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Bookmonger: ‘The River by Starlight’ confronts star-crossed love, mental illness
Courtesy Ellen Notbohm
Bookmonger: ‘The River by Starlight’ confronts star-crossed love, mental illness

Portland writer Ellen Notbohm is well-known for her bestselling guides to understanding the needs and potential of people on the autism spectrum, and also for her writings on family history and genealogy.

But with her new book she has turned to...

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Authors, readers rally for Get Lit at the Beach
Authors, readers rally for Get Lit at the Beach
Cannon Beach’s annual book fest held May 18–20; Sunday Q-and-A is free, open to public
Bookmonger: Dog tales for middle-grade readers

I’ve always shied away from books about dogs. Don’t get me wrong: I like dogs, but I cry my eyes out when authors make the dog die at the end of the story.

So it’s unusual to find myself reviewing two middle-grade books...

Author Rene Denfeld drops by Beach Books
Author Rene Denfeld drops by Beach Books
Lunch in the Loft with award-winning writer held May 11
Find a new art book at Clatsop Community College library
Find a new art book at Clatsop Community College library
Public reception for fresh titles held May 15
Bookmonger: What humans learn when they live with penguins

Most people are predisposed to like penguins. With their stout, tuxedo-clad forms and stiff waddle, penguins seem to lend themselves to cartoon representations and adorable Halloween costumes.

But how much do we really know about these...

Lucy’s Books observes Independent Bookstore Day
Lucy’s Books observes Independent Bookstore Day
April 28 comes with fun in-store events
Bookmonger: Poems as political protest

April is National Poetry Month, and throughout the Pacific Northwest there are poets aplenty to celebrate, as well as small presses that valiantly dedicate themselves to the publication of poetry.

One of the first to establish a presence in our...

Share a meal with ‘Eats of Eden’ author at Beach Books
Share a meal with ‘Eats of Eden’ author at Beach Books
Lunch in the Loft on April 20 features Tabitha Blankenbiller
Bookmonger: Gutsiness and grace in coming-of-age novel

Author Patricia Vaccarino may split her time now between Seattle and the Oregon Coast, but she drew on her own experiences growing up in New York to create this multifaceted coming-of-age novel, “YONKERS Yonkers!”

So let’s...

Bookmonger: United in loss, women rise to build new lives

There’s a famous line from a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”

Author Marie Bostwick’s latest book cover is bedecked with springtime blossoms,...

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