New books by Seattle-area authors: a Sasquatch seeker’s manual, an Army general’s biography, a sexy romance, and a tale of young love in 1920s Seattle.
“The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual” by David George Gordon (Mountaineer Books, $14.95). Gordon, a naturalist who lives in Seattle, documents what is known or at least been debated about Bigfoot. The book includes information on Sasquatch’s role in Native American lore and describes how to make footprint casts and take hair and scat samples.
“The Last Cavalryman” by Harvey Ferguson (University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95). Ferguson, a retired Seattle assistant police chief and former instructor at Shoreline Community College, presents a biography of Lucian K. Truscott Jr., a U.S. Army general during World War II. Truscott’s remarkable career is fleshed out with the help of personal papers to which the author was given access.
“Blush” by Cherry Adair (Gallery, $15). Seattle-area author Adair offers what her publisher calls a “sizzling sexy romance” between a beautiful billionaire who is on the run and the hit man pretending to be a handyman so he can kill her. Who wants her dead? Why? And will lots of sex eventually lead to love?
“The Game of Love and Death” by Martha Brockenbrough (Scholastic, $17.99). Brockenbrough, who lives in Seattle, tells the story of Flora and Henry, who live blocks apart in their 1920s Seattle neighborhood and bond through their appreciation of jazz. They are pawns, however, in a much bigger tale that hits on the themes of fate, race, love and the will to succeed. For middle-school readers (grades 7-9).
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