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Parkplace Books in Kirkland to host author Bryan Johnston Thursday
The following events will happen at Parkplace Books in Kirkland:
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: Ten-time Emmy award winner and local author Bryan Johnston, along with signing copies of his new novel “Man with a Gun,” will be presenting the fascinating facts and stories he uncovered during research for this book.
You will learn things about the US military, snipers and the Kennedy assassination that will leave you thinking, “Wow, I had no idea.”
The motive for killing Kennedy that most people don’t even know about - the single comment by a Dallas secretary that completely and forever changed how American’s viewed the assassination - The Magic Bullet Theory: How 6 inches can prove it possible or impossible. A fascinating historical novel that will make any reader sit up and read far into the night.
Johnston has been a television and video writer/producer for nearly three decades. He is the author of three books, including the local bestseller, “JP Patches: Northwest Icon” and has written for numerous magazines and websites.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Meet author Jayant Swamy as he discusses and signs copies of his book “Colours in the Spectrum,” a novel about a young teenager, Karan, growing up in the garden city of Bangalore in the sedate 70s.
Born to aristocratic parents and exhibiting academic brilliance, he also displays an unique gift that enables him to perceive people with an aura of color … as a teenager he has everything going for him. At 35, swept away by the unforgiving culture of Los Angeles, Karan’s life is in shambles. Seeking atonement, he returns to Bangalore in hopes of reconnecting with the truth in his past. Can he redeem himself?
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.: Poetry Night at Parkplace Books. Join featured Pacific Northwest poets for an evening of poetry reading and open mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of the area’s best local talent. Open to all.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: In Celebration of National Reading Group Month and the regional readings “Round the Sound” program, Parkplace will host guest speaker Indu Sundaresan, the internationally bestselling author of “The Twentieth Wife” as she discusses and signs copies of her new book, “The Mountain of Light.” The novel is based on the tumultuous history of a legendary 186-carat diamond and the men and women who possessed it.
As empires rose and fell and mighty kings jostled for power, its glittering radiance never dimmed. It is the Mountain of Light, the Kohinoor diamond and its facets reflect a sweeping story of love, adventure, conquest and betrayal.
In 1850, the ancient stone is sent halfway around the world where it will play a pivotal role in the intertwined destinies of a boy-king of India and a young queen of England. This is a magnificent story of loss and recovery, sweeping change and enduring truth, wrapped around the glowing heart of one of the world’s most famous diamonds.
Other titles by the author include “Feast of Roses,” “Splendor of Silence,” and “In the Convent of Little Flowers.”
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Instore Reading Circle will discuss “Absolutist” by John Boyne. Open to all.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.: Instore Knit Too Readers will discuss “Behind the Scenes at the Museum” by Kate Atkinson. Open to all.
Parkplace Books is located at 348 Parkplace Center in Kirkland. For information, call (425) 828-6546.