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PNW Bestseller List Oct. 11

1. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650

2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
*signed copies available

3. Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632

                    4. The Evening and the Morning
                    Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989

5. Jack
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $27, 9780374279301

6. A Deadly Education
Naomi Novik, Del Rey, $28, 9780593128480

7. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291

8. All the Devils Are Here
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250145239

9. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Christopher Paolini, Tor, $29.99, 9781250762849

10. Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184

11. One by One
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188817

12. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837

13. Magic Lessons
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781982108847

14. The Book of Two Ways
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9781984818355

                    15. Piranesi
                    Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637

Thursday Reviews at Inklings

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

October, the month to read mysteries, horror, and suspense... but how about a fantasy novel with a little bit of all of the above? That is definitely my preference and New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Rebecca Roanhorse, wrote just the right book. Inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas, full of magic, intrigue, and prophecies, Black Sun will keep you on your toes. 

The very first few pages of Black Sun will certainly give you Halloween vibes. A mother that carves out her own son's eyes? ouch. But if that is a little too much for you don't let it deter you from reading it, not many scenes are that gory and there is a much bigger reason and purpose for it. And the boy, Serapio, grows up to become fearless, a vessel for the gods, and easily the most powerful character in the book.

Thursdays Reviews at Inklings

Two wondrous books for kids

What is it like to be a child in 2020? Summer camp was canceled and school is on a screen. The family reunions were postponed until a better year. Playgrounds are closed and everyone seems nervous. There is talk among adults of masks, distancing and sickness.