A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“All the Conspirators” by Carlos Bulosan (University of Washington, $14.95). A thriller set in post-World War II Philippines, by a Filipino-American writer who spent many years in Seattle, where he died in 1956. Bulosan was a highly regarded chronicler of the Filipino-American experience.
“Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports” by James McKean (Michigan State University Press, $24.95 hardcover). Memoir by a Seattle-area native who played basketball at Washington State in the mid-1960s.
“The Black Silent” by David Dun (Pinnacle, $6.99 paperback). A San Juan Islands-set science-fiction thriller about deep-sea organisms called Arcs that may hold the key to longer human life spans, as well as solve our energy problems. But their chemical by-products could also lead to the Earth’s destruction.
“Across the Sound: A Guide to Interesting Places West of Puget Sound” by Ron Konzak and Mickey Molnaire (Wind Harp Press, $19.95 paperback). A guide to Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Hood Canal, the Olympic Peninsula and other locations.
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“The Audio Dictionary: Third Edition” by Glenn D. White and Gary J. Louie (University of Washington, $35 paperback). An expanded and revised edition of terms for audiophiles.
Tyrone Beason, Seattle Times staff reporter