Due to the forecast for snow this weekend, we have canceled the potluck originally scheduled for Sunday the 18th. Stay safe everyone!
Thank you to Michael Coy and Mark Bonney from Third Place Books Ravenna for sharing their favorite “under the radar” books from 2017 at January’s NESTcafé!
Looking for a good book to dive into this month? Here are their recommendations:
The Late Show, Michael Connelly
The Story of a Brief Marriage, Anuk Arudpragasam
The Heavenly Table, Donald Ray Pollock
Ranger Games, Ben Blum
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Neverhome, Laird Hunt
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan
News of the World, Paulette Jiles
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Sherman Alexie
The Hearts Invisible Furies, John Boyne
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
Cycling the Pacific Coast, Bill Thorness
Miss Jane, Brad Watson
France is a Feast, Alex Prudhomme (Photographs from Paul & Julia Child)
Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans
Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Sweetigirl, Travis Mulhauser
Down City, Leah Carroll
The following books were suggested as favorite reads from last year by NEST Members, Volunteers, and guests after the presentation:
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundathi Roy
The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan
Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Hochschild
Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker
Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name, David Buerge
Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker
The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History, Josh Dean
The Unwomanly Face of War, Svetlana Alexsievich
Word by Word, The Secret Life of Dictionaries, Kory Stamper
Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception, Terry McDermott
Undiscovered Country, Lin Enger
The Man Who United the States, Simon Winchester
Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards
Barkskins, Annie Proulx
Soups from Syria, Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Rooster Bar, John Grisham (audio book)
The Glass Room, Simon Mawer
Paris 1919, Barbara MacMillan and Richard Holbrooke
My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
Eating Words, A Norton Anthology of Food Writing, Sandra M.… Read more
Denise Klein of Wider Horizons, the virtual village serving Central Seattle, has written this handy guide to home care.
Introduction and Overview.
You are aging/living at home or in a retirement home with limited services. You become aware that you aren’t able, by yourself, to care for yourself or your home the way you want to.… Read more
Special thank you to HomeStreet Bank in Wedgwood and Gina Iandola for hosting our holiday potluck!
As you can see, it was a big hit with our members, volunteers, sponsors, staff, and friends.
The NEST office will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.… Read more
Our Growing Effort. NEST is now over 180 members and 200 volunteers strong. With a monthly average of over 650 volunteer hours, 120 rides, and 20 programs, we can rest assured that the NEST is working.
Help keep our neighbors independent, active, and connected
and ensure no one in northeast Seattle grows older alone.… Read more
NEST is 181 members strong! You know and support each other, you have fun together; you walk, sing and learn together. In order for us to sustain ourselves as an organization, we need to continue to grow our membership. And as NEST members, you are our best ambassadors.… Read more
Our Growing Effort. NEST is now over 180 members and 250 volunteers strong. With a monthly average of over 600 volunteer hours, 140+ rides and 24 programs, we can rest assured that the NEST is working.
Help keep NEST personal AND ensure no one in Northeast Seattle grows older alone.… Read more
The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 makes permanent the provision allowing tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRA) to public charities, by individuals age 70 ½ or older, up to a maximum of $100,000 per taxpayer per year.… Read more
Thank you for helping to ensure that our elder neighbors have the support they need to make it through the best and the most difficult days of their lives.
Who would you turn to when you begin to lose your most trusted confidant and best friend to illness, and find yourself facing the most challenging days of your life? … Read more