Eagle Harbor Book Co.

Happy Independence Day! 
The bookstore will close at 3 pm on July 3 for the annual Street Dance, 
and will be closed all day on July 4. 
Where's Waldo?

He's Back! Waldo and friends are arriving back on Bainbridge Island for a month of fun in downtown Winslow! He'll be hiding in 25 downtown businesses all month (find out more here), and you can earn prizes by finding him. Just ask for a passport at any of the participating businesses. He will be here from July 1 to 31, 2019, when there will be a fabulous Waldo Party at Eagle Harbor Books.

Author Events and Readings
Wednesday, July 10, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
It's the Annual Hyla Middle School Bookfair! We will have Hyla's favorite summer reads available, (see the list here) and we will donate 20% of all sales during those hours to the Hyla School Library. If you want to make purchases on our website during those hours, please add a note stating your sales are "for Hyla." Please join us in supporting this wonderful Bainbridge Island educational institution, and get a jump on your summer reading!!

Thursday, July 11th, 7:00 pm 
Join us in welcoming  Dr. Krystal White to discuss her book  The Letter Code: Deciphering Why You Love the Way You Love. This remarkable breakthrough system offers you an individualized roadmap to reduce conflict, improve communication, and enhance your connectivity and pleasure in your most fundamental relationship. Dr. White, Ph.D., is a leadership psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with individuals, organizations, and communities.

Thursday, July 18, 7:00 pm
We welcome back Washington author  Karl Marlantes  to celebrate the release of his newest work,  Deep River.
Marlantes tells a sweeping family saga inspired by his grandmother's generation of Finns who immigrated to the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century. The novel is an incredibly humane tale of courage, sacrifice, and reinvention in the face of political, economic, and natural forces much larger than the individual. R eaders will fall in love with protagonist Aino Koski, a strong, independent women and fiery political activist. Marlantes is the bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Join us for a summer evening in the North Cascades (vicariously, of course) when Islander John Scurlock shows photos from his entrancing book, Snow and Spire. Scurlock has been flying since 1986, and upon completing his home-built airplane in 2001, he began exploring the skies over Mt. Baker. During those initial flights, Scurlock could see in the distance the North Cascades, and inevitably, his interests as a mountaineer drew him to further survey the peaks from his cockpit. The inspiring results have helped climbers and chronicled the beauty of this treasured national park.

More Fun in July!

Eagle Harbor Book Co. is holding a Summer Reading Challenge in 2019!
Complete your school's summer reading requirements - or read a total of at least 5 books this summer - and you will be entered in a drawing to win one (1) $15 bookstore gift certificate! In addition, the teacher of the winning student during the upcoming school year will also be awarded a $15 bookstore gift certificate! More details here.
May we recommend...
Deep River, by Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes once again brings us an epic that can't be put down, this time set in the forests and on the rivers of southwest Washington, all soon to be engulfed by logging and fishing. Deep River combines the story of immigrant siblings (from Finland) and a larger Scandinavian community, the desires of families escaping old world despotism for a fresh start, and the politics of Wobblies seeking a just world for workers and immigrant entrepreneurs hoping to get ahead. Family, courage, independence, and love abound in this historical tale. ~ Victoria

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-based Ayurvedic Cookbook, by Sahara Rose Ketabi 
A modern twist on an ancient practice, this cookbook offers a solid introduction to the nutritional aspects of Ayurvedic medicine paired with simple, delicious recipes and lush photographs. The Warming Carrot Oatmeal is life altering. ~ Jane Darrah

The Judge Hunter, by Christopher Buckley
Buckley takes his two unlikely, albeit likable, heroes on a romp through colonial New England, where you almost find yourself rooting for the British crown! The novel captures the dour characters of Puritan and Dutch New England in witty and oftentimes humorous prose as our Judge Hunters search for two judges hiding in New England, initially sought for signing a death warrant for Charles I. However, there may be other motives for their search. A great read for lovers of historical fiction and fun mysteries. ~ Kathleen

The Whisper Network, by Chandler Baker 
The CEO of an athletic apparel company has suddenly died, and Ames Garrett is the heir apparent. Sloane, Grace, Rosalita and Ardie have worked for Ames and each of them has a different relationship with him. His reputation for sexual misconduct has long been whispered about, but no one has come forward. However, with his likely takeover, something must be done, so Sloane and her colleagues put their lawyerly heads together and file suit. What happens is horrific, very timely and totally believable. Attorney Baker's debut novel is a thriller, a murder mystery and an anthem for any woman who has ever hit a glass ceiling, been the brunt of sexual innuendo or harassed in the workplace. Smart, articulate and witty! ~ Susan

Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself,  by Matthew Gray Gubler
A wonderfully weird book about the uniqueness of being you and learning to love and embrace your "imperfections." Written and illustrated to appeal to readers both young and old, this unique, three-chapter picture book is a must-read. Delightful and desperately in need of more discussion! Ages 6-8. ~ Jenna

