Eagle Harbor Book Co.

It's summer reading season! And just as you are finding lots more to do outside, we have lots more going on in the bookshop. We start the month in style with the Annual Summer Bookfest, in which the Seattle7Writers come together to help get the season going. We're also helping to launch new graduates this month, astounded at how fast these precious years with them have passed. It is the month in which we celebrate Dads, another of our favorite holidays. June is Pride month, which is always festive, colorful, and fun. Travellers are starting their summer journeys toting their guide books with them. Finally, we are kicking off our summer reading programs for kids. We will have great suggestions to go along with all of the school recommendations that we have collected for our island youngsters. Or maybe you just want to slow down, find a sunny spot, relax, and let the books take over.
Author Events and Readings
Saturday June 1, 12:00 pm
Kick off your summer reading season! Shop and do good at the  Seattle7Writers Annual Summer Bookfest, from noon to 3 pm. A gathering of 15 Pacific NW authors join us to help fill your book bag with great summer reads! We will donate 20% of all sales during those hours to the  Bainbridge Schools Foundation, whose work supports students and educators on the island. Come for their books and for their expert summer reading recommendations! It's a festive and fun occasion for everyone. 

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. Lyrical and immersive,  The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home. A beloved Northwest author, this event a must.

Thursday June 13th, 6:30 pm
Join Eagle us in welcoming Dave Neiwart for an evening of stimulating discussion based on his newest work, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle. He is the author of many books, including Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us and Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community. His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He is also a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 pm
Shannon Douglas, Seattle based Photographer and Publisher of Honest Magazine will be here to discuss the latest issue, The Cast and to celebrate this amazing local publication. Douglas is known for shooting food, lifestyle and travel for publications, for local, national and international clients. Douglas uses her skills in visual storytelling to emulate the ideas and tone reflected in each project. She weaves each photograph to the design and layout specifications of the project by creating light, interest and a sense of place while photographing people, places, foods and stories.

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm
We're beyond excited to host Seattle author and National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson for a night of discussion on the release of his paperback collection of short stories Night Hawks. 

"Johnson, the celebrated novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and essayist, here combines a finely tuned sense of humor with a desire to probe questions that lie at the heart of a reflective existence ... His book is a small treasure, one to be read and considered and reread."
New York Times Book Review

May we recommend...
Last Days of Summer, by Steve Kluger
This endearing novel revolves around the written correspondence between a precocious, persistent and ingenious Brooklyn youth named Joey Margolis and Charlie Banks, star hitter and third baseman for the New York Giants. Their relationship begins to unfold in 1940, against the backdrop of national and world situations that we see reflected in Joey's periodic letters of advice to Franklin Roosevelt. A unique reading experience with a quirky sense of humor and a great heart, this book is one-of-a-kind. Take it on your next flight, take it to the beach, take it to the nearest Adirondack chair on a sunny lawn. It is the perfect summer read. ~ John

City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert 
In turns, this book is sassy, fun, heartbreaking, deeply moving, and finally absolutely and utterly satisfying. It is set in the glamorous world of pre-WWII New York City and the exciting showgirl theater culture, with all of the wild and fast drama of that age. Essentially, it is a book that examines women's relationships, to each other and to the men in their lives, and to themselves. It encourages women to be unapologetically authentic, because that's when life is lived at its best. Read it! It's grand. ~ Jane

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II,
by Robert Matzen 
Audrey Hepburn had a childhood forged during war, a childhood she rarely spoke of in interviews. In the foreword to this book Audrey's son, Luca Dotti, tells the reader he not only approves of Matzen's account of Audrey's experiences in Nazi-occupied territory during World War II, but is grateful for the research and accuracy that went into the writing of the book. Audrey's adolescence and the horrors of World War II coincide with critical moments of war in the Netherlands occurring in Audrey's very community. A compelling story of courage, history, survival, family and triumph. ~ Bernice

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, by Jill Abramson 
We've all heard about how the Facebooks of the world only feed us versions of the truth supporting our biases, and how our every click feeds a clever algorithm giving us more content proving that our truth is THE truth. After all, how else will they keep us clicking their sites - which in turn drives advertisers to send us targeted ads? Jill Abramson, the former editor in chief of the New York Times, vividly makes it clear the problem is much worse than most of us probably think. It's hard to escape the conclusion that we are collectively getting dumber by only reading sources that are cheerleaders. Profiling the creation of BuzzFeed and Vice, and then the reinvention of the Washington Post and her old paper to compete with these assaults on balanced reporting, Abramson recounts the gritty details. Happily, the Post and Times finally got it right, assuring we can still get a broad spectrum of news. Luddites ├╝ber alles. ~ Dave

Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe, by Evan James
Your summer read is right here! Set on Bainbridge Island, this bright, funny book evokes P. G. Wodehouse. Mr. Widdecombe, from the Bay Area, arrives on the Island to his new home, with his wife, adult son, and an armful of helpers and friends. He'd much rather be in France, for the annual trip with "the guys." His wife is determined to make a social hit and cure his "depression" at the same time. As in any screwball comedy, the characters are oblivious to the general havoc their behavior causes others. But you will still love them anyway!  ~ Victoria

