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Holiday Cheer Book Sale and Signing Sunday December 7
 

 

Holiday Cheer

A Celebration of Oregon Authors

 

Sunday, December 7

Noon – 4 PM
At the Oregon Historical Society
Free Admission!

 

Skip the Black Friday crowds and join us for our annual literary celebration! Chat with over 80 authors, and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Sip on a cup of hot cocoa, listen to tunes by local performers The Dickens Carolers, and get into the spirit of the season at the Oregon Historical Society’s 47th annual holiday event!

 
 

Friends of the Library "Give Twice Holiday Sale"

Benefitting Multnomah County Libraries

Special 10% discount for OHS Members!


Make your holiday buying really count this year by shopping the "Give Twice Holiday Sale" at Central Library. You'll find gifts, toys, jewelry, cards, local art, the best prices on used books in Portland and complimentary gift wrap. Hosted by Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit Multnomah County Libraries. In addition to benefiting your library, all OHS members will receive a 10% discount the entire month of December at the Friends Library Store and at the Give Twice Holiday Sale. More information at https://friends-library.org/holiday-sale.

 
 
Meet the Authors!

Please Note: Only 2014 publications are listed, however many authors will have additional books available for sale!

 

Lisa Alber

Kilmoon, A County Clare Mystery

Lisa Alber evokes a world in which ancient tradition collides with modern village life and ageless motivators such as greed and love still wield their power. Kilmoon captures the moodiness of the Irish landscape in a brooding mystery that explores family secrets, betrayal, vengeance, and murder. ($14.95)

 

Heather Arndt Anderson

Portland: A Food Biography

Portland's culinary history sings the song of the salmon-people, the pioneers, and immigrants, each struggling to make this strange but inviting land between the Pacific and the Cascades feel like home. Portland: A Food Biography chronicles the Rose City's rise from a Wild West outpost —a diminutive extension of San Francisco—to the critical darling of the national food scene. ($38.00)

 

Ryan Avery

Speaker Leader Champion: Succeed at Work through the Power of Public Speaking

Best-selling author Jeremey Donovan and Public Speaking World Champion Ryan Avery break down the winning speeches from Toastmasters' prestigious annual competition—providing you with tips and techniques guaranteed to improve your speaking, presentation, and communication skills. They also include a special section of insights and advice for readers who aspire to become serious public speaking competitors. ($20.00)

 

Dan Berne

The Gods of Second Chances

Family means everything to Alaskan fisherman Ray Bancroft, raising his granddaughter while battling storms, invasive species, and lawsuit-happy tourists. When his daughter returns from prison, swearing she's clean and sober, Ray's belief in kitchen counter gods and otter bone ceremonies isn't enough to protect him from her search for a safe harbor, which threatens everything he holds sacred. ($18.00)

 

Susan Blackaby & Carolyn Conahan

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon takes readers on a holiday tour of the beaver state with a special gift for each day. Lively prose, a rompy song, and exquisite illustrations make this a very merry book to give and to receive. ($12.99)

 

Barney Blalock

The Oregon Shanghaiers: Columbia River Crimping from Astoria to Portland

In the early days of Portland's seaport, "shanghaiing" or "crimping" ran rampant as the proprietors of crooked saloons and sailors' boardinghouses coerced unwitting patrons to work on commercial ships. Now historian Barney Blalock offers a lively and well-researched account of these colorful and corrupt men, revealing some of Oregon's malicious maritime legends. ($19.99)

 

Tricia Brown

Charlie and the Blanket Toss

Charlie loves to watch his relatives and friends get thrown high in the air during the traditional Inupiat blanket toss. But secretly, he's afraid to try it himself. At the Whaling Festival, he's ready to step up and overcome his fears. Warm humor and good energy fill the pages in this inspiring story while authentic details of Alaska Native life are shared to anchor the story in place. ($16.99)

 

