Time for lunch, grappling with Alzheimer’s
Recently released Northwest books: Peter Miller on lunch at his shop, an anthology of writings on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, Mark Russinovich’s “Trojan Horse” in paperback, and “S is for Salmon,” a new picture book by Hannah Viano.
“Lunch at the Shop” by Peter Miller (Abrams, $24.95). Miller, a Seattle design bookshop owner (Peter Miller Books), takes time in the middle of each workday to make lunch. While the book includes more than 45 recipes, it is about more than lunch. It is about “adopting a lifestyle that allows healthy food to be savored” away from hustle and bustle.
“Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s” by Collin Tong (Book Publishers Network, $16.95). Seattle journalist Tong has compiled an anthology from educators, journalists, health practitioners and others who recount their experiences caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Tong’s late wife, Linda, was stricken with Alzheimer’s at 51.
“Trojan Horse” by Mark Russinovich (Thomas Dunne Books, $15.99). New in paperback, “Trojan Horse” is a thriller about an invisible computer virus that alters data without leaving a trace and the efforts to stop it and find its creator. Russinovich is a technical fellow at Microsoft and an expert on the Windows operating system.
“S is for Salmon” by Hannah Viano (Sasquatch Books, $16.99). For ages 2-6: Beautiful paper-cut illustrations highlight Northwest flora and fauna, from B for blackberry to R for rhododendron. Muted pastel colors accent the pictures, created by cutting away black paper. A sentence per page offers a bit of child-friendly information, such as “Horsetails are 100 million years old and still make the best pretend swords.” Viano is a Seattle artist.