Local books: A history of the 'Shadow Tribe'; local sports trivia; fantasy for young teens
A new history of loosely aligned Native American tribes that live along the Columbia River in Washington state and Oregon tops this week's list of books of local interest.
"Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity" by Andrew H. Fisher (University of Washington Press, $24.95). A history of the Columbia River Indians, a group of Native American tribes that have in common their ancestors' refusal to move onto the designated reservations created by the U.S. government in the 19th and 20th centuries. Fisher, an associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, chronicles "the persistence of off-reservation Native communities and the fluidity of their identities over time."
"Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Misadventure from the Brink of Parenthood" by Monica Murphy Lemoine (Catalyst Book Press, $17.99). A memoir by a Seattle author who teaches English at Highline Community College. Lemoine reads 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ravenna Third Place, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle, free (206-525-2347 or ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com) and 2 p.m. Saturday, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, free (206-624-6600 or www.elliottbaybook.com).
"Young World Rising" by Rob Salkowitz (Wiley, $29.95). A Seattle writer-consultant explores "how youth, technology and entrepreneurship are changing the world from the bottom up."
"Washington Sports Trivia" by Greg Oberst and J. Alexander Poulton (Overtime Books, $14.95). Factoids drawn from our local sports scene, ranging from tallest Major League Baseball player (former Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson) to the first two men to be inducted into the Hydroplane Hall of Champions (Chip Hanauer and Bill Muncey). Oberst lives in Covington.
"Astrology of the Moon: An Illuminating Journey Through the Signs and Houses" by Amy Herring (Llewellyn, $21.95). A local astrology consultant helps you figure out your moon sign and what it means for you.
"Perchance to Dream" by Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, $16.99). An Olympic Peninsula author's fantasy novel for readers ages 12 and up, about a girl growing up in a family that's part of "the enchanted Théâtre Illuminata," thanks to which she learns about every play ever written — and gradually discovers her own unusual writing powers.
Seattle Times staff
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