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Friday, November 13th, 7:00pm -- Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund and Joseph Varley: Understanding and Compassion for Our Aging Parents

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund to the store on this November evening. Maria will be joined by Joseph Varley to discuss her new book, "Last Adventure of Life: Inspiring Approaches to Living and Dying".

The Last Adventure of Life: Inspiring Approaches to Living and Dying Cover Image
$21.35
ISBN: 9780975293225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bridge to Dreams - February 6th, 2014

Friday, October 30th, 7:00pm -- Dale Pierce

Orca Books is delighted to welcome author Dale Pierce to the store on this October evening. Dale recently moved to Olympia from Ohio with his wife and pet cat, bringing several of his past books with him. On October 30 he will read No Bull can Kill me from his conglomeration of tales in his horror novel, Bullring.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467110174
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 10th, 2013

Fireside Book Group: Joseph Heller's "Catch-22"

The Fireside Book Group meets the first Thursday of most months at Orca Books at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Orca offers a 10% discount on new copies of book club selections.

At the Thursday, November 5th meeting they will discuss "Catch-22", Joseph Heller's classic novel of the Second World War.

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By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

Fireside Book Group: Walter Kirn's "Blood Will Out"

The Fireside Book Group meets the first Thursday of most months at Orca Books at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Orca offers a 10% discount on new copies of book club selections. At the Thursday, October 1st meeting they will discuss Walter Kirn's true crime memoir "Blood Will Out".

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631490224
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 30th, 2015

Saturday, November 7th, 3:00pm -- Bill Lindstrom

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Northwest author Bill Lindstrom to the store on this November afternoon. Bill will be talking about his popular new book, "Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the Wildman of the Wynooche".

The book is about John Tornow, alleged killer of six men, including his two nephews on Sept. 3, 1911. This triggered a 19-month manhunt, the longest in Northwest history at the time.  He killed two deputies in March, 1912, before he was killed in a shootout on April 16, 1913, but took two more deputies’ lives before he was gunned down. “Villain or Victim?” asks if the man was ever guilty of the murders, for he was never charged with a crime, though a $5,000 warrant was on his head. John is pictured as a wildman of the Wynooche, referring to the area in which he roamed and subsisted in for two bitter winters in a feat that bewilders those who know the area.

The John Tornow the author introduces is a far more compassionate individual, who only wanted to be left alone in the solace of the woods he so much enjoyed. Was he a “Villain or Victim?” The book attempts to find the truth as through the examination of newspaper articles, trial transcriptions and interviews with descendants of friends and neighbors who knew him. It is a novel based on actual events, utilizing actual people who knew him, befriended or was sympathetic to him. The story is told through the words of an actual reporter, who writes his narratives after interviews with sheriffs, posse members and Tornow advocates. Many news articles of the day are reproduced.

“Villain or Victim?” leaves readers to decide by arming them with enough facts and fallacies to formulate their own opinions after studying the numerous conspiracy theories that have kept this story alive for more than 100 years.

Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the Wildman of the Wynooche Cover Image
$29.03
ISBN: 9781499061574
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Published: Xlibris - September 18th, 2014

Sunday, October 11th, 2:00pm -- Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, Author of "Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures"

Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Derek "Deek" Diedricksen to the store on this October afternoon. Diedricksen will be talking about his new book "Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures".

Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612123530
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Published: Storey Publishing - August 25th, 2015

Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780762771462
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Published: Lyons Press - February 1st, 2012

Science Café at Orca Books: "Math and Music"

In a musical Science Cafe, Joe Mailhot will discuss mathematical aspects of his compositions, including set theory, modular arithmetic, Pythagorean scales, parallel constructions, melodic translations, and other mathematical inspirations.  As part of the discussion the Joe Mailhot Jazz Unit will perform selections which illustrate these ideas.  It will be a nice blend of theory and practice!
 
 
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