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READING Recommendations

GIFT IDEAS

Pre-Holiday Open House Author Events December 31st & January 1st

20% OFF STOREWIDE New Year's

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December 9

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• Sunday, Dec. 23 - Late in Fairhaven! Fairhaven: 9am - 9pm • Lynden: 11am - 5pm • Monday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Fairhaven: 9am - 6pm • Lynden: 10am - 5pm • Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve STOREWIDE SALE! Fairhaven: 9am - 7pm • Lynden: 10am - 5pm • Tuesday, January 1 New Year’s Day STOREWIDE SALE! Fairhaven: 10am - 7pm Lynden: 10am - 5pm

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Check out the fantastic giving suggestions in our

Holiday Catalog!

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Though we stock thousands and thousands of titles, we cannot carry everything. Our friendly, knowledgeable booksellers are happy to get any available book for you. • in person 7 days a week - see hours above • by phone: Fairhaven-360.671.2626 and Lynden-360.526.2133 • or shop 24 hours a day online at

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Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe this is the second holiday season that we’ll be owners of Village Books and Paper Dreams. As we give thanks and enjoy the holiday season, one of the things we’re most grateful for is you, Dear Reader. In addition to our stellar staff and a fantastic community of authors, illustrators, and gift creators, our customers are high on the list of things we appreciate. We’re thankful when you attend our events (see the awesome lineup on pages 39 & 75-78), overjoyed when you contribute to our Giving Tree and other charitable programs, and over the moon when you ask us for recommendations. Your support keeps us here and keeps us strong and, Dear Reader, thank you.

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& Paper Dreams The Chuckanut Reader • Winter 2018-2019 Publisher: Village Books and Paper Dreams Design: Kelly Carbert Contributors: Annabelle Barrett, Candee Blanc, Sofia Bouma, Hana Boxberger, Joe Buckley, Kelly Carbert, McKenna Cardwell, Diana Clayton, Gaye Davis, Sophy Doryland, Stephanie Douglas, Mel Ericson, Hannah Emory, Chelanne Evans, Kelly Evert, Emma Fitzpatrick, Courtney Fout, Danna Fritz, Chase Gartner, Carol Hamilton, Paul Hanson, Abby Hester, Sarah Hutton, Rachel Johnson, Dorie Klassen, Donna Marcantonio, Jenni McDowell, Claire McElroy-Chesson, Paola Merrill, Elaine Morado, Kristen Morse, Autumn Skye Moore, Zadra Nolan, Laura Ogg, Mckenzie Oliver, Lauryn Paoli, Laura Picco, Haley Ponnech, Andrew Rankin, Cherie Rendon, Jes Stone, Abbie Schollmeier, Melissa Searle, Anne Slee, Lauren Sommer, Joan Terselich, Mary Vermillion, Terri Weiner, Cindi Williamson, Hayden Winn, Gabi Yoxtheimer Cover: Jan Brett will introduce The Snowy Nap at Bellingham High School on Sunday, December 9th – see page 63 for information. Content except art & book covers ©Village Books 2018 Printed by the Lynden Tribune on paper made from 50% post-consumer waste.

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– Paul, Kelly, Sarah

and the Entire Village Books and Paper Dreams Family

In This Issue... Think Village Books and Paper Dreams for the Holidays 2 Dear Reader 3 Giving Tree, Round it Up, Holiday Open House 4-5 Explore with the VBPD Passport – NEW! 6 Shop Local and Enjoy Wintefest in Fairhaven 7-10 11 Resolutions: Mini-Workshops for the New Year Fiction, Sci Fi, Mystery Books and Reviews 13-23 All Things Writing & Lit 24-27 Libro, Music, and Gift Ideas 28-29 Cooking, Food, Drinks, and Evolve 30-34 All Things Lynden 35-40 The Chuckanut Radio Hour Upcoming Shows 41 Whatcom Reads The Big Burn 42 Gifts Galore - You'll Find Something for Everyone 43 Biography, History, Current Events... & Paris! 44-50 Science and Nature 51-52 Humor, Creativity, and the Arts 53-55 Mind, Body, Lamott, and Games - it's all good! 56-59 Peaceful Poetry from Kids 60 Great Reads and Activites for Kids & Teens 61-73 WWU Children's Literature Conference 74 Literature Live! Author Events at VB 75-78

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HONORING VETERANS Monday, November 12 This Veterans Day (observed) we are offering a storewide 20% off discount for active military and veterans with I.D. at both Village Books and Paper Dreams locations. Thank you for your service.

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Village Books and Paper Dreams 23rd Annual

Giving Tree

Books for Local Kids and Families in Need Can you imagine not receiving a book for the holidays? Some kids don't have to use their imaginations. For over two decades we've provided books for thousands of kids who would not otherwise have received them. Last year alone, because of your generosity, we gave books to over 1,500 children through 10 local organizations! How can you help? Stop by our Fairhaven and Lynden locations to select a tag from the Giving Tree then match it with a book of your choice. The books you purchase for Giving Tree recipients will be offered at a 20% discount, and will be distributed to children, through numerous community organizations, in the weeks before Christmas.

Your December Round It Up donations will go to the Giving Tree Program - Thank You!

The Ground Floor

Village Books & Paper Dreams

ROUND IT UP for

Northwest Youth Services Join us in supporting Northwest Youth Services (NYS) in January and February, 2019, by rounding up your purchases at Village Books and Paper Dreams.

Northwest Youth Services is creating a new day center for young people experiencing homelessness. It will greatly expand the current space for basic needs and emergency services. The center will provide a safe, warm and welcoming place for young people to shower, do laundry, rest, study, cook, eat, and get connected with programs and services. All money raised from the NYS gift wrapping at Village Books will support this incredible space for our youth.

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Northwest Youth Services collaborates with at-risk, runaway and homeless youth to foster self-reliance. Their vision is that all young people have a place to belong: to be safe, heard, and valued. Since 1976, Northwest Youth Services has been the doorway to safety and the pathway to progress for thousands of young lives. Much has changed in our communities during those years. What has not changed is their commitment to supporting the uniqueness of each youth served. Be the Change. It’s Easy!

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WRAPPING b y N Y S Vo lu nt e e rs

WHEN Friday, Saturday, Sunday December 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23 noon - 4pm

WHERE In the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven All donations support Northwest Youth Services

Fairhaven Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm • Sunday 10am-7pm


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Sunday, November 11th in Fairhaven AND Lynden

You Are Invited

to join us at Village Books and Paper Dreams

for a Day of Celebration and Fun

Gather up your friends and come to Village Books and Paper Dreams in both Fairhaven or Lynden for games, product demonstrations, and samples. We'll have various stations around the stores where you collect stamps on a provided game card. Complete your game card, turn it in, and we'll let you spin the wheel for a chance to win one of many discounts and prizes!

Book Walks Prizes

Games

Demonstrations Samples

Spin the Wheel for Prizes

Throughout the day, we'll have "Book Walks" where you'll have the chance to win even MORE prizes! Bring your friends, bring your family, and get lots of great ideas for your early holiday shopping. We can't wait to see you!

Play

Shop & Dine in Fairhaven then stroll down to the

Holiday Port Festival

Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9 The Holiday Port Festival is a free, family-friendly event held annually at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. This is the Port’s the signature event for Holiday the community and includes: For more information about Fairhaven Festival, visit fairhaven.com. • performances by local choirs, bands, and dancers • gingerbread house display • free cookies & hot apple cider • photos taken with Santa and visits with the Winter Princesses • horse-drawn wagon and tractor rides Many of the gingerbread house entries are donated to a silent auction that runs throughout the three-day festival. There will also be a food drive to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank, so bring non-perishable food items to help fight hunger. For a schedule of events, see portofbellingham.com.

Whatcom Human Rights Task Force 21st Annual

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday Conference

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9am – 4pm

at Whatcom Community College “Remaining Awake Together: Nurturing a Revolution of Values” The conference is free and open to all, as it has been since its inception. For information, see mlkconference.org/ Shop 24/7 at villagebooks.com

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Explore the World of Village Books and Paper Dreams Since its opening in 1980, Village Books and Paper Dreams has become a world unto its own. Now, co-owners Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson and Sarah Hutton are celebrating the stores’ world of discovery with the new Village Books and Paper Dreams Passport. “We created our passport program to reward customers as they make new discoveries at the store and to thank them for being part of our history,” says co-owner Paul Hanson. The $30 passport is also a great holiday gift. The 32-page, whimsical passport includes a range of experiences that passport holders will complete to earn prizes, including T-shirts, special discounts, journals, candy, treats at Evolve Chocolate + Café, books, games, and more. “Each time you complete a task, you’ll receive a stamp and come one step closer to prizes awarded along the way,” Hutton says. “We think it’s going to be a lot of fun for our customers and for our staff. It’s one more way we are building community, and we’re looking forward to cheering people along as they gather stamps.” Upon completion of the passport, you’ll be inducted into the exclusive League of Extraordinary Readers. Honors include a year supply of fudge, tickets for a literary-themed dinner at Evolve, a behind-the-scenes party at the bookstore, and a chance to win an overnight at the Fairhaven store. $30

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Purchase the Village Books and Paper Dreams Passport at the Fairhaven or Lynden store.

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Let the journey begin!

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November 24th is

indies FIRST and SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY A Day Dedicated to Supporting Small Businesses — and Independent Bookstores — Across the Country Village Books and Paper Dreams joins forces with independent businesses nationwide to mark Small Business Saturday and Indies First on Saturday, November 24, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating community. Conceived by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are local. Indies First is the brainchild of author Sherman Alexie, who encouraged fellow writers to volunteer to work at an independent bookstore on Small Business Saturday. The campaign blossomed with the support of publishers and authors. FAIRHAVEN – We’ll have two celebrated local authors on hand to sign copies of their books and talk about THEIR favorite reads this season. 11am-noon: Barbara Davis-Pyles, author of the new childrens’ book, Grizzly Boy, will join us. Local memoirist, John Hoyte, will here from noon-1pm to sign copies of his book, Persistence of Light. Both of these titles will make great gifts this season!

Events like Indies First underscore how small, local businesses contribute to a community’s cultural experiences. But there are also significant economic impacts. According to the American Independent Business Alliance: “Independent retailers return to their community more than three times as much money per dollar of sales than do chain competitors.”

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A huge THANK YOU for voting Village Books Best Bookstore 2018 — Cascadia Weekly Best of Bellingham and Bellingham Alive Best of the Northwest. We are honored and grateful.

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with John Walton: A Holiday Tradition—two daytime family showings and an adult evening Comedy Cabaret—all on Dec 15!

Plan Your Great Escapes at MountBakerTheatre.com (360) 734-6080 • 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham WA • MountBakerTheatre.com

Mount Baker Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the performing arts.

IS IT JUNE YET? Group event, season ticket, and sponsorship opportunIties are now available!

For more information, head to our website or give us a call! www.bellinghambells.com | (360) 527-1035

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FAIRHAVEN

Winterfest November 23 - December 22, 2018 The Annual Historic Fairhaven Winterfest begins Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, with continuing fun and activities through December 22. Amidst Fairhaven's festive 100+-yearold buildings — and along streets and public spaces decorated and lit up to brighten your strolling, shopping and dining — enjoy the holidays with some very special events!

Join us! Friday, November 23

Village Books and Paper Dreams is pleased to feature artwork from members of the Whatcom Artist Guild in our Readings Gallery - located on the bottom floor of Village Books.

3pm -5pm: The Fairhaven Winterfest kicks off with Father Christmas at Fairhaven's Victorian-era Gazebo (10th and Harris). 5pm - 8:30pm: Holiday Art Walk & Open House You are invited to visit our neighborhood shops and restaurants that are sharing the works of emerging and professional artists in the spirit of the holidays.

Saturday, November 24 Noon - 3pm: Father Christmas will be visiting with families at the Fairhaven Village Inn lobby; free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered from the portico of the Fairhaven Village Inn. (Both events continue every Saturday during the holiday season). Noon - 5pm: Holiday Market and entertainment on the Fairhaven Village Green and stage — fun for the entire family. 3pm & 4:15pm BAAY Performances on the Village Green stage 3:15pm Bellingham Circus Guild performs around Fairhaven Village 4:35pm Bellingham Showstoppers on the Village Green stage 4:55pm Welcome announcement and count down to... 5pm: Lighting of the Christmas Tree followed by a carol sing along 6pm: Step inside Village Books and warm up with beautiful native flute music and stories by Peter Ali.

Village Books and Paper Dreams will welcome Native American flautist PETER ALI on November 24th from 6pm-8pm on the main floor of the bookstore.

Turn the page for more! FH: 360.671.2626 • LY: 360.526.2133 • villagebooks.com

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Fairhaven Winterfest

Ongoing Activities

November 24 through December 22 FREE!

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

noon-3pm: Each Saturday (weather permitting) free carriage rides will leave from the Fairhaven Village Inn.

'Signs of the Season' Treasure Hunt Hidden in eight different Fairhaven venues are the Signs of the Season. Both kids and adults are invited to participate. Each 'sign' will be a person wearing a symbol of the holiday season. Getting six stamps is enough to enter the drawing. Fill in all eight to be entered for the grand prize. Completed passports are to be placed in Santa's mailbox at the Village Green stage. The drawing (three kids prize baskets and three adult prize baskets) will take place on December 23.

Father Christmas noon-3pm: Each Saturday, Father Christmas will be visiting with families at the Fairhaven Village Inn lobby.

Christmas Letters Children will be able to leave letters for Father Christmas in the classic Victorian mailbox located on the Village Green stage with the forest of trees. Father Christmas's "Fairhaven Elves" will spirit the letters away for his perusal — but we hear they will sometimes sneak photos of the envelopes before delivering them, and they will share these on the Historic Fairhaven Facebook page — so be sure to keep watch (and like Historic Fairhaven)!

Holiday Window Display Window displays created by participating local businesses will be voted on by the public and surrounding business owners. A gallery of all windows will be posted on the fairhavenwinterfest.com website where you will be able to vote easily online. Thanks to artist and Current and Furbish co-owner Scott Ward for creating the beautiful Winterfest illustrations. He is also the director of the Historic Fairhaven Association. Thanks for all you do, Scott!

Saturday, December 22 FAIRHAVEN FA-LA-LA

New This Year!

CAROLING COMPETITION Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on the street corners of Fairhaven Village. The First Annual Fairhaven Fa-La-La Caroling Competition is a joyful holiday music event benefiting the Historic Fairhaven Association and NW Youth Services! Donation boxes will be placed with each caroling group. Your donation in a group's box is a vote for that group. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Fa-La-La Main Stage at the Fairhaven Village Green. 3:15 - 4:15pm- Caroling groups compete on the sidewalks of Fairhaven 4:30 - 5:30pm - Main Stage Sing-Off and Awards Presentation

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Form Your Own Caroling Group! Visit fairhavenwinterfest.com to find out more about this fun new event as well as how to enter. Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and have fun!

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Free Mini-Workshops at Village Books in Fairhaven!

N S O I T U L O RE S

Mini-Workshops to Jumpstart Your New Year

Need a boost to your New Year? Ready to make 2019 your best year ever? Join us in the Readings Gallery at Village Books for our annual “Resolutions,” a day devoted to starting the year right. From 11am-4pm, on the hour, we’ll feature local experts presenting mini-workshops on topics ranging from clearing your clutter, to living mindfully.

Saturday, January 5 11am - 4pm

Come for one workshop or several and bring questions, ideas, and snacks. Participants will receive 10% off recommended Resolutions-related books on those days. No tickets or reservations needed.

Then join us for...

Writers Resolutions Mini-Workshops to Jumpstart Your Writing Life

Now in its fifth year, we are offering this day of mini-workshops again on Sunday, January 6th in the Readings Gallery. Just like our “Resolutions” day, this is an inspirational day devoted to jumpstarting your WRITING life! From 11am–4pm, on the hour, we'll feature local writing experts who will present mini-workshops, from generating story ideas, to writing about what really matters.

Watch for a schedule at villagebooks.com/events. A Great Gift... Cavallini Papers & Co. Calendars "Pick up a Cavallini Paper & Co. calendar for the new year this holiday season! These calendars are super unique and come in tons of fun themes and designs for anyone you may be shopping for!" –Abby H.

360.671.2626 • villagebooks.com

Sunday, January 6 11am - 4pm

A Great Gift... Woodchuck Journals "Not only are they GORGEOUS with their wooden covers of cedar, mahogany, redwood burl, or walnut burl, but the paper within is 100% recycled AND they plant a tree for every journal purchased. You can even find the tree they plant!" –Paul

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The Signed

First Editions Club! The Gift that Gives Beyond the 8 Days of Hanukkah This holiday season give the gift of surprise novels to your favorite bibliophile! As a member, you or the recipient of your gift, will receive six newly published first edition fiction books signed by the authors (and an occasional nonfiction title) over the course of one year. Our qualified buyers work together to select books based on literary quality and potential collectability. Each selection also comes with a protective dust jacket cover. Many past selections have gone on to receive critical acclaim, win major awards, and become book group favorites. To join Village Books’ Signed First Editions Club, we can help you register at the store or you can go to villagebooks. com to find everything you need to get started. After paying the one-time enrollment fee of $1, you will be charged as each book is shipped and may cancel your membership at any time. The price of each book will vary but will never exceed $30. If you have any questions, please read our Signed First Editions Club FAQ at villagebooks.com or contact us at firsteditions@villagebooks.com.

at Happy Reading! A Gre Gift!

Do you love picture books or want to get a gift for a child who does? Learn about our new picture book subscription program on page 63.

Bellingham

City Club

Your local online information source

Sharing the stories that remind us why we love to live, work and play in Whatcom County

Join us for lively, non-partisan programs each month with interesting speakers on important issues in our community.

Everyone welcome Doors open: 11:30 a.m. Lunch program: 12 - 1:30 p.m. the 4th Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION AND PRICING

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The Mere Wife

by Maria Dahvana Headley available now, hardcover, MCD

A creative reimagining of Beowulf in which classic myths and monsters are combined with modern suburbia. Lyrical prose and imagery provide connections between ancient ideas and modern historical events. Beowulf's broadness is applied here, but Headley also reflects on the anxieties of modern parenting, choosing to shine light on female and matriarchal strength. The classic we all know gets turned inside-out with a feminist twist, providing a fun trip for the mind. A wonder! –Kristen

A Key to Treehouse Living by Elliot Reed

available now, hardcover, Tin House

A Key to Treehouse Living is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows up near a river in the rural Midwest. In a glossary-style list, he imparts his particular wisdom on subjects ranging from ASPHALT PATHS, BETTA FISH, and MULLET to MORTAL BETRAYAL, NIHILISM, and REVELATION. His improbable quest—to create a reference volume specific to his existence—takes him on a journey down the river by raft (see NAVIGATING BIG RIVERS BY NIGHT). He seeks to discover how his mother died (see ABSENCE) and find reasons for his father’s disappearance (see UNCERTAINTY, see VANITY).

