NW Books: Mary Daheim's new bed-and-breakfast mystery
This week's books with Northwest connections include "The Wurst is Yet to Come," a mystery by Mary Daheim; "Sky Above the Temple," poems by David D. Horowitz; "Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes," a photograph-filled history by Bret Lunsford; and "Storybound," a young-adult novel by Marissa Burt.
"The Wurst Is Yet to Come" by Mary Daheim (William Morrow, $23.99). The 27th (!) book in the Seattle author's beloved Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery series finds amateur sleuth Judith and her cousin Renie at Oktoberfest in a mountain village. Author appearances: Daheim will be at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and University Book Store in Millcreek at 7 p.m. Thursday.
"Sky Above the Temple" by David D. Horowitz (Rose Alley Press, $9.95). Short and shorter poems touching on the stress and uncertainty of daily life ("His risks yield bankruptcy, cold dusks, a cloud/Of isolation, more disputes, a crowd/Of stipulations") and the places we go to get away from it ("... Eternity — not hurry, soon — /Slows mind to pace of breeze and sky. Reset/Your pace to calm. No person is an island, yet." Horowitz is the founder and manager of Seattle's Rose Alley Press.
"Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes" by Bret Lunsford (American Croatian Club of Anacortes, $28.95). Nearly 200 vintage photographs illustrate this history of the daily lives of Croatian seafarers who immigrated to America and played a key role in today's Puget Sound salmon industry and Alaskan crabbing. Maps and family histories are included. Fore more information go to www.anacortescroatianclub.com.
"Storybound" by Marissa Burt (HarperCollins, $16.99). For ages 8-11. After finding a book in the basement of her school library, 12-year-old Una magically ends up in the land of Story, where students learn to be book characters. Una must help a wannabe hero, Peter, save Story from a dark secret. "A richly imagined world. Readers will enjoy the mind-bending fun of puzzling together small details," Booklist wrote of the Seattle-area author's debut novel.