Hello from the Center of the Universe!

Your Fremont Branch team misses seeing you at the Center of the Universe and hearing about your latest Library discoveries. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed lately and think you might like, too.

While you’re waiting for the Seattle Reads There There events to happen later this year, try reading Lot by Bryan Washington. It’s also a set of interconnected stories, set in the sprawling neighborhoods of Houston. I’ve been reading up on all things Texas recently, partially because of idle thoughts of moving there, but mostly because you can’t really understand America’s future without coming to grips with it. Texas, and Houston in particular, is far more complicated and diverse than the caricature version you see in pop culture. Lot is a staccato blast of fiction. Its cast of young characters reflects its tangle of heritage in short set pieces that mix bravado and despair. ~ Daniel S. Continue reading “Hello from the Center of the Universe!”

Seattle Author Bernadette Pajer Reads at Fremont Library

Seattle mystery writer Bernadette Pajer will read from her latest book, The Edison Effect: a Professor Bradshaw Mystery at the Fremont Library on Tuesday October 14th at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Edison_Effect_CoverThe Edison Effect: a Professor Bradshaw Mystery is the fourth book in the series of University of Washington Professor Bradshaw mysteries set in early 20th Century Seattle.

In three earlier books, University of Washington electrical engineering professor Benjamin Bradshaw has established a reputation for solving mysteries  involving the science of electricity. Now, Thomas Edison has come to Seattle trying to discover a mysterious and dangerous invention that was lost years earlier in Elliott Bay. When an electrician at the Bon Marché department store is found dead clutching a string of one of Edison’s new Christmas lights, Professor Bradshaw is reluctantly drawn into helping solve the murder. Continue reading “Seattle Author Bernadette Pajer Reads at Fremont Library”