A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“Seven Summits: The High Peaks of the Pacific Northwest” by Art Wolfe (Sasquatch, $45). The Seattle-based photographer assembles a handsome coffee-table book of color photographs, capturing the glories Mount Rainier, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak, Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker. With text by Michael Lanza.
“Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Nutcracker,” choreography by Kent Stowell, costumes and set design by Maurice Sendak, photography by Angela Sterling (Sasquatch, $27.95). The stylish, colorful exuberance of PNB’s crowd-pleasing ballet is caught on camera by former PNB soloist Angela Sterling. With an introduction by Francia Russell.
“Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer — America’s Deadliest Serial Murder” by Ann Rule (Pocket, $9.95). New in paperback. The Seattle-area true-crime writer investigates the case of serial murderer Gary Ridgway. Times reviewer Jake Batsell had reservations about the book’s “occasionally meandering narrative,” but praised its “meticulous profiles of Ridgway’s victims.”
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic
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