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Bainbridge Island bookstore offers lineup of author events
Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island has a full slate of author events scheduled in July, except for the week of the July 4 holiday.

Here is what’s on tap:

Sunday, July 7, at 3 p.m. - Pakistani native and Bellevue author Maliha Masood will join us to talk about her book Dizzy in Karachi — A Journey to Pakistan. Masood moved to the Pacific Northwest with her family when she was just turning 11, and she quickly became Americanized as she adapted to her new home. For 21 years she ignored heritage, but that changed after the 9/11 attacks. She could no longer avoid the tense standoff between Pakistan and America, and when she landed a summer internship in Islamabad in 2003, she was on her way back to do some root searching. This look at Pakistan and the ties with her new homeland are funny, insightful, and timely. Come for a great discussion with this writer and educator, whose lifelong goal has been to build bridges between the Islamic world and the West at the grassroots level.

Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. - Seattle Times writer Lynda Mapes will discuss her recent book Elwha — A River Reborn. This is the compelling story of one of the largest dam removal projects in the world, and the effect it will have on a classic Northwest ecosystem. With stunning photographs, as well as historic images, graphics, and a map, Elwha tells the interwoven stories of this region. Mapes’ book is inspiring and instructive, a triumphant story of place, people, and environment striving to come together.

Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. - Kingston author and retired biology professor Ted R. Anderson will discuss his new book The Life of David Lack — Father of Evolutionary Ecology. Birders and science and nature lovers will enjoy this evening. Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack’s 1947 classic, Darwin’s Finches. Lack’s pioneering conclusions in Darwin’s Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology.

Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. - Eagle Harbor Books will hold its monthly class on e-readers and e-books. Many people are not aware that e-books are available through many local independent bookstore websites, such as Eagle Harbor Books, and that we sell Kobo e-reader devices at the bookstore. You can also buy books through us using smartphones, tablets, and most other eReaders. You can bring in your e-reader and/or your questions, and we’ll help you get set up so you can buy e-books locally (or borrow them from the Kitsap Regional Library).

Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m. - Bainbridge author Barbara Winther and renowned Northwest artist Duane Pasco will be here to discuss Duane Pasco — Life as Art. This gorgeous volume chronicles Pasco’s journey as an artist and the transformation of his work over the last 50 years. His art — masks, boxes, bowls, rattles, panels, poles and sculpture — is beautifully presented in photographs. Stories reveal his development as a leading artist in the Northwest Coast Native art traditions and the scope of his influence on the rise of contemporary Northwest Coast Native art in Canada and the United States. Winther is the coauthor of the book.

All events are free and open to the public. Customers who pre-purchase books at Eagle Harbor will have priority seating at author events. For directions or information, call 206-842-5332.

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