Book events in and nearby Snohomish County

Paula Becker

5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Edmonds Bookshop

Becker has written a biography of a Northwest icon in “Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I.” She will talk about her book and sign copies at the shop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

Kathleen Alcala

7 p.m. Oct. 20, Third Place Books

Alcala will talk about her new book “The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island,” published by the University of Washington Press. Third Place is located in the Lake Forest Park shopping center.

Nicola Pearson and Maya Keegan

Noon Oct. 22, Edmonds Bookshop

Pearson and her 13-year-old illustrator Maya will be on hand to to talk about and sign their book “The Lost Hour: A Grand Globetrotting Adventure with Six O’Clock &Friends.” What happens to the hour we lose to daylight saving time? Kids will love to find out.

Elena Hartwell

3 p.m. Oct. 22, Edmonds Bookshop

Hartwell will read from and sign copies of her first novel, “One Dead, Two to Go: And Eddie Shoes Mystery,” at the shop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Edwina (Eddie Shoes) Schultz is a private investigator. Parked outside of a seedy Bellingham hotel, she photographs her quarry kissing his mistress goodbye. The mistress is found dead later.

Sandi Doughton

11 a.m. Oct. 22, Monroe Library; 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Mill Creek Library; 11 a.m. Nov. 5, Camano Library; 2 p.m. Nov. 5, Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center

The author of “Full-Rip 9.0: The next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest” plans to talk about how to be safe during big earthquakes. The Seattle Times science reporter’s visit is part of the Sno-Isle Libraries participation in The Great Washington Shakeout.

JoAnne Nelson

3 and 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Grow Washington Store

Nelson will be reading from her book, “The Witches’ Little Sister,” at the store, 1204 First St., Snohomish. Two readings are scheduled. The book is about a little witch who wants to fly to the moon.

Scott Driscoll

1:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Edmonds Bookshop

Driscoll, who teaches creative writing, will talk about and sign copies of his new novel “Better You Go Home.” The story involves Seattle attorney Chico Lenoch, who wonders why his Czech father refused to contact family left behind the Iron Curtain. Lenoch heads to the Czech Republic to find out.

Kathryn Lang-Slattery

7 p.m. Nov. 3, University Book Store, Mill Creek

In Lang-Slattery’s debut historical novel, “Immigrant Solider: The Story of a Ritchie Boy,” she paints a convincing image of a young German Jewish boy fleeing his home before World War II. Based on the real-life experiences of the author’s uncle, the boy lands in America before being drafted as a teen into the U.S. Army. There, he serves as an intelligence officer who interrogates German prisoners for Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army. Learn more at the book discussion and signing with Lang-Slattery.

Tod Marshall

6 p.m. Nov. 3, Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip

Marshall, the state’s poet laureate, is a professor at Gonzaga University in Spokane. He will read his poetry for about an hour, followed by an open microphone time.

Bernie Sanders

7 p.m. Nov. 30, University Temple United Methodist Church

Early warning here. The senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate is the author of the new book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.” Sanders will speak at the church, 1415 NE 43rd, near the University Book Store, sharing stories from the campaign trail. Tickets are $27, which admits one person and includes a copy of his book, are available at

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