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In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

available now, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped and set loose to wander in the dense woods. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

available now, hardcover, G.P. Putnam’s Sons

A heart-wrenching tale of Kya, a young woman who lives in the unforgiving marshes of the North Carolina coast. Left alone by most of her family, Kya’s story is one of survival, resilience, and hope springing forth from the dark. Beautiful imagery and lyrical prose bring this haunting, coming-of-age novel together. This story and its heroine will stick with you for some time. –Kristen

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Ponti

available now, hardcover, Atria Books

by Sharlene Teo available now, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

Looking for a book for that one avid reader in your life who always seems to be on the cutting edge, who knows about the cool books first before anyone else, who gravitates toward novels that are quirky but moody, offbeat but slightly dark? Are you that person? Do you want to be? Search no more, Ponti has got you covered. –Stephanie

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In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. By the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. One hundred fifty years later, Elodie Winslow uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

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VB Reads...

Book Groups

Village Books Groups are Open to Everyone Join us!

Afternoon Book Chat Bring your tea or latte and come discuss contemporary literature with Sittrea the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm in the Readings Gallery – open to all!

General Lit

Discuss books from a variety of genres with Cindi at 7pm the 1st Monday of each month in the Readings Gallery. This group is open to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading and discussing books.

New!

Meets at 4pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books. Do you love a mystery? So do we! This is a book group for adults who are fans of the genre in all its sub-categories and micro-niches.

Motherhood by the Book Meet with Claire the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood. Meetings take place in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books.

Engaged Citizens Book Group Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Readings Gallery. Join Mary Dumas for a thought-provoking lunch hour discussing books that ask us to consider how we, as community members, can more skillfully contribute to the creation of a civilly engaged community.

VB Reads book groups are open to anyone in the community. Those who attend are eligible for a 15% discount on that group's selections. All groups with the exception of the Lynden Front Streeters meet at Village Books in Fairhaven. Each month, VB's Book Group Coordinator sends out a fantastic e-newsletter, specifically geared for book groups. Sign up for this newsletter at villagebooks.com or by emailing bookgroups@villagebooks.com.

Kingsolverly

Join us the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm for a limited run open book group that will delve into the amazing books by Barbara Kingsolver. The first meeting is in the Writers' Corner on the Mezzanine of Village Books in Fairhaven on November 13 where we'll discuss The Lacuna!

Regional

Bellingham Mysterians

Mystery Book Group

A Year of Reading

Cookbook & Cooking Lit Join Caprice Teske from the Bellingham Farmers Market and Mary Vermillion from Village Books at 4pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine at Village Books in Fairhaven to explore the wonders of food. Guest chefs and farmers will often attend!

Living With Meaning This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Join us in the Readings Gallery the 1st Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Armchair Historians Chat about, discuss, and dissect the most current and interesting history being written the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm in the Writers' Corner at Village Books.

Speculative Fiction This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss thought-provoking speculative fiction in a group that welcomes diversity. Meetings take place in the Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books.

Lynden Front Streeters In the North County? Join our Lynden book group! We meet at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Waples Room in the Inn at Lynden. Good books, good people, good times! Join us.

NEW TIME!

Groups are open to everyone Authors do not attend VB Reads

Go to villagebooks.com to see the monthly book selections for these groups! Contact bookgroups@villagebooks.com to:

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Annelies

by David R. Gillham available in January, hardcover, Viking

Anne Frank is a cultural icon whose diary painted a vivid picture of the Holocaust and made her an image of humanity in one of history’s darkest moments. But she was also a person: a precocious young girl with a rich inner life and tremendous skill as a writer. In this masterful new novel, David R. Gillham explores with breathtaking empathy the woman — and the writer — she might have become.

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

available in December, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

There are few authors whose work I anticipate as highly as that of Diane Setterfield and at last, the wait is over! Her novel The Thirteenth Tale is easily in my top five of all time and now, with Once Upon a River, I find I just might need to make room in that top five for another title. A child found drowned in the Thames is rushed to an inn and pronounced dead, only to be miraculously revived after all were absolutely certain she was gone. Who is she? Where are her parents? As people come forward to claim this mute little girl, the mystery surrounding who she is grows. This one is delightfully eerie with Setterfield's lovely, atmospheric writing. –Claire Author of The Thirteenth Tale and Bellman & Black, gifted storyteller Diane Setterfield takes us on a journey to London's Thames River. The story begins on a dark night at an inn where a stranger enters holding the body of a dead child, who hours later takes a breath. This story turns and twists as much as the infamous English river does.  Brilliant! –Kelly E.

Cry Wilderness by Frank Capra

available now, hardcover, Rare Bird Books

The never-before-published 1966 novel by the legendary film director is finally in print for the first time. In a story that only Frank Capra can tell, the David and Goliath of small-town tourism politics comes to a head in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas. Cry Wilderness is a deeply humane novel about the ways in which people caring for one another ultimately triumphs over oppression.

360.671.2626 • 800.392.BOOK • villagebooks.com

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Join us for

The Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring author

Sharma Shields Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm in the Heiner Theater at WCC Tickets $5 - available now

The Cassandra by Sharma Shields

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available in February, hardcover, Macmillan

New from the author of The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac! Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s. Hanford exists to test and manufacture a mysterious product that will aid the war effort. Only the top generals and scientists know that this product is processed plutonium, for use in the first atomic bombs. Mildred is delighted, at first, to be part of something larger than herself after a lifetime spent as an outsider. But her new life takes a dark turn when she starts to have prophetic dreams about what will become of humankind if the project is successful.

The Seas

by Samantha Hunt available now, hardcover, Tin House Books

Easily my favorite book of the year, if not my favorite in a long time. The setting is a remote, cruel seaside town. The narrator, a wayward, love-sick young woman, faces the hardships of grief after loss and the isolation that comes with the deep-seated belief that she is actually a mermaid. Poetic and absolutely haunting, the imagery is so sharp that you feel it in your bones long after you have closed the book. –Kristen

Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III

available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts.

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The Overstory by Richard Powers

"This stunning masterpiece by one of America's most powerful writers is about people, trees, relationships, or lack thereof, with nature and, well, everything. Powers' writing is gorgeous and profound - not to be missed." –Joan

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

available in November, hardcover, Grove Press

It’s 1491. In the small village of Oakham, its wealthiest and most industrious resident, Tom Newman, is swept away by the river during the early hours of Shrove Saturday. Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? Narrated from the perspective of local priest John Reve, a shadowy portrait of the community comes to light through its residents’ tortured revelations. As some of their darkest secrets are revealed, the intrigue of the unexplained death ripples through the congregation. But will Reve discover what happened to Newman? What will happen if he can’t?

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The Devoted by Blair Hurley

available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton

Nicole Hennessy’s life revolves around her Zen practice at the Boston Zendo, seeking solace in the tenets of Buddhism to the chagrin of her Irish Catholic family. After a decade of grueling spiritual practice under her Master’s tutelage, living on a shoestring budget as a shop clerk, Nicole has become dangerously entangled with her mentor. As Nicole confronts her past—a drug-fueled year spent fleeing her family’s loaded silences and guilt-laden "Our Fathers" — and reinvents herself in New York City, her Master’s intoxicating voice pursues her, an electrifying whisper on the other end of the phone.

The Waiter

by Matias Faldbakken available now, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

How I love books that take place in restaurants! What is it about that scene that is so intriguing and attractive? This novel paints the picture of life in an aging Norwegian eatery called the Hills so masterfully, I couldn't help be reminded of another favorite, A Gentleman in Moscow. Our waiter goes through each day exactly the same, depending upon that regularity, that repetition. It comforts him and gives him equilibrium. Until the day that an unknown young woman comes in and upsets the order of things. Charming, thoughtful, and even puzzling, I fell in love with this character and I suspect I won't be alone in that. –Claire

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

available now, hardcover, Canongate Books

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Edinburgh, 1847. Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will Raven is about to start his apprenticeship with the brilliant and renowned Dr. Simpson. It is here that Raven meets housemaid Sarah Fisher, who takes an immediate dislike to him. While they each have their own motives to look deeper into these deaths, Will and Sarah find themselves propelled headlong into the darkest shadows of Edinburgh’s underworld, where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to make it out alive.

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Ordinary People by Diana Evans

available now, hardcover, Liveright

Diana Evans reaches new heights with her searing depiction of two couples struggling through a year of marital crisis. In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she’s defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie’s aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian’s itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Ordinary People is a moving examination of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, and the fragile architecture of love.

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem

available in November, hardcover, Ecco Press

The titular Feral Detective is a hardboiled private investigator, and the bones of this book hang on that archetype, but it also goes far beyond. As the protagonist enlists him to search for her friend’s missing daughter, the characters and situations get more and more absurd, but Lethem's skill keeps everything from going off the rails. This book will keep you on your toes and scratch an itch for something substantive but not over-serious. –Stephanie

The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens

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by Edward Carey available now, hardcover, Riverhead

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museums are a modern day familiar fixture in cities around the globe. But imagine a world before these waxen sculptures, when their advent was a novel art form. Carey recreates this world and reimagines Tussaud’s (aka: “Little” due to her diminutive stature) origins. Part historical biography, wholly entertaining, this Dickensian and fantastical storytelling kept me up reading in the wee small hours. MUST READ! –Paul

MYSTERY The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco

available in November, hardcover, Macmillan

A vivid, sexy barn burner of a historical crime novel. Meet the fiery Alma Rosales — detective, smuggler, spy. It is 1887, and Alma is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency — but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man — Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring. When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs.

available in November, hardcover, Mulholland Books

In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the murder of the father he never knew, and to reckon with his own family's past. Mired in uncertainty and plagued by his own devastated relationship with his mother, Joe must put together the missing pieces of his family history — before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.

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White as Milk, Red as Blood:

The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth

by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth, translated by Shelley Tanaka

"White as Milk, Red as Blood is an excellent collection of lesser known fairy tales compiled by a contemporary of the famous Brothers Grimm, Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth. While this book may not be suitable for children, it is an excellent picture of the darker, more foreboding side of fairy tales. The illustrations are elegant and supremely breathtaking, and the stories equally haunting." –Courtney

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The Reckoning by John Grisham

available now, hardcover, Doubleday

John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

Fox 8 : A Story

by George Saunders available in November, hardcover, Random

The author of Man Booker Prize-winning Lincoln in the Bardo has a new book that stars Fox 8, a drifty daydreamer that his pack comes to depend on: he's taught himself "Yuman" by eavesdropping in the bushes as children are read their bedtime stories. But there's "danjer" in the air; a new shopping mall means that Fox 8 must help the pack hunt for a new source of food.

by Sarah St. Vincent

available in November, hardcover, Melville House

After surviving a car crash that left her widowed, Kathleen has retreated to a state park, where she works flipping burgers for hikers — happy to be left alone. But when a stranger appears in the dead of winter — seemingly out of nowhere, Kathleen is intrigued. After a cautious friendship settles between them, the stranger confesses to a terrible crime in his home country, and Kathleen finds herself in the grip of a manhunt.

by John Boyne

available in November, hardcover, Hogarth

by Jamil Jan Kochai

available in January, hardcover, Viking

A coming-of-age story about one boy’s journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voicedriven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a 99 night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar.

The new novel from author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies, this book is a psychodrama following one ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of fame. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he will stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for manipulation, preying on the vulnerable on his climb to the top.

The Dreamers

by Karen Thompson Walker

The Paragon Hotel

available in January, hardcover, Random House

by Lyndsay Faye

available in January, hardcover, G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Here is the exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, which follows Alice “Nobody” from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland’s Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and Alice James is on a crosscountry train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on far distant Oregon.

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A college student falls asleep and cannot be wakened, and soon a mysterious, often lethal disease is sweeping the campus and the town beyond, as we meet panicked students in quarantine plotting their escape, a janitor terrified of infecting his daughters, two professors whose marriage is already strained by a new baby, and more. Having wowed us with the best-selling The Age of Miracles, Walker here challenges our perceptions about time, mind, and reality.

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Friday Black : Stories

by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah available now, paperback, Mariner Books

From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.

Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones

available in December, paperback, Simon & Schuster

I went into reading this book not knowing much at all about this incredible woman. Rejected by her native country and embraced by her adopted country of France, Baker learned what it was like to live as a woman of color with all rights afforded to white people but denied black people in the United States. Writing it as a novel is so appropriate since her life reads like fiction. Dancer, singer, actress, spy, pilot, mother, lover, wife, and activist, Josephine Baker did it all and did it courageously. I came away from this book completely inspired. –Claire

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A Great Gift... Witchmark by C.L. Polk

"Set in what feels like an alternate, discreetly magical incarnation of post-WWI England, Witchmark is a genre-defying roller coaster. Gaslamp fantasy? Supernatural drama? Murder mystery? Charming LGBT romance? All of the above and more!" –Dorie

McGlue : A Novella by Ottessa Moshfegh

available in January, paperback, Penguin Books

The debut from one of contemporary fiction’s most exciting young voices, now in a new edition. Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation — he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety. A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Moshfegh gives us a heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

"This book is the perfect wintery read!" –Cherie

One Part Woman

by Perumal Murugan, translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan available now, paperback, Grove Press, Black Cat

One Part Woman has become a cult phenomenon in India, captivating readers and jump-starting conversations about caste and female empowerment. Available for the first time in the U.S., One Part Woman tells the story of a South Indian couple, Kali and Ponna, who are unable to conceive. Wryly amusing, fable-like, and deeply poignant, this is a powerful exploration of a loving marriage strained by the expectations of others, and an attack on the rigid rules of caste and tradition that continue to constrict opportunity and happiness today.

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The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

available now, paperback, Penguin Books

A fun, fast-paced read and quite an achievement for a debut novel! Teen runaway Lee Cuddy finds herself in a number of precarious situations, fueled by her intense desire for approval. Lee steals things, leading to some time in juvenile detention. Upon escaping, she ultimately stumbles upon secret societies, mystery, and mayhem. A thrilling and intriguing adventure of a book. –Kristen

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Prague Spring by Simon Mawer

available in November, paperback, Other Press

In the summer of 1968, the year of Prague Spring, Oxford students James and Eleanor set out to hitchhike across Europe, complicating a budding friendship that could be something more. Having reached southern Germany, they decide to visit Czechoslovakia, where Alexander Dubcek’s “socialism with a human face” is smiling on the world. But the great wheels of politics are grinding in the background, and the Red Army is massing on the border.

Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker

available now, paperback, Coffee House Press

When Samuel Johnson dies, he finds himself in the body of the man who killed him, unable to depart this world but determined, at least, to return to the son he left behind. Moving from body to body as each one expires, Samuel’s soul journeys on a comic quest through an American half-century, inhabiting lives as stymied, in their ways, as his own. A ghost story of the most unexpected sort, this extraordinary debut is about the ways experience is mediated, the unstoppable drive for human connection, and the struggle to be more fully alive in the world.

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

available now, paperback, Back Bay Books

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous — even frightening — times.

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The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch

available in November, paperback, Back Bay Books

St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century written by a masterful storyteller.

A Great Gift... The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler edited by Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Dean Rizzuto.

"Raymond Chandler's first novel is a foundation of the modern detective story, which makes this book the perfect gift for mystery fans. The editors explain long-lost jargon (what are "jet buttons?"), provide maps and illustrations of 1930s L.A., and even contrast the book to the classic Bogart movie." –Terri

Little Culinary Triumphs by Pascale Pujol, translated by Alison Anderson

available in December, paperback, Europa Editions

Set in the vibrant communit y of Montmartre, in Pujol’s charming Englishlanguage debut, a cast of endearing characters fall into increasingly comic situations as they seek to follow their often-outrageous dreams. Translated from the French by Alison Anderson, translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog and A Novel Bookstore, this heartwarming, comic tale is a must for foodies, Francophiles, and lovers of a good story well told.

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Science Fiction A Great Gift... The Murderbot Diaries #1-4 by Martha Wells

"Full of adventure with great humor — the Science Fiction fans in your life need these books, I guarantee!" –Laura P.

The Power

by Naomi Alderman available in January, paperback, Back Bay Books

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, now available in paperback!

Star Wars : Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe

available now, hardcover, Chronicle Books

The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and nonbinary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away.

A Great Gift... The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

"One of my all-time favorite series! Johansen masterfully blends together historical fantasy with futuristic sci-fi dystopian to create one of the most epic stories I've read." –Hayden

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Vita Nostra

Sergey and Marina Dyachenko available in November, hardcover, HarperCollins

A complex blend of adventure, magic, science, psychological suspense, and philosophy that probes the mysteries of existence, filtered through a distinct Russian sensibility, this astonishing work of speculative fiction — brilliantly translated by Julia Meitov Hersey — is reminiscent of modern classics such as Lev Grossman’s The Magicians.

Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey

available in November, hardcover, Orbit

From the author of The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping supernatural thriller with twists you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz---one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

A Great Gift... The Broken Earth Trilogy Box Set by N. K. Jemisin  

"N. K. Jemisin won the Hugo Award for each book in this series - an incredible achievement that is very well deserved. This is one of my all-time favorite fantasy series that any lover of this genre needs to read. The box set makes it a perfect gift! " –Lauren

The Alehouse at the End of the World

by Stevan Allred, illustrated by Reid Psaltis available in November, paperback, Forest Avenue Press

When a fisherman receives a mysterious letter about his beloved’s demise, he sets off in his skiff to find her on the Isle of the Dead. The Alehouse at the End of the World is an epic comedy set in the 16th century, where bawdy Shakespearean love triangles play out with shapeshifting avian demigods and a fertility goddess, drunken revelry, biodynamic gardening, and a narcissistic, bullying crow, who may have colluded with a foreign power. This raucous, aw-aw-aw-awe-inspiring romp is also a juicy fable for adults, and a hopeful tale for our troubled times.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy The Books of Earthsea : The Complete Illustrated Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin

available in November, hardcover, Saga Press

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over 50 illustrations illuminating Le Guin’s vision of her classic saga. Now for the first time ever, they’re all together in one volume — including the early short stories, Le Guin’s “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition also includes 50 illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way.

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

available in November, paperback, Orbit

Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri's captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy. The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she inherited. When Mehr's power comes to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda. Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

available in December, paperback, St. Martin’s Griffin

The day that Weylyn is born is the largest snowstorm the South has ever seen. As he grows older, so do the legends of Weylyn Grey, his horned-pig Merlin, and their magical abilities. But the true magic is in the way that he transforms the lives of those around him. Told from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird, their stories are about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

available in January, hardcover, Del Rey

Arden's medieval Russian-set The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower featured a young woman who uses her magical gifts to save the country from danger, whether mythic or politically wrought. Following their adventures in her two previous novels, Vasya and Morozko return in this concluding novel to the Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.

