A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew” by Dale Chihuly, introductory essay by Todd Alden (Portland Press, $35). Having already installed his delicate sculptures across Jerusalem, Venice and conservatories in the United States, the Tacoma-born glass artist recently turned the 325-acre London site into his canvas.
“The Road to Dune” by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor, $25.95). This companion to the original “Dune” series features never-before-published chapters and articles by “Dune” author and Tacoma native Frank Herbert, who died in 1986.
“Entrys” by Peter Bacho (University of Hawaii, $18.95). A former Tacoma journalist, Bacho delivers a Vietnam War tale about a young Yakima Indian/Filipino man who is wounded in battle and returns home to grapple with his demons through writing.
“The Heart Sutra” by Red Pine (Shoemaker & Hoard, $14). Available in paperback starting Friday, this is the renowned Chinese script translator’s English version of what is considered the most important text on Buddhism. Red Pine lives in Port Townsend.
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“The History of the Greater Seattle Chapter of The Links Incorporated: 1955-2005” by Turkiya L. Lowe (The Links, Inc., $22 paperback). A look back at the local chapter of the predominantly African-American women’s organization. The book is available at the Museum of History & Industry’s gift shop, 2700 24th Ave. E. in Seattle.
“This Mean Disease: Growing Up in the Shadow of My Mother’s Anorexia Nervosa” by Daniel Becker (Gürze, $14.95). Becker, who lives in Seattle, bears witness to his mother’s battle with an eating disorder that started in the 1960s, and he recounts the strains it placed on his entire family as he grew up.
“Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You’re Meant to Have” by Walter Makichen (Delta, $14). Makichen, a Bellingham clairvoyant and medium, shows how understanding the thoughts, fears and the energy that you and your partner give off can help create a more nurturing environment during the family-planning process.
Tyrone Beason, Seattle Times staff reporter