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THE NORTH CASCADES - Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby (Braided River, $29.95). Washington's North Cascades are home to some of the most magnificent mountains, lowland old growth forests, and pristine rivers on the planet. Some of these features are safely contained within national park boundaries or federally designated wilderness areas, but much remains unprotected. In The North Cascades, Pultizer prize-winning Anacortes author and environmentalist William Dietrich draws attention to the many reasons the integrity of this ecosystme must remain intact. The book examines the value of the area through a broad spectrum of views: conservation, natural history, ecosystem services, sustainable rural communities and recreation. Available now! 



To celebrate its 50th anniversary as a publisher, Harper Perennial has issued a limited series of classic and destined-to-become-classic paperbacks, each with new covers and priced at $10 each (plus sales tax). Titles include The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey, State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, Under the Volcano, by Malcom Lowry, and others.








EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36.00) Book Three of the Century Trilogy! Following the ongoing fortunes of five intertwined familes, Edge of Eternity covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll. In this climactic concluding saga, Follett's characters are caught up in the midst of history we as readers thought we knew, but which Follett obliges us to consider afresh. Critics hail it as "potent, enrossing and truly epic!"


STATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf, $24.95) A famous actor dies of a heart attack during a production of King Lear. In the world beyond the theater, a virulent plague sweeps across the planet, rapidly killing anyone who comes into contact with it. From these beginnings comes a story that pivots in time around the actor's death, linking people and events in his past to those of a post-plague future in which small groups of survivors eke out a living among the material remnants of early twenty-first century civilization. The resulting novel is both compelling and thoughtful, suggesting among other things that bits and pieces of culture - some random, some indelible - will endure, for better or worse, for as long as humanity exists. - Arlene

THE REDEEMER, by Jo Nesbo (Vintage Crime, $14.95) Shots ring out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert in Oslo, leaving one of the singers dead. Harry Hole, Oslo's best investigator and worst civil servant, follows the trail of clues deep into the darkest corners of the city and - eventually - to Croatia, home of an assassin who has been hired to settle an old debt. As Hole moves closer to solving the murder, the danger for him and his team increases as the killer becomes increasingly desperate.

THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES - America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, by Simon Winchester (Harper Perennial, $16.99) A monumental history of the American pioneers - some famous, some not - who helped forge and unify the new country, socially and geographically, so that it indeed became "one nation, indivisible." New in paperback!



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