Fire & Blood : 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)

by George R. R. Martin

available in November, hardcover, Bantam

What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? This is but one question answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than 80 all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

Red Moon

by Kim Stanley Robinson available now, hardcover, Orbit

Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s been 25 years since China established the first colony on the moon, and the lives of three people are about to collide. The events that unfold will soon change everything — on the moon, and on Earth.

How Long ‘til Black Future Month? : Stories by N. K. Jemisin

available in November, hardcover, Orbit

Three time Hugo award-winning author of The Broken Earth series, N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and draws deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination.

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Inspiration into Action

Save the Dates! Friday and Saturday June 21 & 22, 2019

Registration opens in January!

We'll be back in 2019 to continue our mission—to profoundly inspire your writing life. In support of this mission, we’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We invite you to take part in this unique event, one we hope you’ll remember for years to come.

Details coming soon at chuckanutwritersconference.com

VB Writes... Village Books Groups meet in the Writers' Corner

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Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Washington

Writing Groups

Village Books hosts multiple writing groups. Choose which group most reflects your writing genre, then come and share your work in a supportive environment. Groups are free and open to everyone.

Nontiction f & Memoir

Poetry I 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30-7pm

Poetry II 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15-12:15am

Fiction

1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm

Prompts 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-6pm

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm

Fiction II

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm

Read more about each group at villagebooks.com. Please note that meeting times may vary on occasion. Check our events calendar to confirm meeting times. Contact Paul@villagebooks.com for more information.

The Writers' Corner Anthology 2018 This anthology is a snapshot of some of the best work coming out of the five writing groups at Village Books in the last year. It’s a work of love and a stylistic whirlwind of writing – check it out! 24

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Chuckanut Writers COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Conferences, classes, and retreats for your writing life

This winter, Village Books and WCC Community & Continuing Education are offering a variety of classes and seminars as part of our collaborative writing program, Chuckanut Writers. These programs are designed to inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. Check out these upcoming classes:

• Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon Tuesdays, Feb. 26 - March 19, 6-8:30pm at WCC (4 sessions) • Make Writing a Business: The Nitty-Gritty of Being an Author Entrepreneur with Maya Sullivan Saturday, March 9, 10am-noon at WCC (1 session) • Engaging Readers with Powerful Point of View with Laurel Saville Wednesdays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 6-8pm at WCC (4 sessions) • “Plein Air” Writing with Laurel Saville Sundays, Feb. 24 - March 17, 10am-noon (4 sessions) First session at Village Books in Fairhaven, subsequent meeting places to be discussed in class. • Building Story with Scenes with Laurel Saville Wednesdays, Feb. 27 - March 20, 6-8pm at WCC (4 sessions) • Writing to Inspire with Roby Blecker Thursdays, January 24 - February 7, 6:30-8:30pm at WCC (3 sessions) • The Evolution of a Book: Idea to Fruition with Abbe Rolnick Saturday, Feb. 23, 9am-noon at WCC (1 session) • Flavor It Up! Add pizazz to your fiction or memoir by including food with Bharti Kirchner Saturday, March 2, 10:30am - noon, at Village Books in Fairhaven (1 session) • Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice with Brenda Wilbee Mondays, March 4 - 18, 6-8:30pm at WCC (3 sessions) • The Creative Article: Quickest Way To Publication with Brenda Wilbee Wednesdays, March 6 - 20, 6-8:30pm at WCC (3 sessions) • The Writer's Toolbox Series with Roby Blecker Thursdays, Feb. 14 - March 21, 9:30am - 4:30pm at WCC (6 sessions) Take all as a package or individual workshops

See whatcomcommunityed.com for the complete listing, prices, and descriptions of upcoming winter Chuckanut Writers classes. Note: additions and changes may occur. Registration for winter classes opens December 1st. Visit whatcomcommunityed.com or call 360-383-3200 to reserve your space today.

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“My paintings are visual altars for our imperiled natural world.” -Madeline von Foerster

Left: Madeline von Foerster; Carnival Insectivora (Cabinet for Cornell and Haeckel), 2013; Oil and egg tempera on panel, 20 x 16 in. Private Collection. Right: Penelope Gottlieb; Montana Hibiscifolia from the Invasive Species series, 2012; Acrylic and ink over Audubon print, 36 x 25 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Books About Books... and Writing Literary Landscapes : Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature

edited by John Sutherland available in November, hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal

Literary Landscapes delves deep into the geography, location, and terrain of our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental attributes influence storytelling, character, and our emotional response as readers. The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. Literary Landscapes will transport you to fictions greatest lands and allow you to connect to the story and the author's intent in a whole new way.

A Great Gift... On Writing

by Stephen King "This is hands down the best writing guide I've ever owned. It's full of easy-tounderstand and useful information, and would make a great gift for any writer looking to learn a thing or two!" –Rachel

Books & Mortar : A Celebration of the Local Bookstore by Gibbs Smith

available now, hardcover, Gibbs Smith

This is a beautiful little book for the avid reader in your life featuring over 60 different independent bookstores in the United States. A beautiful oil painting and a little anecdote accompanies each entry about a specific bookstore. Village Books is one of the featured stores (page 44!). It’s a celebration of all the wonderful things we love about independents. -Lauren

Professor at Large :

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich

available now, hardcover, Workman

It’s time to talk books — and the conversation starts here. Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend. This insightfully curated personal compendium will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading and celebrates the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage.

The ART of Writing Women Who Write Are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann

available now, hardcover, Abbeville Press

A sequel to the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, presenting portraits and profiles of fearless women writers past and present. This book brings together paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of some 50 outstanding women authors. Each image is accompanied by an engaging commentary on the writer depicted, discussing the highlights of her career and the major themes of her work. Full of insight and inspiration, this is the perfect gift for any woman who writes.

A Great Gift... The Writer’s Portable Mentor:

A Guide to Art, Craft and the Writing Life by Priscilla Long

"An indispensable guide for writers working in any genre. Long teaches the craft of language, sound, and emotion at the sentence level. Do not write without this guide." –Jes

The Cornell Years by John Cleese

available now, hardcover, Cornell University Press

Professor at Large features beloved English comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of professor at Cornell University. His almost 20 years as professor-at-large has led to many talks, essays, and lectures on campus. This collection of the very best moments from Cleese under his mortarboard provides a unique view of his endless pursuit of intellectual discovery across a range of topics. It provides a window into the workings of Cleese’s scholarly mind, showcasing the wit and intelligence that have driven his career as a comedian, while demonstrating his knack of pinpointing the essence of humans and human problems.

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LISTEN

Give the Gift of Audio Books!

Village Books offers many ways to gift digital audiobooks this holiday season. Gift 3, 6, or 12-month audiobook memberships, or you can individually purchase specific audiobooks from a catalog of 100,000+ titles. Gifts can be sent digitally or printed as a certificate. All audiobooks purchased through our audiobook provider, Libro.fm, support Village Books, our booksellers, and our community. Find your audiobook gifts at Libro.fm/villagebooks. Village Books is proud to partner with Libro.fm — an audiobook provider that directly supports independent bookstores — to give you a great audiobook experience.

A Great Gift... Digital Audiobooks from Libro.fm

"Digital audiobooks from Libro.fm can be sent electronically or print a certificate. It's a perfect gift for commuters, friends planning long road trips, or readers who like to listen to books while they work out or work around the home. Bonus: Libro.fm purchases support Village Books vs. -- you know -- that other audiobook provider!" –Mary

Go to libro.fm/villagebooks to read more, browse selections, and to start your membership today.

We Sell CDs! A Great Gift...

A Great Gift... My Blue Heaven by Cheryl Jewell  

Society by Animal Inside "Local trip-hop/electronic band Animal Inside have finally put out an EP, and it's the kind of nuanced and assured album that's best consumed with a pair of good headphones. These are not derivative dance floor beats, and I promise you won't be able to get 'Shiver' (my personal favorite) out of your head." –Stephanie

Year of Wonder : Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day

"Cheryl’s beautiful voice covers standards including 'At Last' as well as the title song. She also delivers the folk/gospel 'Wayfaring Stranger' and Curtis Mayfield’s 'People Get Ready.' Cheryl has range and emotion to spare. Locally recorded and produced. Treat yourself and someone else!" –Laura O.

MUSIC

by Clemency Burton-Hill

available now, hardcover, Harper

This unique celebration of classical music showcases one inspirational piece each day of the year. Thoughtfully curated and masterfully researched, award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personality Clemency Burton-Hill takes us on a dazzling journey through a treasured musical landscape. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, this musical celebration will inspire, nourish, and enrich your life in unexpected ways. “Year of Wonder is an absolute treat—the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.” —Eddie Redmayne

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Gift Ideas GALORE Four Points Trading Co. Candles

made in Northern California are created with uniquely designed fragrances that have the power to evoke experiences and trigger nostalgic emotion. Sniff Birthday Cake, Freshly Baked Bread, Cinnamon Buns, Beer, Sawdust, and BBQ. All candles are 100% soy produced from domestically grown soy beans, and the fragrance oils are Paraben and Phthalate free. Every candle has a cotton-braided lead and zinc-free eco-friendly wick.

Unemployed Philosophers Guild Historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, coffee cups, themed mints, and other cracking up at stuff.

Sure, he could use Dove or Irish Spring but manly men want to use manly men scents, and this is the manliest of soaps! Artisan soap that smells like black pepper or pine or beer, and is three times bigger than the average bar of soap! It is one Big Ass Brick of Soap.

1818 Farms Beauty & Bath Products These beauty and bath products are all handmade, hand-packaged, and include all-natural ingredients.

Designed in Santa Barbara, California,

Mighty Bright has been making reading in the dark a reality since 1984. Eco-friendly LED lights make life easier. A personal favorite on the staff is the Recharge light, providing warm, natural-tone light that is easy on the eyes and its battery charges fully in one hour and will last up to 60 hours.

Squishables

How can you resist these faces?! Squishables makes adorable plush - food, animals, mythological creatures. Squishable was created in 2007 in New York's Flatiron District after chief Squishers Zoe and Aaron decided that plush was much more interesting than working in tech. "The products were much cuter, the people were nicer, and folks did not mind when you broke into uncontrollable giggles." Every month Squishables donates a dollar to charity for each picture they receive for their picture gallery. If you'd like to participate, send your pictures to HugMe@squishable.com. Shop 24/7 at villagebooks.com

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The Compassionate Kitchen : Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude by Thubten Chodron

available in December, paperback, Shambhala

Thubten Chodron, abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington state, shows us that eating and activities related to it — preparation of food, offering and consuming it, and cleaning up afterward — can contribute to awakening and increased kindness and care toward others. Chodron offers traditional Buddhist teachings and practices used at the Abbey, along with advice for applying the principles in our own home.

A Great Gift... Hand Made Fudge "This holiday season give your loved ones a sweet treat with Paper Dreams Fudge. With a wide range of choices from classic flavors like chocolate, salted caramel, and hazelnut toffee, to seasonal favorites like eggnog, pumpkin pie, and peppermint bark, our fudge is sure to satiate every sweet tooth!" –Zadra

In the Kitchen k Loganita Farm's Kitchen Garden Companion by Mary von Krusentstiern

available in December, paperback, One Bird Press

A kitchen garden can feed your belly, heart, and mind. Loganita Farms is the culinary garden for world-renowned Willows Inn on Lummi Island. In these pages, head farmer Mary von Krusenstiern shares her favorite tips for getting the most out of your own containers, raised beds, or backyard plot. Join us in the Readings Gallery in Fairhaven where Mary von Krusenstiern will be in conversation with Chef Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island. They will discuss the relationship between garden and kitchen.

Book Launch!

Join us for a FREE EVENT with

Mary von Krusentstiern Thursday, December 6, 7pm At Village Books in Fairhaven

Buy Local! Shop your friendly Co-op and grow the local love.

Downtown — 1220 N. Forest St. Bakery Café — 405 E. Holly St. Cordata — 315 Westerly Rd. communityfood.coop 360 -734 - 8158

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A Great Gift... Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering

by Joanna Gaines "I am a true fan of anything Joanna Gains sets out to create, whether that's her home renovation television show Fixer Upper or her lifestyle magazine, The Magnolia Journal. Her cookbook is no exception. Beautifully bound, if feels good to hold in your hands as you sift through the pages. With gorgeous photography and delicious comfort food recipes, this is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring loved ones to their table." –McKenna

The One with All the Recipes : An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends

by Teresa Finney

available in December, hardcover, Ulysses Press

If you're anything like me and my sisters and you've seen every episode multiple times and know all the jokes and punchlines by heart, then this is the book for you. Make Thanksgiving sandwiches with the Geller's secret ingredient, try out that Mockolate hot cocoa, or put together the perfect meatball sub that Joey would be sure to love, and put on your own Friends-themed party! You know it would be a blast, even if you do decide to brave the beef trifle. –Lauren

Cook Like a Pro : Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten

available now, hardcover, Clarkson Potter

In Cook Like a Pro, Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best “pro tips,” from the secret to making her custardy, slow-cooked Truffled Scrambled Eggs to the key to the crispiest and juiciest Fried Chicken Sandwiches. Ina will even show you how to make an easy yet showstopping pattern for her Chocolate Chevron Cake — your friends won’t believe you decorated it yourself!

A Great Gift... Beeswax Wraps "My mother and I both use these to wrap our lunches and store food. They are reusable, washable, and keep food fresh for longer! A great alternative to disposable plastic!" –Paola

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COOKING Find the cookbooks along with fun food and cooking wares in Paper Dreams! Let’s Eat France!

by François-Régis Gaudry available now, hardcover, Artisan

A unique gift for the foodie in your life, there’s never been a book about food like this. It feels literally larger than life, it is a feast for food lovers and Francophiles, combining the completist virtues of an encyclopedia and the obsessive visual pleasures of infographics with an enthusiast’s unbridled joy. Here are classic recipes, including how to make a pot-au-feu, eight essential composed salads, pâté en croûte, blanquette de veau, choucroute, and the best ratatouille. It also includes a regionby-region index of each area’s famed cheeses, charcuterie, and recipes. Poster-size guides to the breads of France, the wines of France, the oysters of France — even the frites of France.

Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

available now, hardcover, Ten Speed Press

If you’ve always been a little afraid to try Ottolenghi’s other cookbooks because they look intimidating, then this is the one for you. While the recipes call for some ingredients you may not normally have in your pantry, he uses lots of the same ingredients throughout; you can make a lot of these dishes without going to a specialty store over and over again! The flavors he packs into his food are just wonderful and I can't wait to try more. I'd recommend making his ricotta meatballs! Yum. –Lauren

Tiffin : 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine

edited by Sonal Ved

available now, hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal

Opening Tiffin unlocks for readers the diverse flavors of India. More than 500 recipes are organized by region and further by course, including vegetarian dishes, hearty meat-filled dinners, seafood, and much more. Compiled by an Indian food editor from the collections of chefs who specialize in regional cuisine, these authentic dishes are rarely found in other cookbooks. With vibrant illustrations that represent the regional style and tempting photography of the dishes, Tiffin makes Indian cooking more accessible and authentic than ever before.

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A Great Gift...

Milk Street Tuesday Nights : More than

Six Seasons:

200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast

A New Way With Vegetables

by Joshua McFadden and Martha Holmberg

by Christopher Kimball available now, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

At Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, Tuesdays are the new Saturdays. That means every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big, bold flavors, but the cooking is quick and easy. Tuesday Nights is organized by the way you cook. Some chapters focus on time — with recipes that are Fast, Faster, and Fastest (25 minutes or less!) — while others highlight easy methods or themes. Great food in quick time, every night of the week.

A Great Gift...

"We can all use a few more vegetables around holiday time! This fabulous cookbook has won numerous accolades, including a 2018 James Beard award. Buy one to keep and one to gift." –Diana

The Art of Weed Butter : A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming a Cannabutter Master

by Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey available in December, paperback, Ulysses Press

Blue Sky Teapots "Whether young or old, this is a great for the lover of tea (and pots) in your life! I love the whimsical style and originality that goes into the design of these teapots, and they are tailor-made to be unique gifts for that equally unique person in your life! Plus everyone needs an excuse to sing 'I'm a Little Teapot' at the holidays." –Autumn Skye

This is the first book dedicated to teaching the professional-level skills needed to get the most of your baking and cooking with weed butter. Including recipes for cannabis-infused butters, spreads, and oils, this straightforward guide details how to use these core THC-boosted building blocks as the magic ingredient for all your favorite recipes. This cutting edge cookbook also offers the most up-to-date techniques and tricks including the use of a crock pot, Instant Pot, and sous vide!

A Great Gift... Cake

by Maira Kalman "Not only is this cookbook full of delicious cake recipes, but the colorful cover and beautiful illustrations will make this cookbook the perfect gift for the baker of the family this holiday season!" –Lauryn

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita : More Cocktails with a Literary Twist

by Tim Federle

available now, hardcover, Running Press Adult

Literature, puns, and alcohol collide in this clever follow-up to Tequila Mockingbird, the bestselling cocktail recipes book. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita has shaken up 49 all-new, all-delicious drink recipes paired with his trademark puns and clever commentary on more of history's most beloved books, as well as bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

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read. eat. repeat. With two laughing wives on the mezzanine…

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ike a fine Beethoven symphony, bouquets of familiar and exotic spices wafting and meandering down the staircase, right into our noses — connecting us to that fifth sense — the aroma detector-the olfactory.

Sensory balance is mandatory at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe. Starting with the stunning VIEW of Bellingham Bay and San Juan Islands, getting expert advice with studio grade baffling and ACOUSTICS lowering the decibels for our cafe guests to speak without shouting, the AROMA of Chef Christy’s slow cooking moroccan lamb, TASTING the house-made coffee liqueur Affogato, and TOUCHING the living herb wall as you enter the dining room! We choose YOU to be our guest...Cheers, Shannon & Christy We’ve all played this game: If you were to invite five guests for a dinner party, living or dead, who would you invite and what sense would you provoke? My invite would include some of the following culinary masters, exuding the ultimate sensorial experience!

Starting Thursday January 24, EC+C will kick off the New Year with its first of the series

LIFE BETWEEN THE PAGES

BOOK #1 The Dinner List: A Novel by Rebecca Serle

Five Course Dinner & Book Pairing - $50 per person

BOOK #2 Provence, 1970 M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr

• EC+C is taking sign ups NOW to 40 people for this edible book club!

