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Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:13AM
"Everything to Lose" by Andrew Gross; Morrow ($26.99)
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:13AM
As many of us get ready to celebrate Easter and Passover, it is perhaps worth noting that, last year, a Gallup poll indicated that most Americans - 77 percent - think religion is no longer the influence in this country it used to be. Seventy-five percent think that is unfortunate.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:13AM
Kathy Kulig was out of town for a business trip when she texted her husband, Joe.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:13AM
British writer David Mitchell's next novel will be "The Bone Clocks," to be released on Sept. 9, according to Random House. The publisher's announcement included new details about "The Bone Clocks" as well as news of a three-book deal with Mitchell, a two-time Booker Prize finalist.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:13AM
"Blood Always Tells" by Hilary Davidson; Forge ($25.99)
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"Be Safe I Love You" by Cara Hoffman; Simon & Schuster ($26)
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:08AM
My grandfather's house on the New Jersey shore was a huge 1880s double-parlor Victorian with 11 bedrooms, a wraparound porch and a big green couch in the living room next to the piano. I spent most of my time the summer I turned 8 on that couch.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:08AM
In 1975, when I was young, I went to hear James Baldwin speak. Afterward, I waited in a long line and finally got to stand before him. I told him that his book "Giovanni's Room" had made me want to be a writer. He looked me up and down and asked, "Do your parents know?" I was earnest and sincere and at first didn't realize he was making a joke. I blushed and stammered something, no or yes, I can't remember.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:08AM
The book was called "The Royal Road to Romance," and to a pre-adolescent boy with a fear of anything girlish, it sounded an awful lot like a bodice-ripper. Even if it wasn't a steamy love story, it certainly didn't seem like the kind of book any self-respecting apprentice to the world of manhood should be caught dead reading.
Published April 16th, 2014 - 5:08AM
"Doing Harm" by Kelly Parsons; St. Martin's Press ($25.99)
Published April 13th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published April 13th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published April 11th, 2014 - 9:16AM
The smell hits you even before you walk into the little red barn alongside Interstate 5 in Fife: A dozen pigs and five steers make a heck of a lot of manure. But for the teenagers from Fife High School’s Future Farmers of America group, it’s all part of a day’s schoolwork – and part of the excitement of the Washington State Spring Fair.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 3:03PM
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for March 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 2:36PM
Comedian Tom Cotter’s claim to fame is losing to a dog act. Not that he minded. It was on ratings juggernaut “America’s Got Talent,” and he was the most successful stand-up in the show’s history.
Published April 10th, 2014 - 5:13AM
A ceramist by profession, and by passion, Eric Peach often leaves his home studio in Auburn, Calif., to venture down into the American River Canyon, looking for inspiration in the rushing white water, the winding trails, the abundant wildlife and bountiful flora of a thriving ecosystem.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 1:55PM
Hold on to your Chihuahuas.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 1:08PM
Singer-songwriter and Radio Disney starlet Megan Nicole will appear Saturday at the NW Family Expo at the Pacific Sports and Events Center in Tacoma. The event will offer a day of family entertainment and tips from experts. Ticket proceeds will benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center. From a diaper dash to a meet-and-greet with Nicole, the daylong event will have more than 100 vendors and nonprofit organizations offering services, products and resources.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
When Michael Boyd and John Radke began college at Pacific Lutheran University, they were former high school classmates with the same goal: to start a rock ’n’ roll band.

Hey, it was the ’60s.

Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
"Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything" by Barbara Ehrenreich; Grand Central ($26)
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86 of complications from leukemia, was complex, even contradictory, in the most compelling sense. Born into privilege, he attended Hotchkiss boarding school and Yale and founded the Paris Review in 1953 with George Plimpton and Harold L. Humes. Yet he later became a Zen monk and in his own fashion was something of an ascetic.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about television shows and vaguely remembered news events.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
"The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis" by Thomas Goetz; Gotham ($27)
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Co., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire there under the country's Law of Return. It's hardly the most celebrated era in Lansky's life, but Lazar was going for something other than the obvious.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Barbara Ehrenreich never meant to write a memoir.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Writers recently gathered at Christopher Newport University for its 33rd Annual Writers' Conference. Authors sat in on panel discussions and workshops, and also had the opportunity to rent table space for selling and signing their books.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Several years ago Miles Lambert of Williamsburg, Va., self-published two wine books - "Desert Island Wine" and "Tokaji Wine-Fame, Fate, Tradition."
Published April 9th, 2014 - 2:12PM
"Night Diver" by Elizabeth Lowell; William Morrow ($26.99)
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Regardless of how a book is published, an author's first step to success is writing the best book possible. Today's authors are fortunate to have a plethora of resources available that will elevate their writing and help set them on the road to publication.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
Books produced by independently published writers will be viewed next to those released by traditional publishing houses, and most self-published authors want their books to stand up to the comparison, in look, feel and quality of content.
Published April 9th, 2014 - 5:14AM
"I should write a book." We've all heard that statement before from friends or family or co-workers. We might even have said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published April 6th, 2014 - 1:00AM
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
Published April 5th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Daffodil parade travels through four cities, blues festival in downtown Tacoma, paddlers cup in Gig Harbor and more happenings this weekend
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
This is not for the claustrophobic. I’m crawling through a ventilation duct, peering through grates, trying to spy on a KGB agent. In a few moments I’ll have to negotiate a laser maze to successfully complete my espionage mission.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross Tour is coming to the Tacoma Dome this weekend, and rider-athlete Brody Wilson thinks newcomers to the sport should give it a try.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
There are those who are doing it for the first time. And then there are those who’ve been doing it so long they’ve lost count of the years they’ve done it. But whichever end of the spectrum an individual is on, participants agree Tacoma’s annual Junior Daffodil Parade is just as much fun – and an important way to be a part of the community, whether a participant is riding a unicycle, leading a dog or showing off stroller moves.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Don’t ask Tacoma Yacht Club member Linda Dent what this year’s boats will look like in the Daffodil Marine Parade. She doesn’t know. In fact, she won’t know until they line up at 11 a.m. April 12 to sail from Point Defiance to the Thea Foss Waterway.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade returns to its roots on Saturday. “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the theme for the 81st edition of the parade that features white-glove-clad princesses blowing kisses, marching bands loaded with brass and daffodils attached to just about anything possible.
Published April 1st, 2014 - 12:58PM
Don’t be surprised if you see Spider-Man webbing up the 11th Street bridge or Iron Man flying over the LeMay car museum in 2016.
Published March 31st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Ayesha Brooks, the Federal Way singer competing on the NBC talent show “The Voice,” remembers the moment her alter ego, Music Box, was born.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 8:00AM
1940s music review "In the Mood," Seattle Men's Chorus, local theater and more happenings this weekend
Published March 28th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In a cramped Renton boxing ring, a group of masked men and two women are bouncing off ropes, body slamming each other and occasionally groaning in pain. All of them seem to be having the time of their lives. It’s the twice-weekly training session for the roughly 20 members of Lucha Libre Volcanica, an amateur league of Mexican-style wrestlers. Lucha libre (free wrestling) began in Mexico in the 1930s but really took off when television came to the country in the 1950s.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 8:00AM
Get dirty at the Titlow Mud Run, listen to music, dance with fairies, shop for bargains and more happenings this weekend
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
When Seattle’s David George Gordon has his ants over for dinner, he’s not having a family reunion.
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