Originally published Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Local books: breast-cancer survival

New in local books: surviving breast cancer, trout in British Columbia, a zombie Romeo-Juliet story and the travails of three supernatural sisters.

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New releases

"Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish and Demolition" by Katherine Malmo (Calyx, $14.95). A Seattle-based author's collection of creative nonfiction chronicling her diagnosis with inflammatory breast cancer and her dreams of and fight for survival. Malmo blogs at

"Ultimate Trout Fishing in the Pacific Northwest" by Larry E. Stefanyk (Harbour Publishing, $26.95). Right over the U.S.- Canadian border, there are apparently a lot of trout. This lively illustrated guide tells you how to find and catch trout in all the best British Columbia sites, including a chapter on ice fishing. Stefanyk lives in Campbell River, B.C.

"Warm Bodies" by Isaac Marion (Emily Bestler Books, $15). New in paperback: A Seattle author's compelling, if gruesome, version of Romeo and Juliet, a love story between a male zombie and a 19-year-old living girl. Seattle Times reviewer Nisi Shawl said that "Warm Bodies" "works on lots of levels. It's a moving romance that makes obvious allusions to Shakespeare ... It's a metaphor for the battle between the forces of hope and despair. And it's a paean to the power of storytelling."

"Courting Darkness" by Yasmine Galenorn (Jove Mass Market, $7.99). The 10th in the "Otherworld" series by the Bellevue-based writer, about three supernatural sisters who save the world by battling various monsters — in this installment Camille, priestess of the Moon mother, is having in-law problems after her dragon father-in-law decides to eject her from the family.

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