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Jackson Street After Hours
The Roots of Jazz in Seattle
Paul de Barros - 1993-10-01
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In jazz, as in so many arts, journeymen (and journeywomen) gravitate toward Manhattan, the proving ground and graveyard of the music world. But most of them get their start in local scenes, which tend to remain undocumented along with the players who populate them. In Jackson Street After Hours, Paul de Barros takes a meticulous, affectionate look ...
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Firefly Lane
A Novel
Kristin Hannah - 2009-01-06
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From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants t...
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Skid Road
An Informal Portrait of Seattle
Murray Morgan - 1982-01-01 (first published in 1951)
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Informal and picturesque, Skid Road is the story of Seattle during its first hundred years, seen through the lives of the vigorous personalities of its settlers and early citizens. This handsomely illustrated revised edition brings Seattle's history up-to-date and provides a vivid portrayal of its past: pioneering, Indian warfare, lumber, railroads...
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Seattle City of Literature
Reflections from a Community of Writers
Ryan Boudinot - 2015-09-29
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This bookish history of Seattle includes essays, history and personal stories from such literary luminaries as Frances McCue, Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Evison, Tree Swenson, Jim Lynch, and Sonora Jha among many others. Timed with Seattle’s bid to become the second US city to receive the UNESCO designation as a City of Litera...