Are you ready for a book title? Okay, here goes: Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History. Yup. Free.
Chang-rae Lee is an excellent literary novelist. His new one, On Such a Full Sea, takes place in the far future, which is a change of pace for the author, who has traditionally been quite the realist. Free.
UW Creative Writing MFA students read new work, including first-year poet Catherine Bresnor, prose writers Miranda Schmidt and Mickie Centrine, and some faculty member or another. Free.
Everyone quotes Albert Einstein on God not playing dice with the universe, but most people don't know that quote is supposedly a refutation of quantum physics. In his new book, Einstein and the Quantum, Stone argues that Einstein contributed more to quantum mechanics than we give him credit for. Free.
Badluck Way is a memoir about being young on a ranch in Montana. A wolf is involved in the story, too. Free.
Ransom Riggs sounds like the name of a fictional detective. He follows up his breakout debut novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, with a second book called Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children. It's also got found photographs in it, like the first book. Free.
The promotional material for The Trip to Echo Spring reads, "WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO THOSE WHO LOVED THEM?" No, I don't know why it's in all-caps. That's a question for the book's publisher. Stil... more » Free.
This is a reading from a book titled Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. It pretty much does what it says on the tin. Free.
Pasco is an artist in the Northwest Native American tradition. Life as Art tracks his career. Free.
The local organization, which distributes and sells "personal alternative energy products including electric bike conversion kits and wind turbines," will give a presentation titled "How and Why to E-Bike." free.
The New Yorker writer's new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, is about extinctions happening all around us and possibly our own extinction as a species. $5.
The Polaris Protocol stars a man named Pike Logan who is a member of a task force named "The Taskforce." He fights terrorism outside the law. You know, like the NSA. free.
A "top-secret antiterrorist unit that operates outside US law" leaps into action in The Polaris Protocol: A Pike Logan Thriller. Free.
The subtitle of Small Move, Big Change is Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently. It's about achieving broad goals by shrinking your goals to be tiny size and achieving them, piece by piece. Free.
Stossel has always been anxious. His new book, My Age of Anxiety, examines the fact that anxiety didn't really exist as a thing three decades ago, but now it's everywhere. Free.
Local author Timmermeister's food—especially his butter, which is the best butter I have ever eaten—is phenomenal. I also enjoyed his memoir, Growing a Farmer. Now he's got a new book, Growing a Feast, about all the work that goes into making a single huge meal. Free.
The Hidden Forces Behind The Obesity Epidemic- And How We Can End It is a pretty on-the-nose title. You don't need me to explain the book to you. $5.
Wine is so cheap at these events to get you in the mood for poetry. When you're drunk, poetry is more meaningful, funnier, and more beautiful. (It's like sexual attraction that way.) This outing of the popular poetry series features Rauan Klassnik and Amber Nelson, among other readers. Free.
A Commonplace Book of Pie is a collection of poems about pie. It was published by very good local publisher Chin Music Press, which means it's an attractive book as well. Free.
Promotional materials indicate that Our Mathematical Universe is based on the author's "hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse." For some reason, this book description makes me really wish David Foster Wallace was alive to read it. Free.
A TV news reporter receives a package containing human teeth in Delivering Death. free.
Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture is about using data from the internet to examine "trends in human history across the centuries" The description for this book introduced me to a new word: zettabytes. It's a number with 21 zeroes after it, and this year, the world will create five zezzabytes of data. Cool. Scary, but cool. Free.
The very popular author of Cowboys Are My Weakness will give a lecture on writing dialogue. This event will be followed by a Q&A between Houston and local yoga memoirist Suzanne Morrison. $10.
A vintage-shop owner finds a journal sewn into a muff in Lehmann's novel Astor Place Vintage. Free.
San Francisco's Maupin is a popular author who comes to town often. The Days of Anna Madrigal revisits one of Maupin's most famous characters, who in press materials is referred to as the "transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane." Free.