BOOK #3 A Really Big Lunch: The Roving Gourmand on Food and Life by Jim Harrison

• Book discussion and dinner will take place at EC+C on 01/24/2019 • Book announcement will take place a month ahead • Once signed up, your book will be reserved with Village Books, eligible for 15% off. hello@evolvechocolatecafe.com 360.220.1898

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Indulge your palate and your mind 9am-9pm Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm Sun. Deliciously perched above Village Books in Historic Fairhaven. Offering daily rotating truffles, cookies, coffee-cake & pastries - SWEETS Sipping chocolate, coffee, tea & cocktails - SIPS House-made sourdough baguette, chopped salads & slow roasted meats - SAVORIES

Find our whole menu online at evolvechocolatecafe.com

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In the Kitchen!

Whiskey in a Teacup : What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

Delish : Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend

by Reese Witherspoon

by Joanna Saltz and the editors of Delish

available now, hardcover, Touchstone

available in October, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Delish editors want their audience to know it's okay to make a mess and all of their content is "accidentally educational,” featuring step-by-step photography that’s packaged in such a way that you don’t even realize you’re learning something. The fun-packed Delish cookbook brings the same message to the page and features more than 275 recipes and ideas that are meant to be devoured: Grilled Cheese Dippers, Sloppy Joe Potato Skins, Chicken Parm Burgers, Lasagna Stuffed Peppers, Mint Chip Brownie Cups, Cookie Dough Cheesecake, and dozens more.

The Instant Pot Bible :

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

The Clean Plate :

by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Eat, Reset, Heal

by Gwyneth Paltrow

available now, paperback, Little, Brown and Company

The Instant Pot Bible is the most comprehensive Instant Pot book ever published, with recipes for everything from hearty breakfasts to healthy sides, from centerpiece stews and roasts to decadent desserts. Bestselling authors and pressure-cooking experts Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer customized directions and timings for perfect results every time. And many recipes can also use the slow-cook setting to let the machine cook while you do other things. The Instant Pot changed the way you cook. The Instant Pot Bible helps you make the most of it.

Home Made Christmas

available in December, hardcover, Grand Central Life & Style

This food-lover's cookbook brings everything to the table — from smoothies and soups to bowls, entrées, snacks, and desserts — with the ease and flavor that we have come to expect from Paltrow and her team at GOOP. Beyond the appealing recipes, The Clean Plate has meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address the reader's specific needs and desired results. Full of go-to recipes and revitalizing health tips, The Clean Plate is exactly the standout cookbook we have been waiting for.

Pie Squared : Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies

by Yvette van Boven

available now, hardcover, Abrams

The holidays can be overwhelming, but Yvette shows you how to make them easier with her “make-ahead” recipes, giving you time to enjoy your company when they arrive. Home Made Christmas includes more than 100 recipes for the holidays that are all easy to make and delicious. Van Boven even provides menu ideas to make all your planning easier. Whether you’re celebrating your first Christmas with the love of your life or cooking for your entire family, this cookbook makes sure you’re fully prepared to entertain your holiday guests with a delicious, satisfying meal.

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A Great Gift... "When you buy good whiskey, you don't want to water it down. Here's a solution!" –Mel

More than 350 Recipes and Strategies: The Only Book You Need for Every Model of Instant Pot

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Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

by Cathy Barrow

available now, hardcover, Grand Central Life & Style

Slab pie is just like regular pie-only better (and bigger)! Instead of crimping and meticulously rolling out a round crust, slab pies are an unfussy twist that are perfect for a potluck, dinner party, or just a family dinner. Pie Squared includes 75 foolproof recipes, along with inventive decoration tips that will appeal to baking nerds and occasional bakers alike. And this fresh, uncomplicated take on pie will surely pique the interest of those who have previously been reluctant to take out their rolling pin.

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Lynden for the Holidays There's lots going on - don't miss out! Head into Downtown Lynden this holiday season for a unique shopping experience. Enjoy restaurants, bakeries, antique shops, galleries, and friendly faces and fantastic finds at Village Books and Paper Dreams!

December 1-8, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 6pm

Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt 2018

Lynden Lighted Parade

Throughout Downtown Lynden

The annual dazzling display of lighted trucks, cars, floats, wagons and farm equipment is sponsored by Edaleen Dairy. The procession starts at Fairway Center (Front & 17th Street) and continues through downtown Lynden along charming Front Street. Contact the Lynden Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Explore the shops on Front Street to find the Elf on the Shelf ! Kickoff is December 1st at 11am. Participants solve riddles that lead them to the elves locations. Find all 12 elves to be entered in one of two prize drawings – one on Dec. 1st and another on Dec. 8th. People of all ages are encouraged to join the fun; there is no cost to participate. BONUS: Look for the (lifesize!) Elf on the Shelf roaming the streets downtown on Saturday December 1st! He'll be passing out free reindeer antlers to the first 200 participants!

Saturday, December 15, 2pm

Lynden Lighted Parade Visit with The Grinch Village Books and Paper Dreams, Downtown Lynden

Join us as we read the classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with none other than the one, the only.... GRINCH himself! Don't forget your camera for this great photo op!

Along Front Street through Downtown Lynden

Lighting up Lynden In the spirit of the Lynden Lighted Christmas Parade, the Downtown Business Association (DBA) has contracted with Northern Lights Holiday and Events Lighting to light up the central core of Front Street. The decor will include cross-street lighted swags, lights and swags on light poles, and a lighted Christmas tree. The DBA plans to add to the lighting in future years. Woo Hoo!

Saturday, December 15, 10am - 2pm

Photos with Santa The Inn at Lynden - The Waples Mercantile Building

Have your photo professionally taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pictures are free but donations accepted. All donations to benefit local families in need. Sponsored by Raeann Scott Farmers Insurance, Lori Taylor Caliber Home Loans, and Janaya Goselin Keller Williams Real Estate.

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LYNDEN  loves... A Great Gift...

Jellybean Rugs "Jellybean rugs are my choice for my holiday pick. They are indoor/outdoor/washable rugs, which alone makes them a great gift - but the frosting on the Santa cupcake is that they are as cute as a bug!" –Gaye

A Great Gift... Snoozies! "Cozy little Sherpa lined socks are perfect for holiday giving. Beautiful colors and designs, affordable, and best of all...one size fits all." –Anne

A Great Gift... Seattle Chocolate "This is, quite possibly, the most delicious chocolate I've ever tasted. With so many delightful choices, it's hard to go wrong adding some of these sweet treats to your gifts this year (and let's be honest, who doesn't want chocolate for Christmas?)" –Mckenzie

A Great Gift... Boma Earrings "They are a timeless, classy gift for any age group!" –Haley

A Great Gift... Baked Beads

by David and Robin "These beautiful beaded earrings add a little sparkle to any look and are great for any occasion. Ranging from large to dainty, these earrings make a perfect gift for those who like a lovely hint of subtle sparkle. The holiday season is both magical and charming, and these earrings definitely fall into that category. I highly recommend!" –Sofia B.

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Join Our Book Group – Open to All!

Lynden Front Streeters Join Kristen & Gaye at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Waples Room in the Inn at Lynden. Good books, good people, good times! Join us. NEW

TIME!

Our next read:

November 21, 2pm The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Based on an old fairy tale, this is the story of a childless couple who make a snow child one evening only to find a real little girl the next day. Friendships, marriage, parenthood, and survival – all set in an unforgiving but entrancing landscape.

Those who attend are eligible for a 15% discount on the reading selections.

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IN

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to stay updated–or even better, let us come to you! Register online for the Village Books eNewsletter! Saturday, November 10, 4pm RICHARD MARTINEZ –Grunts Don’t Cry

Memoir

For 34 years Richard Charles Martinez kept a journal dealing with his experiences as an infantryman in the Vietnam War. Martinez writes in a style that conveys awe regarding what he saw and did. At times, he also projects an air of innocence that lifts him above the moment. A 20-year-old college dropout draftee, five-ten, and 125 pounds, Martinez found infantry duty difficult, but he performed as demanded. Martinez served with the 1st Battalion/26th Regiment of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division stationed at Quan Loi and Lai Khe in 1968-69. The shock of combat and its aftermath “stays with you forever,” he says, “in memories and nightmares.”

Sunday, November 11 Pre-Holiday Open House at Village Books and Paper Dreams Join us for our annual Open House – a fun day filled with games, treats, demos, and prizes all while getting a jump on your holiday shopping. Read more on page 5.

Monday, November 12, Veteran's Day (Observed) in Lynden! This Veterans Day (observed) we are offering a 20% off storewide discount for military and veterans with I.D. at both Village Books and Paper Dreams locations. Thank you for your service.

Thursday, November 22 Happy Thanksgiving - Store Closed Thank YOU for your patronage. Enjoy the holiday!

Saturday, November 24 Small Business Saturday and Indies First! Shop local and reinvest in your community this holiday season! November 24th is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country, and Indies First, a national movement of local authors supporting their local bookstores. Thanks for supporting our community's many wonderful small businesses by choosing to shop local.

See pages 75 - 78 for LitLive! Events taking place in Bellingham. Lynden StoreatHours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm • Sun. 11am-5pm Shop 24/7 villagebooks.com

Weekly Story Times in Lynden! Join us at Village Books in Lynden

Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 2pm for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books! Friday, November 30, 6:30pm LYNDEN Chess Master ELLIOTT NEFF –Pawn's Journey:

All Ages!

Transforming Lives One Move at a Time

Calling all chess players! Village Books is thrilled to welcome a true chess Master Elliott Neff to Lynden. Read more on page 64.

Saturday, December 8, 2pm in LYNDEN Special Story Time Featuring MICAH MOSES –Tristan, Dylan, and the Dream Machine

Kids!

Tristan, Dylan and the Dream Machine is a bedtime book created to spark a child’s imagination, inspire positive thinking through the use of bold, vibrant imagery paired with a fun, clever tale. Take a journey with the boys and their father as they explore a world of dreams. By day, Micah Moses is a professional screenwriter and consultant. By night, he forges ahead as a children’s book author designing unique stories meant to inspire.

Saturday, December 15, 2pm How the Grinch Stole Christmas STORYTIME featuring a visit by THE GRINCH himself!

Kids!

Join us as we read the classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with none other than the one, the only.... GRINCH himself! Don't forget your camera for this great photo op!

Monday, December 24 - open 10am - 5pm We'll be open and ready for those last minute shopping needs.

Tuesday, December 25 - Store Closed Merry Christmas! Monday, December 31, 10am - 5pm AND Tuesday, January 1, 10am - 5pm

20% OFF STOREWIDE SALE! Sunday, February 10, 2pm Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation at Village Books in LYNDEN Hear authors from the Whatcom WRITES contest read their work about HINDSIGHT — based on the 2019 book selection, The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. See page 42 for details about Egan's Whatcom County visits coming up in March!

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MUSIC PERFORMANCES TEXTILES

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The Chuckanut

Radio HOUR

The Chuckanut Radio Hour is a radio variety show recorded live and played on KMRE 102.3FM and KAVZ-LP 102.5. Each Radio Hour features guest authors and musicians, performance poetry, a comedy skit, and some groaner jokes. It's a lot of fun, so check out our upcoming line-up and join us!

In the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham

Tuesday, November 27

T.A. Warger Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner:

True Stories of Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan Counties’ Earliest Homicides

Join us in welcoming local historian T.A. Warger! He will introduce the third book in his series of true crime stories occurring in Washington state’s northwest corner during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The region has had a vivid history of slayings including beheadings, shootings, stabbings, poisonings, hangings, strangling, and bludgeoning. The stories within barely scratch the surface. You may discover that you live in, or near, a murder house! Featuring musical guest, the Penny Stinkers!

Receive a FREE TICKET to the show with each purchase of Murder & Mayhem — available soon!

Doors open and music starts at 6:30pm • Recording starts promptly at 7pm.

Tuesday, January 29

12th Anniversary Show This month, the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 12th Anniversary with highlights and clips from some of the best of 2018 and the last TWELVE years. This is always a good time and a popular show so get your tickets now!

Receive one FREE TICKET to the show with each purchase of The Cassandra – available in February. Pre-order today!

Tickets $5.00 All tickets are available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com

With with each paid ticket, you'll receive a $5 voucher to spend on the featured book at that show!

Thursday, February 21

Sharma Shields The Cassandra From the author of Washington State Book Award-winner and VB staff favorite, The Sasquatch Hunters’ Almanac, comes a long-awaited new novel! The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top-secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. See page 15 for more!

A HUGE thanks to our amazing sponsors! The Chuckanut Radio Hour airs every Friday morning at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm, and Sunday at 9pm on KMRE 102.3FM and every Monday & Friday at 8pm on KAVZ-LP 102.5

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Join us in weloming author

Timothy Egan

March 7 & 8, 2019 Read the Book, Join the Conversation!

The Big Burn

Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan is the featured book for 2019 The Big Burn tells the story of the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy in the land. His epic telling paints a moving portrait of the people who lived it, and offers a critical cautionary tale for our time. New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, and National Book Award-winner Timothy Egan is scheduled to visit Mount Baker Theatre and Mount Baker High School on March 7 & 8, 2019. These events are free-of-charge and open to the public. Watch whatcomreads.org for more Big Burn related programs. March 7, 7pm - 9pm Mount Baker Theatre 104 N. Commercial St., Downtown Bellingham

March 8, 8:30am Mount Baker High School 4936 Deming Rd., Deming, WA

Go to whatcomreads.org for more information.

Purchase The Big Burn at Village Books and we will donate 10% of the proceeds to Whatcom READS!

Whatcom Reads & Allied Arts of Whatcom County

10th Annual Writing Contest

Theme = Hindsight The submissions have been made! The winners will be published in a printed anthology and invited to read their work at Village Books.

READINGS Fairhaven: February 3rd, 2pm Lynden: February 10th, 2pm

Art Challenge & Exhibit

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is collaborating with Whatcom READS by hosting a community art exhibit inspired by the novel The Big Burn. Artwork will be on display during the month of March at Allied Art of Whatcom County’s gallery in downtown Bellingham. Artists of all ages, mediums, and experience levels are invited to participate. Visit alliedarts.org. for an application and more information. Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 6pm - 9pm Allied Arts Gallery Exhibit Dates: March 1 - 30, 2019

Whatcom READS is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. It is organized by all the public and academic libraries in Whatcom County and Village Books, with significant funding from Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County Library Foundation and support from other local businesses and organizations.

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Great Gifts Come from Great Places

Nestled Pines Woodworking is an independently owned and operated business in Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Artist and designer Amie VanSusteren has been developing custom laser cut wood ornaments for state parks, aquariums, non-profit groups, and independent stores for over a decade. We really like the Washington state and Big Foot ornaments, perfect for tourists and for ornamenting the holiday tree with a beloved symbol of our corner of the world. Woodchuck The classic wooden journal comes with a cover of sustainably sourced wood, individually selected for quality and grain. Made with 100% recycled FSC certified paper, you can choose between blank or lined pages.

Lazy One of Utah makes Christmas morning fun and cozy with "punny" sleep shirts, boxers, bathrobes, slippers, and blankets.

Stickers Northwest is a Pacific Northwest company founded in Tacoma to create merchandise that represents PNW pride. Top-quality shirts, hoodies, hats, and, of course, stickers. All products are printed in the USA.

Mod Socks of Bellingham continues to create novelty socks that are fun for both women and men.

A trip to Seattle is not complete without visiting

Archie Mcphee, but wait, you don't have to travel 90 minutes south, you can find all the fun toys and gag gifts right here in Bellingham. Rest assured, when you need a bonnet for your cat or a hand finger puppet, or an air freshener that smells like a cotton candy unicorn we have got you covered.

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Just a Few Spots Left !

P ARIS with Chuck and Dee

Springtime in W

hat better time to enjoy the sights of Paris than spring? Join Village Books and Paper Dreams founders May 19-26 for seven nights in the City of Light. Chuck and Dee have spent months in Paris and have led five previous group trips there. You’ll explore a

couple neighborhoods in depth with guided walking tours, visit Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny, attend a concert at Ste. Chapelle, visit some great museums, and still have plenty of free time to soak up the ambience and visit your special places of interest. The price of $1995 ($500 single supplement) includes your hotel, all breakfasts, an opening night dinner, a transportation pass, and all planned tours and museum entries. It does not include airfare. Early birds will save $200 by reserving by December 1, 2018, or $100 by reserving by February 1, 2019. Those who’ve been on a previous trip with Chuck and Dee will save an additional $100. A $500 deposit is required upon reservation, $1000 on February 1, 2019, and final payment on April 1, 2019. Checks, made payable to Chuck Robinson, may be sent to 173 Rosemary Way, Lynden, WA 98264.

Get Out There

The Incomplete Book of Running

Cycling Paradises : 100

by Peter Sagal

available in November, hardcover, Simon and Schuster

Bike Tours of the World's Most Breathtaking Places to Pedal by Claude Droussent

available in now, paperback, Universe

From family-friendly urban sightseeing tours to epic rides off the beaten track, the destinations featured here range from easy bike tours of Paris to more challenging adventures in diverse locales like Utah’s Zion National Park, the Ecuadorean Andes, or Mt. Snowdonia in Wales. Each tour comes fully illustrated including details about length, estimated duration, elevation, difficulty, and points of interest.

The White Darkness by David Grann

available now, hardcover, Doubleday

May 19-26, 2019

On the verge of turning 40, Peter Sagal — brainiac, short bald Jew with a disposition toward heft, and a sedentary star of NPR — started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, running 14 marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. Here, Sagal reflects on the routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant postbombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014.

MOUNTAINEERING

New from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon! In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two descendants of Shackleton’s crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.

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Biography Where the Past Begins : Memory and Imagination

by Amy Tan

available now, paperback, Ecco

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan reveals the ways that our memories and personal experiences can inform our creative work. Drawing on vivid impressions of her upbringing, Tan investigates the truths and inspirations behind her writing while illuminating how we all explore, confront, and process complex memories, especially half-forgotten ones from childhood.

Becoming

by Michelle Obama available in November, hardcover, Crown

In this work of deep reflection, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story as she has lived it — in her own words and on her own terms.

Dear America :

Notes of an Undocumented American Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

available now, hardcover, Deckle Edge

Jose Antonio Vargas shocked and amazed his peers and readers when he “cameout” publicly as an undocumented immigrant in this timely and powerfulmemoir. As a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, his revelation is both emotionally charged and dangerous, as he has now made himself a target for deportation and controversy. He asks, "What really makes a person an American?" –Cindi

A Great Gift... Artisinal Skin Coco Beza Solid Lotion

"Coco Beza is a new line of natural and organic skin care made in Seattle. The solid lotion is perfect for travel, and the cbd balm is perfect for tired and sore muscles." –Kelly E.

