Thrillers, wry memoirs, and romantic comedy this week at Third Place Books

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Third Place Books showcases four authors this week, one of them local. Two of the books are spine-tinglers, another offers "brutal insignts", and the other is the second book of a romantic comedy.

As always, the public is invited and those purchasing books can get them autographed by the author. Third Place Books is on the upper level of Town Center at the corner of Ballinger Way and Bothell Way in Lake Forest Park.

Tim Johnston
Descent (Algonquin)
Tuesday, January13 at 7pm
Tim Johnston's debut adult novel Descent is a riveting literary thriller set in the Rocky Mountains. He is the author of the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. Read the Seattle Times review by Adam Woog.

Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Effect (Simon and Schuster)
Thursday, January 15 at 7pm
Graeme Simsion's sequel to the New York Times bestselling  novel The Rosie Project stars the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child.

Jason Schmidt
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me (FSG)
Friday, January 16 at 6:30pm
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? Teens and adults who favor memoirs will be fascinated and deeply moved. Update: Make that "grim" memoirs. Here's the Seattle Times review.

Updated 01-13-2015 10:16pm
Mindy S. Halleck
Return to Sender (Booktrope)
Saturday, January17 at 6:30pm
Literary thriller Return to Sender takes us to small town America after the Korean War. Author Mindy Halleck is a Pacific Northwest author, blogger and writing instructor.


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