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Seattle Artist and graphic designer Frida Clements playfully combines colorfully detailed flora and fauna drawings with funny hand-lettered wordplay in this collection of beautifully illustrated puns. Bringing a giggle (and sometimes a groan) with each inspired page, this clever volume makes a lovely and lighthearted gift for fans of witty humor and illustration. Having a bad hare day? Feeling a little antsy? What the hail, just dill with it, and for fox sake, have a little pun.
Artist Frida Clements playfully combines colorfully detailed flora and fauna drawings with funny hand-lettered wordplay in this collection of beautifully illustrated puns. Honey, bee yourself Gopher it. Don't be koi. Like puns? That's coo, says the pigeon. Hate puns? Birch, please.
James Stark is a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired university professor. An avid traveler, he spent considerable time in Eastern Bloc nations during the Cold War. Stark and his wife have two grown children and live in Seattle. He joins us again with his second collection of short stories, "Love in the Time of Cholesterol, " looks back on the 1950s, '60s, and '70s with nostalgic but honest eyes.
Short story and comics creator Celt interweaves themes of music, motherhood, and myth in her lyrical debut novel: The Daughters. Her work has been published in Esquire, the Kenyon Review, the Rumpus, and elsewhere, and she holds an MFA from Arizona State University. She lives in Tucson and has a Polish grandmother of her own.
Lulu can't sing. Since the traumatic birth of her daughter, the internationally renowned soprano hasn't dared utter a note. She's afraid that her body is too fragile and that she may have lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse afflicting all of the mothers in her family.
Are you wistful for the days of your youth when adults would read out loud to you? Well, we are. Join us for LOLS: League of Literary Snobbery. It's a story time for grown ups and it's just what it sounds like: we're gonna read to you while you enjoy an adult beverage. Short stories, excerpts from soon-to-be released novels, and other favorites, we might even throw in some poetry, who knows, we're playing this by ear. We've even got a super secret meeting room. Meet in the Pub. All are welcome (well, all adults). Bonus: we'll provide the popcorn!
New York Times Loeb-award winning reporter Stephanie Clifford returns to Seattle with her bracing, hilarious and often poignant debut novel. Everybody Rise is a modern take on classic American themes - money, ambition, family, friendship - and on the universal longing to fit in.
Chosen as one of Summer's Best Books by "People" Magazine
Featured in "Time" Magazine's Summer Reading
"Entertainment Weekly"'s Summer Must List
"Good Housekeeping" Beach Reads Feature