Mathilda “Millie” Thompson
5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15, Edmonds Bookshop
An Edmonds resident, Thompson will talk about and sign copies of her new book, “Death of a Falcon.” This new mystery series is set in 1590s Russia during the time of Ivan the Terrible. Late in the reign of Ivan IV, the Moscow magistrate finds himself called upon to solve the murder of the son of a prominent member of the nobility. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Call 425-775-2789. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Alice K. Boatwright
7 p.m., Feb. 15, Third Place Books
Boatwright’s new book “What Child Is This?” is the sequel to “Under An English Heaven,” winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize. Newlywed American Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger. The bookstore is in the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Call 206-366-3333. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
6 p.m. Feb. 16, Third Place Books
Shusterman is a National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of the “Unwind” series. In his new book, “Thunderhead,” Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds — and the Thunderhead is not pleased — in this sequel to the Printz Honor Book “Scythe.”
Kim Purcell and Jennifer Bardsley
Noon, Feb. 17, Edmonds Bookshop
The bookshop is hosting two young-adult authors in one event: Purcell’s newest book is “This is Not a Love Letter,” and Bardsley is the author of the “Blank State” series, which includes “Genesis Girl” and “Damaged Goods.” Purcell’s debut novel, “Trafficked” was nominated for several state awards. “This is Not a Love Letter” is a love story examining race, loss and mental health in small-town America. Bardsley is the writer of the “I Brake For Moms” column in The Daily Herlad. Her “Blank Slate” series is about Blanca, a young woman whose sheltered upbringing has protected her from the technology of the future. Things change, however, when she is forced into a world where her mind is used as a coercive tool.
7 p.m. Feb. 19, Third Place Books
Melis will talk about and sign copies of her memoir, “Banged-Up Heart.” When her husband of 30 years dies suddenly, Shirley is convinced she will never find another man like Joe. Then she meets John, a younger man who tells her during their first conversation that he has lived for many years with a rare but seemingly manageable cancer.
Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus
7 p.m. Feb. 20, Third Place Books
Anderson and Angus’ new book “Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute” is about a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker “Alice Smith” that was published in the San Francisco Bulletin in 1913. Never had such narratives been as frank in in discussing topics such as abortion, police corruption and the unwritten laws of the brothel. Now back in print, editors Anderson and Angus present the memoirs of Alice Smith and a selection of letters responding to her story, with themes that are resonant today.
7 p.m. Feb. 22, Third Place Books
A Seahawks sportscaster, political candidate, bookstore owner and barber, Ventrella now has a memoir out titled “Here’s Smiling at You.” Through heartfelt reminisces, Ventrella tells his life story with humor and candor, always coming back to the lesson that “when life throws you a curve, hit it out of the ballpark … and smile!”
7 p.m. Feb. 28, Third Place Books
From the New York Times bestselling author of “My Name Is Mary Sutter” comes a historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens when their fate is discovered. Kirkus Reviews calls Oliveira’s new book “Winter Sisters” “a captivating story and a commentary on the laws that have, for far too long, oppressed and endangered women.”
7 p.m. Mondays, Black Lab Gallery, Everett
The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Cafe Zippy, Everett
Everett Poetry night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave. Call 425-303-0474.
6 p.m. first Thursdays, Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip
The museum’s Open Mic Poetry series continues. In the Longhouse Room at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Visit www.hibulbculturalcenter.org for more.
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