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Pacific Northwest Readerby Carl Lennertz
This terrific book is the second in a new series of anthologies spawned by the success of State by State. In it are tales about the relationship of an author to a state in the Pacific Northwest, written by brilliant writers who also just happen to be booksellers and librarians. Each essay is wonderfully particular about its subject, and the collection has an easy balance of smart, poignant, and funny. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.
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A collection of personal and passionate essays by booksellers and librarians about life in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Pacific Northwest Reader will go to ABFFE, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.
"The Pacific Northwest Reader is a wonderful collection by a group of writers whose keen eye for place and story bursts from these sharp essays. From bookish nostalgias set in cold and soggy places to the poignant story of a clown looking for connection to what happens when teenage vampires take over your hometown, this is a great read." Jess Walter
"I know the creators of these true stories. They work in the bookstores I visit every day. I chat with them, we tell jokes and talk about the business, and debate which book is happening and which book is hot and what's coming next. I suspected some of them were writers, but I had no idea they were so darned good! These personal tales are fantastic, fun, and delightful on their own; they're a wonderful patchwork quilt of the region when taken as a whole. I loved this collection!" Garth Stein
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