Voices from Chernobyl, by Svetlana Alexievitch
Available June 7th!
Researched and authored by Nobel laureate Alexievitch, this collection of witness accounts from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 tells of the evacuations of Pripyat, the first responders, and the liquidators-those who chose two minutes in the exclusion zone versus service in Afghanistan-in the immediate aftermath, the first few critical weeks, and beyond. The collective memory of the world's worst nuclear disaster and governmental interference serves as a reminder that this could happen, no matter the regime and no matter the politics. The book provided source material for HBO's Chernobyl, and recalls Hanford and other inadequate nuclear solutions. ~ Kathleen

Rewind, by Catherine Ryan Howard 
Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages on the coast of Ireland, is a voyeur who tapes the goings-on in the bedrooms of the rentals. Natalie, a successful blogger finds Andrew a bit creepy. Against her better judgment, she stays in a cottage and doesn't come home. Audrey, an aspiring journalist, sees Natalie's disappearance as her big chance. Think Psycho meets Fatal Attraction as the village's young Garda tries to solve this murder caught on video. If you love books by Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn or have read any of Howard's previous thrillers, this is a must read - full of twists and turns and just the right touch of creepiness. ~ Susan

Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen,
by Luca Dotti 
I've always been a big fan of Audrey Hepburn the actress, and even more so for her work with UNICEF, so when her son compiled this special book, I was fascinated by it. It's a wonderful biography filled with intimate details of Hepburn's life, amazing pictures, and even her hand-written version of recipes she loved. A real treasure! ~ Kathie

Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything From Cell Phones to Cleaning Products,  by Julia L.F. Goldstein 
This book offers a refreshing take on the world of sustainable manufacturing. Seattle author Goldstein holds a PhD in materials science, so she brings an equitable and well-informed perspective to the challenges and realities that corporations face when attempting to be more mindful and less wasteful. She does a great job of articulating the science behind how metals and plastics are processed and the practical steps that both big and small businesses, as well as individuals, can make to lessen their impact on the environment. ~ Rebecca

The Knowledge: A Richard Jury Mystery
by Martha Grimes 
Richard Jury, Melrose Plant and Grimes' usual cast of quirky characters team with Patty Haight and her fellow street kids to solve a double murder on the steps of a posh casino in London. Patty's a better detective than many from the Met, though she's not yet 10! She can insinuate herself anywhere, and carries a tote bag full of disguises. Filled with the requisite twists and turns that make Grimes' mysteries so very delightful, this could be her best story yet. You may not learn the location of The Knowledge, but you'll visit enough pubs to make the trip worthwhile! ~ Susan

Most Marshmallows, by Rowboat Watkins 
I couldn't resist telling you about this charming little story by Rowboat Watkins, who has an equally charming name. He simply tells a story with a classic message of marching to your own drummer and shooting for the stars! Ages 4-8. ~ Kathie

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, by Jeanne Birdsall
A book that perfectly captures the summertime adventures of children on vacation in the country! These adventures are timeless, lived with little technology, and told with such humor and detail that the reader can't wait for the next chapter in the lives of the Penderwicks. Delightful for a middle reader to read alone, but also ideal for a summer family read-aloud, this is the sort of story that stays with you and helps to frame your own joyful family memories! Ages 8-12 ~ Bernice

New in Fiction
The Scent Keeper
by Erica Bauermeister
by Neal Stephenson
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong
Cari Mora
by Thomas Harris
Ask Again, Yes
by Mary Beth Keane
The Sentence is Death
by Anthony Horowitz
Mrs. Everything
by Jennifer Weiner
The Body in the Castle Wall
by Martin Walker
by Blake Crouch
New in Nonfiction
Sea Stories
by by Admiral William H. McRaven
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense
by Dan Abrams
The British Are Coming
by Rick Atkinson
Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered
by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin
The Beautiful No
by Sheri Salta
Our Man
by George Packer
Songs of America
by Jon Meacham & Tim McGraw
by Robert MacFarlane
New in Paperback Fiction
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate
by Lauren Groff
The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
by Stephen Markley
The Book of Dust
by Philip Pullman
Labyrinth of the Spirits
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lethal White
by Robert Galbraith
The Outsider
by Stephen King
New in Paperback Nonfiction
Alone Time
by Stephanie Rosenbloom
by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
Into the Raging Sea
by Rachel Slade
Everything Happens for a Reason
by Kate Bowler
The Destiny Thief
by Richard Russo
The World-Ending Fire, The Essential Wendell Berry
Intro by Paul Kingsnorth
Rage Becomes Her
by Soraya Chemaly
The Man Who Climbs Trees
by James Aldred
by Michael Chabon
New Books for Kids
My Papi Has a Motorcycle
by Isabel Quintero 
Paper Mice
by Megan Wagner
What Kind of Car Does a T-Rex Drive?
by Mark Lee
Bunnicula: 40th Anniversary Edition
by James & Deborah Howe
Other Words for Home
by Jasmine Warga
Duel at Araluen: Ranger's Apprentice
by John Flanagan
New Books for Young Adults
These Witches Don't Burn
by Isabel Sterling
The Kingdom
by Jess Rothenberg
The Voice in my Head
by Dana L. Davis
EHBC Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%          
up until the date of discussion

June 4, 7:00 pm
by Tommy Orange

Speculative Fiction Book Group:
June 5, 7:00 pm
by Naomi Novi,

Mystery Book Group:
June 25, 7:00 pm

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