Arts & Leisure

Four Northwest authors are on this week's bestsellers list. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain and Jo Dereske's Index to Murder are both recent releases. Also on the list are: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff. Week ending May 25, 2008.


1. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
2. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
3. Careless in Red, Elizabeth George
4. The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Alexander McCall Smith
5. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
6. Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk
7. So Brave, Young, and Handsome, Leif Enger
8. Red Bird, Mary Oliver
9. Odd Hours, Dean Koontz
10. Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey


1. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
2. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
3. The Man Who Loved China, Simon Winchester
4. Audition, Barbara Walters
5. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
6. Just Who Will You Be?, Maria Shriver
7. The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen
8. Moyers on Democracy, Bill Moyers
9. The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift
10. The Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden


1. Suffer the Little Children, Donna Leon
2. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
4. The Judas Strain, James Rollins
5. Index to Murder, Jo Dereske
6. 1984, George Orwell
7. The Sleeping Doll, Jeffery Deaver
8. The Innocent Man, John Grisham
9. The Hollow, Nora Roberts
10. Black Order, James Rollins


1. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4), Rick Riordan
2. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
3. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3), Stephenie Meyer
5. Raven Rise (Pendragon #9), D. J. MacHale
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
7. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
8. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.)
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Dr. Seuss
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney

The Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and Book Sense. Most of these books aren't books from the Pacific Northwest, but are books that are currently selling well in the Pacific Northwest.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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