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The Flight Attendent

You Can Run . . . Author: Chris Bohjalian In a profession dedicated to running – hiding seems like it would be easy. But Cassandra (Cassie) Bowden cannot escape the haunting aspects of her life, no matter how high and how far she flies. Each night in new city – tonight Dubai, tomorrow Paris – bad decisions haunt her memories. Each morning she wakes up, hungover, ashamed of what little she can remember. On the morning when she wakes up next to the previous night’s Mr. Right, a hedge fund manager with a yen for all things Russian, everything changes. [...]

August 29th, 2018|Tags: |

Modern Sherlock Holmes Retellings

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing some Sherlock Holmes fanfic? Well, we have some good news for you. In 2014, Sherlock Holmes officially entered the public domain, meaning that anyone who feels like taking the fictional sleuth for a spin is legally free to do so. If you’d rather play armchair detective and solve someone else’s literary puzzles, these Sherlock Holmes retellings are some of our favorite modern-day takes on the brilliant, eccentric sleuth. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Author: Anthony Horowitz Arthur Conan Doyle is a tough act to follow, but his estate selected [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

Summer 2018 Book Preview

Some might say summer is a time for “getting outdoors” or “being active” rather than reading, but I must respectfully disagree! Anyone who has enjoyed a waterlogged romance novel at the pool, or fallen asleep in the sun with an open book on their face, knows that reading is an essential part of summer. Any book is summer reading if you want it to be, but we have a great list of summer 2018 books, packed with suspense, mystery, memoir, humor and more. And if you just can’t resist homework, don’t forget to download a Seattle Public Library Summer Book Bingo [...]

June 21st, 2018|Tags: , |