Thursday, May 6, 2010

12 books Spring Book Menu.

12 books
Spring 2010

books to read in the hotel.
books delivered to your room.
books to take with you.

Garry Wills Bomb Power 28

From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills, a ground breaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy and has left us in a state of war alert ever since.
***Garry will host a Midnight Symposium on Feb. 8th. 7th Floor.

Max Watman Chasing The White Dog 25

In Chasing the White Dog, journalist Max Watman traces the historical roots and contemporary story of hooch.
***Max will host Drinking Lessons on Feb. 28th. The Hunt Club.

Drinking Lessons Volume Two 10

Our bar at The Hunt Club has become the destination for the leading bartenders and cocktail historians in the country. These are their recipes.
***Drinking Lessons are held bi-monthly in the Hunt Club bar.

Munro Leaf The Story of Ferdinand 8

The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers.

Karen Finneyfrock Ceremony for the Choking Ghost 15

After losing her sister to heart failure, Finneyfrock was unable to write poems for three years. Her voice came back, whispering at first and then screaming.
***Karen will read her work at the hotel on April 26th. 7th Floor.

Wayne Koestembaum Hotel Theory 16

Less hard theory than a string of ruminations inspired by books, films, and artworks that have taken the hotel as their subject.

Joey Veltkamp Scenes from a Hotel Volume One 20

Celebrated Seattle artist Joey Veltkamp has taken The Sorrento as his subject matter in this inaugural volume of gorgeous illustrations.

Michael Lewis The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. 28

The roots of the bubble and the story of Wall Street's collapse can be told no clearer — nor with as much humor — as by Lewis.
***Michael will read from his work April 14th. Fireside Room.

Bill Mckibben Eaarth. Making A Life On A Tough New Planet 24

Twenty years ago, McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long....
***Bill will host a Midnight Symposium April 20th. 7th Floor.

Ruth Forman Prayers Like Shoes 17

Whit Press, in partnership with Hedgebrook, is proud to present this magnificent new collection of poetry from highly acclaimed writer and poet Ruth Forman.
***Ruth will read from her work April 26th. 7th Floor.

Peter Mayle A Vintage Caper 25

Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Mayle's newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters.
***Peter will read from his work July 16th. 7th Floor.

Meiro Koizumi The Corner of Sweet and Bitter 30

The book documents Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi's exhibition, The Corner of Sweet and Bitter. Open Satellite, Bellevue, WA.

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