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The River Why
The River Why
by David James Duncan
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character — a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live — as Gus Orviston, the irreverent young... (read more)

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Honey in the Horn
Honey in the Horn
by H L Davis
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In this epic work by award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist H.L. Davis, the virtues of the frontier live again in the lives and characters of Oregon settlers during the homesteading period from 1906-1908.<P> Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
by Ken Kesey
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Reading Sometimes a Great Notion (I finally made it past the first 100 labyrinthine pages after many failed attempts) had such a profound impact on me; it spoke so directly to my core and to what brought me to the land of big trees and ocean breeze (I'm... (read more)

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Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby)
Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby)
by Beverly Cleary
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Here comes Ramona! Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan's beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them boing. Her teacher even promises... (read more)

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Geek Love
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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Trask
Trask
by Don Berry
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Set in 1848 on the wild edge of the continent, in the rain forests and rugged headlands of the Oregon coast "Trask follows a mountain man's quest for new opportunities and new land to settle. The OSU Press is proud to reissue Berry's celebrated first... (read more)

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Raymond Carver
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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.... (read more)

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The Oregon Desert
The Oregon Desert
by E. R. Jackman and R. A. Long
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The Oregon Desert is a wild, rough region that does things to people who try to change it. It is like "The anvil that wears the hammer out." Stories of life on the desert are told with deep,... (read more)

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Winterkill
Winterkill
by Craig Lesley
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award From the two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: a deeply moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a Native American fighting not... (read more)

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Ricochet River
Ricochet River
by Robin Cody
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Set in a fictional Oregon town in the late 1960s, Cody's superlative coming-of-age novel is the story of Wade, Lorna and Jesse — teenagers preparing to break out of their small-town lives. Wade is the local sports hero. Jesse is his friend, a... (read more)

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Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
by Barry Lopez
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Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce... (read more)

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Dreamcatcher #01: A Sweetness to the Soul
Dreamcatcher #01: A Sweetness to the Soul
by Jane Kirkpatrick
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Based on historical characters and events, A Sweetness to the Soul recounts the captivating story of young, spirited Oregon pioneer Jane Herbert who at the age of twelve faces a tragedy that begins a life-long search for forgiveness and love. In the... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
by Lauren Kessler
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Masuo Yasui saw America as a land of limitless opportunity. Like countless other immigrants, he put down roots, worked hard, and achieved success. In Oregon's Hood River Valley, Yasui achieved as a businessman, an orchardist, and leader of the Japanese... (read more)

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Jump Off Creek Signed Edition
Jump Off Creek Signed Edition
by Molly Gloss
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William Kittredge called The Jump-Off Creek "a truly beautiful piece of American storytelling." The struggles of a widowed homesteader braving the austere and unsparing Blue Mountains contain "enough valor to make an ordinary life seem heroic" (Los... (read more)

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The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes
The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes
by Lauren Kessler
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In a biography written with authority and affection, Kessler presents the true life story of Pancho Barnes--the woman who outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican army, and outmaneuvered the U.S. government. 16-page insert.... (read more)

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Bat 6
Bat 6
by Virginia Euwe Wolff
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In a powerful book set in post-World War II Oregon, sixth graders from rival towns prepare for the 50th annual softball game. Two of the players--a Japanese American who spent the war in an internment camp and a girl whose father was killed at Pearl... (read more)

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The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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George Orr is a man who discovers he has the peculiar ability to dream things into being — for better or for worse. In desperation, he consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him — but who, it soon becomes clear, has his own plans for... (read more)

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The Country Boy
The Country Boy
by Homer Davenport
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Originally published in 1910, The Country Boy is an Oregon classic of small town American life by Silverton cartoonist Homer Davenport. This charming and humorous account was written by the 43-year-old author at the height of his fabulous career to... (read more)

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The Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory (Washington Papers)
The Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory (Washington Papers)
by James G Swan
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In 1849 James Swan turned his back on his wife and two children, a prosperous ship-fitting business, and the polite and predictable world of commerce in Boston and fled to the newly opened gold fields in California. Soon sick of the bonanza society, he... (read more)

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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar
by Richard Brautigan
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An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s   Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's rural... (read more)

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