Arts & Leisure

books3.gifJust three Northwest authors on the Northwest Bestsellers list this week, including: Ivan Doig's The Eleventh Man, Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, and Christopher Paolini's Brisingr. 


1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
2. A Mercy, Toni Morrison
3. The Eleventh Man, Ivan Doig
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer     
5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
6. The Private Patient, P.D. James
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein     
8. The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb      
9. A Lion Among Men, Gregory Maguire
10. 2666, Roberto Bolano    


1. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
2. Dewey, Vicki Myron      
3. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch      
4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris     
5. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman     
6. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan     
7. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina Garten     
8. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Paul Krugman      
9. Alex & Me, Irene M. Pepperberg
10. Flat Belly Diet!, Cynthia Sass, Liz Vaccariello    


1. Marley & Me, John Grogan     
2. The Appeal, John Grisham
3. The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama     
4. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, Merriam-Webster      
5. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
6. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
7. Mortal Danger, Ann Rule
8. T Is for Trespass, Sue Grafton     
9. New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary, Edy Garcia Schaffer (Ed.)
10. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card


1. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2), Stephenie Meyer
2. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3), Stephenie Meyer
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4), Stephenie Meyer     
5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling
6. The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo     
7. Swing!, Rufus Butler Seder
8. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3), Christopher Paolini
9. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder
10. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak     

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by , IndieBound and PNBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 4, 2009. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

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