D.C. Jesse Burkhardt

Railroads of Hillsboro

Railroads of Hillsboro traces the impact of the arrival of the town's first railroad in 1871, not only on Hillsboro itself, but on Washington County and the region as a whole. Burkhardt, Associate Editor of the Hillsboro Tribune, created the book to celebrate the origins of Hillsboro and remind residents of the area of the important role railroads had in the city's development. ($21.99)

 

Jeannie Burt

When Patty Went Away

In 1976, in a remote farming corner of Oregon, rebellious fifteen-year-old Patty vanishes. Blamed for awful trouble, the community, everyone but farmer Jack McIntyre and his daughter, bid her good riddance. As wild as she turned, Patty had once been close to Jack's family and was his daughter's only friend. His feelings for the girl force him to make the most difficult decision of his life: to find the courage to search for her. ($13.95)

 

N.L. Campbell

The Cornerstone

Silver St. Ives, torn from her brother and the Palmyra plantation in upcountry Georgia, is forced by her husband to cross the mosquito riddled Isthmus in Panama to reach the gold that beckons in California. Four hundred miles from San Francisco, Xavier St. Ives dies and Silver learns to chart her own course to the rain swept coast of the Oregon Territory, a land that is dominated by tall fir trees and dripping ferns where she struggles to establish a saw mill and a new life. ($12.99)

 

Rochelle Carter

The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship

Endorsed by best-selling authors and industry professionals, including the Director of Bowker Identifier Services, The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship is a practical and empowering book for authors. With simple yet effective strategies that will prove helpful for writers at all stages of their careers, this book has been called a "writers conference in a book" by readers. ($19.99)

 

J.D. Chandler & J.B. Fisher

Portland on the Take: Mid-Century Crime Bosses, Civic Corruption and Forgotten Murders

With unprecedented access to the police investigative files of the Frank Tatum murder of 1947 and the detective notebooks and tape recorder transcripts of Multnomah County sheriff's detective Walter Graven, authors J.D. Chandler and J.B. Fisher shed new light on Portland's turbulent mid-twentieth-century past. ($19.99)

 

Foster Church

Turning Down the Sound: Travel Escapes in Washington's Small Towns

In his new travelogue, Foster Church guides adventurers—lifelong residents of the Northwest and visitors alike—to the small communities beyond Washington's well-known urban center. As in Discovering Main Street, Church shares his passion for encouraging travelers down less traveled paths—paths that curve beside valleys and wheat fields, travel along orchards and straits, and around mountains and rivers. ($17.95)

 

M.J. Cody

Standing on the Beach

Standing on the Beach is an intense psychological thriller where Norris Reed is thrown into a precarious web of deceit in Juneau, Alaska. Unraveling sanity, prophetic dreams, murders in her wake, it's a race for her life and those she loves. ($14.99)

 

Liz Crain

Food Lover's Guide to Portland (2nd Edition)

For residents and visitors alike, Food Lover's Guide to Portland is a road map to finding the best of the best in America's favorite do-it-yourself foodie mecca. Navigate Portland's edible bounty with this all-access pass to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets. ($17.95)

 

Pamela Deane

The Translation of Max

The Translation of Max is the story of a mother's struggle to help her son through the trauma of schizophrenia. Although not strictly autobiographical, in essence Maggie's life parallels that of the author's during an eight-year journey to bring Max back to the world of reason. ($12.00)

 

Sheila Deeth

Divide by Zero

It takes a subdivision to raise a child, and a wealth of threads to weave a tapestry, until one breaks. But when that fraying thread gives way it might take a child to raise the subdivision...or to mend it. ($14.95)

 

Barbara Drake

Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life

Barbara Drake articulates the lessons she's learned from her long stint of country living in her new book. Replete with records of native wildflowers and an old family recipe for wild blackberry pudding, Morning Light is an appreciation and exploration of the landscape of western Oregon, and a reminder of why we should care for our rural landscape—while we still can. ($18.95)

 

Warren C. Easley

Dead Float

Small town lawyer Cal Claxton is asked to help guide a fly fishing trip on the legendary Deschutes River. When a member of the party is murdered and the local cops come down hard on Cal, it's up to him to find the killer before it's too late. ($15.00)

 

Kerry Eggers

The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State

Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football. Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both school's archives, Eggers offers a comprehensive account of the players, coaches, and fans who have made the Civil War the state's most anticipated football game. ($24.99)

 

Steve Engel

Tracks Count: A Guide to Counting Animal Prints

Tracks Count is a traditional number book that anyone can step into reading. Tracks Count counts to ten while introducing footprint identification to the aspiring animal tracker. ($17.99)

 

Elizabeth Enslin

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey through Love and Rebellion in Nepal

Love led American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin into an unexpected world—becoming a mother among Brahman in-laws in a village in Nepal. Against the backdrop of increasing political turmoil in the country, Enslin discovers allies and friends among local women organizing for change. ($16.00)

 

Richard W. Etulain

The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane

The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane provides a brief life story and an overview of the legends that mingled in tales of the most-written-about woman of the Old West. The book depicts the ways facts and legends have combined in the biographies of the leading female demigod of the pioneer West. ($24.95)

 

Janet Fisher

A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin

The author's great-great-grandmother Martha defies her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin and follows him west across the Oregon Trail in 1850, but their struggles in a raw new land soon shatter Martha's dreams of an idyllic life with him. When he dies, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, she dares to buy a farm in this wilderness, a farm the author owns today. ($16.95)

 

Bryn Fleming

Cassie and Jasper to the Rescue

Time is short. A horse is in danger. Can cowgirl Cassie and her sidekick Jasper rescue the horse from the owner's villainous son? Or will the mare go to the local auction and meet a bad end? ($9.99)

 

Gerry Frank

Gerry Frank's Oregon (2nd Edition)

Completely updated, this 2nd edition contains Gerry Frank's recommendations of places to stay and eat (over 700 descriptive reviews), things to do, and intriguing people and events (past and present) throughout Oregon. You'll find interesting personal stories, along with tidbits of state history and photos from Gerry's personal collection. ($19.95)

 

Gus Frederick

Timothy W. Davenport: The Collected Works

Dr. Timothy Woodbridge Davenport (1827-1911) is now mainly known as the father of W.R. Hearst political cartoonist Homer Davenport (1867-1912). In reality, for over half a century, T.W. Davenport was personally involved in the new state of Oregon serving in numerous capacities, including temporary Indian Agent, County Surveyor, State Representative, and Senator. For the first time ever, a collection of Davenport's written essays are compiled in a single volume to provide the modern reader with a glimpse into the mind of one of Oregon's early progressive statesman and pioneer philosopher. ($25.00)

 

Heather Vogel Frederick

Little Women Christmas

A cherished holiday scene from Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women comes to life in this luminous picture book retelling. ($17.99) 

 

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery

In this heartwarming Pumpkin Falls mystery, a cryptic letter found in an old book sends 12-year-old Truly on a treasure hunt through her new hometown. ($16.99)

 

Valerie Geary

Crooked River

Told in the vibrant voices of 15-year-old Sam and her 10-year-old sister Ollie, Crooked River is a coming-of-age story, a ghost story, and mystery readers will be thinking about long after the last page. Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and Ollie move to rural Oregon to live with Bear, their teepee-dwelling, beekeeper father, when they suddenly find themselves fighting to prove his innocence in a murder investigation. ($25.99)

 

Paul Gerald

60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Portland (5th Edition)

Portland's best-selling hiking guidebook is back for a new 2014 edition. 60 Hikes features all types and levels of day hikes within a two-hour drive of downtown Portland. ($18.95)

 

Breakfast in Bridgetown (3rd Edition)

"The Definitive Guide to Portland's Favorite Meal" has been updated for 2014. It now features some 120 restaurants, plus food carts, out-of-town spots, and an all-new gluten free section. ($17.95)

 

Diane Goeres-Gardner

Images of America: Oregon State Penitentiary

As the only maximum-security prison in the state, the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) has housed some of the most violent criminals on the West Coast. The prison was originally built in Portland in 1851 but moved to Salem 15 years later, after Oregon became a state. From that time forward, the Oregon State Penitentiary grew from 23 prisoners in 1866 to 1,912 by 1992. ($21.99)

 

Julie Hasson

Vegan Casseroles

When it comes to traditional comfort food, most of the key ingredients are off-limits to health-conscious vegans. But giving up shepherd's pie, eggplant parm, and cheesy rice casserole was not an option for Julie Hasson, who took on the challenge to recreate flavors she loved, but without the cheese, eggs, butter, and cholesterol. ($20.00)

 

William J. Hawkins III

The Legacy of Olmsted Brothers in Portland

Portland's famous park system had its first official plan in 1903 when the prominent firm of Olmsted Bros. came to Portland. Subsequently, the city has built upon it to now have one of the best park systems in the country. The firm also planned subdivisions, scenic boulevards, and private commissions in the city, all of which are included with photographs. ($40.00)

 

Dana Haynes

Gun Metal Heart

Daria Gibron, a freelance operative with an impressive set of skills and a frightening set of motivated enemies, is caught in the deadly crossfire between several groups. Daria is in the worst danger of her life and she couldn't be having more fun. ($25.99)

 

Robert Leo Heilman

Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country 2nd edition

Critically-acclaimed award-winning 1995 essay collection about small town life in Southern Oregon's Douglas County in a revised and expanded 20th anniversary edition. ($15.95)

 

Bonnie Henderson

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast

Henderson's compelling story of how scientists came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone and how ordinary people cope with the knowledge of tsunamis is essential reading for anyone interested in the charged intersection of science, human nature, and public policy. ($19.95)

 

Leigh Ann Hieronymus

Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann: The Fred Meyer Cookbook

Fred Meyer's first-ever cookbook from the company's culinary spokeswoman, Leigh Ann Hieronymus, contains 140 recipes (along with nearly 140 color photos), of recipes she's created for the store's customers throughout her 15 year career. These are easy, flavorful and delicious recipes for weeknights, or special occasions with family and friends.  ($21.95)

 

Lisa Holmes

I Heart Oregon (& Washington): 25 of the Portland Area's Best Hikes

This full-color book features 400+ photos and customized maps that literally bring 25 Portland area hikes to life. As a graphic designer and avid hiker, Lisa has combined her passions to capture each hike in a way that clearly shows you what to expect. Covering hikes from the Oregon Coast to Mount Hood, and from Southwest Washington to the Willamette-Santiam region, this book is a must for visitors to the region, as well as local hikers who want a better idea of what to look forward to. ($24.95)

 

Joshua Howe

Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

In Behind the Curve, Joshua Howe explores the history of global warming from its roots as a scientific curiosity to its place at the center of international environmental politics. The book follows the story of rising CO2—illustrated by the now famous Keeling Curve—through a number of historical contexts, highlighting the relationships among scientists, environmentalists, and politicians as those relationships changed over time. ($34.95)

 

Terry Irish & Bobbie Snead

Wildwords        

Wildwords is an interactive nature journal for 2015. It presents weekly nature definitions and has room for reader thoughts and comments. ($15.00)

 

Kim Kailuweit

The Black Beetle Bug

The Black Beetle Bug is a whimsical tongue twister children's book for ages two to six. Author Kim Kailuweit writes to help kids improve their enunciation, while illustrator Diana Smith delights them with bright colors and animal fun. ($10.00)

 

Karen Karbo

The Diamond Lane

This smart early '90s-era comedy of manners about familial, romantic, and Hollywood entanglements gets a timely reissue by Hawthorne Books. ($18.95)

 

Bart King

The Big Book of Superheroes

If you're wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero, all you need is a passion to fight evil, a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool costume, some terrific superpowers, and an archenemy. (Know what? You better get this book!) ($19.95)

 

Jane Kirkpatrick

A Light in the Wilderness

Based on former slave Leticia Carson, this story presents a new look at Oregon's turbulent time in race relations and one woman's inspiring life moving from being property to owning property. Publisher's Weekly described A Light in the Wilderness as "indelible and intriguing... persuasive and poignant." ($14.99)

 

William Lang

Confederacy of Ambition

Confederacy of Ambition is a biography of William Winlock Miller that takes readers into the heart of Washington territorial politics, where alliances often hinged more on economic self-interest that political principles and nearly all agreed that government should encourage ambitious and energetic men. Miller succeeded because he parlayed his talents in camaraderie politics and sharp-pencil business affairs with an unabashed mining of governmental opportunities. ($25.00)

 

Peter Laufer

Slow News

With this provocative and concise book, journalist Peter Laufer launches a Slow News movement, inviting us to question the value of the perpetual empty-calorie news that accompanies our daily lives. ($17.95)

 

Fred Leeson

My-Te-Fine Merchant: Fred Meyer's Retail Revolution

This is an account of the personal and business lives of iconic Portland merchant Fred G. Meyer, who was a national pioneer in developing the "one-stop shopping center" combining full-line groceries and many other departments. The account relies on lengthy interviews with Meyer's closest associates conducted by the Oregon Historical Society. Aggressive, abrasive, and parsimonious while alive, Meyer left his large estate to a charitable trust for the public's benefit. ($22.95)

 

Lois Leveen

Juliet's Nurse

Juliet's Nurse, the latest novel from award-winning author and historian Lois Leveen, imagines the 14 years leading up to the events in Romeo and Juliet.  Described by Library Journal as "beautifully written," this dazzling tale of heartbreak and of hope immerses readers in rich historical details about life in fourteenth-century Italy. ($25.99)

 

Ron Lovell

Murder Times Two

Two novellas are featured in this tenth Thomas Martindale mystery. In "Carnival," he encounters shady dealings and a murderous clown wearing a devil's mask when a carnival comes to town; in "Innocent," he helps his attorney, Lorenzo Madrid, clear the name of a young man falsely accused of killing a priest. ($15.00)

 

John Madden & Michelle Walch

Letters of the West

The wilderness of the West is captured in this alphabet book showcasing the grand and marvelous plants, animals, and curious features found from British Columbia to Baja California. ($17.99)

 

Ted Mahar

Through the Seasons with Dulcy: More Favorite Columns by The Oregonian Garden Writer Dulcy Mahar

The second book, Through the Seasons with Dulcy, features The Oregonian columnist Dulcy Mahar's humorous views on gardening life, accompanied by gorgeous photography and personal insights. The first book, Back in the Garden with Dulcy, took top honors by PubWest, a design and publication award, and was an immediate best-seller. ($22.95)

 

Tracy Manaster

You Could Be Home By Now

Residents of an luxury retirement community learn that one of their own, underwater on her mortgage and unable to relocate due to the nation's ongoing housing crisis, is raising her grandson in secret—an explicit violation of community regulations. Thanks to a pair of young professionals dealing (badly) with a recent loss, a well-meaning teenaged beauty blogger, and retiree with reasons of his own to seek the spotlight, the story (and its associated ethical dilemma) goes viral. ($24.99)

 

Phillip Margolin

Woman with a Gun

In Woman with a Gun, a bizarre photograph inspires a writer to research a ten-year old unsolved murder to get background for a novel, but her investigation leads to more death and puts her life in danger. ($26.99)

 

Peyton Marshall

Goodhouse

A smart, literate thriller, Peyton Marshall's debut novel follows the students at a reform school in the late 21st century. ($26.00)

 

LeeAnn Elwood McLennan

Dormant

At fourteen, Olivia Woodson faces the destiny she avoided for seven years. Will she continue to suppress her abilities or will she accept her supernormal heritage? ($13.95)

 

Catherine McNeur

Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

From 1815 to 1865, as city blocks encroached on farmland to accommodate Manhattan's exploding population, prosperous New Yorkers developed new ideas about what an urban environment should contain—ideas that poorer immigrants resisted. As Catherine McNeur shows, taming Manhattan came at the cost of amplifying environmental and economic disparities. ($29.95)

 

Michael L. Metroke

Reunion: Lee, Lincoln, & The American Reunification Treaty

Through engaging prose and an extensive cast of compelling characters, author Michael Metroke explores the question, "What if the South won the Civil War?" The result is a book that is deeply satisfying from both a literary and historical perspective ($30.95)

 

Ron Miner

Sketches from a Black Cat

Sketches from a Black Cat by Ron Miner is a WWII memoir detailing his father's journey through training and tours of duty as one of the Navy's Black Cats, seaplane pilots who flew at night, without lights, in planes entirely black. His father was also an artist, creating sketches and watercolors between missions that have been on display at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Texas and at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon. ($35.00)

 

Donald Olson
The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour
The delightfully written Pacific Northwest Garden Tour takes you to sixty of the best gardens in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. With an easy-to-use layout and enticing photographs, it's it an indispensable companion to one of the lushest garden belts in North America, if not the world. ($24.95)

 

Joby Patterson

Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonne of the Block Prints and Serigraphs

Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957), born in rural Oregon and educated in Portland and at the Art Institute of Chicago, chose a career in color block printing, and using a rather unusual Japanese-influenced method, she interpreted figures and landscapes in Oregon, Kansas, Virginia, New Mexico, Scotland, and France. ($50.00)

 

Randall Platt

Incommunicado

Patriotism blossoms into paranoia when residents of a small, Oregon Coast town turn on its leading citizen, a Japanese-American, the very minute word comes about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The town's most bullied girl, a dopey bloodhound, and a nervous priest join forces to stand up for what's right. ($14.95)

 

Mark Pomeroy

The Brightwood Stillness

When Hieu Nguyen, a Portland high school teacher, is accused of sexual misconduct by two of his students, his close friend and colleague Nate Davis tries to lend support. As their stories unfold in parallel, Hieu and Nate must confront the ways in which their pasts—each so linked to a mysterious far-off country—have left them isolated men. ($18.95)

 

Robert Michael Pyle

Evolution of the Genus Iris

Evolution of the Genus Iris is well-known Northwest author Robert Michael Pyle's first full-length book of poetry. These are poems for readers: stories of particular plants, animals, people, and places, carved from the fabric of the real physical world. ($18.00)

 

 

Carolyn J. Rose

No Substitute for Maturity

In book three of the Subbing Isn't For Sissies series, substitute teacher Barbara Reed and her dog Cheese Puff find themselves neck deep in protests, politics, power plays, and murder. The town of Reckless River, just across the Columbia River from Portland, will never be the same. ($9.95)

 

Judson Rosengrant (Translator)

Therefore, Choose Life…

An annotated translation of the extraordinary autobiography of Dr. Moisey Wolf (1922-2007), Therefore, Choose Life…  is an important addition to the literature of Jewish experience. Wolf describes his Jewish childhood pre-war Poland, his escape from the Holocaust, his life in Russia, and his final years in Portland, Oregon. ($24.95)

 

Elizabeth Rusch (Author)

Mike Lawrence (Illustrator)

Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek

This action-packed graphic novel set in the Pacific Northwest is perfect for kids who love mud and all the gross things that come with it, kids who love superhero stories, and kids who just love a good messy mystery. Will Muddy Max figure out who or what is lurking behind the trees in the muddy marsh – and save a few lives in the process? ($9.99)

 

Barbara Scot

Nude Beach Notebook

In this engaging new memoir, a loose sequel to her earlier Prairie Reunion, Barbara J. Scot explores her reluctance and longing to reconnect with a much-loved brother, lost to alcoholism for thirty years. Scot uses long, meditative walks on the "clothing optional" beach of the idyllic Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon, to explore family responsibility, time's passage, and faith. ($18.95)

 

David Shafer

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This is a novel hiding in a thriller. Techno-suspense, sure, but also three real characters dealing with all the real stuff. ($26.00)

 

David Shapiro

Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution (Book 3)

