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Bad Moms and Brutal Honesty in I Will Be Complete

Glen David Gold’s memoir recounts a singularly awful upbringing.

A Night of Supernatural Cats at Seattle Meowtropolitan

Author Zack Davisson shares stories about Japan's mystical menagerie of felines.

Kylian Mbappé and the Contradictions of Fortress Europe

A Beach Read For People Who Love Hating Things

Geneviève Castrée’s Last Book Is a Baby Book for Her Daughter

Despite its tragic circumstances, in A Bubble all is well.

What Happens When You Get Shot and Survive

"Few people have an actual concept of how much damage a single bullet can do."

Rita Bullwinkel’s Belly Up Is Like an Endless Jungle

The latest, impressive short-story collection from A Strange Object.

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Bookstores, Literary Events, and Libraries in Seattle

An itinerary for literature lovers and bibliophiles in Seattle

A Book About Longing, Self-Sabotage, and Distant Planets

Chelsea Hodson's essays explore the haziness of young romance.

The Long Odds of Poe Ballantine’s Whirlaway Pay Off

A weird, wonderful yarn about horse races, record collectors, and telepathic dogs.

King Street Station Is the Center of the Universe

Jason Heller’s Strange Stars Rehashes the Space-Obsessed 1970s

There's a starman still waiting in the sky.

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

Like a Mother is a thoughtful, engaging, and well-researched book about pregnancy.

Islamophobia in the USA

American Islamophobia reveals our nation’s long history of prejudice.

How Comedy Stopped Being a Genre and Became the Only Way Humans Communicate

A conversation with Planet Funny author Ken Jennings.

Before Disney, There Was E.H. Shepard

A new book explores the illustrator‘s work with A.A. Milne.

Tom Wolfe, 1931-2018

Rock ’n’ Roll Requiem: Steven Hyden’s Twilight of the Gods

The journeyman music journalist documents the decline of classic rock.

"On the one hand, the joy of children. On the other hand, the misery of them."

That's the dilemma facing the narrator of Sheila Heti's novel Motherhood.

Where in the World Is Angela Garbes?

Poet Tommy Pico Shows His Junk

Rich Smith plays show and tell with Tommy Pico, who hits town behind new book, Junk.

Happy May 2. When Was the Last Time You Read 1984?

Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design Is a Comics Cliffs Notes for X-Men

Boiling down 8,000 pages of X-Men to a six-issue arc.

Sloane Crosley’s Kinetic Intelligence

The Look Alive Out There author on egg-freezing, porny uncles, and Queen Joan Didion.

Dr. John Cooper Clarke, Tonight at the Triple Door

Writing Advice from Alexander Chee

A Q&A with the celebrated novelist, essayist, and teacher.

Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Prepares to Make Trouble

The daughter of badass politico Ann Richards releases a new book.

Jesse Ball’s Elusive Census

It’s like The Road, but about census-taking and Down syndrome.
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