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Published to coincide with the 125th anniversaries this month of the founding of the Anacortes American newspaper (on May 15, 1890) and the incorporation of the City of Anacortes (May 19, 1890), this is a new coffee table book featuring articles and historical photographs from the collection of legendary American editor Wallie Funk. All sales benefit the Anacortes Museum.



FINDERS KEEPERS, by Stephen King (Scribner, $30.00) "Wake up, genius." So begins Stephen King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader, starring the same compelling trio of mismatched heroes who were first introduced in Mr Mercedes. This is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about an obsession with a reclusive writer that goes too far, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, forever.


THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, $30.00) In this thrilling book, two-time Pulitzer prize-winning historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including personal diaries, notebooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the dramatic, profoundly American story of the two courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly.


THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks (Random House, $28.00) In his previous book, The Social Animal, New York Times columnist David Brooks explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to re-balance the scales between our "resume virtues" - achieving wealth, fame and status - and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.

PIONEER GIRL: The Annotated Autobiography, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Pamela Smith Hill, editor. South Dakota Historical Society Press, 39.95) Follow the real Laura Ingalls and her family as they make their way west - and discover that truth is as remarkable as fiction. Hidden away since the 1930s, Laura Ingalls Wilder's never-before-published autobiography reveals the true stories of her pioneering life. Some of her experiences will be familiar; some will be a surprise. Pioneer Girl re-introduces readers to the woman who defined the pioneer experience for millions of people around the world. 




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