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Author Events and Readings
Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm
Join us in welcoming author Marlowe Benn on Thursday August 1st at 7PM where she'll be discussing her newest novel, Relative Fortunes. In 1924 Manhattan, women's suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life's too short for politics. With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own new private press. But as a woman, Julia must fight for what's hers-including the inheritance her estranged half brother, Philip, has challenged, putting her aspirations in jeopardy. A former editor, college teacher, and letterpress printer, Benn now lives with her husband on an island near Seattle. 
Thursday August 8, 6:30 pm
We will be discussing Orca watching with Monika Wieland when she presents her third book, Endangered OrcasWieland is the cofounder and president of the non-profit Orca Behavior Institute, which conducts non-invasive behavioral and acoustic research on the orcas of the Salish Sea. She has been studying, photographing, and sharing stories about the Southern Resident killer whales since 2000. She lives on San Juan Island, Washington.
Thursday, August 15, 7:00 pm
In this friendly guide, 36 Bottles of Wine, wine expert Paul Zitarelli curates a shortlist of 36 bottles to try (3 varieties per month--a red, a white, plus something else like a sparkling or rose) and explains in an accessible, humorous style what and who makes each worth drinking. In addition, 30 recipes for monthly meals connect seasonal food to wine, composing beautiful sensory experiences. Bainbridge Island author Paul Zitarelli is a Harvard-trained applied mathematician who abandoned that path for a life in wine. He  applies that knowledge as a wine merchant in his retail business, Full Pull Wines
Thursday, August 29, 6:30 pm
Mystery fans and book clubs rejoice!  We welcome bestselling author  Kevin O'Brien  back to Eagle Harbor Books   to discuss his latest novel, The Betrayed WifeBefore his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, O'Brien was a railroad inspector. The author of 20 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery, and was a core member of Seattle7Writers. Press & Guide said: "If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O'Brien."


Save the Date!

Friday, 8/9 - Sunday, 8/11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It's that time of year again for our annual Sidewalk Sale. 
Come by and find the perfect read, at a price you will like!
May we recommend...
This July was my month for an international trifecta of works - the early years' memoirs of three towering fiction writers - England's Martin Amis (Experience), South Africa's J.M. Coetzee (Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life) and Israel's Amos Oz (A Tale of Love and Darkness). Exquisite phrasing, rich texture and lessons in writing are prominent in each. Yet the details of their early lives have few common threads - growing up as the son of a famous literary father (Amis); a young white boy growing up in apartheid South Africa, traumatized both when he passively watched the flogging of a colored friend and life with his parents he both loved and sought to disown (Coetzee); and eastern European Jews preferring Germany as the lesser evil compared to bordering counties in the 1930's and on life as an Israeli teenager when the country was created (Oz). Now if only Toni Morrison, Ian McEwan, and Margaret Atwood would write early life memoirs. ~ Dave






The Oysterville Sewing Circle, by Susan Wiggs
Caroline left her family, friends, and a broken heart in rural Southwest Washington to pursue a career in high fashion. Ten years later she returns home with her career in tatters, destroyed by a powerful fashion icon, and her best friend's two traumatized children to raise on her own. With huge challenges and few resources, she is nearly overcome with doubts and anxiety. Armed with a strong purpose for helping women and incredible design skills, she moves into a life even bigger than she could have imagined. Can she also repair her broken heart? This rich story takes on the #MeToo challenges most women have faced, and shows that together, supporting each other, we can get through just about anything. ~ Jane Danielson

The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb, by Sam Kean
I never thought I would jump up and down over a book about World War II, but upon seeing Sam Kean's name on the cover, that's exactly what I did. My all-time favorite science writer, Kean presents typically murky, nap-inducing subjects (like the atmosphere or the periodic table) with a digestible, smart-assed writing style that makes them gripping. This fast-paced foray into military history is no exception. The Bastard Brigade is a vivid and engrossing telling of scientists and spies and arguably the most important Allied mission of WWII, to prevent the Nazis from creating an atomic bomb. ~ Jane Darrah

The Chain, by Adrian McKinty
Adrian McKinty is a wonderful thriller writer who doesn't get enough good press! Rachel, a divorced, poor, single mom and cancer survivor, gets a call one morning from a panicked woman telling her that her daughter has been kidnapped and the only way to get her back is to obey the orders of The Chain. This involves paying a ransom up front, then kidnapping another child whose parents must then pay another ransom and kidnap another child at which point Rachel's daughter Kylie will be released. This propulsive nail-biter thriller is one of the best I've read in a long time. It's a unique plot, executed with tension, empathy and believable characters who will cause you to lose sleep! ~ Susan

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware
This is my first Ruth Ware mystery, and I'm told it's her best one yet! She introduces us to Hal, a young heroine you will feel empathy for right off the bat. After losing her mother, Hal continues reading tarot cards to eke out a small life on her own. One night Hal receives a puzzling letter about the death of her grandmother, requesting her to be at the reading of the will. Even though she knows this must be a mistake, she considers it because of her desperate financial situation with the seedy loan shark knocking at her door. You will keep turning pages on this one for sure!  ~ Kathie   

