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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
by Cheryl Strayed
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I know this title is everywhere right now. I was very fortunate to get an advanced copy, and I immediately fell in love. Why? Well, like many, my favorite books are those that seem to have been written just for me. I deeply understood the raw ache of... (read more)

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Above Portland
Above Portland
by Bruce Forster and Chet Orloff
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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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Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
Between the Woods and the Water (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Considered one of the true classics of travel writing, Fermor continues his journey on foot across Europe to Constantinople, which he began in A Time of Gifts .... (read more)

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Fifty Places to Hike before You Die: Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Fifty Places to Hike before You Die: Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
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Sure, working at Powell's is pretty cool. But if I had my way, I would quit my job, toss this book in my rucksack, and hit the road to conquer all 50 treks outlined within. For now, I'll settle for some one-on-one time with this lush, detailed guide.... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
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I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost
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When Troost followed his wife to a small island nation he expected Bali Hai. Instead he found an isolated, polluted, boiling hot hellhole. His wonderful tale is both hilarious and thrilling. This original adventure offers enjoyment and also allows... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
by Denis Johnson
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The best thing about Denis Johnson's writing is that he never seems to take the easy way out. Some of these nonfiction pieces in this collection are searing and brutal, a few are soul searching, and a couple just plain funny. They made me think about... (read more)

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Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land (Vintage Departures)
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land (Vintage Departures)
by Patrick French
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Far from a Hollywood interpretation, French's research on Tibet is enlightening, analytical, and passionate. This historical travel memoir may be the best of its kind.... (read more)

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Out and About with Kids Portland: The Ultimate Family Guide for Fun and Learning, 4th Edition
Out and About with Kids Portland: The Ultimate Family Guide for Fun and Learning, 4th Edition
by Shawn Jones and Nelle Nix
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Perfect for visitors and residents alike, this clever, useful guide covers an immense amount of ground, and includes helpful icons that denote which attractions are free, stroller accessible, and educational. An indispensable guide for entertaining... (read more)

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Food Lover's Guide to Portland
Food Lover's Guide to Portland
by Liz Crain
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Portland celebrates its locally sourced food scene. Now, there's an indispensable guide to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets to bring the best of Portland to your kitchen.... (read more)

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The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best in Tent Camping Oregon)
The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best in Tent Camping Oregon)
by Jeanne Louise Pyle and Paul Gerald
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If you're the type of camper who thumbs your nose at RVs and doesn't enjoy listening to Metallica's Black Album being pumped from the adjacent site, you'll appreciate the picks in the Best in Tent Camping series. Scenery and serenity are key, and this... (read more)

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Cuba in Mind: An Anthology
Cuba in Mind: An Anthology
by Maria Finn Dominguez
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In a thoughtful collection of perspectives on the nation of Cuba, writers from Ernest Hemingway to Allen Ginsberg to Cristina Garcia present their views in selections ranging from baseball and beaches, to history, culture, and politics.... (read more)

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Bernard Devoto
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Endorsed by Stephen Ambrose himself ("It is the ideal selection for the citizen-reader, an American classic in its own right..."), this selection of the journals of Lewis and Clark edited by celebrated novelist, literary scholar, and historian... (read more)

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Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
by William L Heat Moon
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Heat-Moon's accounts of his journeys along the byways of the United States are captivating classics. Now, with Roads to Quoz, he revisits the back roads of our country, making yet another well-told American journey.... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
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Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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Bluelist: The Best in Travel 2007
Bluelist: The Best in Travel 2007
by Editors of Lonely Planet
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Literary itineraries, paranormal destinations, low profile countries, snapshot summaries of every country in the world, and so much more fill these pages. A fun read, even if you can't afford the airfare.... (read more)

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