Three Seattle Books That Belong on Your Must-Read List

A trio of acclaimed books released this year offer revealing portraits of the city.

Ghosts of Seattle Past (Chin Music Press, $19.95)
Edited by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Joshua Powell
As development changes the face of Seattle, this anthology of essays, photographs and hand-drawn maps memorializes places that have disappeared.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes (Ballantine Books, $28)
By Jamie Ford
The author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with another novel set in Seattle and inspired by an event at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition during which a Chinese infant was auctioned off.

Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name (Sasquatch, $25.95)
By David M. Buerge
Native American oral histories, newspaper reports and European records are woven together to give the first in-depth account of the life of Suquamish and Duwamish leader, Chief Seattle.


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