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Friday Morning Storytime

Oct 3 2014 10:00 am
Oct 3 2014 11:00 am

Storytelling in the Children's area of the bookstore happens every Friday at 10:00 am. This free event is sponsored by the Bookstore. 

Brenda Michaels - The Gift of Cancer

Oct 6 2014 7:00 pm
Oct 6 2014 8:00 pm

For fourteen years, Brenda Michaels battled cancer. Then one day she surrendered to the experience and found the gift in her disease. The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Healing speaks to anyone on a journey of wellbeing, whether suffering from a life-threatening disease or merely desiring to live a better, more fulfilling life. 

After Brenda's third cancer diagnosis and being told she had a year to live, she boldly stepped away from the accepted medical model, said "no" to chemotherapy, and chose alternative treatment. This unorthodox path, the connection of mind, body, and spirit, which many experts now believe is the key to true healing, ultimately saved Brenda's life and put her in control of her own destiny. Her story reveals the immense healing power available within each of us. 

With each obstacle Brenda encounters, we see the indefatigable courage and fortitude she demonstrates in facing her demons both inside and out. Michaels' uplifting memoir encourages us to listen to our inner voice, trust our intuition, and look at the true source of healing. When we are willing to look deep within and take responsibility for our choices, we have the power to alter the course of our lives in miraculous and unexpected ways.

ISBN-13: 9781629145716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyhorse Publishing, 9/2014

RAVENNA - Time is Cows by Tanya Pergola

Oct 7 2014 7:00 pm



When American sociologist and wellness expert Tanya Pergola first visited Tanzania and Maasailand, she became startlingly aware that she was in a place and with people who could teach her something profound. She sensed that lodged within the colorful and beautiful rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous Maasai people were gems of wisdom that could be harvested and shared as antidotes for our increasingly complex, stressful, and often enigmatic modern lives.

Dr. Pergola undertook a ten-year apprenticeship with Maasai traditional healers, led by her guide Lekoko Ole Sululu, in exchange for implementing sustainable development projects in Tanzania. InTime is Cows she shares the mind-body-spirit medicine of the Maasai, the proud pastoral people of East Africa.

In a voice that is at once crystal clear and spiritually alive - one that thousands around the world have already come to know in her talks and classes on wellness, yoga, and nature healing - her insight, inspiration, and empathy are present on every page as she shares her own knowledge and the wisdom of the Maasai compassionately and wholly.

Enriched with photographs, stories and suggested practice tips, Time is Cows is a handbook to help you simplify your life as you uncover its profound meaning.


About the author:

Born in the United States, Tanya holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Psychology. She is a Chopra Certified Vedic Master and has apprenticed with traditional Maasai healers in East Africa for over ten years.


Garth Stein in conversation with Steve Scher - A Sudden Light

Oct 7 2014 7:00 pm
Oct 7 2014 8:00 pm

Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with unconventional characters, scenes of transcendent natural beauty, and unforgettable moments of emotional truth that reflect Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation--a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.

A portion of the evening's sales of A Sudden Light will go to Humanites Washington. Garth will match our contribution! 

For more information on Humanites Washington, click here

A Sudden Light (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781439187036
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

Bernadette Pajer - The Edison Effect

Oct 8 2014 7:00 pm
Oct 8 2014 8:00 pm

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is also a ruthless businessman, intent on furthering his patents and General Electric and beating rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse. Edison has agents in place in Seattle but he s come himself in pursuit of a mysterious invention lost in 1901 in Elliott Bay. When Edison asks for information, few refuse. But not University of Washington Professor Benjamin Bradshaw who s earned a reputation as a private investigator where science electricity is concerned. Bradshaw hopes that the lost device, one conceived in anger by an anarchist and harnessed for murder, will elude Edison s hired divers.

Soon, one December morning, 1903, the Bon Marche s Department Store electrician is found dead in the Men s Wear Window clutching a festoon of Edison s new holiday lights. Bradshaw believes Edison had set a dangerous game in motion. Motives multiply as the dead man s secrets surface alongside rivalries at the Bon Marche. Bradshaw, his sleuthing partner Henry Pratt, and the Seattle PD s Detective O Brien pursue leads, but none spark Bradshaw s intuition. His heart is not in the investigation but in a courtship that will force him to defy his Catholic faith or lose his beloved, Missouri. Then a crossroads in the case forces him to face his personal fears and his first professional failure. Whatever the outcomes, his life is about to change . 

ISBN-13: 9781464202520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press, 9/2014

Leanne Ely - Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy

Oct 9 2014 7:00 pm
Oct 9 2014 8:00 pm

Going Paleo does not have to be a full-time job!

Paleo is today’s fastest-growing food trend, and while it has many benefits, getting started can be intimidating and confusing. In Part-Time Paleo, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author Leanne Ely helps remove those obstacles as she teaches you how to:

Equip your kitchen for success
Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer for quick and easy meals
Simplify your life with menu plans, grocery lists, and serving suggestions
Harness the magic of your slow cooker
Make dozens of delicious gluten-and dairy-free recipes

Part-Time Paleo makes going Paleo fun, easy, and delicious.

ISBN-13: 9780142180662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume, 4/2014