Midlife musings by David Guterson and Peter Zheutlin; murder at Coos Bay, and life in the Emerald City

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, Lake Forest Park, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.


Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm
Warren Easley
No Way to Die: A Cal Claxton Mystery

Attorney Cal Claxton just wants to go fishing with his daughter, Claire, and he knows the best place - the coastal area south of Coos Bay. But their vacation takes a dark turn with the discovery of a body in the river. 

As an investigation is launched into the suspicious death, Cal and Claire find themselves drawn into the life of the local bookshop owner and vocal environmental activist. Together, they dig deep into the secrets and crumbling alliances that form the foundation of this small coastal community, and what they find could spell doom for them both...

Thursday, December 5 at 7pm
David Guterson

Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase "turn around time" as that point in an adventure when one must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home. 

In that vein, the beloved northwest novelist David Guterson explores midlife through a lyrical journey along a trail.

Friday, December 6 at 6pm
Susannah Ryan and Nathan Vass

An Evening with Seattle Walk Report and The View From Nathan’s Bus!

Susannah Ryan and Nathan Vass are both known for their insightful, funny, and poignant chronicles of Seattle life – Vass with his long-running blog, and new book The Lines That Make Us: Stories from Nathan’s Bus, Ryan with the popular Instagram comic and new book Seattle Walk Report. Join us as we welcome these two everyday bards of the emerald city to Third Place Books for a conversation about community, storytelling, and the beauty and weirdness of Seattle.

Saturday, December 7 at 6pm
Peter Zheutlin
The Dog Went Over the Mountain

On the cusp of turning sixty-five, and inspired by a re-reading of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Peter Zheutlin and his beloved Albie, a rescue dog of similar vintage, take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters. 

They come away with a new-found appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.



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