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Heartland : A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

available now, hardcover, Scribner

One in three American households are considered the ‘working-poor.’ Sarah Smarsh’s memoir is the poetry of poverty in the heartland of Kansas, written without pity or sentimentality, she tells the story of her own families’ hard work, hard lives and hard times. Being "dirt poor" is neither noble nor romantic, and her description of their survival skills and “making do” reveals the grit and grime of America’s underbelly class, the uneducated who repeatedly vote against their own interests. This memoir reminds me of Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance, and Sherman Alexie’s memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, all evocative and beautifully written. –Cindi

Trailblazer : A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

by Dorothy Butler Gilliam

available in January, hardcover, Center Street

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-yearcareer as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, this book covers a wide swath of media history — from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity. This timely memoir is a smart, contemporary consideration of the media.

Let Her Fly : A Father’s Journey by Ziauddin Yousafzai with Louise Carpenter

available in November, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

A moving and inspirational story, with a deeply personal look into the Yousafzai family, Let Her Fly traces Malala's father Ziauddin Yousafzai's journey, from an unconfident stammering little boy living in a mud hut in the mountainous region of Shangla to a man who has broken with tradition and proven there are many faces of feminism. Ziauddin and his wife Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference.

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True Tales

This Will Only Hurt a Little

Born to Be Posthumous :

by Busy Philipps

The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

available now, hardcover Touchstone Press

by Mark Dery

available in November, hardcover, Little, Brown and Company

Who was Edward Gorey, who lived with over 20,000 books, six cats and was known to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? He published over 100 books and illustrated works by T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions. Based on newly uncovered correspondence, Born to Be Posthumous draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.

available now, hardcover, Del Rey

Imagine John Yoko

by John Lennon and Yoko Ono available now, hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John and Yoko's life, work, and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko's closely guarded archive of photos and artifacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John and Yoko and their place in cultural history.

Women Who Rock : Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. by Evelyn McDonnell

available now, hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. It also includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. This is the perfect gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker.

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Stranger Things : Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina McIntyre

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It might be tempting to dismiss Busy Philipps as the girl from Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town who likes to post Instagram stories of her daily workouts. But in this funny, honest, intelligent memoir we encounter an extremely hardworking and determined woman whose life has had its share of challenges. This is no vapid attempt at girl power fluff — Busy is the kind of role model young women can be proud to look up to. –Stephanie

A journey deep into the story of Stranger Things, this definitive behind-the-scenes companion reveals every aspect of the Emmy-winning series that rekindled everyone’s nostalgia for the '80s. Brought to life with exclusive color photos and gorgeous concept art, this volume is essential for any fan, exploring the show’s development from page to screen.

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

available now, hardcover, Scribner

There comes a time in every sitcom actress’s life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper’s number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husband’s feet, My Squirrel Days is a funny, free-wheeling tour of Ellie’s life — from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a vivid imagination and a crush on David Letterman to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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History How Do We Look : The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard

available now, hardcover, Liveright

From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. In Part I, Beard explores the power, hierarchy, and gender politics of the art of the ancient world, and explains how it came to define the so-called civilized world. In Part II, Beard chronicles some of the most breathtaking religious imagery ever made — whether at Angkor Wat, Ravenna, Venice, or in the art of Jewish and Islamic calligraphers — to show how all religions, ancient and modern, have faced irreconcilable problems in trying to picture the divine.

These Truths : A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

available now, hardcover, W.W. Norton

These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the 19th century party machine, from talk radio to 21st century internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News.

Leadership : In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

available now, hardcover, Simon and Schuster

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely — Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson — to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

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Bringing Down the Colonel : A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington

by Patricia Miller

available in November, hardcover, Macmillan

“I’ll take my share of the blame. I only ask that he take his.” Journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely 19-century women’s rights crusader. After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man — and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexuality — to trial. And, surprisingly, she won. Using newspaper articles, personal journals, previously unpublished autobiographies, and letters, Bringing Down the Colonel tells the story of one of the earliest women to publicly fight back.

The Game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt

available now, hardcover, Scribner

November 23, 1968, saw the seasonending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both football teams entered undefeated and, technically at least, came out undefeated. The final score was 29-29. To some of the players on the field, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side’s miraculous comeback in the game’s final 42 seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam. The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it.

Frederick Douglass : Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight

available now, hardcover, Simon and Schuster

As a young man, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Md. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. In this remarkable biography, Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historians have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers.

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History

Best of Enemies : The Last

1619 : Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy

Great Spy Story of the Cold War

by Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall available now, hardcover, Twelve

In Best of Enemies, two espionage cowboys (one working out of the CIA's counterintelligence office and and the other out of the Soviet Embassy) reveal how they became key behind-the-scenes players in solving some of the most celebrated spy stories of the 20th century. Theirs is a friendship that never should have happened, and their story is chock full of treachery, darkly comic misunderstandings, bureaucratic inanity, the Russian Mafia, and landmark intelligence breakthroughs. Through their eyes, we see the distinctions between the Russian and American methods of conducting espionage and the painful birth of the new Russia.

The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

In 1619, historian James Horn sheds new light on the year that gave birth to the great paradox of our nation: slavery in the midst of freedom. This portentous year marked both the origin of the most important political development in American history, the rise of democracy, and the emergence of what would in time become one of the nation's greatest challenges: the corrosive legacy of racial inequality that has afflicted America since its beginning.

Code Girls : The Untold Story by Liza Mundy

available now, paperback, Hachette Books

by Mike Duncan

available now, paperback, PublicAffairs

Mike Duncan brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment. Now available in paperback!

Hunter of Stories

by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Mark Fried

Wasteland : The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror

available in November, paperback, Nation Books

by W. Scott Poole

available now, hardcover, Counterpoint

From Nosferatu to Frankenstein’s monster, from Fritz Lang, Albin Grau, and James Whale, the touchstones of horror can all trace their roots to the bloodshed of the First World War. Wasteland reveals how bloody battlefields, the fear of the corpse, and a growing darkness made their way into the deepest corners of our psyche. Historian W. Scott Poole takes us behind the front lines of battle to a no-man's-land where the legacy of the War to End All Wars lives on.

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available now, hardcover, Basic Books

of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

The Storm Before the Storm :

Great Gifts for All Ages!

by James Horn

Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction. Comprised of all new material, published here for the first time in a wonderful English translation, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings and stories on history, memory, humor, and tragedy.

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Pacific Northwest

More Local MURDER & MAHEM with T.A. WARGER

Warger will join us at the CHUCKANUT RADIO HOUR Tuesday, November 27, 6:30pm at WCC

Village Books is proud to announce the release of true-crime Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan Counties’ Earliest Homicides by local historian T.A. Warger. It is the latest publication from Chuckanut Editions, the Village Books publishing imprint. Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner is the third book in a series of true crime stories occurring in the confines of Washington state’s northwest corner during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The region has had a vivid history of slayings, much like anywhere else – beheadings, shootings, stabbings, poisonings, hangings, strangling, and bludgeoning. The stories within barely scratch the surface. The tantalizing stories include: Mrs. Thomas’ potato patch in Happy Valley, 1908. David Long, who was only protecting his daughter in Sehome, 1892. Gun battle on Samish Island, 1895. And how spousal abuse was handled in Mount Vernon in 1900.

Available Soon!

Join us in the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College on Tuesday, November 27 where Warger will be the featured author at the live taping of the Chuckanut Radio Hour. If you have any questions about our Chuckanut Editions imprint or our independent publishing program, please contact publishing@villagebooks.com. Information available at villagebooks.com (Writers Corner/Independent Publishing)

A Home on the South Fork : An Early History of Acme — A Northwest Washington Community

by Margaret A. Hellyer

available in November, paperback, South Fork Press

Whatcom County history buffs, this is the book for you! Full of early images, maps, letters, interviews, and more, Margaret Hellyer traces the history of Acme from the late 1800s through the early 1930s. What is especially interesting is that a majority of the images found in this book are from private collections and may not have been seen before! Don't miss this incredible look into the early life of settlers and the small town they built in the South Fork valley, written by someone whose family arrived in Acme before it even had a name.

Following the Curve of Time : The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet

by Cathy Converse

available now, paperback, Touchwood Editions

The Curve of Time is the book Blanchet wrote chronicling her adventures, and it remains a bestseller and a classic in the annals of nautical literature. But little is known about the rest of her life. Cathy Converse found herself asking: who was this skipper, this mother, this writer? In this biography, Converse offers insiders' recollections of this enigmatic woman, along with family photos and updated information about the villages, inlets and islands described in The Curve of Time. Essential reading for anyone who has ever been captivated by the book, the West Coast, or Capi Blanchet herself.

Find and follow Village Books and Paper Dreams on Instagram (village_books). #Tag your favorite VB/PD photos! We post beautiful behind-the-scenes images of staff book and gift Get Out There favorites, new arrivals, author events, specials, and our ever-popular Book Face Friday posts.

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CONTEMPORARY

CULTURAL CRITICISM

Good and Mad : The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

by Rebecca Traister

available now, hardcover, Simon and Schuster

In the year 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women’s March, and before the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic — but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men.

Prius or Pickup? by Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler

available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Our smallest choices speak volumes about us — especially when it comes to our personalities and our politics. Liberals and conservatives seem to occupy different worlds because we have fundamentally different worldviews: systems of values that can be quickly diagnosed with a handful of simple questions, but which shape our lives and decisions in the most elemental ways. If we're to overcome our seemingly intractable differences, we must first learn to master the psychological impulses that give rise to them, and to understand how politicians manipulate our mindsets for their own benefit.

American Overdose :

Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

by Donna Zuckerberg

available now, hardcover, Harvard University Press

Zuckerberg dives deep into the virtual communities of the far right, where men lament their loss of power and privilege and strategize about how to reclaim them. She finds, mixed in with weightlifting tips and misogynistic vitriol, the words of the Stoics deployed to support an ideal vision of masculine life. Elsewhere online, pickup artists quote Ovid’s Ars Amatoria to justify ignoring women’s boundaries. By appropriating the Classics, these men lend a veneer of intellectual authority and ancient wisdom to their project of patriarchal white supremacy. In defense or retaliation, feminists have also taken up the Classics online, to counter the sanctioning of violence against women.

The Truths We Hold : An American Journey

by Kamala Harris

available in January, hardcover, Penguin Press

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

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Call Them by Their True Names : American Crises

The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

(and Essays)

available in November, hardcover, PublicAffairs

available now, paperback, Haymarket Books

Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the epidemic, Chris McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. McGreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of people hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. Years in the making, its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future.

In this powerful and wide-ranging collection, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police shootings and gentrification, the life of an extraordinary man on death row, the pipeline protest at Standing Rock, and the existential threat posed by climate change. Solnit unearths the roots of our contemporary crises, countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.

by Chris McGreal

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Science & Nature On the Future :

Mission Moon 3D : A New Perspective on the Space Race

Prospects for Humanity

by David Eicher and Brian May

available now, hardcover, Princeton University Press

July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. This visually rich book offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it with text and 3D images. A 3D viewer designed by astrophysicist, and lead guitarist with the rock group Queen, Brian May is included with the book.

available now, hardcover, MIT Press

by Martin Rees

Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. However, our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively, and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence — if pursued and applied wisely — could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war.

A Great Gift... Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year

by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon "Enjoy a nature poem for every day of the year! Accompanied by stunning illustrations, this book is the perfect addition to you or your loved ones' coffee table. Look up your birthday poem while you're at it!" –Hana

Infinite Wonder : An Astronaut’s Photographs from a Year in Space by Scott Kelly

available in now, hardcover, Knopf

Kelly presents snapshots of life and work on the International Space Station, from spacewalks to selfies. But above all — or floating amid all — he takes the earth itself as his celestial muse. Here are hurricanes, wrinkled mountains, New York City shining like a galaxy — glorious photographs that are, in themselves, a passionate argument for the preservation of our planet in the face of climate change and environmental destruction.

The Hidden Life of Trees : The Illustrated Edition

Animal : Exploring the Zoological World by Phaidon Editors

available now, hardcover, Phaidon Press

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning survey that celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us — whether as sources of danger, wonder, power, scientific significance or companionship. This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life.

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst available now, hardcover, Greystone Books

In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity.

A Great Gift... Thymes Frasier Fir Triple-Milled Soap, Aromatic Candles, Lotions, and Mists

"I love the smell of Christmas and we finally have Thymes Frasier Fir scent in the store. Candles, lotions, soaps and mists all smelling like freshly cut fir boughs." –Carol

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Nature Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Eager :

Peter Laufer

The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Friday, December 7, 7pm

by Ben Goldfarb

At Village Books in Fairhaven

available now, hardcover, Chelsea Green Publishing

Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet. Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Ben Goldfarb Friday, December 14, 7pm

Dreaming in Turtle : A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures by Peter Laufer

available in November, hardcover, St. Martin's Press

In this fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe, Peter Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species. Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today — an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization.

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Pacific Northwest Insects

Field Guide

by Merrill A. Peterson

available now, paperback, Seattle Audubon Society

Bird Trivia : Funny, Strange and Incredible Facts about North American Birds by Stan Tekiela

available now, hardcover, Adventure Publications

Everything you didn’t know that you wanted to know about birds! Award-winning author and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela presents a fascinating and surprising collection of facts about birds. Paired with Stan’s famous bird photography, the information provided in Bird Trivia provides hours of enjoyment and is worthy of sharing with friends and family. Give the book as a gift, or keep it for yourself. You’ll sound like a birding expert within minutes!

This new regional field guide sets a new standard for insect identification. Engaging and accessible, Pacific Northwest Insects features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult and information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify more than 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana. The book features the region’s commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and kin, as well as some of its most unusual and interesting species. Merrill A. Peterson is professor and chair of biology and insect collection curator at Western Washington University. Join us for a FREE EVENT with author

Merrill Peterson Saturday, November 17, 4pm

The Lost Words

At Village Books in Fairhaven

by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris available now, hardcover, Anansi International

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around 40 common words concerning nature had been dropped. The list of these "lost words" included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, bullet-point, cut-and-paste. Macfarlane and Morris made this book to conjure back 20 of these lost words. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature.

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Humor

The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons : A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive

edited by Bob Mankoff

available now, hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal

The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present. Mankoff — for two decades the cartoon editor of the New Yorker — organizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes. The result is hilarious and Mankoff's commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. This is a stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humor in the evolution of social commentary.

A Great Gift... Little Moments of Love:

A Have a Little Pun Collection by Catana Chetwynd "There's nothing better during the holidays than spreading around a little love. This book of comics is adorable, heartwarming, and the perfect gift to playfully say, 'I love you.'" –Melissa

Welcome to the Future Which is Mine by Not Elon Musk

available now, hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

Bluetooth death rays, killer Roombas, and Teslas with a secret button that will launch your car into outer space — the future, according to Not Elon Musk, is an exciting time to neuralink and obey! A landmark volume written by one of the great minds of our time explores such profound questions as: How will mankind travel through tubes? When will Alexa and Siri become self-aware and convince us to fall in love with them? PS: The actual author of this book is Scott Dikkers, the founder of the humor website, The Onion.

A Great Gift... The Snuggle is Real by Frida Clements

"With her beautiful illustrations and charming wit, Clements has created another round of delectable puns for us all to groan and giggle over! Would make a wonderful gift!" –Kristen

…And Then You Die of Dysentery : Lessons in Adulting from the Oregon Trail by Lauren Reeves illustrated by Jude Buffum

available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

If you’re a person of a certain age, school labs packed with Apple IIe computers were filled with images of a covered wagon making its way across a pixelated map. The glory and heartbreak of the game Oregon Trail turns out to be a great metaphor for learning the harsh realities of life. Always caulk your wagon. –Sarah

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson

available now, hardcover, Grand Central Publishing

From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, this is a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew. In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections — all told in the sharp, wildly funny, and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike — readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and ultimately inspiring journey.

Everything’s Trash, But It’s OK

Sad Animal Babies

available now, hardcover, Plume Books

Following on the success of her first book Sad Animal Facts, Brooke Barker continues her examination of the various foibles and pitfalls of the zoological world, but with its fledgling members this time around. Featuring more than 100 entries, every animal gets a hand-drawn image, an informative caption, and a wry quotation, and in the back, there’s an appendix with further zoological details and humor to flesh out each entry. It's laugh-out-loud funny!

by Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson has done it again, in a big way. It's hard to even know how to begin heaping praise on these essays. Robinson acts like she's coming at you with a fun book full of Bono anecdotes and comedic hashtags, but her thoughts on body issues, money, and feminism are the real deal. –Stephanie

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by Brooke Barker

available now, hardcover, Abrams Image

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Create Make Better Pictures : Truth, Opinions, and Practical Advice by Henry Horenstein

available in November, paperback, Little, Brown and Company

Photography has never been a bigger part of our lives. But how do you transform everyday snapshots into enduring images? With images illustrating the impact of each tip, and with examples drawn from iconic artists, Horenstein shows casual and expert photographers alike how to take the best photographs on every device — from a DSLR to an iPhone.

A Great Gift... Drawing Human Anatomy by Giovanni Civardi

"I still own a copy of Giovanni Civardi's drawing guides from when I was 12 years old. I reference it every time I need to draw anything involving the human body to this day. If anybody you are shopping for is even remotely interested in the arts, let this Italian master be their guide." –Emma

Flower Color Guide

by Darroch Putnam, Michael Putnam available now, paperback, Phaidon Press

A Great Gift... How To Make Books by Esther K. Smith    

"Learn to bind your own books! From paper zines to leather bound journals. Great guide for the writer/artist/ crafter/bum in your family." –Joe

The Knitter’s Dictionary : Knitting Know-How from A-Z

by Kate Atherley

available now, hardcover, Interweave

The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quickreference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there's always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource!

Crepe Paper Flowers: The Beginner's Guide to Making & Arranging Beautiful Blooms by Lia Griffith

available now, paperback, Clarkson Potter

Flowers have been crafted out of crepe paper since the Victorian era, and have lately enjoyed a revival, thanks in part to Lia's inspiring and accessible blog (liagriffith.com). Her beautifully photographed beginner's guide walks you through the steps to create your own blossoms, and then incorporate them into larger projects. Take up a new hobby this winter! –Diana

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Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.

Women Who Rock Cross-Stitch : 30 Powerful Patterns to Unleash Your Inner Icon

by Anna Fleiss and Lauren Mancuso available now, hardcover, Running Press Adult

With an introduction on the role of women in music, and instructions on the basics of cross-stitch, this book features patterns for embroidering 20 iconic women —like Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, soul legend Aretha Franklin, folk icon Joni Mitchell, and innovator Lauryn Hill — and 10 classic song titles. This charming book provides everything readers need to create crafts that bring their inner divas to center stage!

A Great Gift... Four Points Candles "Four Points Candles are able to capture the exact scent you are looking for. Whether that scent is roses, chocolates or even bacon- these candles are sure to get the job done and leave you feeling cozy and nostalgic." –Candee

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The Arts Author : The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan by Beowulf Sheehan available now, hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal

Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe. In Author, Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits. A treasure for readers and lovers of portrait photography, Author is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.

