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It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want-oh,
you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

~ Mark Twain
May Author Events and Readings
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world,  Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.  Samantha Allen  is a GLAAD Award-winning journalist.  She is a senior reporter for  The Daily Beast  covering LGBT issues and a former Sex + Life reporter for Fusion

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 pm.
Bookmark Winner Announcement Party, featuring Story Time with Toni Yuly - for All Ages!
Join us as we celebrate the final day of Children's Book Week. We will announce the winners of the bookmark contest, and enjoy storytime with award winning author, Toni Yuly as she reads from her new book The Whole Wide World and Me.
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 pm.
Join us when British writer and radio producer Tim Dee comes to talk about his book Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the AnthropoceneThis is the compelling story of how in the Anthropocene we have learned about the natural world, named and catalogued it, and then colonized it, planted it, or filled it with our junk. While most other birds have gone in the opposite direction, hiding away from us, some vanishing forever, gulls continue to tell us how the wild can share our world. Without nostalgia or eulogy, Landfill kicks beneath the littered surface of the things to discover stranger truths. This event is co-sponsored by the Kitsap Audubon Society.
Thursday May 16, 7:00 pm
Have you wondered why gold is so expensive or why so little plastic packaging is recycled? Please join us when we host Julie L.F. Goldstein for her new book Material Value, More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products. Examining environmental sustainability through a lens of materials extraction, processing, use, and disposal, Material Value lends a unique perspective on this popular topic. This compelling event will be co-hosted with Sustainable Bainbridge  .
Thursday May 30, 6:30 pm 
As the charming trend of "putting a word on it" continues to grow in popularity, this step-by-step approach in  The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques explores more than 48 techniques for enhancing your art. Talented mixed media artist and professional calligrapher Caitlin Dundon offers expert tips to make your learning easier, including quick fixes for correcting typos. Learn ways to work with your own choice of inspirational words and quotations using collage, rubber stamping, embossing, typewritten fonts, calligraphy, gel plate printing, and others.
May we recommend...
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home,  by Tembi Locke 
This poignant memoir may have been birthed from grief, but the heartbreaking bits are intricately balanced by the beautiful telling of a Sicilian love story. Tembi Locke, an African American actress, meets Saro, a Sicilian chef, while studying abroad in Italy. His family does not approve of the marriage. Regardless, they forge a new life together in the U.S., but their union ends prematurely when Saro is diagnosed with cancer. It is not until his death that Tembi manages to ease her way into being accepted by his Sicilian town and family. This book is an honest exploration of finding one's way again after a painful loss-through food made "from scratch." ~ Rebecca 

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A Woman of No Importance: The untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, 
by Sonia Purnell
Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked undercover as a journalist throughout WWII for the UK Special Operations Executive (SOE). Fond of languages and excitement, she became an underling for the State Department so she could live abroad. She constantly hit the glass ceiling at the State Department, so she volunteered for ambulance duty in France at the start of WWII, where she was recruited as a spy by SOE acting in occupied France. She soon became one of the most successful and decorated undercover agents in the French Resistance. This is an astonishing story of a truly amazing woman who slipped through Hitler's clutches and saved untold lives. Purnell's biography of Hall reads like a thriller! ~ Susan

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, 
by Mary Norris 
An enthusiastic, wandering memoir built around falling in love with a language. Norris's enthusiasm for all things Greek is palpable and infectious, be it the finer points of the Greek language or the visceral pleasures of the seaside towns dotting the Aegean. The stories of her exploits, from shoddy ferries to New York theater to being caught naked on the beach, all bloom from the dual love of the language and the land it inhabits. ~ Tim

A Memory Called Empire: Teixcalaan #1
by Arkady Martine
Clearly inspired by the cultural and diplomatic intricacies of the Eastern Roman Empire, this immersive space opera dwells less on set-piece battles than it does on political intrigue and imperial finery. Thoughtful and at times overwhelming in its detail, the saga's themes of identity, language, and politics make for an immensely satisfying tale. ~ Tim