The Overstory, by Richard Powers
I don't ordinarily go in for longer novels, but Powers' masterful saga illuminates and dramatizes the seamless interconnection between trees and humankind in a way I find both revolutionary and tremendously satisfying. The intricate narrative tendrils follow nine characters as their lives intertwine with trees, sometimes in surprising ways, offering readers a view of the arboreal universe as a global society with a vital relation to our own. Culminating in protests involving old-growth trees in the western states, Powers' revelatory work stands as a rich panorama and a profoundly important work. ~ John

The Scent Keeper, by Erica Bauermeister
Emmaline uses her sense of smell the way most people use their vision - to help puzzle things out, to understand the weather, or animals, or even people. That made sense when, as a child, she lived with her father on a remote island with no other people. But when tragedy struck and she left the island, her reliance on smell made her an outsider. So did her lack of knowledge about who she was, where was her mother, and why she had been living off the grid. Bauermeister follows that trail in this fascinating novel of loss and love, scents and sense, and identity. ~ Victoria

The Body in the Castle Well,  by Martin Walker
The body of a young woman is found in a well near St. Denis in the Perigord. She's the daughter of a wealthy couple with ties to the White House who was completing her thesis with a local art collector. He is a former Resistance fighter with a penchant for Renaissance art of dubious provenance. Enter Bruno, Chief of Police, who must solve the case with utmost discretion, lest it become an international incident. This latest in the Bruno, Chief of Police series is a feast for all the senses. As fans of Bruno expect, it is full of gorgeous countryside, eccentric characters, and wonderful meals whipped up with flair in Bruno's farmhouse kitchen. ~ Susan

The Unteachables,  by Gordon Korman 
The Unteachables comes across as Mr Holland's Opus meets The Breakfast Club, for young readers. The story is hilariously written and as sweet as the sound of a 500 horse-power engine. Korman is one of my favorite contemporary writers of middle school-based stories, and this rates right up there with his previous book, Restart. He knows how to pull at the heartstrings and make you laugh. His misfit characters have distinctive personalities that are unusual enough to keep them from feeling cliché. You'll be cheering for them, guaranteed. Ages 9-12. ~ Jenna


You Are Light, written and illustrated by Gordon Korman
A perfect preschool read! Ideal for learning the affect that light has on life, land and sea, and about how we view various colors on Earth. I read You Are Light during story time, and the book and accompanying discussions were such a big hit with the kids! Ages 4-8. ~ Jenna

New in Fiction
Nickel Boys
by Colson Whitehead
The Turn of the Key
by Ruth Ware
The Last Book Party
by Karen Dukess
The Oysterville Sewing Circle
by Susan Wiggs
The Women of the Copper Country
by Mary Doria Russell
Hollow Kingdom
by Kira Jane Buxton
Gravity is the Thing
by Jaclyn Moriarty
Family of Origin
by C.J. Hauser
Chances Are...
by Richard Russo
New in Nonfiction
Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo
Justice on Trial
by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
Travel Light, Move Fast
by Alexandra Fuller
They Called Us Enemy
by George Takei
The Case Against Reality
by Donald Hoffman
Lincoln's Spies
by Douglas Waller
American Carnage
by Tim Alberta
Becoming Superman
by J. Michael Straczynski
Trick Mirror
by Jia Tolentino
New in Paperback Fiction
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
Vox
by Christina Dalcher
The Floating Feldmans
by Elyssa Friedland
The Incendiaries
by R.O. Kwon
The Witch Elm
by Tana French
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
My Sister the Serial Killer
by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Meet Me at the Museum
by Anne Youngson
Flights
by Olga Tokarczuk
New in Paperback Nonfiction
The Spy and the Traitor
by Ben Macintyre
Voices From Chernobyl
by Svetlana Alexievich
Dopesick
by Beth Macy
The Tangled Tree
by David Quammen
From the Corner of the Oval
by Beck Dorey-Stein
Prison Letters
Nelson Mandela
White Flights
by Jess Row
Shapes of Native Nonfiction
by Elissa Washuta (Editor) and Theresa Warburton  (Editor)
The Pretty One
by Keah Brown
New Books for Kids
The Pigeon Has to Go to School
by Mo Willems
Little Toot: 80th Anniversary
by  Hardy Gramatky 
I Am a Tiger
by Karl Newson and Ross Collins
Wings of Fire: The Poison Jungle
by Tui T. Sutherland
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
by Dav Pilkey
My Fate According to the Butterfly
by Gail D. Villanueva
New Books for Young Adults
Wilder Girls
by Rory Power
The Merciful Crow
by Margaret Owen
Between Shades of Gray (Penguin Mini Edition)
by Ruta Sepetys
EHBC Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%           
up until the date of discussion

EHBC Reader's 
Circle
August 6, 7:00 pm
Speculative Fiction
Book Group
August 7, 7:00 pm
Mystery
Book Group
August 27, 7:00 pm


Educated
by Tara Westover
Sea of Rust
by C. Robert Cargill
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The Knowledge
by Martha Grimes

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And there's more...


The Man Booker Longlist has been announced! 
Here are the contenders:

TheTestaments, by Margaret Atwood
The Night Boat to Tangier, by Kevin Barry
My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Ducks, Newburyport, by Lucy Ellmann
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
The Wall, by John Lanchester
The Man Who Saw Everything, by Deborah Levy
Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli
An Orchestra of Minorities, by Chigozie Obioma
Lanny, by Max Porter
Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie
Frankissstein, by Jeanette Winterson

Some of these were first published in the UK, and are still not yet released here in the states. So pre-order now to have them as soon as they are out!


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