David B. Williams with Mary Ann Gwinn

Seattle writer David B. Williams has been hard at chronicling aspects of Seattle’s place as a place, including people’s marks upon it, in a series of books that’s included Too High and Too Steep, Seattle Walks, Waterway, The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist, and more. He expands in scope and scale with his much-anticipated new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound (University of Washington Press/A Michael J. Repass Book). To be joined in conversation tonight by longtime (now former) Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn, this evening, virtually co-presented with our friends at The Seattle Public Library, will give readers a glimpse into the waters and lands this city is set amidst - and David Wiliams’ excellent book exploring this.

“In this storied blend of cultural and natural history, we find not only a new understanding of the past but a pathway to the relationships and reciprocity that are essential for every dimension of Puget Sound’s future.” -- Lyanda Lynn Haupt.

“Williams does an excellent job of bringing together the complex histories of a complicated place and frames the recent human history of Puget Sound with the natural history of species such as rockfish and sea anemones. Homewaters will sit very comfortably alongside many other classics of regional history.” - Coll Thrush.

Co-presented with The Seattle Public Library.


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ISBN: 9780295748603
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 24th, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 6:00pm
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