A painter’s way with color, a swashbuckling adventure
New in local books: a tale of two sisters, the career of Camille Patha, an Ethan Gage adventure new in paperback and a tale of two bunnies.
“What is Found, What is Lost” by Anne Leigh Parrish (SWP, $16.95). Parrish, a fiction editor for an online-literary magazine and resident of Seattle, debuts as a novelist with a tale about two sisters that questions “the cyclical nature of family and motherhood” and the deep connection between love and faith.
“A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha” by Tacoma Art Museum(University of Washington Press, $45). The Tacoma Art Museum produced this collection of images for a recent exhibition that explored the long painting career of Patha, a Seattle-area artist. “During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery of painting, presenting canvases that wholly embody her imagery and vocabulary with an unwavering voice and shocking vigor,” according to the museum.
“The Barbed Crown: an Ethan Gage Adventure” by William Dietrich(Harper, $9.99). New in paperback, this historical novel spins a yarn about a daring plan to thwart Napoleon Bonaparte’s ambitions to conquer Europe. A Seattle Times reviewer wrote, “Fans of two-fisted Napoleonic-era action will rejoice” reading the book. Dietrich, novelist and former Seattle Times reporter, lives in Anacortes.
“Two Bunny Buddies” by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (Houghton Mifflin, $16.99). For ages 2-5: One bunny wants to go right, one to the left, ending in a fight. When both find a treat on the path, though, they bring it back to share. Galbraith lives near Tacoma.