Three Seattle Books That Belong on Your Must-Read List

A trio of acclaimed books released this year offer revealing portraits of the city.

By Caroline Craighead


December 18, 2017

This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Ghosts of Seattle Past (Chin Music Press, $19.95)
Edited by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Joshua Powell
As development changes the face of Seattle, this anthology of essays, photographs and hand-drawn maps memorializes places that have disappeared.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes (Ballantine Books, $28)
By Jamie Ford
The author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with another novel set in Seattle and inspired by an event at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition during which a Chinese infant was auctioned off.

Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name (Sasquatch, $25.95)
By David M. Buerge
Native American oral histories, newspaper reports and European records are woven together to give the first in-depth account of the life of Suquamish and Duwamish leader, Chief Seattle.


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