All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth KlehfothIn the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions.
Years later, seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New Englandschool she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowd.
Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation, even her place at Knollwood.
As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.
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For voters seeking the ballot recommendations of Seattle media , but unwilling to sift through the many political and neighborhood blogs, there are but two options: The Seattle Times and the Stranger. With such a small sample of endorsements, each pick is closer to a boulder splash than the sprinkling of pebbles it used to be. The two papers' editorial boards may not quite act like Seattle's de facto political parties, but they at least serve a totemic role, giving a sense of identity to how one votes. The Stranger has positioned itself on the left, appealing to the young urbanists who live on Capitol Hill and Ballard and never missing an opportunity to insult the Seattle Times. While the Seattle Times editorial staff maintains that its goal is mostly to inform, hugging objectivity as closely as it can, The Stranger happily rams its endorsements down your throat. Now, from the perspective of page analytics, candidates and political consultants, it appears the newspaper's stream of conscious approach is as powerful as ever. Even the most backhanded endorsement from the Stranger — the paper recently described one of its favorite City Council candidates as having a " serial killer vibe " — is arguably a major win for a campaign, especially one challenging the status quo.
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Since May, The Seattle Times editorial board has been interviewing candidates for the Seattle and Bellevue city councils and the Port of Seattle, as well as vetting the Seattle library and King County parks levy. Primary election ballots should arrive in mailboxes by about July 18 and should be returned or postmarked by Aug. Felleman also has embraced the larger economic development mission of the port. She would be a valuable asset on a council working through the transition to a new regional human-services governance model Seattle and King County are developing. She deserves election to a fourth term.