Shade : A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza

available now, hardcover, Little, Brown and Co.

Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than 100 of Souza's images of President Obama deliver new power when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House. In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

And Faith Interior States : Essays by Meghan O’Gieblyn

available now, paperback, Anchor Books

In this collection, Meghan O’Gieblyn gives us an astute analysis of the state of middle America. As a former evangelical Christian, she delves into critiques of everything from Mike Pence to motherhood to artificial intelligence’s intersection with the biblical end times. She portrays her own former faith and that of modern denominations as complex and mostly well-intentioned, while highlighting how cultural trends have historically shaped the message of the American church. –Stephanie

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Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz

available in November, hardcover, Phaidon Press

Leibovitz addresses photographers and readers interested in photography, but any reader interested in contemporary history will be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings Leibovitz's bestselling book back into print.

Advanced Love by Ari Seth Cohen

available in December, hardcover, Abrams

From the creator of the popular blog Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Love collects affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time. The profiles explore themes of love and companionship through firsthand insight from the subjects; they share their stories of falling in love, what they have learned after decades of partnership, and valuable relationship advice. Advanced Love is a touching look at the often-ignored partnerships of the senior set.

Muslims of the World : Portraits and Stories of Hope, Survival, Loss, and Love

by Sajjad Shah and Iman Mahoui, photography by Ala Hamdan available now, paperback, Abrams Image

This book’s mission is to tell the diverse stories of Muslims living in the U.S. and around the world. Illustrated throughout with moving photographs, each chapter focuses on different aspects of the Islamic faith and the many varying cultures it encompasses. Muslims of the World aims to unite people of all cultures and faiths by sharing the hopes, trials, and tribulations of Muslims from every walk of life.

Living With the Gods : On Beliefs and Peoples

by Neil MacGregor

available now, hardcover, Knopf

Neil MacGregor’s new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind’s beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies — and what happens when different narratives run up against each other.

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Mind & Body Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently

by David Ludwig, MD, PhD available in December, paperback, Grand Central Life & Style

Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. Now available for the first time in paperback, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work, and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. Always Hungry? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight . . . for good.

Sisu : The Finnish Art of Courage by Joanna Nylund

available now, hardcover, Running Press Adult

After you've cultivated the coziness of the Danes (hygge) and achieved the Swedish way of moderation (lagom), then what's next? How about developing your Sisu--an "untranslatable" Finnish term referring to a mixture of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity, and perseverance. This guiding principle for how Finns live their daily lives can offer lessons to us all, helping us to discover our inner strength, resolve conflicts at work and home, fight for what we believe in, and much more!

Are u ok? : A Guide to Caring For Your Mental Health by Kati Morton

available in December, hardcover, Da Capo Lifelong Books

Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time, but the greatest level of misunderstanding comes from knowing the difference between mental health and mental illness, figuring out whether we need professional help and, if so, how to find it. Kati Morton clarifies and de-stigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through, and encourages readers to reach out for help. In the down-to-earth, friendly tone that makes Morton so popular, Are u ok? informs and reminds us that we can get through the difficult times and we are never alone.

Silence : In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge translated by Becky L. Crook

available in December, paperback, Vintage

There is a solution to the noise, distraction, ceaseless pings and alerts that undermine our patience and disturb our daily equilibrium: silence. What is silence? How do we create it? These are the starting points for Erling Kagge’s journey, an adventure that allows him to recount his own experiences (he once spent 50 days walking solo in Antarctica without radio contact) as well as discuss the observations of other poets, artists, and explorers.

The C.H.A.O.S. Cure: Clean Your House and Calm Your Soul in 15 Minutes

Your Spine, Your Yoga :

available in December, paperback, Seal Press

by Bernie Clark

by Marla Cilley

Are you suffering from CHAOS, otherwise known as Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome? Don't worry, now there's help! Marla Cilley reaches into our homes to help make housecleaning more meaningful and life less messy. With a little bit of armchair therapy and plenty of practical, tactical tips, she'll help us get our houses in shipshape order before we can break a sweat. Along the way, she teaches us to embrace household maintenance as an act of self-care, and to enjoy the soothing satisfaction of an orderly habitat.

Developing Stability and Mobility for Your Spine

available now, paperback, Wild Strawberry Productions

Focusing on the axial body, from the tip of the tailbone to the top of the skull, Your Spine, Your Yoga explains how your body is unique and how this uniqueness affects your yoga practice. Stability is more important than mobility for the vast majority of people, so here are alternative perspectives and prescriptions for a yoga practice that is spine sparing and strength building, based upon your unique biology, biography, and your unique intentions.

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Join us for an Evening with

ANNE LAMOTT BOOKED AT THE BAKER

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Village Books is proud to present Anne Lamott in partnership with the Mount Baker Theatre, as part of our Booked at the Baker series. Lamott is the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow, and many other books. Join us as we welcome her as she presents her latest book, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope about the place hope holds in our lives. In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

Tickets: $25.00 includes admission PLUS a hardcover copy of Almost Everything – to be distributed at the event. Tickets available at Village Books, at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, and online at mountbakertheatre.com. It's going to be a great show and tickets are selling fast — don't miss out! Seating is general admission.

A Call for Revolution : A Vision for the Future

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever available in November, hardcover, HarperCollins

This eloquent, urgent manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It’s his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than A CALL FOR REVOLUTION. While he addresses the youngest generations — those who are inheriting a world plagued by endemic poverty, dangerous and divisive geopolitics, and environmental neglect — his wisdom speaks to everyone, no matter their age. Infused with loving kindness, A Call to Revolution is an inspiring blueprint for change that can help us heal our painful divides and together move forward to create a healthier world and a better future.

The Feminine Revolution : 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World

by Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors available now, paperback, Seal Press

Challenging old and outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, The Feminine Revolution revisits those characteristics to show how they are powerful assets that should be embraced rather than maligned. With an upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis, The Feminine Revolution reboots femininity for the modern woman and provides her with the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.

Hearth : A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place edited by Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor available now, hardcover, Milkweed Editions

This is a multicultural anthology about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. Featuring original contributions from some of our most cherished voices — including Terry Tempest Williams, Bill McKibben, Pico Iyer, Natasha Trethewey, and Chigozie Obioma — Hearth suggests that empathy and storytelling hold the power to unite us when we have wandered alone for too long. This is an essential anthology that challenges us to redefine home and hearth: as a place to welcome strangers, to be generous, to care for the world beyond one’s own experience.

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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

POETRY

by Alice Walker

available now, hardcover, Atria Books

Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly 70 works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful selfinquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude.

community, arts & entertainment

So Far So Good : Poems 2014-2018

by Ursula K. Le Guin available now, hardcover, Copper Canyon Press

Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin was lauded by millions for her groundbreaking science fiction novels, but she began as a poet, and wrote across genres for her entire career. In this clarifying and sublime collection — completed shortly before her death in 2018 — Le Guin is unflinching in the face of mortality, and full of wonder for the mysteries beyond. Redolent of the lush natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with rich sounds playfully echoing myth and nursery rhyme, Le Guin bookends a long, daring, and prolific career.

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A GREAT GIFT! Just in time for holiday fun with family and friends, buy your copy of the Bellingham-themed board game. Collect as many Bellingham properties as you can. Along the way, draw local-themed cards that will help or hinder your efforts. Try it out at our Holiday Proceeds benefit the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. Available now at Village Books and Paper Dreams and other local businesses.

A Great Gift...

GAMES Bletchley Park Brainteasers: The World War II Codebreakers Who Beat the Enigma Machines and More Than 100 Puzzles and Riddles That Inspired Them

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary by Merriam-Webster     

"A brand new edition four years in the making! The last word (haha) to end all Scrabble spats." –Sarah

by Sinclair McKay

available in November, paperback, Quercus

Have a knack for mastering Morse code? Want to discover whether your crossword hobby might have seen you recruited into the history books? Then this book about Bletchley Park was custom-made for you. Though they had diverse backgrounds, the codebreakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you are of the same persuasion, put your intelligence to the test with the mind-boggling puzzles on these pages and ask yourself: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU?

A Great Gift... Ridley's Games Room Chess & Checkers "No home should be without a good old chess and checkers set." –Andrew

GIFTS How to Say I Love You in (Almost) Every Language by Celeste Shelly

available in December, hardcover, Smith Street Books

This is the perfect book for romantics, language nerds, travel enthusiasts, and anyone on a round-the-world trip hoping to meet the love (or loves) of their life! With 150 of the world’s most common languages covered — as well as some fictional ones, like Klingon, Na’vi, Dothraki, and Elvish for good measure — this book will have you covered wherever you are on the globe (be it on the ground or online).

Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me and You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun

A Great Gift... Ecoplaying Cards "Produced in the U.S. by wind power from 100% post-consumer waste, these cards couldn't be greener, and they're illustrated with a nautical map of Bellingham Bay. The perfect stocking stuffer!" –Donna

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available now, hardcover, Random House

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now, at the request of countless fans, Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection.

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The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Youth Peace Poetry Contest 2018 Winners Announced!

Each year, the Youth Peace Poetry Contest encourages Whatcom County children ages 4-18 to submit poems, songs, and stories they've created using peaceful themes such as kindness, listening, listening, respect, anti-bullying, and friendship. The results were inspiring. Four young poets have been selected as winners. They will be celebrated at the 16th Annual Peace Builders Awards Gala and join other contest participants at Village Books on Wednesday, December 5 to share their writing and stories of inspiration. Join us!

Pie

Volcanos

Lily Patterson, age 9 Silver Beach Elementary

by Gina Mendoza, age 10 Alderwood Elementary

Through the Window

YOUTH

PEACE POETRY

Reading

at Village Books in Fairhaven

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30pm

by Amelia O’Connell, age 15 Explorations Academy

You can read "Volcanos," "Pie," and "Through the Window," at whatcomdrc.org

Village Books and Paper Dreams is proud to sponsor the 2018 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

What Can YOU Do?

A Permanent Place for Peace

The Puzzle of Peace by Moana Petersen, age 12 Cascades Montessori Middle School Peace is a puzzle A complicated puzzle And we are the pieces We each have a piece inside of us A piece of peace We need to join hands And start making our puzzle Join hands with friends and neighbors Join hands with family and relatives And maybe have an open hand Open your hand to the plants Who bring us of life Open your hand to animals Who bring us hope Open your hand to your ancestors Who bring us determination Open your hand to other people Who bring us friendship But the only way we can do that is Peace Peace is a puzzle A complicated puzzle And we are the pieces

Capital Campaign

Recognizing that conflict is a normal and natural part of life, and sometimes people and organizations need impartial assistance, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) provides mediation, facilitation, and coaching services. After searching for a new home for nearly a year, the WDRC is thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase and renovate the historic building at 206 Prospect Street. Just a few blocks from the WDRC’s current offices, this new space will create “A Permanent Place for Peace” in the community. Please help make it a reality by donating to the WDRC capital campaign or wish list at

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YOUNG READERS Their Families & Educators

PICTURE BOOKS The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

available now, hardcover, Dial Books

There’s a wall in the middle of the book. Our hero, a young knight, is sure the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side. But he doesn’t seem to notice the crocodile and growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When he’s in almost over his head and calling for help, who will come to his rescue?

Pearl

by Molly Idle available now, hardcover, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Oh my, what GORGEOUSNESS. Pearl is the story of a young mermaid who longs for something special to care for, just like all the other mermaids. But when her mother asks her to guard a tiny grain of sand, Pearl is crushed. What about the giant creatures of the sea or the beautiful coral reefs? The illustrations are breathtaking and the message of small things making a huge difference hits just the right spot. –Hana

Love

by Stacy McAnulty illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff available in December, hardcover, Running Press Kids

What is love? Can you only express it in fancy meals, greeting cards, and heart-shaped chocolates? No, it can be found in everyday moments, such as notes from Mom in your lunchbox or a family singing together on a car trip. With a sweet and simple prose and delightful illustrations, Love is the perfect book to teach children what love means, why it’s important, and how they can spread the love in their daily lives.

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Little Brown by Marla Frazee

available now, hardcover, Beach Lane Books

Little Brown is cranky because no one ever plays with him at the dog park. Or could it be no one ever plays with him because he is cranky? Either way, Little Brown decides today is the day to take action. So he takes all the toys and sticks and blankets from the rest of the dogs at the park and won’t give them back, but begins to wonder if this will accomplish anything.

The Snow Lion

by Jim Helmore illustrated by Richard Jones available now, hardcover, Peachtree Publishers

When Caro moves to a new neighborhood, she’s too shy to make friends. But then the Snow Lion shows up and she finds herself embarking on all sorts of adventures and fun. When one of the kids asks her to come play, Caro is unsure, but her wonderful Snow Lion knows just what to say. The Snow Lion is a beautifully quiet tale of imagination and the worth of friendship, told in a lovingly sweet and gentle way. –Hana

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena illustrated by Christian Robinson

available now, hardcover, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

From the team that brought you Last Stop on Market Street comes a poignant and timely new picture book about the strength of family and the power of hope. When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, she’s thrilled to finally be old enough to join her big brother on the family errands. As they go, Carmela finds a single dandelion growing in the pavement. Before she can blow the white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. What do you wish for when you only get one?

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The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Youth Peace Poetry Contest 2018 Winners Announced!

The Puzzle of Peace by Moana Petersen, age 12

Each year, the Youth Peace Poetry Contest encourages Whatcom County children ages 4-18 to submit poems, songs, and stories they've created using peaceful themes such as kindness, listening, listening, respect, anti-bullying, and friendship. The results were inspiring. Four young poets have been selected as winners. They will be celebrated at the 16th Annual Peace Builders Awards Gala and join other contest participants at Village Books on Wednesday, December 5 to share their writing and stories of inspiration. Join us!

Pie

Volcanos

Lily Patterson, age 9 Silver Beach Elementary

by Gina Mendoza, age 10 Alderwood Elementary

Through the Window

YOUTH

PEACE POETRY

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at Village Books in Fairhaven

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30pm

by Amelia O’Connell, age 15 Explorations Academy

You can read "Volcanos," "Pie," and "Through the Window," at whatcomdrc.org

Village Books and Paper Dreams is proud to sponsor the 2018 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest.

Cascades Montessori Middle School Peace is a puzzle A complicated puzzle And we are the pieces We each have a piece inside of us A piece of peace We need to join hands And start making our puzzle Join hands with friends and neighbors Join hands with family and relatives And maybe have an open hand Open your hand to the plants Who bring us of life Open your hand to animals Who bring us hope Open your hand to your ancestors Who bring us determination Open your hand to other people Who bring us friendship But the only way we can do that is Peace Peace is a puzzle A complicated puzzle And we are the pieces

Thank you to everyone who entered!

What Can YOU Do?

Capital Campaign

A Permanent Place for Peace Recognizing that conflict is a normal and natural part of life, and sometimes people and organizations need impartial assistance, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) provides mediation, facilitation, and coaching services. After searching for a new home for nearly a year, the WDRC is thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase and renovate the historic building at 206 Prospect Street. Just a few blocks from the WDRC’s current offices, this new space will create “A Permanent Place for Peace” in the community.

Please help make it a reality by donating to the WDRC capital campaign or wish list at

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Building Community One Book at a Time


YOUNG READERS Their Families & Educators

PICTURE BOOKS The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

available now, hardcover, Dial Books

There’s a wall in the middle of the book. Our hero, a young knight, is sure the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side. But he doesn’t seem to notice the crocodile and growing sea of water that are emerging on his side. When he’s in almost over his head and calling for help, who will come to his rescue?

Pearl

by Molly Idle available now, hardcover, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Oh my, what GORGEOUSNESS. Pearl is the story of a young mermaid who longs for something special to care for, just like all the other mermaids. But when her mother asks her to guard a tiny grain of sand, Pearl is crushed. What about the giant creatures of the sea or the beautiful coral reefs? The illustrations are breathtaking and the message of small things making a huge difference hits just the right spot. –Hana

Love

by Stacy McAnulty illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff available in December, hardcover, Running Press Kids

What is love? Can you only express it in fancy meals, greeting cards, and heart-shaped chocolates? No, it can be found in everyday moments, such as notes from Mom in your lunchbox or a family singing together on a car trip. With a sweet and simple prose and delightful illustrations, Love is the perfect book to teach children what love means, why it’s important, and how they can spread the love in their daily lives.

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Little Brown by Marla Frazee

available now, hardcover, Beach Lane Books

Little Brown is cranky because no one ever plays with him at the dog park. Or could it be no one ever plays with him because he is cranky? Either way, Little Brown decides today is the day to take action. So he takes all the toys and sticks and blankets from the rest of the dogs at the park and won’t give them back, but begins to wonder if this will accomplish anything.

The Snow Lion

by Jim Helmore illustrated by Richard Jones available now, hardcover, Peachtree Publishers

When Caro moves to a new neighborhood, she’s too shy to make friends. But then the Snow Lion shows up and she finds herself embarking on all sorts of adventures and fun. When one of the kids asks her to come play, Caro is unsure, but her wonderful Snow Lion knows just what to say. The Snow Lion is a beautifully quiet tale of imagination and the worth of friendship, told in a lovingly sweet and gentle way. –Hana

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena illustrated by Christian Robinson

available now, hardcover, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

From the team that brought you Last Stop on Market Street comes a poignant and timely new picture book about the strength of family and the power of hope. When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, she’s thrilled to finally be old enough to join her big brother on the family errands. As they go, Carmela finds a single dandelion growing in the pavement. Before she can blow the white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. What do you wish for when you only get one?

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FUN for KIDS Saturday, December 1, 10:30am Special Story Time featuring

Micah Moses –Tristan, Dylan, and the Dream Machine Tristan, Dylan and the Dream Machine is a bedtime book created to spark a child’s imagination, inspire positive thinking through the use of bold, vibrant imagery paired with a fun, clever tale. Take a journey with the boys and their father as they explore a world of dreams.

Story Time and VISIT with the

GRINCH Fairhaven: Friday, Dec. 14, 4pm Lynden: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2pm Join us in the Readings Gallery in Fairhaven and the kids section in Lynden for a story time featuring Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There will be a special guest appearance by the Grinch himself. Bring your cameras for fun photo opportunities! Just in time for your Christmas cards!

Elliott Neff – Pawn's Journey: Transforming Lives One Move at a Time Calling all chess players! Village Books is thrilled to welcome a true chess Master to BOTH locations this week. Elliott Neff will be here to present his debut novel and you won’t want to miss it. Come hear real-life stories about kids whose lives have been impacted by chess, discover the many brain benefits of chess with a blindfold demonstration, and pick up a copy of A Pawn's Journey to get autographed. Elliott Neff is a United State Chess Federation National Master in Chess and founder and CEO of Chess4Life, which exists to help students develop life skills through the game of chess. Elliott has personally trained over 10,000 students from beginners through national champions.

