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Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. We are thrilled to this evening be helping present one of the world's most dynamic novelistswith a new, major novel that's been receiving high praise. Zadie Smith makes this welcome Seattle return this evening. The author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, is here with her fourth novel, NW (Penguin Press). "Zadie Smith's fourth novel, NW, is a return of sorts to the voices and the northwest London landscape of her 2000 debut, White Teeth. Like that book, it is exuberant, lush with language, concerned with the relationship of people to their city, with framing not just the lives of characters, but also an entire social milieu. And yet it is more than that, a real sign of how Smith has developed and grown ... It is a terrific novel: deeply ambitious, an attempt to use literature as a kind of excavation, while at the same time remaining intensely readable, intensely human, a portrait of the way we live ..." – David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times. Amen and then some. This book is beauty, is insight, is elegance in language and knowing. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.