Authors of May

May is upon us, and it has decided to bring along a little sunshine as well. In addition to those long-desired rays of light, this month brings to the bookstore a group of wondrous wordsmiths, and don’t forget — on Sunday May 8th we celebrate mothers everywhere with Mother’s Day.

On May 2nd we welcome Nathacha Appanah to the store as she reads from her much-acclaimed novel The Last Brother; Rahul Bhattacharya and Yan Lianke are joined on stage by host Sherman Alexie on May 4th as they read and discuss their novels The Sly Company of People Who Care and Dream of Ding Village; on May 10th Arthur Phillips visits the bookstore to read from his newest novel The Tragedy of Arthur; a day later, book publicist and popular essayist Sloane Crosley returns to the store for the paperback release of her book How Did You Get This Number?; on May 18th National Book Award-winner Jaimy Gordon visits to read from her novel Lord of Misrule; famed sex writer SusieBright joins us in the bookstore on May 24th to read and discuss her memoir Big Sex Little Death; May 25th brings us singer/songwriter Steve Earle as he reads from his debut novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive at Trinity Lutheran Church; and on May 31st Seattle historian Erik Larson visits Seattle Public Central Library to discuss his newest book In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.

Also: Over from his London home for a three-day visit is novelist Chris Cleave, here as the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library features his engaging 2008 novel Little Bee for Seattle Reads. 

We look forward to seeing you!

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