Jim Lynch to host reading at Ballard Library

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Best-selling author Jim Lynch will read from his fourth novel, “Before the Wind,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Ballard Branch (5614 22nd Ave NW) 206-684-4089.

“Before the Wind” is about an eccentric Seattle family of boat builders and sailors who reunite for one last race. The New York Times describes the novel as “an incredibly robust evocation of the sailing world of Puget Sound.” The Wall Street Journal calls it “an affectionate and very funny tribute to the gentle madness of sailing.”

Lynch is also the author of three other novels that were all adapted for the stage: the international bestseller “The Highest Tide,” which won the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award; “Border Songs,” which won the Washington State Book Award and the Indie’s Choice Honor Book Award; and “Truth Like the Sun,” which was a finalist for the Hammett Prize for literary crime fiction. Lynch grew up in Seattle and now lives in Olympia.

This event is presented in partnership with Secret Garden Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.


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