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Seattle City of Literature

Reflections from a Community of Writers

5-1/2 x 7-1/2; $19.95

288 pages

ISBN: 9781570619861

This bookish history of Seattle includes essays, history and personal stories from such literary luminaries as Frances McCue, Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Evison, Tree Swenson, Jim Lynch, and Sonora Jha among many others. Timed with Seattle’s bid to become the second US city to receive the UNESCO designation as a City of Literature, this deeply textured anthology pays homage to the literary riches of Seattle. Strongly grounded in place, funny, moving, and illuminating, it lends itself both to a close reading and to casual browsing, as it tells the story of books, reading, writing, and publishing in one of the nation's most literary cities.

Editor Ryan Boudinot is the author of the novel Blueprints of the Afterlife, a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, and the story collection The Littlest Hitler, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.

"All of the pieces are short and conversational, resulting in a figurative cocktail party full of Seattle writers eager to contribute to the clamor."
Seattle magazine 

"This anthology pays homage to the literary history of Seattle through stories about reading, writing, and publishing from some of the city's renowned literary voices."
Alaska Beyond

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