Edgar: An Autobiography, by Edgar Martinez,
with Larry Stone
We've waited and waited. Finally, this year, Edgar Martinez received his nomination to baseball's Hall of Fame. His delightful autobiography follows the fascinating journey from his youth in Puerto Rico, where Edgar started his career with a broomstick for a bat, hitting rocks, bottle caps, even raindrops. Then follows a complicated story with ups and downs to Double A and Triple A, before returning to the Mariners. There's a generous sprinkling of guest opinions from such well-known names as Lou Piniella and Jay Buhner. Finally, Edgar becomes a permanent member of the Mariners, ultimately as their DH. The chapter that describes the 1995 season and the game against the Yankees that saved baseball in Seattle is worth the price of the book. ~ Ann

Saturday,  by Ian McEwan
Following one successful professional man's life during a Saturday, this addictive novel charts a course that encompasses a broad spectrum of finely rendered emotions, details, and observations touching on subjects including society, family, aging, and love. Harrowing yet supremely satisfying, Saturday is a great place to begin discovering the reasons why Ian McEwan is one of the finest novelists working today. ~ John

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,  by Grace Lin 
Follow the adventures of Minli as she leaves her poor village in the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain and travels in search of the Old Man of the Moon. In her quest to find good fortune for her family, she meets a talking fish, a king, and becomes friends with a dragon. Based on traditional Chinese folklore, this Newbery Honor award winning story, written and illustrated by Lin, is a childhood classic! Ages 9-12. ~ Bernice

Rocket Men, by Robert Kurson
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! Actually, they had already come. Sputnik in 1957, then Laika the Samoyed, and finally Yuri Gugarin, up and back in 1961. The humiliation was too much for Kennedy. Months before he was killed, he announced we'd be on the Moon by the decade's end. We were in no position to come close, let alone beat the Soviets. That we did both, and within the deadline, is recounted using layman language in this wonderful new book; one of several coming out now to mark the 50th anniversary. An untested rocket, breaking free of Earth's orbit, getting to the precise spot needed for the trip around the moon's back side out of radio contact with Houston, and re-entry were all done for the first time by the crew of Apollo 8. Why not? After all, if the 7,100,000 of Apollo's parts and systems performed at 99.9% reliability, they only had to contend with the failure of 5,600 defects during the trip. ~ Dave

Sadie, by Courtney Summers 
Girls go missing all the time, but not many go on a cross-country trip to seek out a person who did them (and those they love) very, very wrong. I was on the edge of my seat while listening to this as an audio book; horrified by the revelations, haunted by the echoes of recent news headlines, and sighing long and hard at the very end. It may not be an easy read, but the book does a darn good job making it an experience one won't soon forget. And you will not forget it, because the ending will have you thinking about the numerous questions and insights it raises well beyond the final page. Ages 13-18. ~ Jenna

New in Fiction
by Chuck Wendig
Deep River
Karl Marlantes
by Jo Nesbo
Heart of Barkness
by Spencer Quinn
Light From Other Stars
by Erika Swyler
The Burning Chambers
by Kate Mosse
The Need
by Helen Phillips
The Snakes
by Sadie Jones
The Lightest Object in the Universe
by Kimi Eisele
New in Nonfiction
In The Valleys of the Noble Beyond
by John Zada
Buzz Sting Bite, Why We Need Insects
by Anne Sverdrup Thygeson
Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo
Chasing the Moon
by Robert Stone and Alan Andres
by Anthony McCann
by Veronica Rueckert
Late Migrations
by Margaret Renkl
Beneath the Tamarind Tree
by Isha Sesay
The Bastard Brigade
by Sam Kean
New in Paperback Fiction
Once Upon a River
by Diane Setterfield
Whiskey When We're Dry
by John Larison
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Leave No Trace
by Mindy Mejia
Hope Rides Again
by Andrew Shaffer
Three Things About Elsie
by Joanna Cannon
The Bookshop on the Shore
by Jenny Colgan
Night of Miracles
by Elizabeth Berg
Mornings With Rosemary
by Libby Page
New in Paperback Nonfiction
Lands of Lost Borders
by Kate Harris
by Porter Fox
The Fall of Wisconsin
by Dan Kaufman
Eliza Hamilton
by Tilar J. Mazzeo
My Squirrel Days
by Ellie Kemper
More Together Than Alone
by Mark Nepo
Rough Beauty
by Karen Auvinen
Spying on Whales
by Nick Pyenson
Conan Doyle for the Defense
by Margalit Fox
New Books for Kids
Field Trip to the Moon
by John Hare
Rocket Says Look Up!
by Nathan Bryon
Claris: Fashion Show Fiasco
by Megan Hess
A Tale Magnolious
by Suzanne Nelson
The Oddmire: Book One, Changeling
by William Ritter
George and the Ship of Time
by Lucy Hawking
New Books for Young Adults
by  Jim Ottaviani Leland Myrick  (Illustrator)
Symptoms of a Heart Break
by Sona Charaipotra
Impossible Music
by Sean Williams
EHBC Bookgroups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%           
up until the date of discussion

July 2, 7 pm

July 10, 7 pm

Mystery Book Group
July 23, 7 pm
by Min Jin Lee
Invisible Planets
by Ken Liu
Force of Nature
by Jane Harper
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