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8 PNW-Inspired Books to Read This Fall

Relax and settle into the season with this Pacific Northwest-themed reading list

Between traveling and turkeys, you need to unwind. Here are eight literary picks to help you do it.

Kasee Bailey

Melissa Michaels on Simplifying and Organizing

The Seattle author explains how to make room for what you love

Melissa Michaels, who designed the interiors pictured here, suggests that being more selective about what we have in our home can help us feel better within it

Seattle Mag

Just In Time for Thanksgiving: A New Pie Cookbook

Award-winning pastry expert Kate McDermott serves up her first cookbook

Pastry expert Kate McDermott

Jessica Yadegaran

Author Maria Semple Names Seattle Spots in Her Latest Book

Location, location, location

In Seattle-based writer Maria Semple’s latest book, Today Will Be Different (Little, Brown and Company, $27) desperate housewife and former animator Eleanor Flood races around Seattle one day (see map) trying to make sense of everything that seems to matter in her life. Much like her last book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Semple incorporates city…

Linda Morgan

Summer Reads from PNW Authors

6 new picks from Seattle-area authors to add to your summer reading list

If you’ve been falling behind on your reading lately, rejoice: summer is the perfect time to snag a book and immerse yourself in a new world. And with these new titles from local authors, you’ll have more than enough material. Full of mystery, heart, insight and adventure, these works have something to offer for almost…

Sabrina Nelson