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Sunday, May 19, 1996 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Northwest Bookshelf

New For Readers: Stories Of Dreams And Reality

A biweekly selection of new titles by Washington writers and publishers, or of local interest. (Prices cited may not include shipping costs):

Fiction

"The Prisoner's Son: Homage to Anthony Burgess," by Jerome Gold (Black Heron, $11.95). Speculative fiction by a Seattle author. A future Seattle is under Mexican administration after an impoverished United States sells off its Pacific coast and southwest states to its southern neighbor.

"Still Water Runs Deep," by Marianne Gutteridge (Peanut Butter Publishing, $14.95). A historical novel based on a diary the Seattle author's mother kept when teaching in rural Iowa in the 1920s.

"Underground River and Other Stories," by Ines Arredondo, translated by Cynthia Steele. (University of Nebraska Press, $30 cloth, $12 paper). A selection of the Mexican feminist writer's best short fiction, translated by an associate professor of romance languages at the University of Washington.

Nonfiction

"Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age," by Jennifer James (Simon & Schuster, $23). Business advice from the Seattle Times columnist, with a special focus on the role of management.

"The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks: Agayuliyararput, Our Way of Making Prayer," by Ann Fienup-Riordan (University of Washington Press, $60). A coffee-table study of the ceremonial masked dancing of the Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska.

"Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion," by Phil Borges and the Dalai Lama (Rizzoli, $27.50). A Seattle photographer's unusual portraits of Tibetan men, women and children, with text by the Dalai Lama and epilogue by Elie Wiesel.

"Growing Up Fundamentalist: Journeys in Legalism and Grace," by Stefan Ulstein (InterVarsity Press, $12.99). Profiles of people raised in conservative Christian homes but who rebelled against them, by the Bellevue author of "Pastors Off the Record."

"Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey," by John Douglas Marshall (Hungry Mind, $16). Paperback reprint of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter's memoir about his family's bitter divisions over the Vietnam War; a winner of a Governor's Writers Award.

"Strength and Sympathy: Essays and Epigrams," by David D. Horowitz (Rose Alley Press, 4203 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., No. 103A, Seattle, WA 98105, $8.95). A Seattle writer outlines a "theism centered on consideration and vitality, not faith in a holy book or an oracular guide."

"A Wilderness Original: The Life of Bob Marshall," by James M. Glover (The Mountaineers, $16.95). Reprint of 1986 biography of an early environmental spokesman and Alaskan explorer who died at 38 in 1939.

"Native Peoples of the Northwest: A Traveler's Guide to Land, Art, and Culture," by Jan Halliday and Gail Chehak (Sasquatch, $16.95). A guide to petroglyphs, ceremonial dance houses and other Native American sights, written in cooperation with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.

"Gone Whaling: A Search for Orcas in Northwest Waters," by Douglas Hand (Sasquatch, $12.95). Local paperback reprint of a New York writer's whale-watching adventures in the San Juans, Johnstone Strait and the Queen Charlotte Islands.

"As Long as Life: The Memoirs of a Frontier Woman Doctor," by Mary Canaga Rowland, edited by F.A. Loomis (Fawcett, $5.99). Paperback reprint of book first published by Seattle's Storm Peak Press. Canaga (1873-1966) grew up in Nebraska and practiced medicine in Oregon; Loomis, her great-great-nephew, lives in Seattle.

"The Book of Truly Stupid Sports Quotes," by Jeff Parietti (HarperCollins, $10). The Seattle author of "101 Wacky Sports Quotes" serves up more gems such as, "You guys line up alphabetically by height" (credited to Bill Peterson, Florida State football coach).

Poetry

"The Ballad of Nancy Tyler Reed," by Fred Schlick (available from the author, P.O. Box 385, Vashon Island, WA 98070, $18.57, including tax and handling). A hefty volume of verse by a retired attorney who lives on Vashon Island.

"Rain Psalm," by Victoria Ford (Rose Alley Press, $5.95). A chapbook of verse by a Seattle writer and teacher.

Anthologies

"Homeground," edited by Kathryn Trueblood and Linda Stovall (Before Columbus Foundation/Blue Heron, $12.95). A multicultural selection of fiction and nonfiction about the meaning of home, including contributions from Washington writers Laura Kalpakian, Colleen McElroy and Robin Hemley.

"Poetry of the American West: A Columbia Anthology," edited by Alison Hawthorne Deming (Columbia University Press, $24.95). A coffee-table book of poems illustrated with 40 black-and-white photographs, with contributions from Washington writers Sherman Alexie, Denise Levertov, Tess Gallagher, David Wagoner and others.

Children's Books

"No Turning Back," by Beth Peterson (Atheneum, $14). A Seattle author's story about a boy searching for the spirit of his grandmother in a realm where "dreams and reality intertwine."

"A River Lost," by Lynn Bragg (Hancock House, 1431 Harrison Ave., Blaine, WA 98230-5005, $12.95). A Mercer Island author's tale of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam destroyed a way of life for the Arrow Lakes Tribe; illustrated by Arrow Lakes artist Virgil "Smoker" Marchand.

"Captive Souls," by C.B. Stow (Northwest Publishing, $7.95). A Bellevue author's fantasy novel for ages 5-15 about two sisters battling an evil power in their kingdom of trolls and elves.

- Compiled by Michael Upchurch

To be considered for this listing, finished books (no manuscripts or galleys) should be sent to: Book Editor, Seattle Times, P.O. 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Clearly indicate book's price, publishing date and local connection.

Copyright (c) 1996 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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