The lusty librarian

The lusty librarian

Looking for a good book that's set in Seattle? Naturally, NancyPearl has a few recommendations.

All Powers Necessary and Convenient (University of Washington Press, 2000; $17), by Mark F.Jenkins. This highly readable play explores the chilling effects ofthe McCarthy era on several UW professors.

Fat Tuesday (Ballantine Books, 1988; $6.99), Into the Inferno (BallantineBooks, 2003; $24), The Rainy City (Ballantine Books, 1997; $6.99),and other novels in the Thomas Black detective series, by EarlEmerson, a Seattle firefighter.

First Avenue (Onyx, 2000; $6.99) and Second Watch (Signet, 2003; $6.99), byLowen Clausen. Follow the exploits of Seattle cop Sam Wright inthese potboilers.

Long for this World (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003; $24), by Michael Byers. Thenovel delves into the ethical dilemmas of a Seattle doctor duringthe get-rich-quick 1990s.

The Strangeness of Beauty (Simon & Schuster, 1999; $23), by Lydia Minatoya. Thisnovel paints a vivid picture of life in an ethnic Seattleneighborhood in the 1920s and '30s.

Waxwings (Pantheon Books, 2003; $24), by Jonathan Raban. Another novelset in dot-com-era Seattle, this time told from the viewpoints ofrecent immigrants.

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