Novelist/essayist Nicholson Baker (“The Mezzanine,” “Vox,” “The Anthologist”) writes of his three months as an on-call schoolteacher in rural Maine.
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and contributing critics offer their views on new novels, short story collections and nonfiction.
This month’s new crime-fiction offerings take place in 1880s New York, present-day Vermont and Florida — and right here in Seattle.
Authors Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec spent a year documenting their daily lives through postcards, exchanging them and eventually collecting and publishing them in the...
In his new book, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” Mike Love uses the memoir form to attempt to settle some scores.
Four different stories of Chinese Americans — some historical, some fictional — blend effectively in a vibrant postmodern novel.
The author of “Sag Harbor” and “John Henry Days” returns with “The Underground Railroad,” a tragic, profound adventure story about a slave girl in 19th-century...
Moon is the only travel publisher that puts out a general-interest guidebook devoted exclusively to the Evergreen State, author says.
In “Ghost Talkers,” Mary Robinette Kowal takes the real-life tragedy of World War I and infuses it with the fantastic. A medium working for British...
A Washington Post journalist’s latest mystery novel — about a journalist who stumbles upon a dark story — is fast-moving and suspenseful, with vivid prose.
Paula Becker’s biography of Seattle writer Betty MacDonald shows that the author of screwball comedies such as “The Egg and I” lived a tough life....
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