the forest on the BC mainland north of Vancouver Island. How better to face this end of parenting than demonstrate to themselves that there's more living and adventure to be had, especially with a sailboat?
Thursday, September 26th, 6:30 pm
Join us in celebrating one of our summer's bestsellers,  Natural Bainbridge. Discover Bainbridge Island's natural wonders through an engaging and beautiful new book that beckons us to explore and safeguard our exquisite preserves, protected spaces and parks. Contributors to this volume, as well as folks from the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, will be on hand to give us the back-story on this engaging and beautiful new book.  Click here  for a Bainbridge Community Broadcasting podcast about the book + art show!
Sunday, September 29th, 3:00 pm
In case you couldn't hear that, we were calling to all of the Bainbridge dog lovers at a really high pitch to come and join Alexandra Horowitz in discussing her newest book, Our Dogs, OurselvesHorowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into the World of Smell. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family and two large, highly sniffy dogs in New York City.
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
Join Eagle Harbor Books and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in welcoming Clyde Ford. Ford will be discussing  Think Black, a memoir of his father, the first black software engineer at IBM and how he followed in his footsteps a few decades later. Copies of the book available for purchase. "In this engaging book--part autobiography, part biography, and part information technology primer--Clyde Ford trains an agile mind and keen powers of observation on both his father's historic role in the early days of computers, and on America's cardinal sin, racism. Think Black will make you think. . .It will also make you wince." ~ William Neukom, founder of the World Justice Project. Please refer to the BIMA page for tickets and more event information

May we recommend...
Chances Are... by Richard Russo
Pulitzer Prize winner ( Empire Falls, 2002) Richard Russo has pulled off another great novel. Three middle-class retirement-age white guys who graduated from a small private college 44 years earlier, are reuniting at Martha's Vineyard, where they had previously held a college farewell party. Ho hum? Not at all. The story begins the day they received their Viet Nam draft lottery numbers that changed their lives. They were each in love with their wild and rich sorority classmate Jacy Calloway, but as their farewell party ended, she disappeared without a trace. Slowly, Russo feeds his readers with bits of their intervening lives while weaving Jacy's disappearance into the telling. One of them secretly turns to a retired island cop for clues, which ultimately leads to the answer they've waited for, and an insightful exploration of the impact it had on how they felt about themselves and one another. You'll be right to think your hunches about what happened to Jacy will likely turn out to be hopelessly wrong. ~ Dave

Why Religion: A Personal Story, by Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels rose to prominence as one of the early experts of the Gnostic Gospels, and other ancient religious texts discovered in the last century. Her brilliant work was academic, until unbearable tragedy struck within her own life, not once but twice within a year. Realizing the life she had crafted was changed forever, and with two young children to raise on her own, she looked for answers in the realm she knew best - ancient wisdom teachings. This is a deeply moving memoir loaded with courage, resilience, and hope. I could not put it down. ~ Jane

The Other's Gold,  by Elizabeth Ames
Combine equal parts Donna Tartt's Secret History and Judy Blume's Just as Long as We're Together. Add a splash of Mary Oliver and you may begin to approach the essence of Elizabeth Ames' gorgeously written debut novel. On its surface it is a story about the relationship between four college friends; going deeper it's an exploration of human impulses, of how single actions can change everything, and how we learn to pretend. The Other's Gold begs to be savored and shared. ~ Jane Darrah

The Last Book Party, by Karen Dukess
Eve Rosen would love to be a writer, but she's stuck in an entry level assistant job at a well known albeit stingy publishing house. In the summer of 1987, she snags a coveted invitation to a summer party at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker columnist Henry Grey. As the summer progresses, she is drawn into the lives of Henry and his poet wife Tillie, as well as their summer crowd of literary giants. This charming coming of age story is as much an homage to the love of books and writing as it is the story of Eve. Its wonderful sense of place and depiction of life at the edges of literary greatness will captivate anyone who loves books! Read it where you can smell the salt air! ~ Susan

Nordic Tales: Folktales From Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark,  by Ulla Thynell
Compiled in this beautifully illustrated book are a collection of folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark. The stories themselves are ancient, their morals full of kindness, love, justice, and bravery. Perfect for sharing with listeners of all ages, or reading alone on a cozy evening. The book itself is a treasure. Thynell's illustrations are lovely reflections of the pictures painted by the words of the stories. An absolute delight! ~ Bernice

Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America,  by Bill Geist
Geist recalls the time, long gone now, when teens with three summer months in front of them traditionally held jobs. In the sixties at Arrowhead Lodge in the Lake of the Ozarks, Bill was employed at the resort, and he captures his fellow summer employees with their negligible skills, raging hormones, and unbounded energy. He also recalls an assortment of eccentric visitors and paints a vivid portrait of his bombastic uncle, the owner of the lodge. It's a wonderfully nostalgic account and is, as is usually the case with Geist's writing, full of fun and humor. ~ Ann

