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Bookmonger: A tale of heroism from the ‘Forgotten Front’
Bookmonger: A tale of heroism from the ‘Forgotten Front’
‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ combines heroism and harrowing action with brooding perspectives on morality

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Astoria author reads at Lucy’s books
Astoria author reads at Lucy’s books
Lucy Mihajlich will sign copies of ‘Interface,’ her first novel
Manzanita book sale offers thousands of titles
Manzanita book sale offers thousands of titles

Manzanita — The North Tillamook Library is hosting its annual book sale Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.

The sale has become so large in recent years — offering thousands of donated books — that...

A Q-and-A with a ‘half-assed hussy’: Local author Diana Kirk discusses her book and what it means to be a ‘bad-ass woman’
A Q-and-A with a ‘half-assed hussy’: Local author Diana Kirk discusses her book and what it means to be a ‘bad-ass woman’

Diana Kirk’s book, “Licking Flames: Tales of a Half-Assed Hussy,” is a personal, irreverent collection of essays about family, travel, sex, adventure and poking fun at everyday hypocrisy.

Kirk, a new Astoria resident, has...

Word Nerd: Rhododendron

Rhododendron [roʊ •də•dɛn•drən]

noun

1. any flowering shrub belonging to the genus Rhododendron, part of the heather or heath family. Related to the azalea, the rhododendron can be...

International intrigue in Sino-U.S. murder mystery
International intrigue in Sino-U.S. murder mystery

Chasing the Monkey King – D.C. Alexander

Createspace – 262 pp - $7.99

D.C. Alexander is back with another smart, convoluted murder mystery. “Chasing the Monkey King” is absorbing enough to distract...

The Bookmonger: Circling the globe — some 400 years apart
The Bookmonger: Circling the globe — some 400 years apart

Magellan’s Navigator – Kenneth D. Schultz

Olympicvista Publishing – 270 pp - $9.99/paperback, $6.50/Kindle

Sea Trials – Wendy Hinman

Salsa Press – 434 pages - $20/paperback,...

Coastal Life: Conversations with the dead
Coastal Life: Conversations with the dead

Local history buff-turned-author resurrects the legacy of a Long Beach Peninsula pioneer

By Lynette Rae McAdams

For Coast Weekend

Tucked into the lee side of a weathered ridge just north of Long Beach, Washington, surrounded by a...

Tour tide pools with an award-winning author
Tour tide pools with an award-winning author

CANNON BEACH — The Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be holding private guided tide pool tours with Stephen Grace, an award-winning writer, filmmaker, photographer and intertidal enthusiast, the program announced.

Author of the book...

Ales & Ideas hosts Oregon Book Award nominees
Ales & Ideas hosts Oregon Book Award nominees

Astoria — The next Ales & Ideas community lecture — featuring Oregon Book Award nominees Nick Jaina and Martha Grover — will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom at Duane and 14th...

Library fundraiser ‘Write On Seaside’ brings together local authors
Library fundraiser ‘Write On Seaside’ brings together local authors

Seaside — To raise money for the Seaside Public Library, local authors will participate in a “round-robin writing extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Seaside Convention Center (415 1st Ave.).

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