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Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
Sometimes a Great Notion (64 Edition)
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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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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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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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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Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness
Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness
by William L Sullivan
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Sullivan's classic account of his sixty-five day, 1,361-mile solo backpacking trek across Oregon offers an intimate tour of the state's renowned wilderness.... (read more)

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Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
by Jarold Ramsey
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The material cause of this book is a Central Oregon childhood spent around Indians and devoted to hunting for the artifacts of their ancestors, the efficient cause is in the works of the late Melville Jacobs.... (read more)

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Fight Club (96 Edition)
Fight Club (96 Edition)
by Chuck Palahniuk
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With more than 300,000 copies sold, Chuck Palahniuk's brilliant first novel and cult classic is being reissued with a new Introduction by the author. An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is widely recognized as one... (read more)

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Jump Off Creek
Jump Off Creek
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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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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Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (94 Edition)
Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (94 Edition)
by Elizabeth Woody
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"Her poems are like hands and hearts and also like lights: they grip and pulse and illuminate. Like the woman herself, the work is grand and modest and forceful. It will shake you, and move you deeply."--The Bloomsbury Review "Woody follows in the... (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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Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (Vintage West)
Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (Vintage West)
by Sarah Winne Hopkins
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This autobiographical work was written by one of the country's most well-known Native American women, Sarah Winnemucca. She was a Paiute princess and a major figure in the history of Nevada; her tribe still resides primarily in the state. Life Among the... (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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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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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 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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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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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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