January 18, 2012
3. Madison House by Peter DonahueThis book could have been 200 pages shorter and should have written in the first person. To a non-Seattleite, the story might not be so accessible: a ragtag band of boarders oppose the city’s regrading of the famous Denny Hill. I loved the picture of turn-of-the-century Seattle, but hated the book’s insistence on proving its historical acumen.

3. Madison House by Peter Donahue

This book could have been 200 pages shorter and
should have written in the first person. To a non-Seattleite, the story might not be so accessible: a ragtag band of boarders oppose the city’s regrading of the famous Denny Hill. I loved the picture of turn-of-the-century Seattle, but hated the book’s insistence on proving its historical acumen.