Chicago, by Brian Doyle
At a time when the news of the day seems so disparaging, thank you Brian Doyle for leaving us this refreshing, charming, utterly delightful novel. A warm story about a young grad student moving to Chicago, it feels old fashioned and classic and wonderful. You will love Miss Elminides's apartment and the cast of characters who live there, including Edward - he's extra special. 
 ~ Kathie 

Killing With Confetti, by Peter Lovesey
On New Year's Eve in Bath, Ben Brace romantically proposes to the light of his life, Caroline. Startlingly, she declines and refuses to explain. What ensues is one of Lovesey's most entertaining and hilarious mysteries. Not a cozy and not a thriller, but a carefully constructed classical mystery with a charmingly quirky twist. Perfect for a day at the beach or an afternoon by a cozy fireplace. ~ Susan

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border,
by Francisco Cantú
A stark outlook on the volatile, terrifying landscape of immigration at our southern border, Cantú's account originates from four years working for the Border Patrol, and takes on tragic dimensions when a good friend visits family in Mexico and is unable to return. Cantú also provides an excellent overview on how the current border environment evolved through the history of U.S./Mexico relations, and the role of drug trafficking and cartels in the brutality that surrounds the immigrant experience. Cantús book serves as a call to action by melding precise, lyrical observations with his own personal and family life, his own dreams and nightmares. ~ John

Priestdaddy: A Memoir,  by Patricia Lockwood
Lockwood grew up as the daughter of a Catholic priest-the titular Priestdaddy-who converted from being an Episcopal priest and so kept his family. In her early adulthood, Patricia and her husband move home to her parents due to health issues, and she discovers not much has changed since moving out in her teens. The reader doesn't get the feeling that Lockwood feels sorry for herself. Lockwood begins to rebuild her relationship with her parents, all while wrangling her family's story into bizarre, moving, yet often hilarious prose. A worthwhile read for anyone, lapsed Catholic or not. ~ Kathleen

New in Fiction
The Testaments
by Margaret Atwood
by Salman Rushdie
The Long Call
by Ann Cleeves
A Better Man
by Louise Penny
Nothing Ventured
by Jeffrey Archer
All the Flowers in Paris
by Sarah Jio
The Warehouse
by Rob Hart
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
by Christy Lefteri
The Girl Who Lived Twice
by David Lagercrantz
New in Nonfiction
by Anthony McCann
Revolution of the Soul
by Seane Corn
The Nature of Life and Death
by Patricia Wiltshire
Something Deeply Hidden
by Sean Carroll
What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
by Leah Price
The Ungrateful Refugee
by Dina Nayeri
How To
by Randall Munroe
Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell
The Assault on American Excellence
by Anthony Kronman
New in Paperback Fiction
Virgil Wander
by Leif Enger
The Feral Detective
by Jonathan Lethem
The Golden Tresses of the Dead
by Alan Bradley
The Silence of the Girls
by Pat Barker
Depth of Winter
by Craig Johnson
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Waiting for Eden
by Elliot Ackerman
Susan Steinberg
Ducks, Newburyport
by Lucy Ellmann
New in Paperback Nonfiction
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari
Light of the Stars
by Adam Frank
What Unites Us
by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner
America: The Farewell Tour
by Chris Hedges
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
by Jaron Lanier
The Nature Instinct
by Tristan Gooley
Rising Out of Hatred
by Eli Saslow
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
by Thor Hanson
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
by Rebecca Traister
New Books for Kids
Bigger Words for Little Geniuses
by Susan and James Patterson
Llama Llama: Mess Mess Mess
by Anna Dewdney & Reed Duncan
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
by Dr. Seuss; Andrew Joyner (Illus.)
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
by Dav Pilkey
Tunnel of Bones
by Victoria Schwab
Warriors: Squirrelflight's Hope
by Erin Hunter
New Books for Young Adults
Loki: Where Mischief Lies
by Mackenzi Lee
Serpent & Dove
by Shelby Mahurin
See Jane Win
by Caitlin Moscatello
Eagle Harbor Book Co. Bookgroups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%           
up until the date of discussion

Reader's Circle
Book Group
September 3, 7:00 pm
Speculative Fiction Book Group
September r4, 7:00 pm
Book Group
September 24, 7:00 pm

Say Nothing
by Patrick Radden Keefe
The Calculating Stars
by Mary Robinette Kowal
Stay Hidden
by Paul Doiron

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