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Orca Books is thrilled to welcome celebrated cartoonist and journalist Ted Rall back to the store on this November afternoon. Mr. Rall will be talking about his new book, After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome S R "Rudy" Martin back to the store on this November evening. Rudy will be reading from work from from an upcoming collection, as well from past work.
Orca is proud to welcome Olympia poet Gail Trembly to the store on this November afternoon. Gail will be reading from her new collection of poems, Farther From and Too Close to Home. A longtime resident of Olympia, Gail has been an artist, poet and teacher for over forty years. She shares her unique vision through her multi-media visual works, art installations, her writing on Native American Art, and her poetry.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome Mary Gentry to the store on this October afternoon. Mary wil be reading selections from her new book "Quite Contrary," a collection of essays covering the three and a half decades she's lived in Olympia.
Orca is proud to welcome novelist and Evergreen Professor Steven Hendricks to the store on this October evening. Steven is the author of the new novel Little Is Left to Tell.
Orca books is pleased to welcome Alison Hawthorne Deming to the store on this October evening. Alison will be discussing her new book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome marine naturalist Sandra Pollard to the store on this October afternoon. Sandra will be talking about her new book, Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting.
Orca Books is delighted to welcome author Melany Vorass to the store on this September afternoon. Melany will be talking about her new book, The Front Yard Forager: Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds.
The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone even in the middle of the city or suburbia. From the yard to the parking strip, in city parks or along municipal thoroughfares, food is abundant and free for the taking!
The Front Yard Forager invites all of us to take control of our food by entering into the fun and delicious world of foraging. A concise field guide and recipe book, it showcases the 30 most readily found edible urban weeds. From dandelion to day lily, nipplewort to nettle, and pineapple weed to purslane there's a salad bowl full of fresh edibles just waiting to be collected and put to good use. Each plant profile features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photographs, as well as where to find the plant and what to do with it in the kitchen. Recipes range from simple and classic to practically gourmet, while introductory chapters and sidebars cover the hows and whys of foraging: ethics, nutritional information, harvesting, precautions, and more.
Vancouver, BC author Eve Rickert, together with her partner and co-author Franklin Veaux, of Portland, Oregon, will be at Orca on September 13th reading from their forthcoming book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and answering reader questions on the book and on polyamory in general.
More Than Two is a comprehensive guide to the polyamorous lifestyle. Challenging the notion of what society considers a healthy and successful relationship, Rickert and Veaux offer up personal stories from their own lives as well as of those in the wider poly world, emphasizing that this lifestyle choice isn't for the noncommittal. Polyamory is all about the relationships and the individuals participating.
Charting a Relationship Bill of Rights, the authors underscore the importance of engaging in ethical polyamory and guide readers through the thorny issues of jealousy and insecurity with the aim of encouraging readers to work consistently and conscientiously on both their relationships and themselves.
Reviews for More Than Two:
“Dossie and I have been described as ‘big sisters’ (if your big sister is a slutty kinky aging hippie); Franklin and Eve are more like ‘wise neighbors’ – think of the guy on the other side of the fence on Home Improvement, calm and wise and funny. Dossie and I write primarily about the sexual aspects of poly; Franklin and Eve are more interested in the day-to-day living part. Dossie and I like to indulge ourselves, just a little, in high-flown realms of abstraction and idealism; Franklin and Eve like to keep their feet on the ground.”
- Janet Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut
“Franklin and Eve’s new groundbreaking book is a must-read deep dive into the psychology, morality, and practicalities of non-monogamy done well. Buy two copies: one for yourself and one for that friend who is going to insist on borrowing it.”
- Pepper Mint, sex educator and polyamory activist
“This book is going to be an Event. It will immediately rank right at the top of the 36 nonfiction books about polyamory published in the last 30 years, and with its depth, insight and intelligence. I think it could break out into wider mainstream attention.”
- Polyamory in the News