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What to Read in the Rain
 
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Tom Robbins
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Perfect Paperback
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Frank
I've frequently wondered what Royal Brougham was named after... I never would have guessed he was a famous Seattle PI sportswriter until reading Paul Hughes's essay in this book.

This collection of essays and short stories by and about Seattle authors is like a box of chocolates -- it's way too easy to keep popping the next one into my mouth.

Ironically my favorite was Jess Walter's 'Statistical Abstract for Spokane'. But I award honorable mentions to Po Bronson [best childhood episode], Lyall Bus
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Bianca Smith
I hadn't heard of 826 Seattle before receiving this book for Christmas. It's an amazing organization facilitating and teaching kids to write.

Each year they publish an anthology of writing by both students and adult writers. Some of the adults are known only locally, others have been publish and some are professional writers.

The stories range from pure fiction to biographies. All are short, some are really short. My favorites were written by the kids. Their personalities and passion shows throug
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Tim Kubiak
A very eclectic collection of stories and writers ranging from well known to school kids with topics ranging from the geological history to fantasies about heling out the Foo Fighters.

All for a good cause...getting kids to write more and develop their communication skills.
Tiffany
A very cute book by the young authors and adult author friends of 826 Seattle.

Surprisingly, I tended to like the stories by the kids more than I liked the stories by the adults. Some of those kids are extremely talented.
Michelle
(I'm a little confused by the picture associated with this book.) Perfect book to read during my stay in Seattle.
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Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details. His novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant.

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