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Eagle Harbor Book Company

157 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

United States

(206) 842-5332; staffeagleharborbooks.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/

Events: http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/event

Description: "We are a full service, locally-owned and proudly independent bookstore located on Bainbridge Island, home to a large community of authors and discriminating readers.
A short ferry ride from Seattle, we offer a broad selection of fine new & used books."
(eagleharborbooks.booksense.com)

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Upcoming events

Jul
13
Three for One: David Hecker, Jennifer Thomas, and Rosemary Adkins (Sunday, July 13 at 3pm)
Help us welcome three local authors as they talk about books that were spurred by personal experiences! Bainbridge Island author David Hecker, whose memoir Full Circle delved into his family's immigrant past, makes his fiction debut with the story of George Schwartz, a by-the-book immigration judge who changes his approach to life and work after learning about his ancestors’ struggles with deportation. George, a descendant of German immigrants to the United States, has begun to investigate his family history, so he travels to Germany to meet relatives and learn the story of another branch of his family. There, he discovers survivors of the Soviet gulag system among his Russian-German relatives, and their antipathy toward the bureaucrats who imprisoned the family leads him to rethink his role in enforcing America’s immigration law. George returns to his work in Seattle, where his girlfriend, Maria, a newspaper reporter, is pleased to discover his change of heart. Together, they get to know Seattle’s immigrant population, and George begins to organize his fellow judges to be more lenient in their interpretation of the harsh 1996 immigration law. David Hecker works passionately at his second career: creative writing. He publishes in several genres, including book and artist event reviews, travel logs, poetry, and most recently memoir and historical novel. In David's first career he earned a Ph.D. in American Studies and designed and taught American Culture courses for college students, an intense and cherished life. During these teaching years he also attended writers conferences and enrolled in year long evening programs at university in poetry and fiction. The experiences were so compelling that Hecker decided to share this world with his students, so he co-founded a writers' conference, something his college lacked, and directed it for five years. Writers who enrolled in the writers' conference had the added benefit of getting published in Signals, a chapbook that Hecker edited annually. In the first years of his second career Hecker and wife traveled to Europe, Central Europe, and Argentina to learn about ancestry. The travel and meetings with relatives inspired him to write a memoir and a historical novel. Now, well into his writing career, David is researching, designing, and writing a sequel to Strangers Before the Bench, his historical novel, as well as polishing a book length collection of his published and unpublished poems. **** Jennifer Thomas will join us to talk about her book A Different Life: The Vietnam War from a Woman's Point of View. The book is a first-person novel written from the pages of the author’s dairy during her year’s tour of duty in DaNang, South Vietnam, from October 1967 to October 1968. Her original intention was to assist in the many orphanages occupied by hundreds of orphaned or abandoned children in Vietnam. She found the Red Cross organization as her sponsor/employer, but instead of spending time with kids, most of her time was spent in delivering critical messages regarding death or family emergencies back home. Jenny was stationed on the III Marine Amphibious Forces headquarters, the control point for the First and Third Marine Divisions in the Northern sector. She also had to be available 24/7 emotionally and psychologically during the stressful times fighting a war no one understood nor supported. **** Rosemary Adkins from Bremerton will speak about her books, including Reflections of Mamie: A Story of Survival. The story begins in the early 1950's suburbs of Houston, Texas. Mamie is a young child of four who was unwanted, afraid, abused and with nowhere to turn, learned that she had to stand alone. Her only friends were her older brother, an abused child himself, and her nanny, who begged their mother to stop beating them. The father, though he loved his children, remained passive to the end. A victim himself, the only protection he offered was a warning to stay out of their mother's reach. Mamie, the main character in this story draws you close to her dreams and hopes as she suffers the neglect and abuse from her mother. A young girl who spends her entire life searching . . . no, pleading for her mother's love and approval, but instead receives only physical, mental, and emotional abuse in return.This unsettling tale is more a story of hope as Mamie's fighting spirit leaves the reader in awe at the young girl who comes to life on the tear-stained pages." Her only thought: Never Give Up! Her only Dream: A Family to call her own. This story shares Mamie'sheroic battle to keep her dreams alive and hold on to her spirit. ---------

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
20
Running Secrets, with Arleen Williams (Sunday, July 20 at 3pm)
Join us to hear Seattle author Arleen Williams when she talks about her first novel, Running Secrets.

Flight attendant Chris Stevens is bent on self-destruction until she meets Gemi Kemmal, an Ethiopian home healthcare provider. Gemi and Jake, a paramedic, help Chris heal from and confront her difficult past, and regain a passion for living. In the process, Chris and Gemi forge a friendship that bridges cultural, racial and age differences. Their friendship gives both women the support each needs. Gemi comes to question restrictive traditions dictating her immigrant life, such as the headscarf she’s worn since entering puberty and the celibacy she’s practiced since the brutal death of her husband and infant in the violence that destroyed her homeland and family. Chris uncovers family secrets that challenge everything she's ever known to be true. Together, the women learn that racial identity is a choice, self expression is a right, and family is a personal construct.

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Arleen Williams is the author of The Thirty-Ninth Victim, a memoir of her family’s journey before and after her sister's murder. She teaches English as a Second Language at South Seattle Community College and has worked with immigrants and refugees for close to three decades. Arleen lives and writes in West Seattle. Running Secrets is her first work of fiction as well as the first book in The Alki Trilogy.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
24
A Wolf Called Romeo, with Nick Jans (Thursday, July 24 at 7:30pm)
We are very excited to present author Nick Jans as he talks about his book A Wolf Called Romeo.

This remarkable true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, is part memoir, part animal narrative, and a beautiful if heart-wrenching account of man's relationship with wild animals.

The wolf, nicknamed Romeo by the locals, returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between "shoot first, ask questions later" instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Jans and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Jans, a more than 30-year resident of Alaska, it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could. Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

"Insightful and philosophical, Jans probes the boundaries between wilderness and civilization and our responsibilities to the untamed creatures in our midst." -- Publishers Weekly

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
27
Local authors: Kenneth Bennett, Cathy Cuenin, Larry Weiner (Sunday, July 27 at 3pm)
Another local author Sunday! Come meet some of our creative neighbors with books for every taste!

Bainbridge Island writer Ken Bennett's Exodus 2022 is a dystopian sci-fi look at a world gone mad. Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter's name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State.

But Joe Stanton doesn't have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old's outburst on drugs. What they don't yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast-from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound-are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns. With the help of his girlfriend, Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance-and Joe's role in a looming global calamity-they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe's newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe's brain. "Deft storytelling and a riptide of action propel this cataclysmic narrative..." Kirkus Reviews

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Kitsap author Cathy Cuenin brings us a memoir that encompasses from laughter and sorrow. Waterways and mist-covered mountains in Alaska are the backdrop for her story, from th wild, adventuresome years aboard a tugboat with her young family to the later years when she is diagnosed with an untreatable disease that is terminal. Join us for a medical and spiritual journey into lands of wisdom and courage.

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Island Larry Weiner will talk about his humerous novel, Paradise Rot. Kyle Brightman—late of the advertising industry and soon-to-be-late of the 5th floor psych ward—has a job offer he can’t refuse. A new resort in the Caribbean is looking for an art director. Kyle soon finds himself on the Isle of St. Agrippina working alongside a beautiful copywriter with an icy handshake. Questions arise: Why does the resort management team sport spray-on tans in the Bahamas? How can the resort offer such cheap vacation packages? What does one do with vats of Astroglide? To get the answers, Kyle must first navigate a series of wildly unpredictable events with a cast of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including a seductress jungle assassin, her partially paralyzed talking Chihuahua, an Ivy League Rastafarian seaplane captain, Kyle’s ex-psych ward roommate, a former Haliburton mercenary, and a French tavern owner with a fondness for goats, all set to the greatest hits of the 70’s. Pablo Cruise never felt so right.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Where's Waldo on Bainbridge Island Farewell (Thursday, July 31 at 11am)
It has been a wonderful month for Waldo! He has enjoyed visiting 30 locations on Bainbridge Island, and seeing all the determined hunters who have tracked him down! So now we are saying goodbye to Waldo with a big send off party on Thursday, July 31, at 11am.

Come dressed like Waldo and enjoyed some Waldo-inspired cookies! For those who found him in over 20 spots, there will be a drawing for fabulous prizes from Bainbridge Island stores, including a special Wow Collection of Waldo books from Eagle Harbor Books.. The party is open to the public! Please help us say goodbye to this peripatetic character!

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Eagle Harbor Readers' Circle: The Orchardist (Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm)
Join us at our monthly Eagle Harbor Reader's Circle meeting to discuss The Orchardist. We meet at the bookstore at 7pm! This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
10
Spencer Quinn (Sunday, August 10 at 3pm)
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
17
The Time of the Kachinas, with Barbara Winther (Sunday, August 17 at 3pm)
Please help us welcome back Bainbridge Island author Barbara Winther as she introduces her new book The Time of the Kachinas.

Winther's expertise in Native American art, life, and lore shine in this tale about a Hopi Indian village in NE Arizona, and the ceremonial Kachina year seen through the eyes of two young Hopi children, Hester and Honu. From the time the first Kachina appears in December until the Niman in July when the Kachinas go home, the children experience the magic and beauty of plaza dances. They learn that Kachina are messenger spirits essential for Hopi survival, for they bring rain to the arid lands. During the ceremonial year, Hopi children are taught important lessons to live "The Hopi Way."

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Barbara Winther operated Old Bear Trading Company with her husband for 21 years, representing many Native American artists. She has been a teacher for students from middle school to university, and for six years led the Native American Seminars at the University of California Extension. With Hartman Lomawaima, she co-wrote the book Hopitu for a kachina doll collection at the Jesse Peter Museum. She has been featured in American Indian Art Magazine for articles on Native American basketry. Winther coauthored Duane Pasco: Life as Art, a book about the rebirth of Northwest Coast Native art. She has also written an entertaining series on international mysteries, and other books.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
13
Indu Sundaresan (Monday, October 13 at 4pm)
Indu Sundaresan was born in India and came to the US for graduate school at the University of Delaware. She is the author of two acclaimed novels, The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
19
Brenda Peterson (Sunday, October 19 at 3pm)
Brenda Peterson (Pacific Northwest, Your Life is a Book) (added from Random House)
Mar
4
Carol Cassella (Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7pm)
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
May
8
Justin Go (Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Justin Go attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in history and art history. He also holds an MA in English from University College London. He has lived in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York City, and Berlin. He is currently at work on his second novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jun
14
Kathryn Ma will be promoting The Year She Left Us (Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3pm)
Kathryn Ma will be promoting The Year She Left Us (added from HarperCollins)
Aug
10
Spencer Quinn (Monday, August 10, 2015 at 3pm)
Spencer Quinn is the author of six Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
18
Will North (Monday, January 18, 2038 at 7:30pm)
Will North

WILL NORTH is the author of the novel The Long Walk Home. He divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Great Britain. (added from Random House)

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