It’s that rare moment in Seattle called, “summer.”  That means — shorts and the annual airing of the knees!  To celebrate, we thought we would offer some selected shorts: short, sometimes books for a quick summer read before the cloud-cover comes back.  Not the usual summer reading perhaps, but then ours is not the typical summer here in the Northwest.

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella, by Alan Bennett, $14.00, from Picador.

A Month in the Country, by J. L. Carr, $14.00, from NYRB.


To Love the Coming End, by Leanne Dunic, $13.95 from Chin Music Press.

The Girl with the Golden Eyes and Other Stories, by Honore de Balzac, $12.95 from Oxford University Press.


Memories of My Melancholy Whores, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, $13.95 from Random House.

Animal Farm, by George Orwell, $9.99 from Signet Classics.


Atlantic Hotel, by Joao Gilberto Noll, $9.95 from Two Lines Press.

Slow Boat, by Hideo Furukawa, $13.95 from Pushkin Press.

It’s Seattle, people, summer’s short.  Read something good.