"Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast" by Elsie Hulsizer (Harbour, $36.95, www.harbourpublishing.com www.harbourpublishing.com). A Seattle author...

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“Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast” by Elsie Hulsizer (Harbour, $36.95, www.harbourpublishing.com). A Seattle author who was raised on the shores of Puget Sound and now works for the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks recounts her travels with her husband up Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. With attractive color photographs of some enticing-looking ports of call.

“Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike” by Sibyl James (Stringtown Press, $14, http://home.earthlink.net/~stringtown/). A travel memoir in diary format, about the Seattle writer’s travels in Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City (still called “Saigon” by all the locals) to Hanoi.

“Expecting Teryk: An Exceptional Path to Parenthood” by Dawn Prince-Hughes (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, $24.95 hardcover, $14.95 paperback). The new book by the Bellingham author (“Songs of the Gorilla Nation”) takes the form of a letter to her unborn child, in which Prince-Hughes reflects on her own sensibility as “an anthropologist, an autistic, and a lesbian.”

“Slick Watts’s Tales from the Seattle SuperSonics” by Slick Watts with Frank Hughes (Sports Publishing L.L.C., $19.95). A memoir by the Seattle basketball legend of the 1970s, co-written with a sports writer from The News Tribune in Tacoma.

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“Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day,” edited by James O’Reilly, Sean O’Reilly and Larry Habegger (Solas House, $16.95). More inspiration, with contributions by local writers Cecile Andrews and Connie McDougall.

Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic