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Holiday Cheer

Free and open to the public
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12PM – 4PM

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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49th Annual Celebration of Oregon Authors

For nearly 50 years, the Oregon Historical Society has celebrated the literary talents of Oregonians at this annual holiday book sale and signing. Meet your favorite author, and take home a personally signed book for the perfect local holiday gift.

All authors who are invited to participate have published in the current year, and many will have multiple books available for sale. Sip on hot cocoa, listen to carols, and get into the spirit of the season as we kick off the holidays at the Oregon Historical Society!

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

2016 Author List 

Carl Abbott Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them

 

Carl Abbott
Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them, $27.95
Cities are everywhere in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s Trantor to the Los Angeles of Blade Runner. Novelists and filmmakers have crafted both pessimistic and optimistic visions of the urban future that help us understand the problems and potential of our very real twenty-first century cities. Other Available Titles: Portland in Three Centuries: The Place and the People, The Great Extravaganza: Portland and the Lewis and Clark Exposition

Judith Aftergut Everything They Wanted: Muz and Joe, Reid Inlet, and Glacier Bay 

 

Judith Aftergut
Everything They Wanted: Muz and Joe, Reid Inlet, and Glacier Bay, $25.00
Everything They Wanted is a book about place: how the ice in Glacier Bay shapes the landscape and how a place shapes the people who live near it. Beginning with the story of Muz and Joe Ibach, who lived for more than twenty summers in a cabin near Reid Glacier, Everything They Wanted is an exploration of what can be learned from a place such as this and of an older woman coming to see her younger self.

Heather Arndt Anderson Chillies: A Global History

 

Heather Arndt Anderson
Chillies: A Global History, $19.95
Despite their fearsome reputation, chillies have helped to shape the identities of innumerable world cuisines. Chillies traces the culinary journey of the spice and uncovers cultural and spiritual links between chillies and humans, from their use as an aphrodisiac, to the recent discovery that chilli heat shows promise as a treatment for neuropathic pain, prostate cancer, and leukemia. Other Available Titles: Portland: A Food Biography, Breakfast: A History

Warren W. Aney & Alisha Hamel Oregon Military


 

Warren W. Aney & Alisha Hamel
Oregon Military, $21.99
The book illustrates and tells the stories of Oregon’s military history from many centuries of Native American warrior traditions through the period of explorers, traders, and settlers, to the dark times of Oregon’s Indian wars and to over a century of involvement in international wars and struggles. This is the first book to provide a complete view of Oregon’s important military heritage and the rich array of illustrations in this book range from ancient rock art to nineteenth century sketches and etchings to modern photographs and paintings with a primary focus on Oregon’s militia, volunteer forces, and National Guard and secondary mention of other military services.

Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel It’s Different Every Day – A Daily Calendar

 

Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel
It’s Different Every Day – A Daily Calendar, $14.99
Every day is different—so why not have a daily calendar that’s different every day, too? Packed with stories, facts, drawings, jokes, activities, and more; 2017 is sure to be your most interesting year yet! Other Available Titles:Sad Animal Facts

Jules Boykoff Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics

 

Jules Boykoff
Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, $19.95
The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic soccer team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as the athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine. Other Available Titles: Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London

Robert Bresky The Papermakers More Than Run of the Mill

 

Robert Bresky
The Papermakers More Than Run of the Mill, $30.00
The book tells the untold stories behind the people and events that brought industrial papermaking to Willamette Falls. With the closure of the Blue Heron Paper Company in 2011, the book looks to the past for lessons to guide future development at Willamette Falls. Other Available Titles: Tales From the Trips: How I Grew to be a Father, My Best Teachers: Father Time and Mother Nature

Tricia Brown & Cary Porter Bobbie the Wonder Dog

 

Tricia Brown & Cary Porter
Bobbie the Wonder Dog, $16.99
This is the amazing story of Bobbie, the Wonder Dog, a legend in his own time who warmed the hearts of a nation. The Scotch Collie mix was lost on a family trip from Oregon to Indiana in 1923, and walked all the way home, a six-month and almost 2,800 mile journey, to return to the people he loved. Other Available Titles: St. Helens: Images of America, Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook

Zoe Burke No Gun Intended: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery

 

Zoe Burke
No Gun Intended: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery, $26.95
After landing at PDX to visit her parents, Annabelle Starkey realizes that someone saddled her with a gun that was used in a murder—but who, and why? Zoe Burke’s movie-crazy, witty, and wise-cracking heroine pieces together a mad-dash case traversing Portland’s patchwork of communities. Other Available Titles: Jump the Gun: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery

D.C. Jesse Burkhardt Columbia River Gorge Railroads

 

D.C. Jesse Burkhardt
Columbia River Gorge Railroads, $22.99
The Columbia River Gorge is a land of scenic wonder, revered by tourists and recreationalists. The region is also home to two vital east-west railroad routes: BNSF on the Washington side of the river and Union Pacific on the Oregon side. The colorful images in this book celebrate the art and magic of the rails that move goods and passengers through this striking, rugged landscape. Other Available Titles: Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge, Railroads of Hillsboro

Peter Ames Carlin Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

 

Peter Ames Carlin
Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon, $32.00
Simon has lived one of the most vibrant lives of modern times; a story replete with tales of Carrie Fisher, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Shelley Duvall, Nelson Mandela, drugs, depression, marriage, divorce, and more. A life story with the scope and power of an epic novel, Carlin’s Homeward Bound is the first major biography of one of the most influential popular artists in American history.

J.D. Chandler & Theresa Kennedy Murder and Scandal in Prohibition Portland: Sex, Vice, and Misdeeds in Mayor Baker’s Reign

 

J.D. Chandler & Theresa Kennedy
Murder and Scandal in Prohibition Portland: Sex, Vice, and Misdeeds in Mayor Baker’s Reign, $21.99
Portland Mayor George Baker lined his friends pockets with booze soaked cash, while sensational Oregonian headlines provided tittilating details of the torrid affair between PPB Gradfly, Anna Schrader, and disgraced police Lt. Bill Breuning in this sizzling story of Portland corruption.

Nancy Coffelt The Big Eclipse

 

Nancy Coffelt
The Big Eclipse, $12.95
Nancy Coffelt’s newest children’s book, The Big Eclipse, captures the sense of wonder and excitement of a total solar eclipse through a cast of animal characters following the path of the 2017 eclipse across America—starting at the Oregon Coast! Readers of The Big Eclipse will learn all about eclipses—how and why they happen, why eye protection is essential, strange eclipse effects, eclipse myths, and more. Other Available Titles: The Big Eclipse Activity Book

Don Compton & Dave Ember Yosemite National Park: Adult Coloring Book

 

Don Compton & Dave Ember
Yosemite National Park: Adult Coloring Book, $15.95
A magical coloring journey through Yosemite with 44 marvelous illustrations. Color Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, black bears, the Nevada red fox, Yosemite flowers, and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly The Ahwahnee Hotel). 8 postcards and 4 bookmarks on extra-heavy perforated paper to share with family and friends are included. Other Available Titles: Yellowstone National Park: Adult Coloring Book

Sybilla Avery Cook Drawn Together in Art… Love… and Friendship: The Biography of Caldecott Award-winning Authors Berta and Elmer Hader

 

Sybilla Avery Cook     
Drawn Together in Art… Love… and Friendship: The Biography of Caldecott Award-winning Authors Berta and Elmer Hader, $19.95
A readable history of twentieth century children’s literature told through the eyes of a well-known and prolific author/illustrator team. Their lives, friendships, and love for the world around them touched the lives of millions of children for good. Other Available Titles: Walking Portland Oregon

Colleen Coover & Paul Tobin Bandette Volume 3: The House of the Green Mask

 

Colleen Coover & Paul Tobin
Bandette Volume 3: The House of the Green Mask, $14.99
Bandette, greatest thief in all the lands, uncovers the greatest of all mysteries! A clue to the location of the legendary House of the Green Mask! But the sinister Voice has set his sights on the same treasure, and sent a deadly assassin after the same secrets! Worse, he’s stolen the dearest thing to Bandette’s heart. Now, she’s after revenge! (And also chocolate.) Other Available Titles: Bandette Volume 2 Stealers Keepers! Bandette Volume 1: Presto!

K.C. Cowan Journey to Wizards’ Keep

 

K.C. Cowan
Journey to Wizards’ Keep, $17.99
Three girls with very different personalities must come together to defeat an evil wizard who seeks to take over the world. This story, set in a fantasy land based on the Pacific Northwest has action, romance, and humor.

Cindy Cumfer Toward the Beloved Community: The First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, 1865-2015

 

Cindy Cumfer
Toward the Beloved Community: The First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, 1865-2015, $15.00
From the time of its first minister, Thomas Lamb Eliot, First Unitarian Church has been an activist church in the Portland community and beyond. This book presents the history of the first 150 years of the church in the context of its times, describing the church’s core spiritual values and showing how they evolved over time and how the church dealth with the structural inequalities of society around issues such as race, class, and sexual and gender orientation. Other Available Titles: The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook

Sheila Deeth Infinite Sum

 

Sheila Deeth
Infinite Sum, $13.95
The aftermath of child sexual abuse haunts an artist and mother until she finds a new way to view old memories. Sylvia, from Divide by Zero, tells her own story in this second novel from the Mathemafiction Collection. Other Available Titles: Divide By Zero

Jamie Duclos-Yourdon Froelich’s Ladder

 

Jamie Duclos-Yourdon
Froelich’s Ladder, $15.95
Froelich nurses a decades-old family grudge from his permanent perch atop a giant ladder in this nineteenth century madcap adventure novel. When he disappears suddenly, his nephew embarks on a rain-soaked adventure across the Pacific Northwest landscape to find him.

Don Dupay Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir, 2nd Edition

 

Don Dupay
Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir, 2nd Edition, $20.00
Behind the Badge in River City provides a first-hand account of the Portland Police Bureau during the wild 1960s and 1970s. Don Dupay pulls back the curtain on the bureau’s wide corruption that made being an honest cop very difficult.

Marilynne Eichinger Lives of Museum Junkies: The Story of America’s Hands-On Education Movement

 

Marilynne Eichinger
Lives of Museum Junkies: The Story of America’s Hands-On Education Movement, $19.95
Peer into the political and educational climate of the 1960s to discover factors that propelled the hands-on education movement into prominence. Peer behind the scenes with former OMSI president, Marilynne Eichinger, and 11 other museum directors to learn how OMSI talked the navy out of a submarine, how the New York Hall of Science saved the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and why Gene Roddenberry helped OMSI develop a Star Trek exhibit.

Ellen Eisenberg The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010

 

Ellen Eisenberg
The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010, $24.95
The Jewish Oregon Story traces the history of Jewish Oregonians and their communities during a period of dramatic change. Drawing on archival sources, including a collection of over five hundred oral histories, the book explores how Jewish Oregonians both contributed to and were shaped by the “Oregon Story,” a political shift that fueled Oregon’s—and particularly Portland’s—emerging reputation for progressivism and sustainability. Other Available Titles: Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849-1950

Jan Eliot Privacy is for Wussies

 

Jan Eliot
Privacy is for Wussies, $15.95
This is the 11th, full-color collection of the syndicated cartoon “Stone Soup”. “Stone Soup” is a modern family comic strip that appeared daily in 300 newspapers for over 20 years, and now runs weekly on Sundays. Other Available Titles: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Book 10 of the Syndicated Cartoon Stone Soup, We’ll Be Really Careful: Book 8 of the Syndicated Cartoon Stone Soup

Sarah Everest-Jindrich One Week in November

 

Sarah Everest-Jindrich
One Week in November, $18.00
A young girl learns her estranged mother is dying. In the process of dealing with facing her past, she meets an elderly homeless man who helps her realize the importance of accepting others.

Scott Farris Inga: Kennedy’s Great Love, Hitler’s Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover’s Prime Suspect

 

Scott Farris
Inga: Kennedy’s Great Love, Hitler’s Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover’s Prime Suspect, $29.95
Inga Arvad was the great love of President John F. Kennedy’s life, and also Adolf Hitler’s special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was an actress, a foreign correspondent, a popular Washington columnist, an explorer who lived among a tribe of headhunters, one of Hollywood’s most influential gossip columnists, and a suspected Nazi spy. The latter nearly got Kennedy cashiered out of the Navy, but instead set in motion the chain of events that led to him becoming a war hero. Other Available Titles: Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation, Kennedy & Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure

Janet Fisher The Shifting Winds

 

Janet Fisher
The Shifting Winds, $18.95
Jennie Haviland’s father tears her from her prestigious New York academy in 1842 when he takes the family west over the Oregon Trail to a frontier brimming with contention. There Jennie meets British Hudson’s Bay Company clerk Alan Radford and American mountain man Jake Johnston, who vie for her as their nations vie for the rich land of Oregon. Other Available Titles: A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin

Bryn Fleming Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle

 

Bryn Fleming
Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle, $10.99
Book three in Bryn Fleming’s Range Riders series is the most exciting yet, as Cassie and Jasper conquer the elements, outwit rustlers, and rope, ride, and rescue like never before. Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle follows Cassie and Jasper: To the Rescue and Jasper and Willie: Wildfire in the Range Riders series—all three set in Oregon. Other Available Titles: Cassie and Jasper: To the Rescue, Jasper and Willie: Wildfire

Gail Folkins Light in the Trees

 

Gail Folkins
Light in the Trees, $24.95
A memoir of home, nature, and change in the American West, Light in the Trees makes cultural and environmental topics personal through a narrator’s travels between past and present, rural and urban. Growing up on a mountain foothill in western Washington, Gail Folkins offers a small-town viewpoint of the Pacific Northwest. Other Available Titles: Texas Dance Halls: A Two-Step Circuit

Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland

 

Laura O. Foster
Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland, $9.95
This book is a look at 1920s and Depression-era Portland and Oregon through the eyes and on the streets of one yet-to-be-famous girl, Beverly Cleary. Other Available Titles: Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures from Towns to Trails

Gerry Frank Gerry Frank’s Oregon, 3rd Edition

 

Gerry Frank
Gerry Frank’s Oregon, 3rd Edition, $19.95
Gerry Frank’s recommendations of place to eat, stay, and do in the state of Oregon; over 700 descriptive reviews PLUS stories of fascinating people and events (past and present). Other Available Titles: Gerry Frank’s Where To Find It, Buy It, Eat It In New York

Cory Frye Murder in Linn County, Oregon: The True Story of the Legendary Plainview Killings

 

Cory Frye
Murder in Linn County, Oregon: The True Story of the Legendary Plainview Killings, $21.99
On June 21, 1922, Linn County sheriff Charles Kendall and Reverend Roy Healy drove out to the town of Plainview to arrest a moonshining farmer named Dave West. Author and journalist Cory Frye delivers a riveting, detailed account of these shocking and tragic crimes that haunted Linn County for decades.

  

Rep. Mitch Greenlick
Capitol Letters, $29.95
During his seven terms in the Oregon State Legislature, Representative Mitch Greenlick has been at the center of the debates and decisions surrounding the important issues of our time. Throughout his service, he kept a diary where he shared his thoughts on the events and issues of the day, which he now shares in Capitol Letters

Jean Harkin Night in Alcatraz: And Other Uncanny Tales

 

Jean Harkin
Night in Alcatraz: And Other Uncanny Tales, $7.99
A collection of off-beat stories, some eerie and weird, some humorous. The stories take place in Oregon and other locations from the west coast to central states. Other Available Titles: The Writers’ Mill Journal, Vol. 5

Ken Hawkins Jimmy Carter: Photographs 1970-2010

 

Ken Hawkins
Jimmy Carter: Photographs 1970-2010, $21.95
Forty years ago, a young southern governor and his grassroots campaign for president captured the attention of a Watergate- weary nation. His name was Jimmy Carter and photojournalist Ken Hawkins was there documenting the rise of this unknown politician for TIME Magazine. Jimmy Carter: Photographs 1970- 2010, with foreword by Carter White House Deputy Press Secretary Rex Granum, is a 120 page collection of photographs spanning Carter’s political career and beyond.

Robert Leo Heilman The World Pool, A Literary Variety

 

Robert Leo Heilman
The World Pool, A Literary Variety, $15.95
The World Pool is a collection of essays, vignettes, short stories, and articles selected from Robert Leo Heilman’s thirty years of freelance magazine and newspaper writing. These varied pieces deal with family, work, war, and Oregon’s history. Other Available Titles: Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country, 2nd Edition

Robert Hill The Remnants

 

Robert Hill
The Remnants, $15.95
The last three citizens of an isolated small town filled with hereditary oddities face the last days of their community in Robert Hill’s The Remnants. Rene Denfield (The Enchanted) calls it “an elegy for a world in which humanity is treasured—a celebration of life in all its imperfect glory.” Other Available Titles: When All Is Said And Done

Mollie Hunt Placid River Runs Deep

 

Mollie Hunt
Placid River Runs Deep, $14.99
Like stones beneath Placid River, a dark tragedy lurks. When Ember Mackay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mystery, murder, and a revenge plot that has taken a generation to unfold. Other Available Titles: Cats’ Eyes: A Crazy Cat Lady Mystery, Cat’s Paws: A Crazy Cat Lady Mystery

Donnell Keith Travels With Mr. Camry

 

Donnell Keith
Travels With Mr. Camry, $13.99
Travels With Mr. Camry, is an easy to read series of autobiographical sketches that will excite the interest of any cross country traveler or wannabe snowbird. As an unchained snowbird, the author and his almost reliable companion, a clunky old car, experience the adventures, intrigues, romances, and dramatic events of the desert southwest.

Theresa Griffin Kennedy Blue Reverie in Smoke

 

Theresa Griffin Kennedy
Blue Reverie in Smoke, $15.00
Blue Reverie in Smoke examines the hidden parts of Portland’s history that go unseen. With a blurb by Margaret Malone and an introduction by Dan Raphael, this slim volume of poetical verse comes highly recommended!

Eric Kimmel The Runaway Tortilla

 

Eric Kimmel
The Runaway Tortilla, $16.99      
From Caldecott award-winning author Eric Kimmel is a new edition of a spicy Texas twist on the classic tale, The Gingerbread Man, featuring the artwork of Children’s Choice winner Erik Brooks. Other Available Titles: Rattlestiltskin

Bart King The Drake Equation

 

Bart King
The Drake Equation, $15.99        
When seventh-grader Noah Grow finds an odd device in the woods, it launches him on a funny adventure that includes birdwatching, aliens, and peanut butter. “This book has a lot going for it—there’s an immensely likeable protagonist and a mystery that really engages the reader.” – San Francisco Review of Books. Other Available Titles: The Big Book of Superheroes,The Big Book of Boy Stuff, 2nd Edition

Jane Kirkpatrick This Road We Traveled

 

Jane Kirkpatrick
This Road We Traveled, $14.99  
Tabitha Moffat Brown is 66 when her children head west and believe she is too old and infirm to make the trip. She hires her own wagon, talks her 78-year-old brother-in-law into going with her (a single woman on the Oregon trail had to have a man along) and heads west taking the fateful Applegate cutoff of 1846. Her impact on Oregon—and the story of her daughter and granddaughter’s journey as well—brought a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. “Kirkpatrick’s vivid, rich prose will keep readers in awe and on the edges of their seats.” Other Available Titles: The Memory Weaver, A Light in the Wilderness

Harvey Kline The ABC’s of Portland’s Alphabet and Pearl Districts

 

Harvey Kline
The ABC’s of Portland’s Alphabet and Pearl Districts, $10.00
This well-researched book traces the lives of the noteworthy pioneers whose names appear on the streets of the Alphabet and Pearl Districts. It does so in an engaging way, with dozens of photographs, and in the process reveals much about the early history of Portland and the influential people who built our city.

Tricia Knoll Ocean’s Laughter

 

Tricia Knoll
Ocean’s Laughter, $17.00
Ocean’s Laughter combines lyric and eco-poetry about Manzanita, Oregon to answer a question posed by Pablo Neruda: Do you not also sense danger in the sea’s laughter? Explore this small town through the vision of a poet who owned a home in Manzanita for 25 years. Other Available Titles: Urban Wild          

LeeAnn Kriegh The Nature of Bend: The Insider’s Guide to Central Oregon Plants & Animals

 

LeeAnn Kriegh
The Nature of Bend: The Insider’s Guide to Central Oregon Plants & Animals, $20.00
The Nature of Bend is a fun, fact-filled guide to the plants and animals of Central Oregon. It’s the one book you need to identify, locate, and learn about more than 350 of the area’s birds, wildflowers, trees, mammals, and more.

Judith L. Li & M.L. Herring Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire

 

Judith L. Li & M.L. Herring
Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire, $17.95
In this sequel to Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell, Ricky Zamora brings his love of map-making and his boundless curiosity to the arid landscapes east of the Cascade Mountains. Upper elementary kids will enjoy the mixture of amazing adventures with actual historical, physical, and ecological data about the region. Other Available Titles: Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

Ron Lovell A Dangerous Assignment

 

Ron Lovell
A Dangerous Assignment, $15.00
Oregon attorney Lorenzo Madrid gets more than he bargained for when a simple review of actor contracts leads to producing a horror movie at an abandoned sanitarium on the Oregon Coast. Between a has-been movie queen, a flaky studio head, local red neck “militia” members, and two murders, he is soon longing to return to his immigration law practice. Other Available Titles: Danger in Unlikely Places, Murder at the Steens

Tracy Manaster The Done Thing

 

Tracy Manaster
The Done Thing, $24.99
Lida Stearl prides herself on always knowing the most appropriate thing to do in any given situation—confidence that has served her well in building her career as an orthodontist, maintaining a happy marriage, and raising her young niece in the wake of a violent tragedy. But now she’s a widowed, retired empty-nester and the small perfections of an orderly life are not quite enough to stop her from feeling adrift. Other Available Titles: You Could Be Home By Now

Phillip Margolin Violent Crimes

 

Phillip Margolin
Violent Crimes, $26.99
In this mesmerizing tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin, attorney Amanda Jaffe—star of Wild Justice, Ties That Bind, Proof Positive, and Fugitive—becomes entangled in a murder case involving Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and the greatest ethical dilemma of her career. Other Available Titles: Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Wild Justice

Douglas F. Markle A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon

 

Douglas F. Markle
A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon, $22.95
A Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Oregon is the first authoritative guide to the native and non-native freshwater fishes found in Oregon. It provides identification aids and images for most of the 137 known species and subspecies. 

Penny McDonald We Share our World/Compartimos el mundo

 

Penny McDonald
We Share our World/Compartimos el mundo, $15.00
This is a bilingual children’s picture book with the message that all of us share a single world in terms of both ecology and human relations. It is filled with the art of 12 artists who participated in an artist exchange between Oregon and Costa Rica.

Floyd McKay Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State

 

Floyd McKay
Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State, $21.95
The period 1964 to 1986 created modern Oregon, including open beaches and clean rivers, land-use planning and Portland’s renaissance. The Oregon Story was led by Governors Tom McCall and Bob Straub, but hundreds of citizen activists were deeply involved. Veteran journalist Floyd McKay (KGW-TV and the Oregon Statesman) was at the heart of the action and knew the players. Other Available Titles: An Editor for Oregon: Charles A. Sprague and the Politics of Change

Kelly Merrick Portland Farmers Market Cookbook: 100 Seasonal Recipes and Stories that Celebrate Local Food and People

 

Kelly Merrick
Portland Farmers Market Cookbook: 100 Seasonal Recipes and Stories that Celebrate Local Food and People, $27.95
The Portland Farmers Market Cookbook is a celebration of a place and its people, who are proud to share their bounty with the Portland community and beyond. With 100 seasonally organized recipes for every meal of the day, stories of the market’s farmers and producers, shopping and cooking tips, and glorious color photography, this book is a tribute to our farmers, chefs, and shoppers.

Ron Miner Sketches of a Black Cat: Expanded Edition

 

Ron Miner
Sketches of a Black Cat: Expanded Edition, $40.00 (color) / $20.00 (black and white)
This is a WWII story of a night flying PBY pilot who spent time between missions developing a portfolio of artwork. “Brilliant in its composition and heart-wrenching in its forthrightness…” – US Review of Books

Michael Mix Leaded: The Poisoning of Idaho’s Silver Valley

 

Michael Mix
Leaded: The Poisoning of Idaho’s Silver Valley
, $22.95
Leaded is a timely and deeply researched account of one of the largest environmental disasters in western US history. It examines the origin, evolution, and causes of the harmful environmental and human health effects caused by mining operations in Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Mining District—the “Silver Valley”—from 1885 to 1981.

Sarah B. Munro Timberline Lodge

 

Sarah B. Munro
Timberline Lodge, $24.99
This pictorial history of the construction, furnishing, and operation of Timberline Lodge in 1960 provides a vivid chronology of this iconic New Deal ski lodge on Mt. Hood. Part of the story is told in images from premier Oregon photographers, including Hugh Ackroyd, Ray Atkeson, and Hal Lidell.

Donald R. Nelson The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports

 

Donald R. Nelson
The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports, $25.00
This profusely illustrated book chronicles the story of baseball and ice hockey and the boys who grew up and around the Vaughn Street Ballpark in the Slabtown area of NW Portland, under the watchful eye of groundskeeper Rocky Benevento. Many of the Sons of Slabtown were the children of Eastern European immigrants, who were members of the St. Patrick Catholic Church. Other Available Titles: Bethany: A Community in Transition

Christopher McKnight Nichols Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age

 

Christopher McKnight Nichols
Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age, $24.95
Spreading democracy abroad or protecting business at home: Promise and Peril offers a bold new look at the history of the contest between isolationism and internationalism. These debates are as current as the wars in Syria and Afghanistan and as old as America itself, with profiles of the people, policies, and events that shaped the world we live in today.

Oregon Reads Aloud

 

Oregon Reads Aloud
Authors representing the book include: Dale Basye, Estela Bernal, Curtis Chen, Nancy Coffelt, Elizabeth Goss, Barb Kerley, Eric Kimmel, Bart King, Jane Kirkpatrick, Trudy Ludwig, Damien Macalino, Helena Macalino, Valarie Pearce, Dawn Prochovnic, and Linda Dalal Sawaya, $24.99
This charming collection of twenty-five stories by a trove of Oregon authors and illustrators celebrates everything Oregon and twenty-five years of SMART’s (Start Making A Reader Today) work empowering children to read.

Zita Podany Images of America: Vanport

 

Zita Podany
Images of America: Vanport, $21.99
Built in less than a year, Vanport, the largest war-time housing project in the United States became the second largest city in Oregon during 1943-1944. The flood on May 30, 1948 may have destroyed its existence but not its influence.

Robert Michael Pyle Through a Green Lens

 

Robert Michael Pyle
Through a Green Lens, $18.00
This major selection of a major environmental writer’s periodical prose takes the very long view of people relating to the rest of nature. Other Available Titles: Chinook and Chanterelle, The Tangled Bank

Rick Rubin Naked Against the Rain: The People of the Lower Columbia River, 1770-1830

 

Rick Rubin (represented by Charlotte Rubin)
Naked Against the Rain: The People of the Lower Columbia River, 1770-1830, $19.95
Naked Against the Rain is a compelling and thoroughly readable history of the Native American people who, for thousands of years, lived along the lower Columbia River. Rick Rubin eloquently describes their daily life, recounts their mythologies and spiritual beliefs, and tells how the arrival of Euro-Americans changed their culture forever.

Arlene Sachitano Disappearing Nine Patch

 

Arlene Sachitano
Disappearing Nine Patch, $15.00
Harriet Truman and her quilt group are stitching quilts for a missing and exploited children’s organization and are soon investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Other Available Titles: Quilt As Desired A Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery #1, The Quilt Before The Storm A Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery #5

Matt Schumacher Ghost Town Odes

 

Matt Schumacher
Ghost Town Odes, $16.00
“In the tradition of Odas Elementales, the poems in Matt Schumacher’s Ghost Town Odes resonate with insight and a sensory exuberance that revels in natural complexity and this chance we have to live on Earth. Sandwiched between lively and visionary pieces grounded in Schumacher’s life, the ghost odes are a mythohistorical motherlode in which narrative lyricism serves as a medium for settlers and tribespeople whose presence can be said to still reside in the West (particularly Oregon).” – Jim Grabill
Other Available Titles: Spilling the Moon, The Fire Diaries

Donald Sevetson A Public Spirit: George H. Atkinson’s Written Legacy

 

Donald Sevetson
A Public Spirit: George H. Atkinson’s Written Legacy, $14.99
George Atkinson led in forming Oregon’s systems of public education and penitentiaries. A Public Spirit contains his writing on these and other essential issues of his time, including railroads and Native American affairs. Other Available Titles: Atkinson: Pioneer Oregon Educator

Jim Stewart Ochoco Reach

 

Jim Stewart
Ochoco Reach, $16.99
A literary thriller reaches from Oregon to Mexico and back with insight, heart, friendship, and Bucket the dog. Time with these characters is well spent.

S.L. Stoner The Mangle: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest

 

S.L. Stoner
The Mangle: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest, $15.95
During a blistering 1903 summer, Portland’s steam laundry women are exhausted, ill, and demanding a nine-hour workday. As the women begin disappearing, Sage and his mother’s desperate search sends them into grave danger amidst frantic laundry women, suffragettes, prostitutes, social workers, white slaves, arsonists, and sweatshop bosses. Other Available Titles: Dead Line: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest, Black Drop: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest

Jerry Sutherland Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer

 

Jerry Sutherland
Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer, $9.95
In Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer, Jerry Sutherland applies extensive, original research to tell the story of an obscure stonemason who ventured to Oregon in 1832 determined to make it his permanent home, wrest its control from the Hudson’s Bay Company, and win it for America. Tibbets’ early actions prepared the way for fellow Oregon pioneers who eventually arrived in such great numbers that they overwhelmed the British, achieving Tibbets’ goal before his premature death in 1849.

Peter Swan Fealder’s Choice

 

Peter Swan
Fealder’s Choice, $12.00
A professor’s body is found at the base of a tall campus building, but to Homicide Detectives Parkinson Fealder and Tamara Berbieri, it looks less like a suicide and more like murder. Park and Tami must look past false leads and intertwined lives to draw out and capture a clever and ruthless killer. Other Available Titles: Past Due

James D. Thayer Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails

 

James D. Thayer
Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails, $19.95
A guidebook for both experienced and casual hikers, Hiking from Portland to the Coast explores the many trails and logging roads that crisscross the northern portion of Oregon’s Coast Range. While showcasing convenient “looped” routes, it also describes complete throughways connecting Portland to the coastal communities of Seaside and Tillamook.

Steve Theme Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light

 

Steve Theme
Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light, $14.99
Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking 7,000 miles alone across America. Hop in; let’s go for a ride.

Lori Tobias Wander

 

Lori Tobias
Wander, $15.95
A tale of love, loss & betrayal in the frigid wild of Alaska.

Paul Tobin How To Capture An Invisible Cat

 

Paul Tobin
How To Capture An Invisible Cat, $16.99
Sixth grade genius and inventor extraordinaire Nate Bannister and his friend Delphine must pull out every mind-blowing gadget, half-perfected invention, and unproven but theoretically sound strategy to stop Nate’s super-sized, invisible cat Proton from crushing everyone and everything in town. The Red Death Tea Society will do anything to get in their way. Other Available Titles: Plants Vs. Zombies: Grown Sweet Home, Plants Vs. Zombies: Petal To The Metal

George Venn  Beaver’s Fire: A Regional Portfolio (1970-2010)

 

George Venn
Beaver’s Fire: A Regional Portfolio (1970-2010), $25.00
This unique historical portfolio gathers and reprints 26 prose works on northwest literature—interviews, reviews, essays, keynote addresses, symposia, biographical sketches, and articles. First published by 24 northwest editors and newly-selected for reprinting by seven independent jurors, each piece is introduced by a brief  “Preface” and illuminated by historical/archival images of editors, writers, poets, books, events, radicals, and photographers. Other Available Titles: Keeping the Swarm, West of Paradise

Rebecca Waggoner Happy Canyon: A History of the World’s Most Unique Indian Pageant & Wild West Show

 

Rebecca Waggoner
Happy Canyon: A History of the World’s Most Unique Indian Pageant & Wild West Show, $34.99
For over a century, the Happy Canyon show has brought together families, friends, and strangers to witness a joyous celebration of local history put on by a volunteer case. The Happy Canyon history book is a detailed, loving view of the show’s history, beautifully illustrated with photography and fascinating archival photos that join past and present in the spirit of the Old West. On with the Show!

Larry Wampler Westlake Girl: My Oregon Frontier Childhood

 

Larry Wampler
Westlake Girl: My Oregon Frontier Childhood, $16.95
Inspirational and entertaining, Westlake Girl shows a spirited girl with a pet harbor seal coming of age in an isolated village on the Oregon coast during a time of great upheaval, from 1928-1936. This literary memoir by 97-year-old Frieda Wampler delivers rich historical detail, well-drawn characters, and a fresh, strong voice.

Carolyn Wood Tough Girl: An Olympians’ Journey

 

Carolyn Wood
Tough Girl: An Olympians’ Journey, $18.00
Tough Girl provides an insider’s view of swim training and competition in late 1950s Portland and in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome woven together with a participant’s view of walking The Camino de Santiago 52 years later. Within these stories lie details of growing up in mid-century Portland, of coming out and fighting for Gay Rights, and coping with loss.