Books Mara Grunbaum WTF, Evolution?! is a new book from the funny

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Mara Grunbaum

WTF, Evolution?! is a new book from the funny science writer. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30pm

Marian Palaia Her new novel The Given World takes readers to Montana, San Francisco, and Vietnam.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Friday, April 17, 2015, 7pm

Neil Gaiman Fantasy author of Coraline, Sandman, Stardust, etc., discusses his work.  University of Washington Campus, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 $18-$35 Friday, April 17, 2015, 7pm

Joe Wenke He is joined by guests to discuss The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, which started out as a podcast. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30pm

Kate Dyer-Seeley Kate Dyer-Seeley signs her new book Slayed on the Slopes. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12pm

Dan Clowes The creator of Ghost World tours to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eightball. Get there early if you want your copy signed. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St. Free Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6pm

Anthony Alvarado The author offers his advice to creatives in D.I.Y. Magic: a Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7pm

Ruth Kirk The writer and photographer offers an account of the Makah whaling village excavation in Ozette: Excavating a Makah Whaling Village. Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2pm

Jennifer Teege “Is there such a thing as fate?” Teege asks in her first chapter of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me (The Experiment, $25). The degree to which unlikely circumstances play in her nearly incredible memoir almost makes it sound like a work of fiction. One day, while the German-Nigerian author was browsing in a Hamburg library, she stumbled upon I Have to Love My Father, Don’t I?: The Life Story of Monika Goeth, Daughter of the Concentration Camp Commandant From Schindler’s List. Goeth was Teege’s estranged mother, who gave her up for adoption at age 7; 30 years later she abruptly learned she was the granddaughter of Amon Goeth, the sadistic Nazi SS officer played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. Teege’s discovery first became a sensational story in the pages of Stern, then a bestseller in Germany (with journalist Nikola Sellmair as her co-author). In her book, Teege follows her grandfather’s lethal footsteps to Krakow, guiltily revisits Israel (where she studied Hebrew during her 20s), and sinks into a deep depression. Never mind fate; her message is an important one-that we have the power to decide who we are. DIANA M. LE  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3pm

Amber Tamblyn The Actress (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and poet reads from her new poetry collection, Dark Sparkler, with artwork commissioned by David Lynch, Marilyn Manson and more. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Monday, April 20, 2015, 7pm

Sarah LaChance Adams Maternal love is explored in Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a “Good” Mother Would Do. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Monday, April 20, 2015, 7pm

Ann Packer She discusses her new novel, The Children’s Crusade, with Nancy Pearl. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen His debut novel, The Sympathizer, is told through the voice of a double agent in 1970s America amongst Vietnamese refugees. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7pm

Bruce Barcott and Christian Hageseth The two authors discuss their books Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America and Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Caroline Allen

Earth is the first in a four-part book series about Pearl Swinton, a young girl who experiences mystical visions in a rural town in the 1970s. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Django Wexler In the Forbidden Library series, Alice can read herself into enchanted library books. The Mad Apprentice is his latest installment. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Erin Malone The Seattle poet reads from her debut book, Hover. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Saul Weisberg The North Cascades Institute Founder and Executive reads from his book of poetry, Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes. Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Julie Shayne and Kristy Leissle

Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas is a collection of essays edited by the UW Bothell lecturer. University of Washington Campus, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4pm

Arthur Stayton He discusses his new book, Power Shift: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7pm

Fredrik Eklund

The Sell is the top real-estate broker and star of Million Dollar Listing New York’s book of advice. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7pm

Jennifer Jacquet The NYU Clinical Assistant Professor discusses her book, Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30pm

Chris Scofield

The Shark Curtain is about a young girl living in 1960s suburban Oregon. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Friday, April 24, 2015, 7pm

Sandy Tolan The USC Communication and Journalism associate professor discusses his new book, Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. (Also at Eagle Harbor Books, 3 p.m. Sat., April 25.) Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm

Jeffrey Ochsner The architectural historian and UW professor discusses his book, Shaping Seattle Architecture. Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1pm

Jennifer Adler

Passionate Nutrition blends cookbook, handbook, and memoir. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7pm

Maggie Messitt and Wendy Call The two Seattle writers in conversation with Kristin Millares Young discuss their books, The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa and No Word for Welcome. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7pm

Barbara Winther

Nobody But the Wind is a book about her family, illustrated by her son. Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3pm

Brian Turner and Susan Rich Poet Brian Turner reads from his poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise and his memoir My Life As A Foreign Country; poet and teacher Susan Rich reads from her latest, Cloud Pharmacy. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Monday, April 27, 2015, 7pm

James Bradley The historian who wrote Flags of Our Fathers discusses his newest book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Mitchell Gaynor

Gene Therapy Plan offers a new method for using nutrition to alter our genetic blueprints and prevent disease. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Greg Iles

The Bone Tree is the second installment in his bestselling Penn Cage series. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

Joe Gaydos The Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society discusses his book, Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

Richard Wagamese and Sherman Alexie Richard Wagamese, the novelist/memoirist/journalist reads from his new novel, Medicine Walk. In conversation with him is Sherman Alexie, author of What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned.  Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

Joseph Stiglitz

The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them is a book from the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater The two bestselling authors co-wrote a new book, Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7pm

Ryan Gattis The author set his new novel, All Involved in the six days that followed the Rodney King verdict in 1992. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7pm

David Brooks

The Road to Character is all about rebalancing our desire for external success (wealth, fame) with our core “eulogy virtues” (kindness, honesty). Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30pm

Sam Quinones The journalist discusses his new book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30pm

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield is a new book from a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Herb McClees

Heaven’s Drumhead is a new poetry collection from the Northwest poet.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Sabaa Tahir Set in ancient Rome, An Ember in the Ashes is part of a new YA fantasy series. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Tony Angell

The House of Owls comes directly from the author’s journals where he recorded his observations and drawings of western screech owls. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm




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