Eagle Harbor Book Co.

With all of the new Fall titles arriving, you will have real trouble deciding what to read next. If memoirs are your passion, you will love the newest by Timothy Egan. For essays, check out the latest by Terry Tempest Williams. Ta-Nehisi Coates and  Alice Hoffman both deliver astonishing tales, and there are more new releases from many of your favorite authors, including Bill Bryson, Elizabeth Strout, Jojo Moyes, John Grisham, Zadie Smith, Lee Child, Leigh Bardugo, Patti Smith, Michael Beschloss, and so many others.

It is also the season for literary awards. The Man Booker Prize, the Kirkus Prizes, and the Nobel Prize for Literature will all be awarded this month. The longlist for the National Book Awards has been announced, and the winners will be chosen in November. We are excited about this year's awards season, with so many remarkable choices. They are on display at the bookstore, so come in and let us know which you think are the clear winners.
Author Events 
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
We are delighted to welcome award-winning journalist and author  Lawrence Weschler to discuss his new book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks.  Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile the neurologist for  The New Yorker. The two remained close friends for over 30 years, and then just as Sacks was dying he contacted Weschler again, with a request. This book is the result of that entreaty.

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Join us in warmly welcoming back author  Paula Becker. She will share from her latest work,  A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction. Becker writes about raising her son, Hunter, in a loving and caring home by his writer and historian mother and his father, a physician. Despite his upbringing Hunter becomes an opioid addict. Becker's latest work focuses on the hardest lesson of all - what she can do for him and what she cannot. Paula Becker is a writer and historian living in Seattle.

Sunday, October 20th, 3:00 pm
Dance your way to Eagle Harbor Book Company to hear Seattle author  Mary Lou Sanelli discuss her novel,  The Star Struck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs. We will also host special guest dancers who will perform following the book discussion. Sanelli, author, speaker, and dance teacher has published seven collections of poetry and three works of non-fiction. This is her first novel.

Sunday, October 27, 3:00 pm
Join us as we host native Seattlite Madeline ffitch, for a reading from her latest novel Stay and Fight. Set in a region known for its independent spirit, Stay and Fight shakes up what it means to be a family, to live well, to make peace with nature and make deals with the system. It is protest novel that challenges our notions of effective action. And it is a marvel of storytelling that both breaks with tradition and celebrates it. Best of all, it is full of flawed, cantankerous, flesh-and-blood characters who remind us that conflict isn't the end of love, but the real beginning.
Sunday October 27, 4:30 pm
We are looking forward to this community conversation with Tim Wise to discuss the future of agribusiness and family farming, featuring his new book, Eating TomorrowMost of the world, Wise reveals, is fed by hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers, people with few resources and simple tools but a keen understanding of what and how to grow food. Wise takes readers to remote villages to see how farmers are using ecologically sound practices and nourishing a diversity of native crops without chemicals or imported seeds. In the process, they are not just victims in the climate drama but protagonists who have much to teach us all.
October 23, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
In Store Book Fair for the Bainbridge Public Library
It's a book party!

Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting an In-Store Book Fair with our friends at the Bainbridge Public Library! A percentage of the proceeds from 5 - 7 pm will go directly to the Library.  There will be refreshments and fun, and great book discussions with your favorite librarians.  See you there!
May we recommend...
Toil and Trouble: A Memoir,  by Augusten Burroughs
Do witches exist? And if so, do their spells really work? After reading this delightfully magical memoir, I certainly hope so. Known for his wicked humor in the face of real challenges, Burroughs does not disappoint in this latest tale, in which he comes out as a witch, descended from a centuries-long lineage of powerful witches. It really doesn't matter whether Burroughs is putting us on - as some have suggested - this story is a hoot, filled with colorful characters, taut situations, fabulous dogs, and lots of love. Suspend your disbelief, or embrace your magical desires, and climb aboard for the ride. ~ Jane
The Lost Girls of Paris, by Pam Jenoff
The very best historical fiction pulls you into the past as if you were walking in someone's shoes. This book, a WWII era story of the brave women who sacrificed so much to help win the war, does just that. These were everyday women, quickly trained, and thrown into the very heart of the undercover circuits on the ground in Europe. This story will keep you turning the pages! ~ Bernice
The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II,
by Leonard Pitts Jr.
Pulitzer winner Leonard Pitts is a favorite of those of us who routinely read the editorial page in the Sunday newspaper. He should also be a favorite of those who appreciate a thorough and talented fiction writer. The proof is in this recent novel, a detailed and engrossing story set against the background of World War II. Through the lives of assorted characters, Pitts tells stories of brutal imprisonment, heroism, friendship, violence, compassion, rampant racism, and healing. It's a complete and engrossing novel; one not easily forgotten. ~ Ann
The Grammarians,  by Cathleen Schine
Laurel and Daphne are identical red-headed twins, obsessed with words. In the first half of their story they wreak havoc among family, friends and teachers as they navigate the mysteries of growing up. Hilarity abounds! In the second half, maturity mediates their pranks as they seek jobs and more adult relationships, and their unique closeness begins to drift. Words are still their friends, but as life intervenes and individuality broadens their experiences, the twins become very different. This is an utterly charming story, written with warmth, tenderness, and intelligent humor. Schine makes these women so real, I want to meet them and inhabit their world! ~ Susan
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin Diangelo
Everyone - and especially every white person - should read this book. It details the nature of white fragility, particularly as it applies to American culture. Since every white person benefits from the historically imbalanced position of whites in our society, we can do better by reading this hard-hitting book, acknowledging our privilege, and learning about the various ways that racism can be called out and addressed properly. I could say more, but will let the book speak for itself. ~ Jenna

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-world Problems,  by Randall Munroe
Entertaining and educational! Munroe's silly stick figures and quirky scientific applications are thought provoking and funny. You will look at the world in a whole new way! ~ Bernice

The President Sang Amazing Grace,  by Zoe Mulford
Poignant, alarming, important, remarkable: all these words can be used to describe how President Obama made us feel about our sense of mortality, purpose, and security in this world when he sang "Amazing Grace" after the South Carolina church shooting in 2015. It was the most touching thing any President could do to respect and honor those who were the victims of, or affected by, the tragedy. Although it hurts (and some parents may elect not) to read this beautiful book, I urge as many as possible to share it with their loved ones, young and old. Ages 4 & up. ~ Jenna

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New in Fiction
The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The World That We Knew
by Alice Hoffman
Red at the Bone
by Jacqueline Woodson
The Girl Who Reads on the Metro
by Christine Feret-Fleury
Land of Wolves
Craig Johnson
The Institute
by Stephen King
Grand Union
by Zadie Smith
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes
Olive, Again
by Elizabeth Strout
New in Nonfiction
We Are the Weather
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Make It Scream, Make It Burn
by Leslie Jamison
The Education of an Idealist
by Samantha Power
Year of the Monkey
by Patti Smith
by Rachel Maddow
Plagued by Fire
by Paul Hendrickson
by Shauna M. Ahern
A Pilgrimage to Eternity
by Timothy Egan
Letters from an Astrophysicist
by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
New in Paperback
The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah
A Spark of Light
by Jodi Picoult
The Light Over London
by Julia Kelly
Killing Commendatore
by Haruki Murakami
The Winter Soldier
by Daniel Mason
Reinhardt's Garden
by Mark Haber
by David Baldacci
Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty
Black Moses
by Alain Mabanckou
Heirs of the Founders
by H.W. Brands
Always look on the Bright Side of Life
by Eric Idle
Big Fella
by Jane Leavy
by Nora Krug
A Grain of Salt
by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
The Gift
by Lewis Hyde
by Kathleen Jamie
Living With the Gods
by Neil MacGregor
So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo
New Books for Kids
Spur: A Wolf's Story
by Eliza Robertson
Don't Hug the Pug 
by Robin Jacobs
Can You Hear the Trees Talking?
by Peter Wohlleben
The Tyrant's Tomb
by Rick Riordan
A Tale of Magic
by Chris Colfer
Beverly, Right Here
by Kate DiCamillo
New Books for Young Adults
The Good Luck Girls
by Charlotte Nicole Davis
by Marie Lu
by Brittney Morris
Eagle Harbor Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%           
up until the date of discussion

Reader's Circle
Book Group
October 1, 7:00 pm

Speculative Fiction Book Group
October 2, 7:00 pm
Book Group
October 22, 7:00 pm

by Madeline Miller
American War
by Omar El Akkad
American by Day
by Derek B. Miller

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