New in NW books: Hattie Kauffman’s memoir, a tale of gods in trouble and a how-to book on soap making.
“Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming” by Hattie Kauffman (Baker Books, $17.99). Kauffman, a former KING-TV journalist and later national correspondent for CBS News, tells the story of her upbringing on a Native American reservation in Idaho, her award-winning journalism career and her embrace of Christianity after the disintegration of her second marriage. Kauffman lives in Seattle.
“Antigoddess” by Kendare Blake (Tor Teen, $17.99). Blake, a Lynnwood resident and author of “Anna Dressed in Blood,” pens a young adult novel about two gods, immortals in the modern world. When death stalks them they seek out Cassandra, an ordinary girl who was once a prophetess.
“Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps” by Anne-Marie Faiola (Storey, $19.95). A colorfully illustrated how-to guide for making handmade soap. Author Failoa lives in Bellingham; her website is soapqueen.com.