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Firefly Lane
A Novel
Kristin Hannah - 2008-02-05
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Experience the power of friendship, love, and loss in this poignant novel that spans more than three decades and takes readers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest. Follow Kate and Tully as they navigate the ups and downs of life, from their eighth-grade meeting to their pact of lifelong friendship. Tully, glamorous and ambitious, searches for validation and success across the globe, while Kate yearns for an ordinary life filled with love and family. As they weather the storms of jealousy, anger, and hurt, a single act of betrayal threatens to tear their friendship apart. Firefly Lane is a coming-of-age story that delves into the choices and secrets that both bless and curse this generation of women.
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Jackson Street After Hours
The Roots of Jazz in Seattle
Paul de Barros - 1993-10-01
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Discover the vibrant local jazz scene of Seattle in the 1940s and 1950s in Jackson Street After Hours by Paul de Barros. Delve into the untold stories and unsung heroes who helped shape the genre, including Ray Charles and Quincy Jones in their early days. Through oral history, witness the moments where jazz legends and newcomers collided to create something truly special. Experience the passion and dedication that fuels jazz music in this meticulous and affectionate exploration of a forgotten era.
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Skid Road
An Informal Portrait of Seattle
Murray Morgan - 1982-02-01 (first published in 1951)
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Discover the vibrant history of Seattle through the lively characters who built it in "Skid Road." This illustrated edition covers the city's first century, from pioneering and Indian warfare to the Alaska gold rush and politics that shaped the Northwest. Learn about the great fire of 1889, the general strike of 1919, and the fascinating legacy of Seattle's early citizens.
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Seattle City of Literature
Reflections from a Community of Writers
Ryan Boudinot - 2015-09-29
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Explore the rich literary landscape of Seattle with this anthology featuring personal stories, essays, and history from notable writers such as Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, and Jonathan Evison. This book is a tribute to the city's bid to become the second US City of Literature by UNESCO. Delve into the story of books, reading, writing, and publishing within one of the nation's most literary cities. With its humorous, moving, and illuminating tone, it's perfect for both close reading and casual browsing.