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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg’s first novel interrogates the causes and repercussions of having—and then losing—one’s family. The narration rotates between ten people dealing with the effects, directly or indirectly, of a deadly house fire. The tragedy could easily be sensationalized but instead becomes an event wherein the reader intently follows the bleak aftermath of disaster and a small community searching for what remains. Clegg’s use of ten different voices rather than a single perspective masterfully creates an experience that considers how distance and space work between reader and character, reader and author, and even within ourselves, to fully experience and move on from inevitable pain. -Maggie


Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

Beauty Is a Wound is the first English translation of a novel by Eka Kurniawan, one of Indonesia's biggest current literary stars. Kurniawan tells us the generation-spanning interconnected tale of the legendary prostitute Dewi Ayu, her four daughters, the suitors they attract, and their offspring. This is a novel that is enlivened by its complexity: it changes character focus throughout; is full of supernatural elements; and traverses a history of Indonesia spanning Dutch Colonization, WWII, revolution, independence, Communism, and military dictatorship. Read Beauty Is a Wound for a bizarre and enlightening glimpse into Indonesian culture, and for storytelling containing a quality of magic rarely experienced. -Keith



Elliott Bay's Current Bestsellers

Browse Elliott Bay's full list of current Fiction and Nonfiction Bestsellers to see what Seattle's been reading. Our bestsellers feature titles that have captured the nation's attention as well as locally generated bestsellers from our author readings and in-store staff recommendations. You won't want to miss out!




The Martian

Andy Weir







Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates


Colorless Tsukuru
Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami




Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words

Frida Clements





All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr






The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo






Donna Tartt






Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tidal Pools

Marni Fylling





Ready Player One

Ernest Cline




The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown





Noelle Stevenson


Men Explain Things to Me

Rebecca Solnit


More Bestsellers

Annual 2014 Bestsellers