We Are the Gardeners, by Joanna Gaines, illus. by Julianna Swaney 
A sweet book about family, gardening and much more. From the charming cover to the earthworms called "secret agents," you will enjoy this story about never giving up and learning from your mistakes, both in the garden and in life. Ages 4-adult. ~ Kathie

Sticks and Stones: A Kid's Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors, by Melissa Lennig 
Nature play! Sticks and Stones is a comprehensive and well-illustrated handbook for outdoor play. Children and their adults learn not only how to create an array of nature-based toys and adventures, but also the science behind them. Have fun using natural materials to explore nature, creativity, mindfulness, science, and FUN! Ages 8-11 ~ Bernice

Endling: The Last (Endling #1),  by Katherine Applegate
Imagine being the very last of your kind, trying to find purpose after the total annihilation of everyone you have ever loved. With a fair number of battles between sword, claw and fire, this Middle Reader story is not for the faint of heart, though it is absolutely perfect for fantasy lovers of all ages. I am specifically enamored with the diverse cast of characters, the expansive world, and the sharp dialogue. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, and is also a superbly narrated audiobook!  Endling will leave you craving more once you've reached the last page. Luckily, it is the first in a trilogy. Ages 10 & up. ~ Jenna  

We Hunt the Flame: (Sands of Arawiya #1), 
by Hafsah Faizal Available May 14th!
A fantasy adventure inspired by ancient Arabia, this Young Adult novel overflows with elegant prose, complicated characters, intricate detail and a world bursting at the seams with entrapped magic, darkness and love. So many twists and turns will have your heart aching and soaring with the flip of a page. Witty dialogue helps to soften the blow to our favorite characters on their journey. A killer ending will have you itching for more. Ages 14-18. ~ Jenna

New in Fiction
Lost Roses
by Martha Hall Kelly
Machines Like Me
by Ian McEwan
by David Baldacci
The Department of Sensitive Crimes
by Alexander McCall Smith
by Philip Kerr
Walking on the Ceiling
by Aysegul Savas
The Daughter's Tale
by Armando Lucas Correa
A Job You Mostly Won't Know How To Do
by Pete Fromm
Exhalation: Stories
by Ted Chiang
New in Nonfiction
The Second Mountain
by David Brooks
by Bill McKibben
The Moment of Lift
by Melinda Gates
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World
by Fredrik Backman
Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health
by Sandra Galea
Black Death at the Golden Gate
by David K. Randall
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
by Jared Diamond
The Pioneers
by David McCullough
The Man They Wanted Me To Be
by Jared Yates Sexton
New in Paperback Fiction
by Charles Frazier
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
by Ruth Ware
by Kate Atkinson
Washington Black
by Esi Edugyan
Dark Sacred Night
by Michael Connelly
There There
by Tommy Orange
The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner
An Unwanted Guest
by Shari LaPena
Adjustment Day
by Chuck Palahniuk
New in Paperback Nonfiction
The World-Ending Fire
by Wendell Berry
How to Change Your Mind
by Michael Pollan
The Soul of America 
by Jon Meacham
Heart Berries
by Terese Marie Mailhot
The Feather Thief
by Kirk Wallace Johnson
The Wizard and the Prophet 
by Charles C. Mann
New Books for Kids
Pig the Stinker
by Aaron Blabey
Most Marshmallows
by Rowboat Watkins
Fresh Princess
by Denene Millner
The Line Tender
by Kate Allen
Spy School: British Invasion
by Stuart Gibbs
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
by Andrea Beaty
New Books for Young Adults
Love From A to Z
by S.K. Ali
How to Make Friends With the Dark
by Kathleen Glasgow
The Tiger at Midnight
by  Swati Teerdhala
EHBC Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%         
up until the date of discussion

All New - The Official EHBC Teen Bookgroup!
First meeting this month!

Are you a local teen who loves to read?
Do you want a safe space to talk about books?
Would you like to socialize with other teens who also love to read?
...This is the book group for you!

Newcomers and drop-ins always welcome.*

Meets @ 5:00 pm the final Sunday of each month at Eagle Harbor Books!

And there's more...

Just in time for Mother's Day! 
The Women's Prize for Fiction has announced the Shortlist nominees.
Which is your favorite?

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