WHAT'S NEW

IN BOOKS

 


Some book series end with their author/creator. Others continue with new authors who, fans hope, are sufficiently attuned to the style of the original writer. Tony Hillerman, whose mystery series attracted readers for their detailed depiction of Navajo culture and the landscapes of the Southwest, died in 2008. His daughter, Anne, is continuing the stories of Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, first with "Spider Woman's Daughter," and now with "Rock With Wings." Publication date is May 5. We'll be happy to get a copy for you.

 


 

If you've read "The Boys in the Boat" -- and there are a lot of you, it's easily our best-selling title since we've opened the store -- you know that George Pocock is not just an instrumental figure in the book but likely the most important man in making Washington a center for international-caliber rowing. The University of Washington Press has reissued a book providing much more color about this fascinating man. You can find "Ready All: George Yeoman and Crew Racing" at Page 2 Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This one isn't a book, but a CD. Parents of young children know how excruciating a lot of music aimed at them can be. No less a musical genius than Weird Al Yankovic proclaimed Caspar Babypants "one of the few children's recording artists I can listen to without wanting to stab myself in the eyes." The owners of Page 2, being parents of a 5-year-old and owners of an extensive library of Caspar CDs, agree. Caspar is the alter ago of local musician Chris Ballew, who scored national success in the alternative group The Presidents of the United States of America. Page 2 now has a full selection of Caspar CDs. Your kid will love them, and you won't mind hearing them again and again and...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

And now there's another rediscovered book from a favorite author. This will excite kids, as well as their parents and grandparents who grew up with Dr. Seuss. The latest is "What  Pet Should I Get." It goes on sale July 28, but we're taking orders for it now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Two long-lost books from two of literature's best known authors will be published this year:

 

Harper Lee was long believed to have written just one book, "To Kill a Mockingbird." now, however, comes news of a second book, a 'sequel' that was actually written before the original. "Go Set a Watchman" features Scout, a character in "Mockingbird," but this time as an adult.

     The new book is due out July 14. Reserve your copy now with Page 2 Books.

 

 

 

Ayn Rand, known for novels such as "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" and writings that formed the basis of the philosophical movement known as Objectivism, wrote an early work of fiction called "Ideal," then rewrote it as a play. Now both versions will be published in a single volume to be released July 7. Order a copy now from Page 2 to have it on release day.

 


 

MORE BOOKS FROM

LOCAL FAVORITES

     The new book from science fiction/futurist master Neal Stephenson, a Seattle resident, is "Seveneves," described as "a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space." It's due out May 19.

 

Erik Larson's readable and heavily researched histories have taken us from Chicago at the time of the world's fair ("The Devil in the White City") to prewar Berlin ("In the Garden of Beasts.") Now he takes on the sinking of the Lusitania in "Dead Wake," on sale March 10. (Bill has read this one and strongly recommends it.)

 ALSO:

Richelle Mead ("Vampire Academy" series), "The Ruby Circle" Feb. 10

 Kristin Hannah, "The Nightingale," now on sale


 

Welcome to the Page 2 Books website

 

 MARTHA BROCKENBROUGH -- 2 P.M. SATURDAY MAY 23rd

The latest book from Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough (“Devine Intervention,” “The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy”) is a Depression era tale of an unlikely love, between an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night, and the white adoptive son with all the world’s opportunities before him. What do the fates have in store for these two? Come meet Martha, learn about the book and Seattle in 1937, and enjoy a jazz vocal performance by her daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID GROSS and CHARLIZE -- 1:30 p.m. SATURDAY JUNE 6

 

After losing his wife of almost 53 years to cancer, retired veterinarian (and now Edmonds resident) David Gross adopts Charlize, a German Shepherd rescue dog, buys a camping trailer, and the two begin their travels.  They explore the West, visiting parks and vistas, rain forests and deserts, family, old friends and new. Accidents, adventures, sadness, joy, problems and peace populate their journey of discovery. Come meet the author, and Charlize too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONJA ANDERSON -- 3 P.M. SATURDAY JUNE 13

AT BURIEN LIBRARY

Elementary-school librarian and local author Sonja Anderson introduces her new book "Sophie's Quest," featuring the fun and faith-challenging adventures of Sophie Topfeather, an owl, and Timley, a mouse, as they run away from home and board a ship bound for the Holy Land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Photo in banner by Michael Cole (michaelcolephoto.com)

 

WHERE WE'RE AT

We are Located at:

457 SW 152nd St.

Burien, Washington, 98166

At the corner of Sixth Avenue (across the street from the new condos, just west of the city hall/library building).

Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

We can be Contacted by:

Phone: 206-248-7248

Email: books@page2books.com