Harry Orchard, professional killer, rolled up a record in the days when the mine owners and the labor unions waged what was virtually civil war. That Orchard outlived the Western Federation of Miners and that he held one of the top records for length of terms a life prisoner–all this is unimportant compared to the…

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New, revised second edition! Since A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska (250 pages) was first published in 2014, eight of the bars that were described in the first edition have since closed their doors forever. The revised second edition includes five additional bars that meet the criteria. Also added to the second edition are regional…

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In Women’s Voices from the Oregon Trail (276 pages), Susan Butruille artfully narrates the lives and struggles of the women who followed the 2,000-mile trail to Oregon 175 years ago. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition not only retraces the women’s journeys, but also brings their narratives to life in diary, song, history, poetry, quilts, and recipes. Beginning…

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Ed McLauren has fought his whole life: to build the Lazy Ear ranch, to pass responsible range management legislation, and to expose the unscrupulous and greedy developers who seek to rob the N’Chi-lix-czin of their birthright. In Fireweed (286 pages), Ed perseveres to speaks out in favor of controlled brush-burning to unwilling ears, while discomfited…

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On a foggy afternoon in September of 1982 the Investor, a salmon fishing vessel, was engulfed in flames near the tiny village of Craig, Alaska. All efforts to stop the blaze were repulsed by the heat and fury of fire–until the blaze had run its course. Eight people, including a pregnant woman and two small…

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It is 1983, and the anti-war movement Target Seattle is preparing for a trip to Tashkent, Seattle’s Sister City in Uzbekistan. Betsy Bell’s husband, Don, is the chair of the executive committee of Target Seattle, and co-leader of the trip. Travelling with three thousand copies of a peace petition, as well as her seventeen-year-old daughter…

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Luckily for him, and for us, Emmett Watson’s beat as a columnist for The Seattle Times required him to stay in touch with his beloved native city. In his daily meanderings, usually accompanied by his miniature poodle, Tiger, Watson saw much that is invisible to the rest of us. Of course, he was around longer than most…

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Seattle attorney Annie Macpherson is stunned to receive a desperate phone message from her old high school friend, Taylor North. They haven’t spoken in seventeen years, ever since the bitter fight involving Taylor’s violent boyfriend–and eventual husband–Steven Vick. So, with trepidation and a touch of dread, Annie rushes to Yakima Valley, where Taylor owns a…

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Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle’s most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn’t a game, it’s a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player.…

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A woman who may be abducted and a man who’s definitely dead are just the beginning for Seattle attorney Annie MacPherson in Sea of Troubles (206 pages), whose search for answers leads her to a past faded but not forgotten. A trip to the elegant Windsor Resort on Orcas Island seems like a vacation, but…

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