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Pacific Northwest


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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
Staff Pick
In Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, set in France in 1944, a 16-year-old blind French girl and a 17-year-old German soldier are on different yet converging paths. This is an amazing, masterfully executed tale. Each perfect word, each perfect... (read more)

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Martin Marten
Martin Marten
by Brian Doyle
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Martin Marten does for Mt. Hood what Mink River did for the Oregon coast; that is, it somehow shows just how whimsical and quaint a small town can be, and to such a degree that you fall in love with Doyle's version of this place and secretly want to live... (read more)

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Above Portland
Above Portland
by Bruce Forster and Chet Orloff
Staff Pick
Finally, my fantasy of seeing Portland from the air is fulfilled! Not by riding in a traffic copter, as I'd imagined, but by turning the pages of this gorgeous book. Celebrated Oregon photographer Bruce Forster's low-level aerial photos (including a few... (read more)

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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
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I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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The Binewskis are just the typical Portland family: Traveling carnies Al and Lil Binewski breed their own carnival oddities through drug experimentation and radiation. Their children include a boy-fish, conjoined twins, a hunchbacked albino dwarf, and... (read more)

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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
by Timothy Egan
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In this remarkable tale of the nation's largest forest fire — which burned more than three million acres in 1910 — Timothy Egan vividly narrates the heroic efforts to fight the blaze and the dramatic impact it had on the future of conservation.... (read more)

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Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
by Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy
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We Portlanders love our small neighborhoods of quirky livability, and the indie food carts exemplify some of that charm. Cartopia highlights some of the major pods (a cluster of three or more carts) and delves into the wellbeing of the food-cart realm... (read more)

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Lila
Lila
by Marilynne Robinson
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With Lila, Marilynne Robinson revisits her beloved town of Gilead, just as she did with Home. This time around, her focus is on Lila Ames, who in both previous novels has been a sort of paragon of calm and dignity. In Lila we learn about her childhood... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (read more)

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The Enchanted
The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld
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Rene Denfeld's The Enchanted is a book like no other, and it is absolutely chilling. With Denfeld's spare, quiet prose, it is one of the most gorgeous and stunning things I have ever read. Living in this book for a week, I felt broken open, shattered... (read more)

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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
by Rinker Buck
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Rinker Buck offers a witty, fascinating account of the year he and his brother spent traveling the Oregon Trail in a mule-drawn wagon. Equal parts autobiography and travelogue, Buck writes movingly about both the original trials of the Oregon Trail and... (read more)

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Loitering: New and Collected Essays
Loitering: New and Collected Essays
by Charles D'Ambrosio
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Loitering, Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays, feels like a confession — a secret you aren't supposed to share but are unable to keep to yourself. He writes with such an urgent immediacy that the words seem to vibrate, unable to be... (read more)

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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
by Peter Stark
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John Jacob Astor's ill-fated attempt to establish the first commercial settlement on the West Coast resulted in the tragic death of nearly half the expedition. Peter Stark recounts this captivating tale of madness, starvation, and survival under extreme... (read more)

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
by Chuck Palahniuk
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Not your typical hotel-gift-shop guidebook, Fugitives and Refugees makes no pretense at objectivity. This is a decidedly idiosyncratic and personal book. Palahniuk's Portland is eccentric, dysfunctional, and perverse. If you're new to Palahniuk's work... (read more)

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The Free (P.S.)
The Free (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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In The Free, the shattered dreams of a suicidal vet, a family man without a family, and a helper unable to help collide, and what is left is... hope, humanity, and a whole lot of heart! Vlautin's latest is soulful, uplifting, and, in the end, beautiful.... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode
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Having once lived in Thailand, discovering Andy Ricker's Portland restaurant was a revelation. Pok Pok is the only Thai restaurant I've been to here that truly tastes (and smells, sounds, and feels) like Thailand. Now, with this part cookbook, part food... (read more)

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Fight Club
Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
This one's somewhat redundant ? I mean, everyone raves about Fight Club. Adding my voice just seems trite. But?it's true?Fight Club was one of the most original novels published in the late '90s. Granted, it suffers from huge quantities of nihilism, but... (read more)

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A Sudden Light
A Sudden Light
by Garth Stein
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Stein's timber-baron family saga is built upon, and torn apart by, the lush, woodsy nature of the Pacific Northwest. A teen's first visit to his ancestral home — a haunted old folly of a mansion — introduces him to new family and old ghosts... (read more)

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