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Red Paint by Sasha LaPointe

2024 Whatcom READS Selection
Red Paint by Sasha LaPointe


The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

2023 Whatcom READS Selection
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter


Greenwood by Michael Christie

2022 Whatcom READS Selection
Greenwood by Michael Christie

Video: Michael Christie at the Mount Baker Theatre (March 2022)


To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

2021 Whatcom READS Selection
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Video: Esi Edugyan at the Mount Baker Theatre (March 2021)


To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

2020 Whatcom READS Selection
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Video: Eowyn Ivey at the Mount Baker Theatre (March 2020)



Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

2018 Whatcom READS Selection
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

Video:  Interview with Sunil Yapa by Bellingham’s Deb Slater (January 2018)




The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

2015 Whatcom READS Selection
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Video: Daniel James Brown at the Mount Baker Theatre (February 2015)


Wild by Cheryl Strayed

2014 Whatcom READS Selection
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Video: Cheryl Strayed at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (February 2014)


Snow Falling on Ceders by David Guterson

2013 Whatcom READS Selection
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Video: David Guterson at Whatcom Community College (February 2013)


In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George

2012 Whatcom READS Selection
 In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George


Border Songs by Jim Lynch

2011 Whatcom READS Selection
 Border Songs by Jim Lynch


Old School by Tobias Wolff

2010 Whatcom READS Selection
 Old School by Tobias Wolff


2009 Whatcom READS Selection
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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