Congratulations to the finalists for the 2019 Washington State book Awards! The awards, a program of the Washington Center for the Book, honor outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2018.
If you’re looking for a downloadable audiobook, here are a half-dozen titles — general fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, and fantasy — by local authors.
She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop. Fiction
The forgotten granddaughter of one of New York’s wealthiest men is reunited with her family just as she comes of age—and once she’s had a glimpse of their glittering world, she refuses to let it go without a fight. Second novel from a Seattle author.
Whiskey by Bruce Holbert. Fiction
This Spokane author’s latest novel is set in Electric City, Washington. Brothers Andre and Smoker are navigating their own marriages along with their parents’ frequent collision with the law. Fiercely loyal and just plain fierce, they’re bound by a series of darkly comedic and hauntingly violent events: domestic trouble; religious fanaticism; benders punctuated with pauses to dry out that never stick. Continue reading “Listen Local: Download audio books by Washington authors”
Congratulations to the finalists in the
2018 Washington State Book Awards
Fiction: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, of Seattle (Flatiron Books) The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman, of Seattle (Simon & Schuster) The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper, of Seattle (HarperCollins) Solar Reboot by Matthew D. Hunt, of Clearview (Matthew D. Hunt) George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl, of Seattle (Touchstone) Duplicity by Ingrid Thoft, of Seattle (Putnam)
Nonfiction: Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table by Langdon Cook, of Seattle (Ballantine Books) Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, of Seattle (Little, Brown & Company) Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil to Life by David R. Montgomery, of Seattle (W.W. Norton) Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White, of Orcas Island (Trinity University Press) Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal by David B. Williams and Jennifer Ott, of Seattle, and the Staff of HistoryLink (HistoryLink and Documentary Media) Ghosts of Seattle Past, various authors, curated and edited by Jaimee Garbacik, formerly of Seattle (Chin Music Press) Continue reading “Announcing Washington State Book Award finalists for 2018!”
This month’s Library Reads includes a book by a Washington author (The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah), a novel set in a library (Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern), and a memoir reviewed by one of our librarians (Educated by Tara Westover). Time to place some holds!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Leni and her troubled family embark on a new way of life in Alaska’s wilderness in 1974 – hoping this is finally the solution for her troubled, POW father. In Alaska, Leni and her family are tested and when change comes to their small community her father’s anger threatens to explode and divide the town. This is a beautifully written novel, descriptive and engaging with well-developed characters and a strong sense of place. ~ Alissa Williams, Morton Public Library, Morton, IL
Here’s to the finalists and winners of the 2017 Washington State Book Awards, celebrating books and their creators that speak to the creative talent and literary legacy of our state. More than 200 books were considered for this year’s awards.
Taking home the top awards on October 14, 2017, in eight categories were: