literature

Two leading Seattle-area authors reveal different truths with their new books.

'Gravity’s Rainbow,' the masterpiece by Thomas Pynchon, Seattle’s most-honored and influential writer, turns out to be a savage act of vengeance against our town, inspired by our 1962 Century 21 Exhibition.

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Walking into the Amazon bookstore in the University Village shopping center is a little like entering a hybrid of an Apple store and a large airport bookstore designed to help you find a book fast.

In Seattle-based writer Maria Semple’s latest book, Today Will Be Different (Little, Brown and Company, $27) desperate housewife and former animator Eleanor Flood races around Seattle one day (see map) trying to make sense of everything t

Seattle has long been known as a book lover’s haven, and Sasquatch Books, a venerated local publishing company, has played a major role in helping to mold and shape the city’s lit life.

For 20 years, Seattle’s Hugo House has served as an urban writer’s retreat at its Capitol Hill location across from Cal Anderson Park, sponsoring and hosting a wide variety of events, residencies and services for readers and writers alike.

Put down your fork and step away from that sad desk salad. According to a study by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, more than 60 percent of us are dining “al desko” on a regular basis.

It’s time for the next chapter in Seattle’s citywide reading group

For the past 45 years, young women—mostly First Nations—have disappeared along Highway 16 in British Columbia. Some were found murdered, others were never seen again.