Start: 7:00 pm
A welcome Elliott Bay return is made this evening by Nell Freudenberger, who was here with her noteworthy first two booksthe PEN/Malamud Award- and Sue Kaufman Prize-winning book of stories, Lucky Girls, and her debut novel, The Dissident. She is here tonight with The Newlyweds (Knopf), her wonderful second novel. "Set largely in Dhaka and Rochester, with stopovers in New York City and rural Bangladesh, the love polyhedron that is The Newlyweds is at heart a tale of never-ending migrations. Its world is full of mirrors, the refracted similarities conjured up by globalization ... And truths are indeed present in the novelin its clear-eyed openness and compassion toward and in the understanding and sympathy it displays for the nostalgia of migrants, which is to say for all human beings, even those who are born and die in the same town and travel only in time." – Mohsin Hamid, The New York Times Book Review.
Start: 8:00 pm
Presented by SEATTLE CITYCLUB, in partnership with ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY, KING5-TV, and KUOW. Co-promoting organizations are: AARP, Bellingham CityClub, Global Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Invictus Foundation, King County Veterans and Community Services, Seattle VetCorps, World Affairs Council. Four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the unique lessons that have shaped his life and legendary career in public service, including stories from some of the controversial issues he was involved with during his tenure as secretary of state. His new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership (Harper), begins with his "Thirteen Rules"notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. General Powell also shares personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership. Tonight's program includes a conversation moderated by KING-5 anchor Jean Enersen and a booksigning. Tickets: $35 (including a copy of It Worked for Me and admitting one person), and $50 (including one copy of It Worked for Me and admitting two people) and more information are available from Seattle CityClub at www.seattlecityclub.org or (206) 682-7395. The Westin Hotel is at 1900 Fifth Avenue.