A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“A Good Yarn”
by Debbie Macomber (Mira, $19.95). In the Port Orchard author’s latest novel, a yarn shop provides both a meeting place and a sanctuary to a variety of women facing difficult circumstances at home.
“The Hidden Queen”
by Alma Alexander (Eos, $6.99). A fantasy novel by a Bellingham writer, about ” a defenseless child … pursued by the minions of a false king whose brutality knows no bounds.”
“Carmen Dives In”
by Linda Johns (Mirrorstone/Wizards of the Coast, $5.99). A Seattle author writes the second novel in the Star Sisterz series, aimed at readers ages 8 to 12. This one is about a young teenager trying to fit into her new stepfamily and new school.
“High Seas, High Risks: The Story of the Sudburys”
by Pat Wastell Norris (Harbour, $24.95). A Vancouver, B.C., author tells the story of two B.C.-based salvage tugs that did rescue work all over the Pacific, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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“The Forgotten Heroes: The Heroic Story of the United States Merchant Marine”
by Brian Herbert (Forge, $14.95). New in paperback: the local author’s look at the Merchant Marine’s feats of bravery during World War II.
“On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight,”
edited by Karen Yelena Olsen (University of Iowa Press, $39.95 hardcover, $19.95 paperback). Local contributors include Sherman Alexie and Peter Thorpe.
“Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest: Your Guide to Ghost Towns, Mining Camps, and Historic Forts of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia”
by Philip Varney, photographs by John and Susan Drew (Voyageur, $19.95). A nicely packaged survey of Pacific Northwest towns that aren’t what they used to be. Illustrated with both vintage and contemporary photographs.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic