Start: 3:48 pm
Presented by WOMEN'S CENTURY CLUB. If you haven't heard one of Diana James' talks on the history of Seattle Apartment buildings, don't miss this one at the Women's Century Club. Her book, Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900 – 1939 (McFarland), is a fascinating and essential volume offering a comprehensive account of apartment building history, styles, designs, and an account of some key individual building histories. Following the talk, Diana James will lead a short walking tour and discuss the history of some of the buildings near the Century Club on Capitol Hill. Light lunch provided$5 donation at the door suggested. The Clubhouse/Harvard Exit Theater is at 807 East Roy (about ten blocks north of the bookstore). For more information, please see
Start: 7:00 pm
A highly regarded academic who taught at several universities, including Washington, before retiring from the University of Arizona in 2003, Anoop Chandola has taken in recent years to writing fiction based primarily in his original home country of India. In the Himalayan Nights (Savant Books), published earlier this year, is set over a tumultuous eighteen-day period in 1977, with India poised at the threshold of what would be major change. "Remember the four topics you are not supposed to talk about in polite company? This book tackles all of them, notably polygamy, class inequality, racial discrimination, and the politics of war." - Jane Li. "A perfect blend of history and the present ..." - Sukriti Tolani, Hindustan Times.