The third volume in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series starts off with a big bang as the series' intrepid heroes race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their way through the evolution of mammals. They will finally earn their degrees from the Academy of Planetary Evolution and be considered full-fledged Time Explorers. But when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, and Ari has been taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves in a fight alongside some of history's most notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie. ($17.99)

 

Erik Spellmeyer

Brew It Yourself: Professional Craft Blueprints for Home Brewing

Brew It Yourself is a DIY home-brewing guide, which outlines the key methodologies of the two most common techniques: extract and all-grain brewing. Erik Spellmeyer provides professional advice on how to get started from square one at home, introducing the reader to the industry jargon and terminology, while providing clear instruction on the formalities of home brewing. Equipped with illustrations, images, glossary, photography, and step-by-step assembly instructions for building your own equipment, Brew It Yourself is an all-in-one guide to getting started, no matter where you are in your brew knowledge. ($11.95)

 

Kara Skye Smith

The Nebulizer Potion and the Electric Compass

Published September 2014, The Nebulizer is the final book in the cyber-punk, vampire trilogy that is a mix of fae-fantasy, ghost story mystery, and vampire genre parody. Its comic style hits with fast flying puns and even faster flying vampires for silly, mystery solving vampires of the Underworld, akin to the Artemis Fowl faeries. ($4.99)

 

Donna Stewart

Ghosthunting Oregon

In her book, noted paranormal investigator Donna Stewart, shares some of the Beaver State's most haunted historic locations, Ghosthunting Oregon is part of America's Haunted Road Trip, a one-of-a-kind series of haunted travel guides. ($15.95)

 

Frances Stilwell

Oregon's Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800

Eighty-two images of native plants painted in their native habitats over a 25 year period are arranged by Oregon's eight Ecoregions. Short texts accompanying each painting include scientific, artistic, and cultural insights, which are enriched by habitat information and plant distribution maps. ($39.95)

 

S.L. Stoner

Black Drop: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest

In Black Drop, President Theodore Roosevelt has left Washington D.C., embarking on his historic train trip through the American West. Little does he know that assassination awaits him in Portland, Oregon. ($14.95)

 

Chris Struyk-Bonn

Whisper

In the not-too-distant future, in a society that kills or abandons anyone with a disability, Whisper has found a loving family far from the world's cruel gaze. When she is ripped from her forest home and forced to become her brutal father's house slave, her only solace is her music.  ($12.95)

 

John Clark Vincent

Planting a Future: Profiles From Oregon's New Farm Movement

Meet the farmers who are working to transform our country's failing food system. This representative collection of Oregon farmers and farm supporters are fighting the odds and the status quo to bring healthy food back to our communities. ($24.95)

 

Peg Willis

Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

In the early days of the twentieth century, automobiles are popping up like crocuses in the spring, and something must be done about creating good roads for them to travel on. Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Sam Lancaster, the nation's foremost road engineer team up with wealthy timber barons, far-sighted political leaders, newspaper publishers, and ordinary hard-working men—from local farmers to Italian stonemasons—to create the first scenic highway in the nation—the King of Roads. ($19.99)

 

Susan Winkler

Portrait of a Woman in White

Portrait of a Woman in White is a family saga set against the backdrop of Nazi stolen art, opening in Paris just before the occupation and following the theft of a Matisse painting from a Jewish family by Hermann Goering, and the falling fortunes of the wealthy idiosyncratic family, especially the love affair between a daughter and her distant cousin, to resolution in the 1960's.

($16.95)

 

Susan Wood Wortman

The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver—A Book for Young Readers & Their Teachers

This colorful text is a long-awaited addition to Portland Public Schools and Vancouver School District classroom resource materials. It was created to be given free to PPS and VSD, but a few extra copies are available for sale to the public. Once they are gone, they are gone! By the authors of The Portland Bridge Book and sponsored by PDX Bridge Festival, Inc. ($50.00)

 

Elliot Young

Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through WWII

In this sweeping work, Elliott Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the "coolie" trade and ending during World War II. Though nations were built in part from their labor, Young argues that they were the first group of migrants to bear the stigma of being "alien." ($29.95)

 

 

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