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Originally published Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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Whidbey teens, war account, Paine Field history, Alzheimer’s

New in Northwest books: The latest in Elizabeth George’s series for teens, poetry about Alzheimer’s and a history of Paine Field.


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“The Edge of Water” by Elizabeth George (Viking, $18.99). For ages 13 and up: This sequel to “The Edge of Nowhere” by the author of the Inspector Lynley mysteries finds Becca still hiding from her violent stepfather, keeping her living spot on Whidbey Island a secret even from her boyfriend, Derric. Becca’s paranormal abilities aren’t the only odd thing on the island, though, as a mysterious black seal keeps returning to the same place every year.

“American Spartan” by Ann Scott Tyson (Morrow, $27.99). Veteran war correspondent Tyson writes about Army Special Forces Maj. Jim Gant, and his out-of-the-box strategy in Afghanistan. It’s been called a story of heroism and heartbreak. The two are now married and live in Seattle.

“Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer’s” by Esther Altshul Helfgott(Cave Moon Press, $9.60). The author, a writer and poet with a doctorate from the University of Washington, produces a book of poetry that celebrates her late husband, who was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, and describes her grieving process.

“Paine Field” by Steve K. Bertrand (Arcadia, $21.99). Part of Arcadia’s Images of Aviation series, Bertrand’s book contains more than 200 images that show how Paine Field, named after hometown hero, Topliff Olin Paine, evolved through its 77-year history. Bertrand is an Everett native.



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