Polson's parents were killed by a grizzly bear. North of Hope is the story of that experience, and what happened after. Free.
Stranger contributor Tao Lin has a lot riding on his new novel, Taipei. For a while there, Lin was everywhere, basically dictating a style to a whole new generation of novelists. That moment has passed, and everybody's been waiting and wondering what he's going to do next. Let's find out together! Free.
Let the Great World Spin was a novel that seemed to take the world by storm. McCann's followup novel, TransAtlantic, is set during three important periods in American and/or Irish history, and it stars Frederick Douglass, a pair of famous aviators, and Senator George Mitchell. $5.
Dog Days, Raven Nights is another book from the expert on crows and ravens and jays. Free.
The Billionaire and the Mechanic is about a rich man and a poor man who teamed up to try to win America's Cup. Free.
The local author of Eating on the Wild Side says we should seek out food that is wild because it's better for us. $5.
Monkey Mind is a memoir, but it's not about a surgical mishap involving a monkey and a human switching brains. Instead, it's about anxiety. Free.
"Poets Kelly Davio, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Rebecca Loudon, and Tiffany Midge read from new work inspired by fire, fever, apocalypses, and heat." Sold! Free.
Doughton says it's time to FREAK THE HELL OUT in her new book Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. It's all about the Cascadia subduction zone and how we're overdue for The Big One. You know you want to go to this reading, if just to appease your inner sadist. Free.
Widow Walk is a novel about the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century. Free.
The Wonder Bread Summer is a comedic novel about a college student that is apparently "inspired by a re-reading of Alice in Wonderland." Free.
Buried in the Sky is a book about the culture of sherpas, and what it's like to help crazy white people climb mountains all the time. $5.
Wolfe's illustrated e-book, Urbanism Without Effort, is about how to make cities livelier and easier to live in. $5.
Tonight's outing of Capitol Hill's most adventurous literary evening features readings from Joseph Hall, Christine Deavel, John Marshall, Benjamin Schmitt, and Wizdumb the Wax Molesta, with music by DJ Windows 95 and an open mic. Free.
Jack Absolute, the star of The Rivals, is a "dashing rogue" in Revolutionary War times. Free.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II is about a town full of women who performed invaluable work for the Manhattan Project. Free.
Unspeakable is about a series of seemingly connected terrible crimes separated by decades. Free.
Potty Mouth at the Table is a collection of humorous essays. Free.
The Zimbabwean author reads from her novel We Need New Names, which is about a 10-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant. Free.
Spatz's new story collection is titled Half as Happy. He's from Spokane. Free.
Modern-day, Putin-run Russia is the setting for Matthew's spy thriller, Red Sparrow. Free.
The Spirit Room is a debut novel about two girls who become hoax mediums to make money in Civil War-era America. Free.
The author of The Attacking Ocean will discuss our relationship to the ocean, which as been complex and confusing for as long as we've been a species. $5.
In 2004, Stranger writer Emily Hall referred to the restaurant Lark as "both easy and elegant," and assured readers that "everything I've tasted there is delicious." The restaurant has now delighted diners for almost a decade since Hall's review, and it's still a pinnacle of Seattle dining experiences. In Lark: Cooking Against the Grain, we get to see how the dishes are made. Free.
An Individual History contains a poem titled "Days in Paradise," which begins: "The bird was on the wire and then it wasn’t,/though the wire still stretched from pole to pole./You saw it perched and still, except for the defensive/tilt of head, the tail feather flickering alert/and silhouetted through the setting sun." Free.