#BookBingoNW2020 - a SAL speaker (past or upcoming)
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: a SAL speaker (past or upcoming). Founded in 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. For more information, visit their website at https://lectures.org/
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire’s or Michael Jackson's grace (Kirkus.) Zadie Smith was a SAL speaker in February, 2019.
Format: eBook - 2016View Swing Time
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel
The terrible beauty of life along the nation’s lower margins is summoned in this bold, bright, and sharp-eyed road novel (Kirkus.) Jesmyn Ward was a SAL speaker in January, 2018.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 UnabridgedView Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel
The drummer from The Roots and music director for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon explores creativity, collaboration, and micromeditation – letting one’s mind settle for a few seconds – and how they’ve fueled his own music collaborations. Questlove was a SAL speaker in 2018.
Format: eBook - 2018View Creative Quest
In this poetry collection, Rekdal, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, examines identity and the ways we hold things in our heads, in our imaginations, and in our emotions. Paisley Rekdal was a SAL speaker in February, 2020.
Format: eBook - 2016View Imaginary Vessels
Gingerbread: A Novel
A strange, shape-shifting novel about the power of making your own family (Kirkus.) Helen Oyeyemi was a SAL speaker in April, 2017.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2019 UnabridgedView Gingerbread: A Novel
The Buddha in the Attic
A lovely prose poem that gives a bitter history lesson (Kirkus.) Julie Otsuka was a SAL speaker in 2013.
Format: eBook - 2011 First editionView The Buddha in the Attic
The House of Broken Angels: A Novel
Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore. (Novelist) Luis Alberto Urrea was a SAL speaker in May, 2020.
Format: eBook - 2018 First editionView The House of Broken Angels: A Novel
The Age of Grief: A Novella and Stories
Smiley's novella and stories have the razor-sharp insights into relationships readers have come to associate with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Jane Smiley was a SAL speaker in 1991.
Format: eBook - 2002View The Age of Grief: A Novella and Stories
Future Home of the Living God: A Novel
The idea that evolution could suddenly move backward may seem like an incredible fantasy, but in this dreamlike, suspenseful novel, it's a fitting analogue for the environmental degradation we already experience (Kirkus.) Louise Erdrich was a SAL speaker in 2012.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 UnabridgedView Future Home of the Living God: A Novel
An epic historical novel that follows a Korean family that eventually migrates to Japan. Min Jin Lee was a SAL speaker in June, 2020.\n
Format: eBook - 2017 First editionView Pachinko