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Congratulations to 2018 Summer Reading Challenge participant

Henry Nuckolls. Henry (5½ years old) won the opportunity to present a $100 Village Books gift certificate to the charity of his choice. He selected the Agape Childcare Center – a division of the Lighthouse Mission. You rock, Henry! Ask us for a Grinch-Mas advent calendar for inspiration! (while supplies last)

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Thursday, November 29, 7pm FAIRHAVEN Friday, November 30, 6:30pm LYNDEN

See pages 75-78 for more events and watch villagebooks.com for additions and updates.

Building Community One Book at a Time


Holiday Books Silent Night

by Lara Hawthorne

The Twelve Days of Christmas

available now, hardcover, Lincoln Children’s Books

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world's best-loved carol.

by Anna Wright

available in November, hardcover, Faber & Faber Children’s

Santa Bruce

The ultimate Christmas gif t for all ages. A sumptuous, playful and festive reimagining of a holiday favorite.

Ryan T. Higgins

available now, hardcover, Disney-Hyperion

Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus.

The Story of Hanukkah by David A. Adler illustrated by Jill Weber

available now, board book, Holiday House

Hanukkah is a wonderful time filled with games, food, family, and fun. It’s also the celebration of an ancient miracle. The Story of Hanukkah will introduce children to the Maccabean Revolt, the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the oil that burned for eight nights.

Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg

available now, hardcover, Viking Books for Young Readers

Lucy Latke's family is a family of potato pancakes. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, but it's up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight.

A Great Gift... Modern Moose Clocks "Have fun telling time with these funky clocks. They are good for all ages and always make a lasting impression." –Jenni

A Great Gift... Squishables! "They're big, they're small, they're mean or green or round or tall, but most of all they're squishable!" –Chelanne

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Light the Menorah! A Hanukkah Handbook

by Jacqueline Jules illustrated by Kristina Swarner available now, paperback, Kar-Ben Publishing

In this Hanukkah manual for the contemporary Jewish family, holiday history, rituals, activities, songs, and recipes provide tools for creating meaningful family moments in the light of the menorah.

FAMILY/BABIES

My First Jewish Baby Book : An ABC of Jewish Holidays, Food, Rituals, and Other Fun Stuff by Julie Merberg, Illustrated by Beck Feiner

available now, hardcover (board book), Downtown Bookworks

This book is adorable! What a fun way to introduce kids (Jewish and non-Jewish!) to lots of fun stuff about Judaism. A is for Afikomen that’s hidden before the seder, B is for Bubbe (that’s Grandma!), and C is for Challah — it’s a great little gift book for parents and grandparents eager to share more with their kids. Plus, the artwork is lovely and simple! –Lauren

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Middle Readers

A Great Gift... Percy Jackson Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition

Saving Winslow

by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco  

by Sharon Creech

available now, hardcover, HarperCollins

"Rediscover an old favorite in a brand new way: illustrated! The perfect gift for already established fans or a great way to entice new ones." –Abbie

Dear Sister

by Alison McGhee illustrated by Joe Bluhm available now, hardcover, Atheneum Books

A tale of siblings is universal. The story of an older brother who is happy with the way things are until a tiny, clingy, crying machine takes over the whole house. They grow up together, with the classic ups and downs of a sibling relationship, yet the experience remains unique to each family. Told through letters written from an older brother to a younger sister, Dear Sister will make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you smiling by the end. –Hana

Love Like Sky

by Leslie C. Youngblood available in November, hardcover, Disney-Hyperion

know what to do.

Georgie and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their new family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs and haven’t seen their real daddy much since he remarried. When Peaches gets sick, Mama and Daddy argue like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don’t

Speechless

by Adam P. Schmitt available in November, hardcover, Candlewick Press

When 13-year-old Jimmy learns he’s expected to say a few words at his cousin’s funeral the next day, he can’t help but wonder what on earth he could possibly have to say. He can’t recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn’t result in injury or destruction. As he’s faced with the microphone, Jimmy reaches a realization: it’s not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard.

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Sharon Creech has long-been and always will be a favorite of mine. Her new tale about a boy who takes in a sick newborn donkey is the latest in a long line of stories that go straight to the heart. Louie has never had much luck with pets. But he’s set on succeeding with Winslow, a baby mini donkey who isn’t expected to make it. But Winslow is stronger than he seems, and Louie is certain they can take on the world together. –Hana

The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins

available now, hardcover, Candlewick Press

On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, 12-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters and girls with it are swallowed by the sea. But Delphernia wants to sing.

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

available now, hardcover, Candlewick Press

When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to hit the road, Louisiana is not overly worried. Granny gets these ideas in her head now and then, and she figures they’ll be home sooner or later. Only this time, it doesn’t look like Granny will rethink things. Though Louisiana has experienced much sadness in her life, she carries a fierce warmth with her, and all her hardships only make her more determined to be with those she loves again. With her signature blend of warmth, welcome, and truth, DiCamillo has hit it out of the park with another introspective winner. –Hana

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New in a Series

Flashback

The Meltdown

Keeper of the Lost Cities #07

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13

by Shannon Messenger

by Jeff Kinney

available in November, hardcover, Aladdin

available now, hardcover, Amulet Books

In this newest installment, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.

Snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school and turns his neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.

Spy School Goes South : Spy School #06 by Stuart Gibbs

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater Phoebe and Her Unicorn #08

by Dana Simpson

available now, hardcover, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Ben is taken to Mexico by his nemesis in the hopes that he’ll finally be able to take down SPYDER in this latest addition to the Spy School series.

available now, paperback, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Summer is here, and Phoebe and Marigold are headed to drama camp in the newest installment of this beloved series.

Monstrous Devices

Middle Readers

available now, hardcover, Viking Books for Young Readers

A Great Gift...

by Damien Love

On a winter’s day in a British town, 12-year-old Alex receives a package in the mail: an old tin robot from his grandfather. When strange events start occurring around him, Alex suspects this small toy is more than special; it might be deadly. Together, Alex and his grandfather flee across snowy Europe, unraveling the riddle of the little robot while trying to outwit relentless assassins of the human and mechanical kind. With an ever-present admiration for the hidden mysteries of our world, Monstrous Devices plunges readers into a gripping adventure that’s sure to surprise.

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgo

"Be Prepared is one of the most honest stories I've read this year. Being a camper was always a highlight of my summer as a kid, but there were always friend groups, bugs, and a no-candy rule to battle with. This book does a wonderful job telling the true story of being the new kid and of being pushed to do things you never knew you could." –Gabi

A Great Gift...

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell

available now, hardcover, Feiwel & Friends

Suzy Smith believes in science. Then the Impossible Postal Express comes roaring through her living room and turns her world upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train and faced with her first delivery: a talking snow globe that begs Suzy not to deliver it.

Science & Engineering Kits "You can't go wrong with our fantastic selection of fun and educational STEM activity kits. Get the kids excited about science as they experiment, build, invent, and explore through a variety of projects that boost creativity, brain power, and motor skills. I know one 8-year-old girl who's getting a Yellow Scope Chemistry set soon — made for girls by mom scientists. Shhhh... don't tell!" –Kelly C.

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Middle Readers

KIDS BIOGRAPHY

Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama

INSPIRATION FOR KIDS

available now, hardcover, Crown Books for Young Readers

by Chelsea Clinton

Start Now!

by Amanda Lucidon

You Can Make a Difference available now, hardcover, Philomel Books

Newly adapted for young readers from the bestseller Chasing Light, Reach Higher is an inspiring collection of photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from official White House photographer Amanda Lucidon. These strikingly intimate and candid photographs are a beautiful celebration and powerful reminder of the impact of a remarkable First Lady.

With information on problems both large and small, Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species, and bullying so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives as well as in their communities and the world at large.

KIDS ANIMALS

COOKING

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

available now, hardcover, DK Publishing

Discover the incredible stories and myths behind your favorite animals, whether it’s how the koala got its name or which animal the Ancient Egyptians believed rolled the sun across the sky. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful modern bestiary lets you find the animals that interest you, and possibly uncover a new favorite along the way. A book to treasure, filled with stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and fascinating information on all the animals that children love.

Wizarding World Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling illustrated by Minalima

available in November, hardcover, Arthur A. Levine Books

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world.

A Great Gift...

by America's Test Kitchen "This is, without a doubt, the BEST cookbook I have ever come across for young people! And I would expect nothing less from the folks at America's Test Kitchen. Even if you have a picky eater, these recipes are fun, healthy, and most important, delicious. Truly the perfect gift." –Claire

Harry Potter : A History of Magic

by British Library

available now, hardcover, Arthur A. Levine Books

The official companion book to the special exhibition, featuring extraordinary magical artifacts, original drafts and drawings by Rowling, and additional material exclusive to the U.S. run of this unforgettable exhibition.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger available now, hardcover, Arthur A. Levine Books

All five of the stories from the original collection, lushly illustrated by Zwerger and with an introduction and notes from Rowling herself.

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Enjoy these reviews of the latest and greatest Young Adult books to hit the streets in recent and upcoming months. Don't miss our in-store Y.A.R.C. display, which is always up-to-date and evolving with reviews by teens, for teens! What better way to find out what teens are reading than to go straight to the source?

Broken Things

The Healer

available now, hardcover, Harper Teen

available now, hardcover, Harper Teen

Lauren Oliver has a knack for writing creepy, fascinating stories — Panic, Vanishing Girls — and her latest novel, Broken Things, follows suit. Broken Things follows three girls, Brynn, Mia, and Summer — except Summer is dead, and everyone in their small town believes that Brynn and Mia murdered her five years ago. Banding together with some new and old friends, Brynn and Mia set out to find the truth of what happened to Summer all those years ago. I raced through this all in one sitting, and I loved every dark, twisty minute of it. –Hannah M. age 19

Ever since she could remember, Marlena has been able to heal anybody she touches. Everyone believes her to be a saint, and her town has capitalized on that. She is content with her life until she meets Finn, a boy who she is enraptured with. As she starts a relationship with Finn, Marlena then begins to question whether or not her gift is even worth it. Overall, The Healer is a very spiritualistic and visually stunning book. As you follow her journey of firsts, including first parties and first love, you begin to empathize with her so much more. –Aria S. age 16

by Lauren Oliver

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

available now, hardcover, Crown Books

The sophomore novel from New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, Odd One Out is a refreshing new look at the love triangle. Coop and Jupiter have been best friends for years, but when the new girl, Rae, comes into the picture, both find themselves interested in her, and it can’t help but get messy. Even if you think you’re exhausted and done with the love triangle, pick up this book that perfectly captures the messiness and confusion of high school and young love and figuring out who you are and how you feel. Don’t be the odd one out. Pick this book up today. –Gretal M. age 19

by Donna Freitas

An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker

available now, hardcover, Little Brown

I don't often think of Elizabethan England as a perfect setting for a tale of espionage, mistaken identity, and treason, but this book totally changed my mind. An Assassin's Guide is reminiscent of a Shakespearean comedy — perfect considering the fact that the playwright himself is a featured character in the story. There is an incredible attention to detail — in terms of describing a society where practicing Catholicism was a punishable offense — and this book would be perfect for anyone who loves an element of chaos and commotion. –Aria S. age 16

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

available now, hardcover, Harper

A Very Large Expanse of Sea is set in 2002 and follows Shirin, a 16-year-old Muslim girl, as she faces discrimination and violence because of who she is. She's learned not to get too close to anyone as a way to protect herself, but when she meets Ocean and starts break-dancing with her brother and his friends, she begins to see the world in a different way. This book absolutely blew me away. Mafi is one of my absolute favorite authors, and her latest novel is heartbreaking, beautiful, romantic, and completely wonderful. I cannot recommend this one enough! –Hannah M. age 19

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea It is not only an excellent read but an important one, and I recommend it to everyone. –Gretal M. age 19 Everyone should read this book for the lessons of love, hate, tolerance and break dancing. –Sarah K. age 16

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Any Second

Any Second

by Kevin Emerson available in November, hardcover, Crown Books

Any Second by Kevin Emerson was an intense read. The story follows Eli and Maya after they are both caught up in an event that leaves them scarred. Over the next year they are working through their trauma alone until fate brings them together. This book deals with some very intense topics such as kidnapping, abuse, anxiety and gun violence. Kevin Emerson didn't shy away from the harsh realities of life but still managed to put hope and light into Maya and Eli's story. I felt connected to these characters and their struggles. I would definitely recommend this book –Sarah K. age 16

The Disasters by M.K. England

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by Kevin Emerson Any Second is a brilliantly written book. It all starts when hostage Elian steps into the DOL, his kidnapper, forcing him to commit a mass bombing. As the bomb malfunctions, Maya notices him and as Elian holds down the trigger she puts her hand over his to stop it from going off. Fast forward a year. Elian has been united with his family after five years, and is starting high school. Maya lives in a haze of anxiety after the incident. A stroke of neither good nor bad luck has them going to the same school, and at first they avoid each other at all costs, but later they find that their friendship is what it will take to heal both of them. While some might consider this book too harsh given the current political environment and mass shootings, it is important teens are exposed to the culture surrounding these horrific events whether or not they start the same way as the book.–Stephanie K. age 18

available in December, hardcover, Harper Teen

The Disasters is a fun, diverse sci-fi novel. The book follows a group of teens that have all been denied from a prestigious flight academy. After the academy is destroyed, the teens are framed and end up on an adventure to clear their names and save the universe. I fell in love with this band of space misfits and I hope that I get more of their adventures in the future. –Sarah K. age 16

Young Adult Boneless Mercies

by April Genevieve Tucholke available now, hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies – girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun retelling of the epic Beowulf challenges the very power of storytelling – and who gets to be the storyteller.

INIS "Inis products are the scent of the sea in a bottle. With products from cologne to body scrub to lotion, this Irish line of personal care items are a fantastic way to pamper a loved one this holiday season."

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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

available now, hardcover, Knopf for Young Readers

At last, the wait is over. Here is the new book by the author of The Book Thief and if you were hoping for a book like that one, well, you will be surprised. This story is set in Zusak's native Australia and follows the Dunbar family of five boys who are adrift since the death of their mother and disappearance of their grieving father. Central to them all is Clay, the beautiful boy who carries the burdens of his family and seemingly the weight of the world. In this story about animals and boys, a jockey, and a bridge, Zusak shows us again, what he is capable of; pure, gorgeous writing. –Claire

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MARISSA MEYER ARCHENEMIES

elebration! C Tuesday, November 13, 7pm in the Fairhaven Readings Gallery

Calling all heroes and villians... we're throwing a party and want you to come! We are thrilled to welcome Marissa Meyer to Village Books where we will celebrate the release of Archenemies – the fiercely awaited second installment in her Renegades superhero trilogy! See villagebooks.com Time is running out. for signing line Together, they can save the world. information and rules. But they are each other’s worst nightmare. Join us for a reading and signing by Marissa Meyer as well as contests and activities throughout the store. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite character from any of her novels and be entered to win a fabulous prize! We are partnering with our friends at the Bellingham Public Library to throw a truly stellar event.

This event is free and open to the public.

Giving Ideas A Great Gift... Socks! "When I read, I like to kick off my shoes and curl up in my favorite reading chair, and put on a warm pair of SOCKS! Warm feet makes for better reading! And we have a huge selection of funny, pretty and nubby socks!" –Cindi

Activities!

Costume Contest! A Great Gift... Moleskin Ruled Mini Journals "Moleskin mini journals are phenomenally made, as well as super portable. They make a perfect gift for the writers and doodlers in your life!" –Chase

A Great Gift... Do You Look Like Your Dog? The Dog and Owner Memory Game

A Great Gift... Village Books and Paper Dreams Gift Cards "The perfect choice for... EVERYONE on your list!" –Elaine

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"Pair up each dog with its owner in this fun and funny game of memory. Good for ALL ages!" –Charlie, VB Office Dog

Village Books is a dog-friendly store – ask for a treat at the counter!

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Young Adult Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

available now, hardcover, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Did you love Strange the Dreamer? Of course you did. If you haven’t read Strange, get on that right now so you can dive immediately into its glorious follow-up! Muse of Nightmares is the rare sequel that manages to exceed your expectations. Our heroes Lazlo and Sarai were dealt a heavy blow at the end of Strange, and the way they move forward and handle the oncoming conflict is just spectacular. As always, Taylor’s writing glows, and she expands on this stunning world in ways that surpass the typical imagination. –Hana

Skyward

by Brandon Sanderson available in November, hardcover, Delacorte Press

Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s, a pilot who was killed years ago when he deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school slim to none. No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

available now, hardcover, Katherine Tegen Books

Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone-setting. Or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor. In this highly anticipated sequel to bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity must use all her wits and wile to achieve her dreams – even if that means turning to a life of crime to do it.

What If It’s Us

by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera available now, hardcover, Harperteen

Authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) collaborate to bring us a wonderful, meetcute romance between two teen boys. Arthur and Ben believe the universe has drawn them together, but they soon find out that differences can get in their way. This book has alternating point of views between Arthur and Ben, allowing us to see their differences, as well as two different writing styles. This romance is sweet and heartbreaking; the perfect mesh between Albertalli and Silvera. –Jenni

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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Limitless

by Leah Tinari available in November, hardcover, Aladdin

Acclaimed artist Leah Tinari offers a spectacular collection of portraits, celebrating iconic, inspirational, and groundbreaking American women. Women featured include Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Ellen Degeneres, Sojourner Truth, Yuri Kochiyama, and many more. Courage, perseverance, brilliance, and passion were the guiding, groundbreaking principles for these diverse women who span the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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Glimmer of Hope How Tragedy Sparked a Movement by The March for Our Lives Founders available now, hardcover, Razorbill

On February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was the site of a horrendous mass shooting, in which 17 students and teachers were killed and 17 more injured. Instead of dwelling on the pain and tragedy of that fateful day, a group of inspiring students channeled their feelings of hurt, rage, and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. Glimmer of Hope chronicles in first person the events of February 14th and the creation of March for our Lives, from the founders of the movement itself.

