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Watermark is among the downtown Anacortes businesses participating in the Fidalgo Island Quilters 2014 Quilt Walk. We will have beautiful quilts adorning our walls through the entire month of April. Stop in for a look! (Featured at right: Sing with Me, an alphabet quilt by Nancy Anders.)



Published by the Anacortes Museum Foundation, this is a new coffee table book of historical images by the pioneering Pacific Northwest photographer Lance Burdon. The collection includes rare pictures from the early days of Anacortes, Fidalgo Island and Puget Sound. The book was compiled by the photographer's granddaughter, Nancy Werner Mathews, and edited by Anacortes Museum educator Bret Lunsford. Retail price is $35.00.


THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY, by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin, $24.95. Hardcover fiction.) A.J. Fikry is a bookseller whose life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is struggling, his prized possession - a rare collection of Poe poems - has been stolen. Slowly he isolates himself from the people around him, and not even books bring him pleasure any more. But then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore - an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, to see everything anew. As surprising as it is moving, this is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistable affirmation of why we love - and why we read!

FLASH BOYS, by Michael Lewis (Norton, $27.95. Hardcover non-fiction.) The true story of a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the US stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. Working for different firms, each man arrives at this realization independently, but after discovering one another they band together and set out to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading - the source of many of the problems - offers no advantage whatsoever. Shining a light into Wall Street's darkest corners, Michael Lewis presents an ultimately uplifting story abut people who have retained a sense of morality in an environment that fails to pay you for it.

THE PLOVER, by Brian Doyle (Thomas Dunne Books, $24.99. Hardcover fiction.) A new novel from the author of Mink River. Declan O'Donnell has sailed out of Oregon, deep into the vast and wild Pacific Ocean, having had enough of other people and their problems. But escape is more difficult than he imagines. This is a sea novel, a maritime adventure, the story of a cold man melting, a compendium of small miracles, an elegy to Edmund Burke, a watery quest, a battle at sea - and a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned.

THE INTERESTINGS, by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead Books, $17.00. Paperback fiction.) The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later, the bonds remain, but so much else has changed. Not everyone can sustain, into adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters, The Interestings explores the ways that class, power, art, money, success and friendship can shift and tilt precariously over the course of a life.


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