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oregonhunter, October 11, 2011 (view all comments by oregonhunter)
For those that have visited the weathered Oregon Coast some of the imagery Kim is able to put to page is very sharp and very accurate. However, this story isn't about a place but about a person and it's great to see an author share her absolute core that is not unlike thoughts many of us hold inside but lack the ability or fortitude to put to paper. A "normal" little girl insecurities and all, college educated, then takes a path towards destruction and I believe after reading that the values and beliefs of her father and the place she grew up helped her back to life. You'll want to read this book if you want to smell the Douglas fir and dirt trails, the sunscreen during the summer at Loon Lake and to feel the gusty wind on the cliffs near Shore Acres and Simpson Reef; all the while feeling the core of a lost girl but with a happy ending.
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Wyatt Rutherford, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by Wyatt Rutherford)
I was very interested in reading this book since I grew up at the same time as Ms. Findling. I enjoyed the individual essays that were written from her perspective of growing up during that time. She has a very casual writing style that makes you feel connected to her. I found myself thinking back to the time-frame of each story to see if I could remember what I was doing at that time. All in all, a very good read. I am looking forward to following her career as she develops as an author.
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Wyatt Rutherford, September 15, 2011 (view all comments by Wyatt Rutherford)
I was very interested in reading this book since I grew up at the same time as Ms. Findling. I enjoyed the individual essays that were written from her perspective of growing up during that time. She has a very casual writing style that makes you feel connected to her. I found myself thinking back to the time-frame of each story to see if I could remember what I was doing at that time. All in all, a very good read. I am looking forward to following her career as she develops as an author.
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ColleneComments, August 2, 2011 (view all comments by ColleneComments)
Kim Cooper Findling draws a reader in with her first words. She engages, entertains, enlightens, and does not let go until the final page. In concise, intelligent, witty prose, this memoir is a lovingly rendered tribute to growing up in the State of Oregon, but is definitley not for Oregonians only.
Though this slim volume might be read in a single sitting, one would do well to read a few compelling chapters then, like a rich dessert, put it aside and digest it for a while, save a bit for later. All too soon the delicious pages will be finished and you'll be wanting more.





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TriciaC, July 30, 2011 (view all comments by TriciaC)
I read this book with rapt attention. I was fully engaged from the first paragraph of the prologue and Findlings candor, humor and beautiful writting kept me captive until the end. Her stories of coming of age in Oregon are so genuine that it will resonate with every reader, no matter where you grew up.
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1110000059059
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An Oregon Memoir
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Findling, Kim Cooper
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Product details pages Nestucca Spit Press - English 1110000059059 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Chance of Sun, Kim Cooper Findling presents a fresh and distinct literary voice. I might even call it sexy. At long last we have a memoir by someone that captures the fantastically loose and earthy spirit of growing up in Oregon during the 1970s and 80s."
"Review" by , "Intimate and authentic...she writes with the true language of Oregon, of the people who grew up in this wonderful state between the years of the pioneering spirit and gentrification."
"Review" by , "Fresh, alive, exciting and bold writing. A compelling piece of writing, heartbreaking and redemptive."
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