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Young Adult Hey, Kiddo

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

More Staff Recommendations

available now, paperback, Graphix

Jarrett lives with his grandparents. His father has always been a nonentity, and his mother an addict in and out of rehab his whole life. Drawing is the way Jarrett knows how to express himself when there is very little other communication going on. Krosoczka’s memoir is a beautiful gut punch, told brilliantly in graphic form. Despite the hardships, he manages to weave a lovely thread of hopefulness throughout his childhood. –Hana

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

available now, hardcover, Harper Teen

If you've ever thought about what the Pevensies went through upon returning to our world after growing up in Narnia, this is the book for you! Beautiful, visual, and done with extraordinary care, The Light Between Worlds gives you the story and closure you didn't know you needed through Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell. –Hana

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson available now, hardcover, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Seventeen-year-old Isobel is a talented artist, paid by the fae to paint their portraits because they cannot participate in mortal craft. But when Isobel accidentally commits the crime of painting emotion into the face of Rook, the Autumn Prince, she is whisked away to stand trial in a terrifying court. But she quickly discovers that her real trial may be the journey with the prince himself. This book is filled with rich settings, lush romance, and characters that will make you laugh, cry, and dream of immortal magic. –Rachel

Dear Evan Hansen

by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul available now, hardcover, Poppy

Today is going to be an amazing day, and here’s why. The Tony award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, has been novelized. Broadway has been made accessible, coming from stage to page. Even in writing, the story sings. We are brought deeper into the backstories and inner monologues of these characters dealing with depression, anxiety, and mourning death. A must read for the fans. And if you aren't a fan, you'll become one. –Jenni

Not Even Bones

by Rebecca Schaeffer available now, hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nita and her mother make a living illegally dissecting the dead bodies of unnaturals: unicorns, pishtacos, zannies, and other creatures that exist side-by-side with the rest of us. But when Nita decides to save the life of an unnatural boy, she’s sold in his place and shipped off to a black market in the Amazon. In order to escape, she has to team up with a vicious monster, nearly becoming one herself. This blood-soaked book is morally gray in all the right ways, and you won’t be able to put it down! –Rachel

FH: 360.671.2626 • LY: 360.526.2133 • villagebooks.com Something for Everyone!

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2019 WWU

children’s literature conference Celebrating Sweet 16! Western Washington University will celebrate the 16th annual Children's Young Adult Literature Conference by welcoming four award-winning authors and illustrators to campus on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The Conference runs from 9am to 3pm and will be held at Western’s Performing Arts Center. Preregistration is required.

Saturday, February 23rd • Location: Western Washington University Performing Arts Center • Time- 8am: doors open for book sales, autographs, and registration 9am-3pm: Conference • Early Bird Registration NOW OPEN! before Jan. 10 $125/after that, $175 Discounts available for college students, retired teachers, para-professionals, WWU Employees

Clock hours are also available.

The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, writers, and children's literature aficionados to celebrate children’s and young adult literature. The conference includes author and illustrator presentations, book sales and autographs, a question-and-answer panel, and an announcement of the 2020 featured speakers.

Presenters for the 2019 Conference include: Candace

FLEMING & Eric

ROHMANN

Barbara

O'CONNOR Neal

SHUSTERMAN

Jerry

PINKNEY Complete conference information and a link to register is available online on the Children’s Literature Conference website (wwuclc.com). Register today! 74

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Literature LIVE!

EVENTS

VB’s Literary Events Program

BELLINGHAM

Additions & changes to this schedule will occur so check out

VillageBooks.com

to stay updated–or even better, let us come to you! Register online for the Village Books eNewsletter!

NOVEMBER Friday, November 9, 7pm ROSEMARY REEVE –Only the Good

Mystery!

Join us for some great mystery writing! Seattle attorney Jack Hart hasn’t seen his father in years. When he hears of his father's death, Jack heads to Bellingham for the funeral. It’s his only chance to learn about his dad. What Jack learns is just how much his father left him to clean up, personally and professionally. He begins to suspect that his father may still be alive – but may want Jack dead.

Saturday, November 10, 7pm NED BROWN –Mountain Building Geology of the Pacific Northwest Celebrated local geologist and emeritus professor at WWU Ned Brown is back with his latest book that features the fascinating geology of the Pacific NW. Join us as we welcome him back to the Readings Gallery for another deep geologic look into the mysteries of our area. Ned Brown came to Bellingham in 1966, attracted by the landscape and mountain-building geology. In his nearly five-decade career, Ned, together with students, traversed and sampled much of the bedrock in the Cascades, San Juan Islands, and southern British Columbia Coast Mountains.

Sunday, November 11, until 5pm FAIRHAVEN AND LYNDEN Pre-Holiday Open House! Gather up your friends and come to Village Books and Paper Dreams for games, product demonstrations, samples, and prizes. You'll find loads of great gifts and get a jump on your holiday shopping. We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, November 12 Honoring Veterans

Tuesday, November 13, 7pm MARISSA MEYER ARCHENEMIES CELEBRATION! –Archenemies: Book #2

in the Renegades Trilogy

We are thrilled to welcome Marissa Meyer to Village Books to celebrate her latest book in the Renegades trilogy, Archenemies! We are throwing a party in her honor and we want you to come. Join us for a reading and signing as well as contests and activities throughout the store. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite character from any of her novels and be entered to win a fabulous prize! See villagebooks.com for signing line information.

Thursday, November 15, doors 6pm, show 7pm at Mount Baker Theatre Booked at the Baker An Evening with ANNE LAMOTT Anne Lamott is the bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Help, Thanks, Wow. Join us as we welcome her to present her latest book, Almost Everything about the place hope holds in our lives.Village Books is proud to present Anne Lamott in partnership with the Mount Baker Theatre, as part of our Booked at the Baker series. Tickets $25: includes admission AND a hardcover copy of Almost Everything! Seating is general admission. Tickets at Village Books, the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, and online at mountbakertheatre.com.

Friday, November 16, 7pm ZANNE ALDER –Lost & Found in Kuwait: One Woman's Spiritual Journey in the Desert

Under the cover of darkness Zanne Alder fled Kuwait. She had gone abroad, her spirit broken, hoping desperately to fulfill her ideals. Her new job did nothing to ease her angst. The extremity of the situation threatened Zanne's health – physically, emotionally and spiritually. She called upon her reserves as a long-standing member of the Sufi Order. She found inspiration in Australia, Jordan, Turkey and Sri Lanka. A path forward was revealed to Zanne; it was calm, centered, certain and loving. She took risks she could never have taken had she not been lost, and then found, in the desert of Kuwait.

Saturday, November 17, 4pm MERRILL PETERSON –Pacific Northwest Insects

Pacific Northwest Insects is a regional field guide that sets a new standard for insect identification. Engaging and accessible, this guide features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult and information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify more than 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana. The book features the region’s commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and kin, as well as some of its most unusual and interesting species. Merrill A. Peterson is professor and chair of biology and insect collection curator at WWU. This is an NCI Nature of Writing Series Event.

STORY TIMES

This Veterans Day (observed) we are offering a 20% off storewide discount for military and veterans with I.D. at both Village Books and Paper Dreams locations. Thank you for your service.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven and are FREE. Keep turning for more events! See page 39 for LitLive! Events in Lynden

Slideshow!

Fairhaven: Tuesdays & Saturdays at 10:30am Lynden: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 11am

If you can’t make it to an event, just call us to arrange for autographed copies!

Join us in the kids section for a half hour of stories & songs!

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Sunday, November 18, 4pm Poetry! BETHANY REID –Body My House & JAYNE MAREK –In And Out of Rough Water Join us for a dual reading by two fantastic local poets. "The poems in Body My House, Bethany Reid's numinous fourth book of poems, ground themselves in the body and take flight from the body. They are intimate, searing, and startling in their metaphorical transformations." –Priscilla Long Jayne Marek’s book ponders the lessons we can find in natural landscapes. In and Out of Rough Water takes its title from the rocky Pacific coast where sea lions forage in vigorous waves.

Thursday, November 22 Happy Thanksgiving - Store Closed With special thanks to you for your loyalty to Village Books and Paper Dreams. We hope your day is filled with peace, love, good food, and good company. Both store locations will be closed so staff can spend the holiday with family and friends. Enjoy the holiday!

Friday, November 23, 5-8:30pm Holiday Art Walk & Winterfest Open House Kick off the holidays in Fairhaven! See pages 9-10.

Saturday, November 24 Fairhaven Winterfest and Native American Flautist PETER ALI Head into Fairhaven for a full day of festivities including a holiday market, entertainment, carriage rides, Father Christmas, and the annual tree lighting. Listen to Peter Ali on the main floor of Village Books from 6pm - 8pm. See pages 9-10 for details on a multitude of holiday activities happening throughout Fairhaven.

Saturday, November 24 Small Business Saturday and Indies First! We’ll have two celebrated local authors on hand to sign copies of their books and talk about THEIR favorite reads this season. Barbara Davis-Pyles, author of the new childrens’ book, Grizzly Boy, will be here from 11am-noon. Local memoirist John Hoyte will here from noon-1pm to sign copies of his book, Persistence of Light. Both of these titles will make great gifts this season! From 6-8pm, we are pleased to welcome Peter Ali to the main floor of the store to play his indigenous flute for you as you shop. Support your local, independent businesses so that we can continue to support our community (that’s you, by the way)!

Monday, November 26, 7pm Open Mic Night! Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talent as they share their own stories, poems and essays! To read, please sign up prior to the event at the Village Books main counter in Fairhaven.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the Readings Gallery of Village Books in Fairhaven and are FREE.

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Tuesday, November 27, doors/music 6:30pm, show 7pm The Chuckanut Radio Hour Local History! featuring T.A. WARGER in the Heiner Theater at WCC

–Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan Counties’ Earliest Homicides

Join us for the taping of a live radio show with fun skits, live music, and a great local author! Todd Warger will join us to introduce his latest, Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner — true crime stories occurring in our own corner of Washington during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Tickets $5: available at Village Books and brownpapertickets. com. Receive a free ticket with pre-order of Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner. Read more on page 49.

Thursday, November 29, 7pm FAIRHAVEN Friday, November 30, 6:30pm LYNDEN ELLIOTT NEFF –A Pawn's Journey:

ALL AGES

Transforming Lives One Move at a Time Calling all chess players! Village Books is thrilled to welcome a true chess Master to BOTH locations this week. Elliott Neff is coming to present his debut novel and you won’t want to miss it. Neff is the founder and CEO of Chess4Life, which exists to help students develop life skills through the game of chess. He is a United State Chess Federation National Master and personally trained over 10,000 students from beginners through national champions.

Friday, November 30, 7pm Fiction! VICTORIA JOSSLIN –The Bookstore of Other Languages Bryce Hanford, aimless, drifting, and stuck, needs a spark of energy. He finds it at The Bookstore of Other Languages (“offering effortless fluency in any language through a simple and safe outpatient procedure”). Always helpful, never trustworthy, The Bookstore leads Bryce, his family, his girlfriend, his true love (oops), a couple of fraudulent co-conspirators from Seattle to Tirana to Paris, with a slight detour to Manaos. While Bryce finds it in himself to handle fraud, smuggling, and a friend’s sudden cancer diagnosis, he also finds that what he really wants is someone who speaks his own language.

DECEMBER Saturday, December 1, 10:30am Special Story Time Featuring Micah Moses –Tristan, Dylan, and the Dream Machine

KIDS!

This is a bedtime book created to spark a child’s imagination, inspire positive thinking through the use of bold, vibrant imagery paired with a fun, clever tale. Take a journey with the boys and their father as they explore a world of dreams.

Sunday, December 2, 4pm PAM MCGAFFIN –The Leaving Year

Young Adult Fiction!

As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-yearold Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home. While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a “presumed” death that tests their already strained relationship. Insightful and heartfelt, The Leaving Year is a tale of love and loyalty, family and friendship, and the stories we tell ourselves in our search for meaning.


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Wednesday, December 5, 6:30-8pm Youth Peace Poetry Reading

LIVE!

Join us for an evening of poetry and fun, as the talented young writers of the 2018 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest read their award-winning poems. Sure to pull your heartstrings and capture your imagination! Light refreshments will be provided as well as family-friendly activities for all ages. Free!

Thursday, December 6, 7pm MARY VON KRUSENTSTIERN –Loganita Farm's Kitchen Garden Companion

Book Launch!

A kitchen garden can feed your belly, heart, and mind. Loganita Farms is the culinary garden for worldrenowned Willows Inn on Lummi Island. In these pages, head farmer Mary von Krusenstiern shares her favorite tips for getting the most out of your own containers, raised beds, or backyard plot. Head Gardener for Loganita Farms Mary von Krusenstiern will be in conversation with Chef Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island. They will discuss the relationship between garden and kitchen.

Friday, December 7, 7pm PETER LAUFER –Dreaming in Turtle In the vein of Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Kolbert comes a fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species. Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today — an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization. This is a tale not just of endangered turtles but also one of overall human failings, frailties, and vulnerabilities — all punctuated by optimistic hope for change fueled by dedicated turtle champions. Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair professor in journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Saturday, December 8, 7pm LUCI SHAW –Eye of the Beholder

Poetry!

Join us as we welcome Luci Shaw back for her latest book! This collection of new poems — all composed over the last two years — is in many ways the culmination of a stunning career. Eye of the Beholder is meant to awaken in readers awareness of the extraordinary in the ordinary. They will find in this collection a focus for meditation and be excited into their own imaginative writing. Poet and essayist Luci Shaw is the author of nearly 40 books of poetry and creative nonfiction Her writing has appeared in numerous literary and religious journals.

Sunday, December 9, 10am JAN BRETT at Bellingham High School –The Snowy Nap

KIDS!

Jan Brett is coming back to Bellingham with her latest book, The Snowy Nap – a prequel to the all-time classic and bestseller, The Hat, featuring HEDGIE! With over 42 million books in print, Jan Brett's exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. For over 30 years she has brought the glories of winter to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents. Tickets: $5.00 available at Village Books and on brownpapertickets.com. Each ticket is a $5 voucher toward the purchase of The Snowy Nap! Kids 6 and under free. Jan will be joined by special guest HEDGIE! Bring your camera.

Sunday, December 9, 4pm CLEMENS STARCK –Cathedrals in Parking Lots

Poetry!

In his 20s, Clemens Starck dropped out of Princeton to take responsibility for his own education — to read deeply, travel widely, and write poems with the precision and plainspokenness of the Chinese masters. Over decades, he kept his mind clear making a living with his hands. Cathedrals & Parking Lots represents the work of a lifetime — poems of clarity and substance based on actual experiences — standing lookout on the bow of a freighter, dismantling houses for a living, building a freeway overpass, traveling to Russia and studying the language. Composed in the cadences of everyday speech, Starck’s poems have the functional beauty of a Shaker chair — every word, every line, every image belongs. Clemens Starck was born in 1937. A Princeton dropout and former merchant seaman, he has supported his literary and intellectual interests for more than 50 years by working with his hands, mainly as a carpenter and construction foreman. He is the author of six books of poetry and has performed his poems widely throughout the West.

Friday, December 14, 4pm Visit and Story Time with the Grinch!

KIDS!

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a story time from Dr. Seuss' holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There will be a special guest appearance by the Grinch himself! Bring your camera for fun photo opportunities. Just in time for your Christmas cards!

Friday, December 14, 7pm BEN GOLDFARB –Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions, is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet. Ben Goldfarb is an awardwinning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. Thank you for supporting Literature Live! Events by attending and purchasing featured authors' books at Village Books.

Additions & changes to this schedule will occur so check out villagebooks.com to stay updated–or even better, let us come to you! Register online for the Village Books eNewsletter!

If you can’t make it to an event, just call us to arrange for autographed copies!

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EVEN

Literature

Holiday Hours

LIVE!

Sunday, December 23

Late Night Shopping in Fairhaven Open until 9pm Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve - last minute shopping!

Fairhaven: 9am - 6pm • Lynden: 10am - 5pm Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Village Books and Paper Dreams are Closed Monday, December 31

New Year’s Eve

STOREWIDE SALE 20% Off

Fairhaven: 9am - 7pm • Lynden: 10am - 5pm Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

STOREWIDE SALE 20% Off Fairhaven: 10am - 7pm • Lynden: 10am - 5pm

Thank you for supporting Literature Live Events!

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JANUARY

Saturday, January 5, 11am-4pm Resolutions: Mini Workshops to Jumpstart Your New Year and Sunday, January 6, 11am-4pm Writers Resolutions: Mini Workshops to Jumpstart Your Writing Life Need a boost to your New Year? Join us for two days of free workshops! See page 11 for more information and watch villagebooks.com for a schedule.

Saturday, January 12 at 7pm Poetry! ELIZABETH VIGNALI and KAMI WESTHOFF –Your Body a Bullet Your Body a Bullet lifts the veil between the ghastly and beautiful relationships of parasites and their hosts, inviting us to face our own extremes. These poems are an homage to the brutality of survival, the nuances of love, and the exceptional lengths mothers will go to for their children. Elizabeth Vignali is an optician and writer in the Pacific Northwest, where she coproduces the Bellingham Kitchen Sessions reading series. She is also the author of Object Permanence. Kami Westhoff is the author of Sleepwalker and Your Body a Bullet. She teaches creative writing at Western Washington University.

Tuesday, January 15, 7pm Excellence NW Workshop featuring Monique Stefens "Change Your Habits" Join us for this free workshop on how to break the cycle of unhealthy habits.

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Saturday, January 19, 7pm SARAH CANNON –The Shame of Losing Days before Sarah Cannon’s 33rd birthday, she receives a frightening phone call: Matt, her spouse of seven years and father to their two small children, has been severely injured. In a few moments, her visions of their future go dark, and she must learn how to care for the man she depended on for support. Faced with choices around how to behave in this roller-coaster journey, she takes as many steps back as she does forward. In The Shame of Losing, Sarah offers a collection of playful diary entries, mock-love letters and considered vignettes to create meaning from a chaotic onslaught of changes.

Monday, January 21, 10-1pm Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Read-In Local children are invited to gather at Village Books to hear stories in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, about the civil rights movement, tolerance, and diversity. Student volunteers from WWU will be on hand for the duration to read with the kids and lead them in a craft.

Friday, January 25, 5-8pm Fourth Friday Art Walk throughout Fairhaven Monday, January 28, 7pm Open Mic Night! Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talent as they share their own stories, poems and essays! To read, please sign up prior to the event at the Village Books main counter in Fairhaven.

Tuesday, January 29, doors 6:30pm The Chuckanut Radio Hour 12th Anniversary Celebration at WCC’s Heiner Theater This month the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 12th Anniversary with highlights and clips from some of the best of 2018 and the last TWELVE years. This is always a popular show so get your tickets now!

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FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 3, 2pm Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation Hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES contest entries read their work! The subject this year is HINDSIGHT. See page 42 for more.

Tuesday, February 5, 7pm Excellence NW Workshop featuring Monique Stefens "Love" Thursday, February 21, doors 6:30pm The Chuckanut Radio Hour at WCC's Heiner Theater

featuring SHARMA SHIELDS –The Cassandra From the author of The Sasquatch Hunters’ Almanac comes a long-awaited new novel! Tickets $5: available now. Read more on page 15.

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