Jim Lynch, Before the Wind

Set in historic Ballard, Before the Wind is a funny, tender, and big-hearted novel about a gifted, volatile family whose love for the sea rivals their love for each other.

It joins F.o.G. Jim Lynch's first three books as a great piece of fiction - among our very favorites!

Jim's website is here.

Join us at the library for a reading by this local treasure of an author celebrating the paperback release of his latest. 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Seattle Public Library, Ballard
5614 22nd Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Before the Wind Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949356
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Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2017

The Johannssens are a sailing family: adventurous, fanatical, and, for now, a complete and total mess. Ruby, a prodigiously talented skipper, has taken off for Africa. Bernard is god-knows-where at sea. And at thirty-one years old, Josh Johannssen, the middle child, is fixing up an old family boat and trying to figure out where it all went wrong.


The Highest Tide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582346298
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 4th, 2006

One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley, a speed-reading, Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac out looking for tidal specimens in Puget Sound, discovers a giant squid stranded on the beach. As the first person to see a giant squid alive, he finds himself hailed as a prophet.


Border Songs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307456267
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Published: Vintage Books USA - July 13th, 2010

Set in the previously sleepy hinterlands straddling Washington state and British Columbia, Border Songs is the story of Brandon Vanderkool, six foot eight, frequently tongue-tied, severely dyslexic, and romantically inept.


Truth Like the Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307949349
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Published: Vintage Books - January 22nd, 2013

A classic and hugely entertaining political novel, the cat-and-mouse story of urban intrigue in Seattle both in 1962, when Seattle hosted the World's Fair, and in 2001, after its transformation in the Microsoft gold rush.