Reads from Local Authors

Here is a list of locally penned books you might enjoy while you sip a hot pumpkin-spice latte. 

Autumn is a great time to cuddle up with a good book. Here is a list of books by local authors you might enjoy while you sip a hot pumpkin-spice latte. 

The Raod to Paradise, Karen Barnett

The Road to Paradise

by Karen Barnett

As of 2016, more than one-third of National Park Service employees were women. That was hardly the case in 1927, when protagonist Margie Lane arrived at Mount Rainier with the dream of working as a park ranger. Written by a former Mount Rainier park ranger, The Road to Paradise is a historical Christian fiction book that pits “a reclusive park ranger and a naïve young socialite against an unscrupulous businessman determined to develop (the park) for his own personal gain.” Waterbrook; $9.99

Co-parenting Handbook, Karen Bonnell

The Co-Parenting Handbook:
Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young
Adults Through Divorce or
by Karen Bonnell

Between 40 to 50 percent of married parents in the United States will eventually divorce, so this book by Karen Bonnell is a practical manual for parents who may be raising children in two separate households. Topics include schedule synchronization, cohesive parenting, and explaining separation in a kid-friendly way. Sasquatch Books; $19.95

Razor Clams, David Berger

Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest by David Berger

This book is by far the quintessential guide to all things having to do with Pacific razor clams, and it’s clear that author David Berger is utterly beguiled by these shiny, golden Siliqua patula. Not only does Berger go to great lengths to teach readers how to dig, clean, and prepare razor clams using his favorite recipes, but he also explores the commercial and recreational history of Northwest clamming. University of Washington Press; $26.95

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Images of America: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island by William R. Stein

Written by a local military historian, this visual history of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will appeal to military buffs and island hoppers alike. Follow along as author William R. Stein takes the reader on a journey through time as the air station’s namesake island morphed from a sleepy isolated landmass with a population of 350, to a military boomtown. Arcadia Publishing; $21.99

Map of the Heart, Susan Wiggs

Map of the Heart: A Novel by Susan Wiggs

This novel is the most recent work of local New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs, who has written more than 50 novels, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles. Map of the Heart sees Wiggs flawlessly introduce a widowed photographer, Camille Palmer, who — along with her father and teenaged daughter — embarks on a journey half a world away to learn about the family’s secret past. William Morrow; $25.99

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