• Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 With A Journal of A Writer's Week

    Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 With A Journal of A Writer's Week

    Le Guin, Ursula K.

    Collected nonfiction by the prolific, multiaward-winning writer.

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  • The Best Cook in the World

    The Best Cook in the World

    Bragg, Rick

    Heartfelt, often hilarious stories from an Alabama kitchen, a place from which issue wondrous remembrances and wondrous foods alike.

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  • A Year Between Friends: 3191 Miles Apart : Crafts, Recipes, Letters, and Stories

    A Year Between Friends: 3191 Miles Apart : Crafts, Recipes, Letters, and Stories

    Vettese, Maria Alexandra

    A Year Between Friends celebrates a friendship across 3191 miles, chronicling a year in our lives through photographs, recipes, crafts and stories. (Author page)

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  • How to Stop Time

    How to Stop Time

    Haig, Matt

    In this new novel by Haig (Reasons to Stay Alive, 2016), a man of extraordinarily long life deals with a painfully ordinary question: what is it we live for?

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  • Something Like Happy: A Novel

    Something Like Happy: A Novel

    Woods, Eva

    In her third novel, London-based author Woods (The Ex Factor, 2016, etc.) makes the case for intentional happiness in the face of tragedy.

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  • Maxwell King Discusses 'The Good Neighbor : the Life and Work of Fred Rogers'

    Maxwell King Discusses 'The Good Neighbor : the Life and Work of Fred Rogers'

    King, Maxwell

    Maxwell King will discuss his new book, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers. After his presentation, King will be joined for an on stage conversation with board members from the Apex Foundation, an organization committed to helping children and families reach their highest potential.About The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.Maxwell King is the CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation. After a career in journalism, including eight years as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, King served as president of the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments for nearly a decade.

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  • Kim Stafford Reads From 'Having Everything Right'

    Stafford, Kim Robert

    Listen as we present a celebration of the 30th anniversary edition of Kim Stafford's critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest essays on nature and place: "Having Everything Right: Essays of Place". Kim Stafford writes with poetic and evocative prose as he reflects on the history, folklore and physical beauty of the Pacific Northwest. When "Having Everything Right: Essays of Place" was first published in 1986, the book was awarded a precedent setting Special Citation for Excellence by the Western States Book Awards. The book has been compared to the essay collections of Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry, books that blend personal vision and regional evocation. -- The 30th anniversary edition of "Having Everything Right" is published by Pharos Editions, a small publisher dedicated to bringing to light out-of-print books of distinction. Pharos works with contemporary authors and asks them to select a title that is out-of-print or hard to find that means a lot to them which they would love to re-introduce to readers everywhere. Kim Stafford's essays were selected by, and now introduced by, Robert Michael Pyle. In the introduction, Pyle says, "(Each essay) is a small masterpiece of concision, precision, and incision. Each is also witty, elegiac, and wise." -- Kim Stafford teaches at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, where he is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and co-director of the Documentary Studies program. Stafford has published a dozen books of poetry and prose, including "The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft," "Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford," and, most recently, "100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do," an account of his brother's death by suicide, and the struggle of a family to understand, and to live beyond that event.

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  • Seattle Walk Report

    Seattle Walk Report

    Seattle Walk Report

    Through distinctive and charming black-and-white comics, Seattle Walk Report has been secretly documenting on Instagram the quirky characters, sidewalk finds, and curious detritus she encounters on her walks. Now, with a book-length "report," readers and walkers can follow along using the hand-drawn maps, or use the book to inspire their own meandering adventures. The artist behind Seattle Walk Report, whose identity will be revealed on August 13, is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator, and designer. After discovering a love for exploring Seattle by foot, she anonymously started the Instagram comic series Seattle Walk Report in 2017. With her keen eye for Seattle's overlooked landmarks and everyday ephemera, she captures everything that makes the Emerald City magical. Her work has appeared in Seattle magazine, the Stranger, Seattle Refined, The Evergrey, and the Seattle Review of Books, as well as on KOMO News and 107.7 The End. After presenting a slideshow that highlights her process and memorable walks, Seattle Walk Report will be joined onstage by Paul Constant for a short interview followed by Q and A. Constant is a co-founder of the Seattle Review of Books, and his comic book series "Planet of the Nerds" is now on sale in comics shops everywhere. Get a sneak peak at @seattlewalkreportwww.instagram.com Don't miss this fun evening celebrating walking, comics, and Seattle!"@seattlewalkreport is the city's best Instagram account." -- Seattle Magazine.

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