Fly fishing, nature, commerce, family drama, and what-if at Third Place Books

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Authors inspired by fly fishing, nature, commerce, family drama, and what-if will appear at Third Place books, upper level Town Center, intersection of Bothell Way and Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park.

Steve Raymond
Trout Quintet: Five Stories of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing (Skyhorse)
Tuesday, April 19  7pm
With flowing prose, the five stories in Trout Quintet touch on some of the more salient topics that the fly fisherman faces.  From the story of a dying man who comes back to life as a rainbow trout to the tale of a young boy and his lucky hat, Trout Quintet is a refreshing evocation of the sport that so many women and men love.

David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (W.W. Norton)
Thursday, April 21  7pm
The Hidden Half of Nature reveals how to transform agriculture and medicine by merging the mind of an ecologist with the care of a gardener and the skill of a doctor.

Duncan Clark
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built (Ecco Press)
Friday, April 22  6:30pm
An engrossing insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies rivaling Walmart and Amazon and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. 

Steve Toutonghi
in conversation with Paul Toutonghi
Join (Soho Press)
Saturday, April 23  6:30pm
What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That's the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors

Jim Lynch
Before the Wind (Knopf)
Tuesday, April 26  7pm
Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion. A cautionary tale of obsession and what it can cost tells of three generations whose devotion to sailing holds them together until it sunders them.


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