PacNW author Mark L. Porter will be available to discuss and sign copies of his two recent books, Escape, #1 of his Phenderians series, a SciFi story about a kingdom devoid of freedom and the small band who is fighting to regain their kingdom and freedom from a foreign power and Grippers,an engaging novel about six women being laid off from their corporate jobs who decide to start their own business, as burlesque dancers in the heart of San Francisco.
Thursday, May 16th 7:00 pm
PacNW author,Greg Spatz will discuss and sign copies of his newest book, Half Happy, acollection of eight stories each as expansive as a novel, that reveals the way we hurt and heal each other. Each story moves and unfolds, deepens and develops beautifully complex textures and moods. "Spatz has a pitch-perfect ear for the language and an uncanny ability to mine the substance of his characters' rich lives." These stories are both funny and sad. A masterful collection.
He is the author of three previous novels Inukshuk, Fiddler's Dream and No One But Us, as well as a short story collection, Wonderful Tricks. His short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines, and he has published numerous book and music reviews for "The Oxford American." He is the winner of a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship. He is an accomplished musician (he plays a mean mandolin) and one of his group's CD MightySquirrel is available for purchase at the bookstore.
Wednesday, May 29th 7:00 pm
Meet Pac NW author, Denise Frisino as she discusses her book, WhiskeyCove. Set in the 1970s but driven by the haunting mystery behind the death of a head Mafioso decades earlier, this new historical adventure story portrays the tumultuous times of a changing society ruled by the unquenched demand for booze and the law that worked both sides. Prohibition, sinister plans, and rum-runners speeding over local waters between Canada and Washington State to evade the law make this an engrossing tale filled with great characters and touches of local history.
Join in for what will be a fascinating evening about some past local lore.
Upcoming Events May 2013
Quotes of the Month
Happy Mother's Day!
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, social activist and educational reformer
"Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?"
Nancy Thayer, author
Wednesday, May 8th 7:00 pm
Join featured PacNW poets, Don Kentop and Brenda McBreen for an evening of poetry reading and Open Mic This a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our local best talent.
Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Tuesday, May 28th 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Sunday, June 2nd 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Third Chapter by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Sunday, June 30th 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe
Both bookclubs are Open To All
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