New titles by Washington authors, or of local interest
A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
New books with local ties
"Every Now & Then" by Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan, $14.99). The Vancouver, Wash., author known as the "Queen of Christian Romance" concludes her 9/11 series of novels ("One Tuesday Morning," "Beyond Tuesday Morning") with a tale about a young man whose firefighter dad died in the World Trade Center.
"Fathom" by Cherie Priest (Tor, $25.95). Fantasy novel about "elemental monsters and long-dead pirates" causing trouble in a coastal Florida town. Priest lives in Seattle.
"The Rustler" by Linda Lael Miller (HQN, $7.99). A new Western in the Spokane writer's "Stone Creek" series, this one about an ex-con cattle rustler trying to go straight in 1907 Arizona Territory.
"Tinderbox Lawn" by Carol Guess (Rose Metal Press, $16, www.rosemetalpress.com). Prose poems focusing on Seattle's physical and social fringes, examining "the intersection of domesticity and bohemia, orthodoxy and passion." Guess lives on the Washington coast.
"Frederick & Nelson" by Ann Wendell (Arcadia, $21.99). A photo-history of the Seattle department store that was founded in 1890 and closed its doors in 1992. Wendell's parents, grandfather and sister all worked for F&N.
"We Still Call Him Coach: The Life and Legacy of Les Habegger" by Doris H. Pieroth (Cross Training Publishing, $15.95). A biography of the Seattle Pacific University basketball coach who become assistant coach and, later, general manager of the Seattle Sonics. Pieroth lives in Seattle.
"Shine in Your Own Way: Inspiration for Parents of Failing Kids" by Nancy E. Gill (Down-to-Earth Books, $18.95, www.helpingkidshope.com). Advice from a former college teacher, drawing on her experiences with children in the Puget Sound area.
"Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight" by Matt Hoover and Sheri R. Colberg (Skyhorse, $14.95). Advice from a Seattle-area motivational speaker who won TV's "The Biggest Loser 2" after he dropped from 339 pounds to 182.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts critic
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