NW books | Animal tails, lost love, poetry and a terrible quake
New releases with Northwest connections include “Tails Chasing Tails,” aimed at ages 1-3, and “Mary O’Houlihan: A Story,” recounting the innocence of first love.
“Tails Chasing Tails” by Matthew Porter (Sasquatch, $9.99). For ages 1-3: As the title suggests, one animal tracks down the next in this board book by a Seattle artist. Toddlers can use the words or visual clues to guess the next creature.
“Mary O’Houlihan: A Story” by Mike O’Connor (Pleasure Boat Studio, $15). The Port Townsend author recalls the innocence of first love and its inevitable loss in this semi-sequel to “Unnecessary Talking.”
“Incomplete Strangers” by Robert McNamara (Lost Horse Press, $18). This is the third book of poetry by the University of Washington teacher and director of the Puget Sound Writing Project.
“Bad Friday: The Great and Terrible 1964 Alaska Earthquake” by Lew Freedman (Epicenter Press, $15.95). Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, Freedman brings us the survivors’ personal stories of destruction and fear.