Our neighborhood's annual festival of music, music, and more musicand other funtakes place over this three-day weekend. We are here for both those attendingand not. We are steering clear of presenting authors herebut do see/check out Chris Cleave on Friday at Seattle Central Library and Karen Thompson Walker on Saturday at the Beacon Hill Branch, Seattle Public Library, each with fine novels, not to be missed. Check back for updates on our store hours during the Block Party. For more on the fun here in Pike/Pine, see www.capitolhillblockparty.com.
Start: 4:00 pm
Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. We are delighted to help present this visit for one of the year's most celebrated fiction debuts, that of Karen Thompson Walker with her luminous The Age of Miracles (Random House). "This is what imagination is. In The Age of Miracles, the earth's rotation slows, gravity alters, days are stretched out to fifty hours of sunlight. In the midst of this, a young girl falls in love, sees things she shouldn't, and suffers heartbreak of the most ordinary kind. Karen Thompson Walker has managed to combine fiction of the dystopian future with an incisive and powerful portrait of our personal present." - Amy Bloom, joined by Karen Russell, Nathan Englander, Justin Cronin, Yiyun Li, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Dani Shapiro, and more in early praise. Free admission. The Beacon Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library is at 2821 Beacon Avenue South. For more information on this afternoon, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, or also see www.spl.org.