NW Books: Tales from Seattle’s Burgermaster
New books of Seattle interest: “Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape,” “The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes,” “Smells Like Pirates” and “Under the Bridge.”
“The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes: Mostly True Stories” by Jerome Gold (Black Heron Press, $6.95). Seattle’s Burgermaster restaurant lies at the heart of these 10 stories and personal essays, which range from satirical to serious, with a humorous bent to them all. The book is available from independent bookstores in and around Seattle.
“Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape” by Marjorie Manwaring (Mayapple Press, $14.95). Marjorie Manwaring, a Seattle-area writer and co-editor of the online poetry and art journal the DMQ Review, will release her first full-length poetry collection at 3 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Bay Book Co. The collection ranges in form and mood, with tales of the Zipper at the county fair and a night at a company party.
“Smells Like Pirates” by Suzanne Selfors (Little, Brown, $16.99). For ages 9-12: The third book in the Bainbridge author’s mystery series finds Homer and Dog still searching for the missing treasure. They may be forced to work with Homer’s nemesis, Lorelei, in a desperate effort to find the pirate booty first.
“Under the Bridge” by Michael Harmon (Knopf, $16.99). For ages 14 and up: Tate must persuade his younger brother, Indy, a skilled skateboarder, to move back home and finish high school after he clashes with their father. Harmon sets his story “on the gritty streets” of his hometown, Spokane.