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 (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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
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 (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307456267
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Published: Vintage - 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 (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307949349
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Published: Vintage - 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.

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